Opinion

Trump’s remarks were ill-advised, but certainly not treasonous

Editorials

Is Donald Trump a traitor? There are more than a few folks on Facebook, Twitter, etc. who think so. Of course, many of them have been looking for an excuse to dump a president they don’t like, just as the other side did in the eight years his predecessor was in office. If you’re going ...

I’ll be back (soon I hope)

Local Columns

Fifteen hours after a wonderful surgeon removed my kidney, put it on ice, removed a cancerous tumor the size of an orange, shoved it back in my body, and glued me back together, a terminally perky voice woke we from a painkiller induced haze. “Molly Lyn,” she called. I hit the IV pain ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

With so many good books, movies and more being released all the time it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant new releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call ...

Why wasn’t my kid’s game in the newspaper?

Editorials

About this time each year, we start answering the same question over and over: Why wasn’t my kid’s game in the newspaper? The answer is because the people who need to tell us about it, didn’t. Throughout late June and July, area youth play baseball and softball with a number of ...

Trump had no choice but to walk back his Putin comments

Editorials

Given the firestorm that erupted over his joint press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump had no choice but to walk back one comment he made in Finland on Monday. In answering reporters’ questions Monday, Trump, standing feet from Putin, indicated ...

Japanese World Cup soccer team showed great grace despite loss

Editorials

Some of the best stories in sports happen off the playing fields and courts. Consider the aftermath of a World Cup soccer match in Russia. Japan’s team had been leading Belgium, 2-0, during much of the game. Then, in the closing minutes, Belgium came back to win, 3-2. It was a crushing ...

Support those showing animals at Youth Fair

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am Amaris Fultz. I am writing because the Mifflin County Youth Fair is happening soon. I live in Reedsville, and I am in the lamb club and the dairy feeder club this year. I will show my animals, River, Rose and Rory, at the fair. It takes place Aug. 6-11. I would like people ...

Russians sowing seeds of discord among Americans should be concern

Editorials

Some liberals upset at new evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election reacted by calling for President Donald Trump to cancel his summit meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. That is nonsense, of course. At the height of the Cold War, when the threat of nuclear war ...

Thank you for support of Milroy Fire Co. festival

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Milroy Fire Company would like to say thank you to everyone who came out and supported us during our summer festival. We look forward to doing this for the community each year. It’s a great time of fellowship and fun. Special thanks goes out to Gravy Train Express in ...

Hazing is not limited solely to Greek life

Editorials

The death of Timothy Piazza in Feb. of 2017, shook the foundation of Greek life, not only at Penn State, but at nearly every college and university across the country. Universities have stepped up to take action and create safer environments for students. According to an article in State ...