Letters to the Editor

Trump’s ‘brinkmanship’ is actually an ultimatum

To the editor: I take exception with The Sentinel editorial of Aug. 12 — Headline: Brinkmanship with North Korea will lead nowhere positive. This wording, in my estimation, is a veiled insinuation that our government, e.g., President Trump, is engaging in brinkmanship with ...

Our nation must denounce bigotry, unite as one

To the editor: Every governmental body, every church, every civic leader must denounce the bigotry, hatred and evil that is strangling our great nation. More importantly, each of us needs to act positively to reunite as one. Marshall Hartman Lewistown

Violence in the name of hate is truly ‘deplorable’

To the editor: Recently at the Mifflin County Youth Fair the GOP was identifying itself as “Home of the Deplorables. And at the Huntingdon County Fair they were giving out balloons saying, “I’m a Little Deplorable.” Apparently, this was an attempt at poorly conceived humor and ...

Thank you for making National Night Out great

To the editor: On Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Borough of Lewistown’s Southside Neighborhood Block Watch Group in conjunction with the Lewistown Police Department, held its annual National Night Out event for 2017. The event which was held at Rec Park, brought together numerous representatives ...

Thank you for making Zook Golf Open a success

To the editor: Thank you to all who joined us to make the Randy Zook Golf Open a success. We are grateful to our company sponsors: Metzler Forest Products, Jarden Plastic Solutions, David Mains Assoc. Fayjan Tools, Mid-Atlantic Green Builders, Ron Myers Auctioneering, Exterior Doors & ...

Military has served well as place for social change

To the editor: The editorial on what is best for the armed forces on Aug. 3 contained several errors or assumptions. The first error is that historically the military services have been indeed been leaders for social change in our country. The greatest example being when Harry Truman ...

Editorial on transgenders in military was wrong

To the editor: I disagree with Thursday’s editorial regarding Trump’s transgender ban. No one should be excluded from the military because of his or her gender identity, regardless of whether he or she has transitioned yet or not. Trump claims that he is barring transgender people from ...

When something sounds too good to be true, it is

To the editor: Have you read the latest proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution? It’s irresponsible! If approved by the voters in November, it would authorize the General Assembly to pass a law allowing homeowners to exclude 100 percent of the assessed value of their homestead ...

News media is not ‘the enemy of the people’

To the editor: Only July 14, in a letter to the editor the writer referred to a course in journalism which taught him to be responsible about what he says and how he says it. I think that course should be repeated. Never having been faced by such an inveterate liar running for president, ...

Local scouts enjoy pool party thanks to Lions

To the editor: Burnham and Chief Logan Lions clubs were happy again to provide a swim night at the Burnham Community Pool for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Mifflin and Juniata counties. Approximately 80 scouts and family enjoyed the swim, french fries, hot dogs and sodas. Terry Bubb McClure