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Letters to the Editor

Thank you for blessing us with Common Ground

To the editor: One of our region’s greatest assests has taken its exit, and in doing so, left scores of us disappointed and saddened — as if we lost an extended member of the family. For 31 years, Common Ground magazine graced the mind and fed the soul of its patrons in the Juniata ...

What I want in an American president

To the editor: I want a president that I can trust and look up to ... ... that is a role model for youth who may aspire to government office. ... that is of good moral character. ... that gives us facts and not opinions. ... that accepts differences in those around him/her and can ...

The gang at Louie’s picks their presidential horses

To the editor: “Well, gents,” said Ted, “it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. We can’t let this election go by without giving somebody a chance to make a few bucks on a good guess.” This was in Louie’s the other day. The place was full; the guys had the raised ...

Readers’ opinions

Editor’s note: These letters are in response to a letter from David Faust published in our Sept. 7 edition. Sad but true, but here are the rest of the facts To the editor: President Ronald Reagan invaded the island of Grenada along with a coalition of six Caribbean nations on Oct. 25, ...

Food pantry is here to help thanks to generosity

To the editor: Thank you for providing this forum to express appreciation and share information. These are the two purposes of this letter. A sure sign that fall is approaching at the Juniata County Food Pantry is the end of the Summer Backpack Program and the excitement of holiday ...

Was your vote rational or was it rationalized?

To the editor: Many of you chose to vote for Donald Trump because he wasn’t a “politician”; in as much as what you are doing when voting is hiring the person to do the job, let’s examine that sentiment. If you were, for example, hiring a lifeguard would you hire somebody that ...

Non-connected incidents used to place blame

To the editor: Once again Mr. Becht uses any and all non-connected incidents to impose some imagined blame on the president. But that is what Trump haters do. They are after all committed to the Alinsky doctrine of hate and insurrection. Examine the facts Mr. Becht if you can. I know they ...

Thank you to the man who saved my life

To the editor: I would like to thank the man who performed the Heimlich maneuver on the lady who was choking in the Burnham OIP restaurant on Friday, Sept. 4, as well as the owners and others there for their help and concern. I was that lady and I don’t feel that I adequately expressed my ...

Sorry, but God is not running for president

To the editor: While driving around Mifflin County one can see political yard signs, banners, flags, and baseball caps. It reminds me of a John Prine song titled, “Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore.” The letters to the editor in The Sentinel proclaiming which ...

You can vote out Trump without supporting Dems

To the editor: This is in response to two recent letters from Mr. Michael Spahr. The most recent, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, compares the government response to COVID-19 and car accidents. The two are in no way comparable. Car accidents, unless it is a chain reaction, are not contagious. If I ...