Letters to the Editor

Bunkertown Men’s Chorus marks 83 years

To the editor: Eighty-three years ago, a group of men formed a singing group. Over time, the group became known as the Bunkertown Men’s Chorus. Currently, the chorus is composed of men — and one woman who accompanies them on the piano — from 11 congregations throughout Central ...

Thanks to all who worked tirelessly during storm

To the editor: We would like to thank the hard working township and state road crews, Mifflin County Regional Police, fire companies and first responders of the Big Valley. From Monday evening until Friday morning, they worked ‘around the clock’ in extremely dangerous conditions to keep ...

There seems to be a left-right double standard

To the editor: It appears that we are into another “here we go again” regarding double standards toward common decency or, even more so, on what might be considered threats toward the president. Back in January of this year, during one of the many anti-Trump protests, Madonna proudly ...

Local soccer club thankful for funds for Florida trip

To the editor: This past month the Mifflin County United Soccer Club had the opportunity to send two teams to participate in the Disney’s Presidents Day Soccer Festival at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The female U12 team “MCUSC Kixie ...

Republican plan for health care is perplexing

To the editor: It is extremely perplexing why legislators would be eager to deny their constituents the best health care coverage but that is exactly what is happening with our U.S. Republican representatives and senators in Washington, D.C. The doughnut hole will reappear (President Obama ...

Thank you for support of McClure veterans pool

To the editor: The ninth annual basket and Chinese auction to benefit the West Beaver Township Veterans Memorial Pool in McClure was held March 4. What a day! We had a record auction in both attendance and dollar amount. We would like to thank all those that donated baskets and items for ...

Marino seems to forget who the bosses really are

To the editor: I am appalled by our representative in Congress, and I am not talking about Congressman Tom Marino’s political views right now. I am talking about the way Congressman Marino treats his constituents. In a recent picture on his Facebook page, Marino is posing with a vacuum ...

Milroy Lions to hold March supper at fire house

To the editor: There will be no spaghetti supper this month at the White Memorial Church. The kitchen at the church is being refurbished. We hope to have a supper again next month. This month the Milroy Lions Club will be helping the Milroy Fire Company with a spaghetti supper at the ...

Citizens must demand fair congressional districts

To the editor: In Pennsylvania, less than 60 percent of the voting age population vote during a presidential election, and even fewer vote in other years. A large number of people never vote. Many people feel disenfranchised and that their vote doesn’t count and doesn’t make a ...

Recent column misses what makes U.S. special

Editor’s note: This letter is in response to Diane Dimond’s column “Now is the time for states to cut cord with Washington” that appeared on Page A4 of Tuesday’s edition. To the editor: I think the editor of that article is a bit naive. In order to maintain a country, we must have ...