Letters to the Editor

Beaver Springs Dragway is full of fond memories

To the editor: Thank you, Sentinel, and Todd Heintzelman for a wonderful feature story about the sale of Beaver Springs Dragway and “Beaver” Bob McCardle. From the early 1970s, I watched this young man build a legacy. He had the most wonderful parents supporting him, too. “Beaver” ...

Without support, Burnham Pool could not survive

To the editor: During this time of giving, I’d like to take the time to acknowledge the businesses and individuals responsible for keeping the Burnham swimming pool in operation each year, because without these people, there would be no pool! They are: Vince’s Pizza and Family ...

Graduated income tax is fairest method of taxation

To the editor: For the record, I voted no on the minority-of-registered-voters-approved ballot referendum allowing the Pennsylvania General Assembly to enact legislation that would permit local school districts to exempt 100 percent of the assessed value of a residence from real estate ...

America can’t be great again without God, Jesus

To the editor: I’m just going to put this out there. President Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” in its context is a false hope. We as a nation have lost our moral turpitude. The past two mass shootings and recent sexual assault controversy is evidence enough. But ...

Double standard exists between Weinstein, PSU

To the editor: For the past 20 years, Hollywood elitists have winked, joked and turned a blind eye as Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed and allegedly raped aspiring young actresses. Now many of those same elitists, including Jane Fonda, are being heralded as heroic for coming forward with ...

Thank you for support of Veterans Day parade

To the editor: The Mifflin County Commissioners would like thank everyone who helped to make our Second Annual Veterans Day Parade a success. We were pleased with the number of parade participants and the number of people who turned out to honor our veterans. We were especially pleased to ...

Money in politics leads to misplaced priorities

To the editor: Way too much money is spent on political campaigns. According to one source, the presidential race in 2016 cost $2,386,733,696 and all of the congressional races cost $4,057,519,568. That is absurd. Further, I do not understand exactly where all of this money goes. Food ...

‘Middle class’ tax cut will only benefit the wealthy

To the editor: On Sept. 27, in reference to the Trump-republican tax-cut plan the president said, “I think there is very little benefit for people of wealth and I’m not going to benefit.” According to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index, Trump’s total worth is estimated at $2.86 ...

Thank you for support of shelter’s fundraiser

To the editor: All of us at Shelter Service Inc. would like to say thank you to the following people and businesses for their generous donations and help at the Chinese auction held on Sept. 22 and 23 to raise money for the shelter: 4-Star Jewelers, Advance Auto Parts, Auto Zone, B&R ...

Many thanks to all who helped me in hospital

To the editor: How to thank the fifth floor at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital? I thought a lot about the possibilities, but none covered all the individuals that came to my rescue and aid. Fame EMS was called when I could no longer get out of bed — they got me out, ignoring that I was ...