Letters to the Editor

Thank you to all who made bus shelter possible

To the editor: I would like to express how humbled and overwhelmed I was to watch our wonderful community come together to see the chamber bus shelter project reach completion. So many of our local businesses, organizations and individuals donated their time, talents, materials and money to ...

Greatest Christmas gift has already been given

Editor’s note: This letter was originally published on Dec. 22, 2016, but the author has resubmitted it for publication this year. To the editor: I would like to lay politics aside for a bit and talk about something more important, especially at this time of year, but also every day of the ...

Bush remembered those who paid ultimate price

To the editor: In November 1992, I was fortunate to be assigned as a student in the Marine Advanced Staff Non-commissioned Officer’s Course in Quantico, Va. As Veterans Day was a national holiday, there were no classes. Because I was far away from my normal duty station at the time, it ...

Success of veterans parade is attributable to many

To the editor: The Mifflin County Commissioners would like to extend thanks to everyone who participated in, or attended, our third annual Veterans Parade. For starters, we would like to acknowledge the fine work of our parade committee: Alan Sunderland, Fame EMS captain; Christine ...

Work of many decorates Lewistown for Christmas

To the editor: For the holidays, a concerted effort made possible through the cooperation of community-minded businesses, local government workers, veterans groups and organizations resulted in the annual placement of the Christmas tree on Monument Square. The tradition of obtaining and ...

Instead of PHEAA, give money to public colleges

To the editor: During the past 55 years, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency has been awarding public taxpayer funds to students with financial need, based on family income, to attend a community college, a public four-year university or a private higher education institution ...

Without support, Halloween parade isn’t possible

To the editor: We at McVeytown would like to thank all that supported our Chicken Pie Supper and Halloween Parade, even though the parade was rained out on Saturday, it went on as usual Monday evening. To the best of my knowledge, this is one of the oldest parades in the county, if not the ...

The end of an era for the gang at Louie’s

To the editor: Louie’s was rather quiet the other day when I went in. The usual crowd was there, but nobody was saying much. “Where are we?” said someone. “Whaddaya mean, ‘Where are we?’? The corner of Logan and Sycamore of course,” came an answer. “No, I don’t mean that, ...

Thanks for making BVI, districts a success

To the editor: It is with great appreciation that the Mifflin County Cross Country Booster Club would like to extend our thanks to the many volunteers and patrons of the Big Valley Invitational and District 6 Cross Country Championships. Thanks to the following businesses for their generous ...

Everyone needs to strive to live like Jesus says to

To the editor: We live in a divided society. We see it on the news every day and shake our heads in disbelief at the words being hurled between and among individuals. Unfortunately, this anger between various groups in society is becoming the norm. What is to be done? The answer: On an ...