Letters to the Editor

Democrats have 3 choices; none of them are good

To the editor: Am I a Democrat or Republican? I am an Independent-conservative. My suggestions in the “opinion” are targeted at the seasoned young, middle aged and the elderly Democratic voters. Dedication to the Democratic Party is admirable. It can still revert back to the original ...

Saving life in the womb is everyone’s business

To the editor: If a moral outrage is being carried out in society, those calling for and working for an end to that moral outrage are not to be silenced just because they don’t have an answer to all of the social consequences that happen when that outrage ceases. No, you stop the moral ...

Many are to thank for Lewistown fireworks

To the editor: We wish to express our sincerest gratitude to those who made this year’s Juniata River Valley Fireworks a huge success! First, the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce as an organization for taking over this valuable community tradition a few years ago when it was ...

I will be counted, how about you?

To the editor: As I write this letter, there are 167 days until Christmas. No doubt, a retailer might read this and immediately begin formulating a display to promote early, early, early “Black Friday” sales in August. I mention all this to share with you another event that is fast ...

Why can’t a woman have control over her body?

To the editor: “I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think ...

Thank you to all involved in ‘Let Freedom Ring’

To the editor: Extending a big thank you for the beautiful “Let Freedom Ring” concert that was held Friday evening June 28, 2019, on South Main Street in Lewistown, in front of the Embassy Theater featuring the Lewistown Community Band and “Let Freedom Ring” Chorus. Paul Fagley of ...

Leaders need to avoid putting cost above hope

To the editor: As our government leaders debate proper use of available funds, I am hopeful that medical research always receives full support from our elected officials. This important research is in place to create better quality of life for individuals struggling with assorted medical ...

Annual bike giveaway is not possible without help

To the editor: Patriot Riders Chapter 53 of ABATE hosted an annual bike give away at the Mifflin County Youth Park on June 8. The focus of the day was bike/motorcycle safety. This is the third year for the event and it was a huge success. We would like to thank the community, area ...

LAHS Class of 1979 thankful for local support

To the editor: Lewistown Area High School Class of 1979 celebrated their 40th class reunion on Saturday, June 22. Faculty guests were Ross Skinner, Bill Lodanosky and Helen Lodanosky. Special thanks to the local businesses that supported our event: BPOE Lodge 663, Mr. TNT DJ and Karaoke, ...

Lions thankful for support of Easter egg hunt

To the editor: The Burnham Lions want to thank everyone for their help and support with our Easter egg hunt and those who attended. Thanks to the Burnham Borough, Blue Chip Credit Union, New Life Church in Burnham, Brad and Jennifer Wingard and Lions members for their help and the Easter ...