Letters to the Editor

Open Line could adjust its prior format

To the editor: I miss the old Open Line! The feel good thank you’s are fine and I’m glad they were always a part of the column, but I miss the give and take. I read it partly for the humor of the often nonsensical comments but I also needed it to keep me reminded that we are indeed a ...

Mifflin County, let’s really show our true colors

To the editor: We live in a society where it’s easier to tear someone down than to lift them up. To show condemnation rather than to express compassion. Let’s not forget, there are plenty of stones in this world before you decide to throw one. This community sent our “sons” to ...

Dressing for success starts while still in school

To the editor: I just read the article in The Sentinel today regarding the approval of wearing flip flops and shorts to school by the Juniata County School Board. It saddens me that our schools are no longer teaching the importance of appearance at a young age which starts in school. When ...

Thank you to all who made youth fair possible

To the editor: The Mifflin County Youth Fair and Open Show is now complete. I want to thank all who participated in, or attended the 2018 fair. The fair is truly a community effort. We will spend the next 11 months planning the 2019 fair. This year’s fair went fairly smoothly and ...

Touring Friends thankful for donations to rally

To the editor: The Touring Friends Riding Club would like to thank the following businesses that helped to sell our gun tickets and donated craft items for our annual Family Fun in the Park Rally: Gun tickets: Square Cafe, Wilson’s Gun Repair, Kerstetter’s-Square, Zion Hair, Ink is Art, ...

Week of Caring made a true difference for many

To the editor: The third annual Week of Caring completed on Aug. 3 and we are pleased to share that a successful week of local church mission was able to help 16 different residents of the county along with two service organizations. Overall, there were 28 jobs posted on the WOC board. ...

National Night Out was a tremendous success

To the editor: The National Night Out event in Lewistown is now down in the history books. The seventh annual National Night Out event hosted by the Southside Neighborhood Watch Group and the Lewistown Police Department is hailed as a success due only to the collaboration of numerous ...

Pennsylvania’s public schools are under attack

To the editor: Should the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development be involved in funding and policymaking decisions for education? No! That’s why the state has an education department. However, the DCED currently administers two state education programs with a ...

To tax everyone fairly will require tax law revision

To the editor: Pennsylvania’s flat-rate personal income tax impacts hardest on middle income taxpayers and the state’s sales tax impacts hardest on low-income families. Neither tax is a fair tax by any means. However, local and county government and local school district taxation is ...

Thank you for your help during tragedy and chaos

To the editor: I would like to thank our friends, family and community for their love and support during these last few months. Through the tragedy and chaos, we hope to find peace in knowing how much Wanda Swartz and Carol Brinson were loved. Thank you so much from the bottom of our ...