Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Thank you for helping UW reach fundraising goal

To the editor: It is with great pride that we celebrate the generosity, commitment and caring of the Juniata Valley. For the first time in over 10 years, the Mifflin-Juniata United Way met and exceeded their campaign goal with a final number totaling over $455,000! I want to especially ...

Even pro-choice people realize it’s a baby

To the editor: George Fisher appears not to understand the nature of an analogy. It is a comparison of two things holding similar, not identical, characteristics. Thus I am not claiming “that slavery and abortion are the same thing.” In fact, abortion is far worse with millions more ...

Let’s try to make peace, not war with Iran

To the editor: The government claims Iran shooting down a drone off their coast is unprovoked. We violate the nuclear treaty that they are abiding to. We place devastating trade embargos on their country destroying their economy, send a naval fleet toward their shores, send more troops [as if ...

Work of many makes Community Day a success

To the editor: There are many thank yous to extend to all the volunteers who helped to make Reedsville Community Day a success. The weather was gorgeous and many, many people turned out to shop the town-wide yard sales and support the vendors and activities at Bender Park. This year, a ...

No matter how you word it, pro-life claims are faulty

To the editor: Father Weary claims, yet again, that slavery and abortion are the same thing. I completely disagree. In fact the only way that they are in any way similar is that slave owners dictated what their slave did and proponents of pro-life want to dictate what women do with their own ...

Lewistown Community Garden grateful for gifts

To the editor: Under new management for the 2019 growing season, the Lewistown Area Community Garden has been the grateful recipient of gifts from generous local businesses, organizations and individuals here in Mifflin County. We started the year in need a few items for our gardeners, and ...

Abortion, slavery victims treated as less than human

To the editor: George Fisher writes that comparisons between abortion and slavery make him “physically sick.” I wonder how he would hold up watching the movie “Unplanned”? It is the true story of a female Planned Parenthood executive’s switch to pro-lifer, when, after years of ...

ACA has achieved good things, despite its issues

To the editor: As an agriculturalist who works to advance the interests of farmers and their communities, I know that securing affordable health care is a major concern for rural families. We currently have a solid health care system thanks to Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. ...