Letters to the Editor

Local residents can’t afford higher taxes

To the editor: Raising taxes isn’t the answer to this community’s money shortage. Funding the schools is one issue and funding state, local and federal pensions are another. Stop the pension expense because if you want pensions, fund them from your own check. We can’t afford it with ...

Thank you to nurse who went beyond call of duty

To the editor: I would like to thank the registered nurse at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for staying with me on (May 10) after an appointment and seeing I got home OK. Other transportation didn’t show up. Her name was Shannon and she was a very dedicated employee. Thank you very much ...

We are to be thermostats, not thermometers

To the editor: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I was overjoyed when I read the editorial of May 3 that The Sentinel was making significant changes to the Open Line. I believe your decision is for the good of the overall community. I used to cringe when reading what I assumed was a vocal ...

Pray to make Mifflin County a better place

To the editor: Please pray for Mifflin County. Pray in the name of Jesus Christ that God will have mercy on Mifflin County. Pray that the Holy Spirit will change the hearts of its citizens. Also pray for God to drive out the evil that oppresses its citizens and make it a more civil and loving ...

MCCTC recognizes National Prevention Week

To the editor: Mifflin County Communities That Care would like to recognize National Prevention Week. National Prevention Week is celebrated May 13-19. This is a SAMHSA sponsored annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health. ...

This Mother’s Day is a bit more special to me

To the editor: Another Mother’s Day. Most sons and daughters can’t do enough for their parents on these respective days for their parents. What they did for us when we were young and growing up can’t ever be made up in material things. This Mother’s Day has a little more meaning ...

Thank you for supporting library’s Spring Book Sale

To the editor: The Board of Directors and Library staff thank you for a very successful Spring Book Sale. This semi-annual event raised $6,623.43 to help support the Library. We are especially grateful for the many volunteers from the Mifflin County Chapter of the PA Association of School ...

It will take more to bring positive change to county

To the editor: As I looked through The Sentinel app this morning and read the editorial “We’re positive it’s time to make big changes to our Open Line Policy” I thought good that will be a nice change. But when I read the front page of the Sentinel, I read about the local, attempted ...

Thank you for support of BMS annual auction

To the editor: Belleville Mennonite School would like to extend appreciation to each business sponsor, donor, volunteer and buyer who contributed time and support to the 53rd annual auction on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at the school. With a goal of $72,000, the auction raised ...

Thank you to those who came to my assistance

To the editor: On Monday, April 23, I suffered a fall at the Burnham plaza, which required medical attention. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the individuals who came to my assistance. I truly appreciated your help and I’m grateful. Jim Carolus Lewistown