Letters to the Editor

Reedsville Apple Festival was very well received

To the editor: A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Apple Festival in Reedsville on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Brown’s Mill Square. A gloomy sky and a few rain drops did not deter the crowd that was able to purchase apple butter, apples crisp, moon pies, and apple dumplings, all homemade ...

Coach Klingensmith, it’s been a great ride

To the editor: A legend is retiring. Coach Gary Klingensmith has announced he is retiring as head coach of the Juniata Indians after 50 years. For 39 of those years I have had the honor and pleasure of being associated with Gary and the team as the game videographer. Obviously in those years ...

Legend of Goose Day is growing each year

To the editor: Goose Day has come and gone and the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau finds itself still asking the question — “Do you believe in Goose Day?” Our research shows that our local holiday may have started to take flight. With eight pages of things to do, see, and eat, The ...

Greenwood Community Band was tremendous

To the editor: On Sunday, Oct. 14 I attended the 41st annual fall concert of the Greenwood Community Band at the Greenwood high school auditorium in Millerstown. To be part of the audience hearing over 42 performers playing over 15 different kinds of instruments was a memorable moment in my ...

Pa.’s big game laws are stuck in the Stone Age

To the editor: Antiquated. Outdated. That’s how you would describe Pennsylvania’s big game hunting laws if you were talking to another out-of-state hunter. We Pa. hunters have always been big fans of our rich hunting traditions, respectfully. But Pennsylvania is behind the times when it ...

Thank you for help on Day of Caring at McCoy House

To the editor: On behalf of the Mifflin County Historical Society, we would like to thank the following employees at DaVita Dialysis for their support this year at McCoy House on Day of Caring: Daniel Anderson, Grace Goss, Jessica Demi, Rebecca Stringfellow, Nakiesha Fryer, Patty Snyder, ...

Farm Bureau to host Measure the Candidates

To the editor: The Mifflin County Farm Bureau is hosting our general election Measure the Candidates night at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the Mifflin County High School. We have invited candidates for the 81st Pa. Legislative District, 82nd Pa. Legislative District, 171st Pa. Legislative District, ...

Thank you for supporting JCSD Family Fun Nights

To the editor: The Juniata County School District held its Family Fun Nights at East Juniata High School on Sept. 27 and at Juniata High School on Oct. 11. Family Fun Night is an opportunity for the elementary school children and their families to join in an evening of entertainment as well ...

Single-payer health care is historically successful

To the editor: This letter is in response to a letter that appeared in the Sentinel on Oct. 19 by Lisa Nancollas. In it, Lisa references “the historical failures of single-payer health care in other countries.” This statement lacks facts and is simply not accurate. In the United States, ...

Senate Bill 76 would help more than just wealthy

To the editor: I read a letter in the Oct. 13 Sentinel claiming Scott Wagner’s plan (Senate Bill 76) to end property taxes is a bad idea. I beg to differ. I would like to inform the letter writer that I and many other property owners are not wealthy estate holders whose income comes from ...