Opinion

Thank you for support of Veterans Day parade

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Mifflin County Commissioners would like thank everyone who helped to make our Second Annual Veterans Day Parade a success. We were pleased with the number of parade participants and the number of people who turned out to honor our veterans. We were especially pleased to ...

Money in politics leads to misplaced priorities

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Way too much money is spent on political campaigns. According to one source, the presidential race in 2016 cost $2,386,733,696 and all of the congressional races cost $4,057,519,568. That is absurd. Further, I do not understand exactly where all of this money goes. Food ...

A reminder to be thankful even after the holiday ends

Editorials

Nobody can doubt that Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year. It’s a time that you get to see family, play games and watch football all evening. Not to mention the amazing food and, even better, leftovers that comes with it. It’s also a time for tradition. Many families ...

Animal protection requires thoughtful policy-making

Editorials

For a few years, it was illegal to import trophies — body parts — from elephants and other animals regarded as endangered. But earlier this year, federal officials loosened the restrictions, insisting that actually may help preserve some species. Killing animals to save them sounds ...

A week at the library

Local Columns

Thanksgiving is over except for some leftovers that will probably end up in the freezer, the dog’s dish, or the garbage pail. How quickly we move from the days’ slower tempo into the frenetic pace of the holiday season. Every year I think I won’t allow myself to be crazed, dazed, anxious ...

New and popular titles at the Juniata County Library

Local Columns

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Wind River (New $1 cent DVD) The director of Wind River, Taylor Sheridan, also ...

This Thanksgiving, remember why you’re one of the lucky ones

Editorials

As many of us get ready to either visit family or have family visit us Thursday, it’s easy to forget why we deal with the hassle of traveling or preparing a feast at all. Thursday is called Thanksgiving for a reason — that it’s a day specifically designed for all of us to pause our busy ...