Opinion

Throwing money at a problem doesn’t always solve it

Editorials

Politicians in the big-government crowd would have us believe that spending tons of money on public schools is the way to ensure children get good educations. Really? Ask parents in Detroit about that. At $14,259, Detroit public schools’ per-pupil spending is the eighth-highest of the 100 ...

Thank you for support of Big Valley Invitational

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As director of the Big Valley Cross Country Invitational race, I would like to thank the following: The Rotary Club of Lewistown-President Colleen McCusker, Vice President Jim Zubler, Jim Shilling and all the Rotarians who dedicated their unselfish time and effort to making ...

9/11 is reminder of what unites us as Americans

Editorials

It’s hard to believe it has been this long already, but 17 years ago today — on Sept. 11, 2001 — our nation suffered a terrorist attack on a scale unprecedented in its history. Thousands of Americans died when hijackers flew commercial airliners into each of the twin towers at the World ...

Thank you to Lewistown Community Band

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A final thank you for the summer season of concerts presented by the Lewistown Community Band. It was a great Sunday afternoon Aug. 19 at Calvary Bible Church in Ferguson Valley when the band shared in its last summer concert. Due to inclement weather a nice crowd showed up at ...

Making tax money off booze has its side effects

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recent headlines for two articles talked about a local convenience store starting to sell beer and “State police made 19,963 DUI arrests in 2017.” Convenience stores sell beer in locations all over Pennsylvania and the nearly 20,000 DUI arrests by the state police is a 1 ...

Disruptive officials make a mockery of the process

Editorials

Democrat senators who made a mockery of fairness in disrupting a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh insist they are being denied information they need to decide whether he is qualified. Not really. Senators have been given many more documents regarding Kavanaugh than were ...

Why are so many allowed to get rich off clear conflicts of interest?

Editorials

Occasionally, members of Congress become ensnared in technicalities in ethics rules. Some have been criticized officially for potential conflicts of interest involving personal businesses that might be affected by bills upon which the lawmakers vote. What about measures providing billions of ...

Many are to thank for birth of Midd-West football

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In the wake of the Midd-West football team winning its first ever game on Aug. 24, the Midd-West School District Board of Directors, administrators, athletic department and school community would like to thank the many, many people and organizations that made this all possible. ...

What is this new appendage?

Local Columns

Those of us fortunate enough to have Mr. Bahorik as our biology teacher learned that all living organisms, humans included, change over time to adapt to their environments. These mutations ensure their survival over the millennia. Some of the changes take years and years while other mutations ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...