Opinion

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 ...

Turn up the heat on fire safety

Editorials

We’re heading into winter, time again to remind everyone about fire safety as people light up the stoves and fireplaces. Seven times each day, someone in the United States dies in a home fire. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, cooking fires account for 47 percent of ...

What could the University of Maryland possibly have been thinking?

Editorials

No matter how much some people may try to tell you otherwise, sports — even at the highest levels — are nothing more than games. They’re entertainment. The outcomes of the contests have little significant impact on the real world. The fact that many major universities pay sports coaches ...

Thank you for support of recent golf tournament

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 791 and the Associates sponsored a golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the American Legion Country Club, 1 Country Club Road, Mount Union. There were 24 teams who participated. The winners are: First place-Shade Mountain Express with ...

Thank you to all who support adopt-a-planter

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As the deciduous trees change color and drop their leaves, and we bring our winter coats out of storage, I’d like to thank the 28 talented Adopt-a-Planter sponsors in Downtown Lewistown. These lovely individuals, businesses and organizations have thoughtfully considered a ...

‘Terror begets terror, and fear begets fear’

Editorials

The cover of the April 15, 1996, issue of Time magazine, which focused on then-Unabomber suspect Theodore J. Kaczynski, referred to the Berkeley math professor-turned-recluse as “Mad Genius.” Time began what it referred to as a Special Report with the words, “The Power of Paranoia.” ...

Reedsville Apple Festival was very well received

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Boo!

Local Columns

The world seems like a scary place, especially this time of year. Jack-o-lanterns with their fiendishly frightening faces leer at us from front porches. Faceless witches and scarecrows dot the landscape, seemingly alive as they sway in the breeze. We turned an ancient Irish harvest festival ...