Opinion

Farm Bureau to host Measure the Candidates

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Trump is right to warn nations that encourage illegal entry into US

Editorials

Clearly, officials in some Central and South American countries are capitalizing on U.S. domestic policies to handle some of their own problems. The fact they get to embarrass President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be a bonus for some of them. Rampant violence and poor economies ...

Single-payer health care is historically successful

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Kneeling during anthem is unpatriotic no matter why

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: About a year ago, because of the controversy over the kneeling of sports players during the playing of the national anthem, and because of how strongly I felt that this was disrespectful to the active service men and veterans, I did some research into the subject. Here is what ...

Too much information can be a bad thing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: When I went into Louie’s the other day, I found out that Ken, our house Democrat, was out of town, so there wasn’t the usual argument about Trump. Everybody was in a relaxed mood, just hoping for a few laughs. Jack was there. He’s a good guy, who doesn’t come in too ...

Church action won’t alleviate ongoing concern

Editorials

The Roman Catholic Church, so much at the center of bad news over the past couple of years due to the child sex-abuse scandal involving hundreds of priests over much of the past half-century, experienced a happy, proud and prayerful day last Sunday as Pope Francis elevated to sainthood a former ...

Hershey has demonstrated his love of this region

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We believe John Hershey will be an excellent state representative for Lewistown, Derry Township, Burnham, Granville Township, Juniata Terrace, Bratton Township, Oliver Township, McVeytown and Menno Township. He has already spent countless hours going door to door here in ...