Opinion

Thank you for support of Penny Bazaar

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Burnham Fire Company would like to thank everyone that help make our 2018 Penny Bazaar a great success. From the many businesses, plus our community members that donated prizes and desserts for our cake wheel, we greatly appreciate all of you. We would also, like to thank ...

Open Line could adjust its prior format

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I miss the old Open Line! The feel good thank you’s are fine and I’m glad they were always a part of the column, but I miss the give and take. I read it partly for the humor of the often nonsensical comments but I also needed it to keep me reminded that we are indeed a ...

Nothing should be more important than safeguarding our children

Editorials

Pope Francis took precisely the correct attitude in his letter responding to a grand jury investigation of sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania. Released Monday, the missive admitted that too many in the Roman Catholic church “showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned ...

Mifflin County, let’s really show our true colors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We live in a society where it’s easier to tear someone down than to lift them up. To show condemnation rather than to express compassion. Let’s not forget, there are plenty of stones in this world before you decide to throw one. This community sent our “sons” to ...

Church is doing a lot to protect children

Editorials

Recent revelations from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury investigation about child abuse in my faith community have left me devastated, depressed and angry. Abusers thrust into the lives of innocent children nightmarish experiences that no one would choose for their personal history. One calls to ...

When encountering a school bus, act like it’s your child on board

Editorials

Some of our area children head back to school this week. Of course, that means the return of those big, bright yellow school buses to our region’s roadways. Each morning and then again in the afternoon, hundreds of school buses will travel to every corner of the Juniata Valley to pick up ...

Dressing for success starts while still in school

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I just read the article in The Sentinel today regarding the approval of wearing flip flops and shorts to school by the Juniata County School Board. It saddens me that our schools are no longer teaching the importance of appearance at a young age which starts in school. When ...