Opinion

Touring Friends thankful for donations to rally

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Touring Friends Riding Club would like to thank the following businesses that helped to sell our gun tickets and donated craft items for our annual Family Fun in the Park Rally: Gun tickets: Square Cafe, Wilson’s Gun Repair, Kerstetter’s-Square, Zion Hair, Ink is Art, ...

Week of Caring made a true difference for many

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The third annual Week of Caring completed on Aug. 3 and we are pleased to share that a successful week of local church mission was able to help 16 different residents of the county along with two service organizations. Overall, there were 28 jobs posted on the WOC board. ...

Not all journalism is ‘fake news,’ Mr. President

Editorials

It was less than a month into his term when President Donald Trump ramped up his “fake news” battle with several national media outlets, referring to them at that time as the “enemy of the people.” The rhetoric continues 18 months later as the term “fake news” now permeates all ...

National debt is spending problem much more than revenue problem

Editorials

With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of what revenue is taken in has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was reported ...

National Night Out was a tremendous success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The National Night Out event in Lewistown is now down in the history books. The seventh annual National Night Out event hosted by the Southside Neighborhood Watch Group and the Lewistown Police Department is hailed as a success due only to the collaboration of numerous ...

How much would an apology from Warren for comments really be worth?

Editorials

One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

Pennsylvania’s public schools are under attack

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Should the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development be involved in funding and policymaking decisions for education? No! That’s why the state has an education department. However, the DCED currently administers two state education programs with a ...

Broaden your horizons

Local Columns

Earlier in my career I had the opportunity, honor and pleasure to work with and for Dr. Donald Riggs. Don was a pioneer in identifying leadership styles in successful libraries. His seminal book about strategic planning for academic libraries is still utilized today. Underneath the worst toupee ...