Opinion

Decision to remove ducks is a ‘fowl’ play

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’m writing this letter for the people in our community and the surrounding areas concerning the wildlife at Kish Park. We all know there are a few people that complained about the fowls there and can’t seem to deal with it while doing their activities there. If it ...

Redistricting panel has monstrous task

Editorials

Unfair, detrimental and unethical were the words attached to the system of redistricting in Pennsylvania at a recent local hearing facilitated by the Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission. The commission has been tasked by Gov. Wolf with studying best practices for nonpartisan ...

Government must remain neutral when it comes to elections

Editorials

Attorney General William Barr dropped something of a bombshell during testimony in Congress this week. But what he said should have come as no surprise. Though Barr was supposed to be testifying to a Senate committee considering the budget, questions turned to special counsel Robert ...

Solution to duck problem may be found in the past

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There is a chance you can do Derry Township a favor. What I’m about to suggest may have already been done or has fallen on deaf ears. Relocation of geese, ducks: Many years ago, possibly 40 or 50, Allentown had a problem with geese on Lake Muhlenberg. I was living and working ...

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 ...

Single-payer health care is always a losing proposition

Editorials

Sen. Bernie Sanders lectured “health care is a human right, not a privilege”— even as he unveiled a plan that would deny Americans the right to seek the best health care they can afford. Sanders, the Vermont Independent running for the Democrat nomination for president, previewed his ...

Thank you for wonderful recent musical concert

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Flutes and tubas and drums, oh my! On April 4, the Lewistown Community Band along with the Eight to the Bar Sisters presented a simply wonderful concert at the Mifflin County Middle School. Toes were tapping and those in attendance enjoyed a fabulous show including a medley ...

If Homeland Security needs help, other agencies should provide it

Editorials

Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen’s resignation Sunday had tongues wagging all over Washington and in the news media. Why did she step down? Personal differences between her and President Donald Trump? One of those power struggles among White House aides? Frustration that her ...

Why is Juniata County School District paying people not to work?

Editorials

As you’ve probably already seen on our front page today, former director of secondary education Edward Apple is still collecting salary from the Juniata County School District despite his current status as an “unassigned employee.” Apple joins former superintendent Keith Yarger in the ...