Opinion

Council made big mistake by dismissing Welham

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: At the May 13 Lewistown Borough Council meeting, council went immediately into executive session, wherein they fired the best borough manager we have had in many years. The main issues seemed to include unsubstantiated allegations ... disagreements and lapse of reason by the ...

Thank you for continued support of Kid Connection

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The 36th annual Kid Connection blew into downtown Lewistown on April 27. And I do mean blew! The wind kept the usual bounce houses from being able to set up and many other participants away, but to those who came and set up I send my sincerest thank you. I would like to thank ...

Anti-abortion laws are about control, not babies

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Just recently we have had numerous states signing into law anti-abortion bills. From the draconian Georgia anti-abortion bill to the more sedate, only if Roe v. Wade gets overturned Alabama bill, they all have one thing in common, and no, it is not about saving “babies” but ...

Heroism at the ready

Editorials

Once again we have been reminded of the commonplace heroism that so many people hold quietly at the ready out of their compassion for others. Two armed teenagers bent on carrying out a massacre recently invaded STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado. Life-saving courage enough was shown by ...

Trump does many things that are rather ungodly

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My goodness, the letter to the editor in Saturday’s paper left me shaking my head. Donald Trump was not voted into office by a church or a “God.” He was elected by a system that allowed him to win with 3 million fewer votes than his opponent. Donald Trump took the oath ...

Summer plans

Local Columns

It’s the time of the year when we are making vacation, day trip, recreation and stay-cation plans. Some of us will go to the beach or camping, while others might choose a specific destination to visit relatives, see the sights, hike or fish. In Mifflin and Juniata counties, we are fortunate ...