Letters to the Editor

Trump and his associates are destroying the country

To the editor: I do believe that Donald Trump is proving that there is such a thing as white privilege. He can express opinions that no one of “unacceptable skin tint or unacceptable ethnicity” could get away with in public. He is escaping from the moral wrath of organized religions and ...

Midd-West is ready for its own football program

To the editor: On Monday night, I attended the Midd-West School Board meeting in order to listen to the discussion about a possible football co-op with Mifflinburg. The school board from Mifflinburg engaged in discussion with the Midd-West Board members about what such a co-op would be like. ...

There’s a big difference between Nazis, opposition

To the editor: A few weeks ago, I wrote you a letter concerning the removal of Confederate statues. As I am both passionate about this subject and given to verbosity, it was, I guess, too long to print. I assumed the subject would quickly lose its currency and my thoughts would no longer be ...

Trump’s ‘brinkmanship’ is actually an ultimatum

To the editor: I take exception with The Sentinel editorial of Aug. 12 — Headline: Brinkmanship with North Korea will lead nowhere positive. This wording, in my estimation, is a veiled insinuation that our government, e.g., President Trump, is engaging in brinkmanship with ...

Our nation must denounce bigotry, unite as one

To the editor: Every governmental body, every church, every civic leader must denounce the bigotry, hatred and evil that is strangling our great nation. More importantly, each of us needs to act positively to reunite as one. Marshall Hartman Lewistown

Violence in the name of hate is truly ‘deplorable’

To the editor: Recently at the Mifflin County Youth Fair the GOP was identifying itself as “Home of the Deplorables. And at the Huntingdon County Fair they were giving out balloons saying, “I’m a Little Deplorable.” Apparently, this was an attempt at poorly conceived humor and ...

Thank you for making National Night Out great

To the editor: On Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Borough of Lewistown’s Southside Neighborhood Block Watch Group in conjunction with the Lewistown Police Department, held its annual National Night Out event for 2017. The event which was held at Rec Park, brought together numerous representatives ...

Thank you for making Zook Golf Open a success

To the editor: Thank you to all who joined us to make the Randy Zook Golf Open a success. We are grateful to our company sponsors: Metzler Forest Products, Jarden Plastic Solutions, David Mains Assoc. Fayjan Tools, Mid-Atlantic Green Builders, Ron Myers Auctioneering, Exterior Doors & ...

Military has served well as place for social change

To the editor: The editorial on what is best for the armed forces on Aug. 3 contained several errors or assumptions. The first error is that historically the military services have been indeed been leaders for social change in our country. The greatest example being when Harry Truman ...

Editorial on transgenders in military was wrong

To the editor: I disagree with Thursday’s editorial regarding Trump’s transgender ban. No one should be excluded from the military because of his or her gender identity, regardless of whether he or she has transitioned yet or not. Trump claims that he is barring transgender people from ...