Letters to the Editor

Alternative Gift Fair requires work of many

To the editor: The Alternative Gift Fair Committee of East Kish Presbyterian Church in Reedsville would like to take this opportunity to thank all who helped make this year’s fair a success. Through the generosity of those who came and donated that day and those who donated through the ...

Milroy Lions announce benefit spaghetti dinner

To the editor: The Milroy Lions Club wishes to announce our January spaghetti supper. It will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the White Memorial Church fellowship hall in Milroy. We will serve from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu will be the same: spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, applesauce, ...

We shouldn’t have to pay to clean gas drillers’ mess

To the editor: On Dec. 11, 1980, the federal government’s $1.6 billion “Superfund” was created to pay for cleaning up environmental messes such as acid water draining from abandoned coal mines, deteriorating abandoned structures (anthracite coal breakers) and abandoned coal strip mines ...

Data offered in immigration debate

To the editor: When I was in high school, I was taught the difference between fact and opinion, a distinction that Stephen Sellers does not seem to understand in his letter of Jan. 8. Mr. Sellers begins by stating that illegal immigration is “putting too much of a strain on our nation’s ...

Harping on library closure is waste of time

To the editor: I was surprised in the Jan. 4 paper to see that Commissioner Dunkle’s feud with the library has suddenly become front page news, because, as I understand, his harassment of the library over his displeasure about the branch closings has been a regular occurrence for months and ...

There is a difference; US is republic, not democracy

To the editor: I am somewhat disturbed by the path this country has been taking of late especially when continually the media, and especially editorials, refer to this nation as a democracy when in fact it was established as a constitutional republic. The democracy label is just as much in ...

Democrats believe in securing the border, too

To the editor: Both Democrats and Republicans want a secure border, but the Democrats don’t believe in giving in to a bully who is holding the American people hostage until he gets his own way. Open up the government and negotiate to secure the border and to fix our overall immigration ...

Democracy and republic are not synonymous

To the editor: I am somewhat disturbed by the path this country has been taking of late especially when continually the media, and especially editorials, refer to this nation as a democracy when in fact it was established as a constitutional republic. The democracy label is just as much in ...

Trump is right, we need to build that border wall

To the editor: Well, here we are with a partial government shutdown because President Trump wants $5 billion-plus to build a wall on the southern border of the United States and the Democrats don’t want to agree to its funding. Let’s examine what has led to this situation. We most ...

Thank you for outpouring of generosity, kindness

To the editor: With yet another holiday season behind us, the employees of Mifflin County Children and Youth would like to once again recognize the tremendous outpouring of generosity and kindness by many thoughtful individuals, churches, and businesses for helping to provide many children ...