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Letters to the Editor

Thank you for assistance with red kettle drive

To the editor: The Juniata County Salvation Army Service Unit would like to thank the following businesses, who helped us with the Kettle Drive: Mexico Market (bell ringer kettle), Schlegel’s Groceries (bell ringer kettle), Harshbarger’s Restaurant, Rutter’s, Walnut Cheese Nook, The ...

Hoping GOP would put US before party was fantasy

To the editor: The Senate sat and listened. Hopefully better than I did, considering I could have something a bit stronger than milk or water! And, I will admit, I was playing backgammon throughout the endless hours of repeating the same facts and rebuttals of disinformation and distractions. ...

Level of support for food pantry is wonderful

To the editor: Thank you for providing this forum to express appreciation. As the Juniata County Food Pantry Board of Directors makes plans for 2020, I am filled with gratitude for the community of Juniata County. In the words of John F. Kennedy, “We must find time to stop and thank the ...

Companies, not consumers benefit from regulations

To the editor: Free enterprise is the freedom of private business to operate with little or no regulation by the government. Do consumers or private automobile insurance companies benefit from free enterprise or state regulations or not? Let’s see! When a consumer buys a motor vehicle, an ...

We want this fiasco to end, but not for same reasons

To the editor: “Meanwhile, millions of Americans just want this fiasco to end.” — Jan. 13, 2020 editorial I wholeheartedly agree with that. Though I’m sure that we are talking across purposes as I’m thinking of the 64 million Americans (the majority) that voted against have a ...

Thank you for care during recent hospital stay

To the editor: I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Eric Fowler and Dr. John Pagnotto for the genuine care and concern they showed to both my husband and I during the time of his illness and his recent stay at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Kathy Elliott

It is imperative for us to understand climate change

To the editor: Of all of the actions we can take to address the threat of climate change, the most important is to talk about it. That’s why I want to thank Mr. Curtis Schell for responding to the Sentinel article that covered my presentation to the Mifflin County Discussions Group, in ...

Before civility returns, we must first agree on facts

To the editor: I wish there were a way to have a conversation about the president’s actions that doesn’t devolve into a battle over whose facts are true. I find myself wondering how it is that we have come to this point in our society that we can no longer broach, with our friends ...

If America is not a republic, its days are numbered

To the editor: The effort to impeach President Trump seems to continually raise up accusations by the House managers backed up by hearsay, innuendo, maybes, could have beens, twisted interpretations of a telephone conversation, etc. If this had been a trial in a court of law this attempt to ...

Alternative Gift Fair can’t happen without support

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. For the first time this year, it was held on two days and included a Ten Thousand Villages Sale. We ...