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Letters to the Editor

A whale of a tale of a pair of presidents

To the editor: It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times. It was the best of times when President Reagan said “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” and the Berlin Wall, just like the walls of Jericho, came down. It was the worst of times when President Trump said ...

It’s not just school boards that forget the taxpayers

To the editor: Just a note on Tuesday’s eloquent and well considered letter by Diane Logan of Mifflintown on Juniata County’s runaway school board. What happens to normal folks when elected to minor offices? Do they totally forget how they were raised and taught to make a budget then ...

How Republicans will govern remains a mystery

To the editor: Now that the Republicans have total control in Washington and nearly total control in Harrisburg, it will be interesting to see what they do. Will they be elected representatives with a conscience and do what is right for the people, or will they do what is best for the ...

When will the JCSD board consider the taxpayers?

To the editor: Might someone explain logically how it is that our school property taxes are skyrocketing? Could it be that the present school board thinks money is a gift so as to cover its delusions? Many of the budget items, if looked upon objectively, are simply luxuries or secondary hires ...

Thank you for donating to veterans home

To the editor: The officers and members of the Lewistown Elks Lodge No. 663 would like to express their deep appreciation and thanks to all the individuals, churches and organizations who so generously donated items to the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home. The response to the request for ...

Thank you to all who helped with meat canning

To the editor: Well, meat canning is over for another year — 36,000 pounds of meat canned, hundreds of workers fed; that’s my job. With the help of churches, businesses, Faye Havice and many friends, they say we feed between 1,000 to 1,500 meals in four days! It takes a month and a half ...

Meat canning was great thanks to your support

To the editor: We thank God for allowing us to can here in central Pennsylvania, and making this the 43rd year for this project. We canned 36,000 pounds of turkey which produced 22,616 cans of product. We are thankful that we were able to pay for the turkey on time, and we have faith that ...

Have you ever thought about it in this way?

To the editor: Greetings: Have you ever listened to someone for a while and wondered “Who ties your shoes?” then thought “Does it make any difference?” That brings me to another thought: “If guns kill people, then do pencils misspell words?” Or have you ever thought “How can ...

Habitat seeking applicants to be new partner family

To the editor: Habitat for Humanity of Mifflin County is urgently seeking applications for a partner family (homeowner) to partner for a build that will commence this spring and be completed before year end in Derry Township (Lewistown). A partner family (homeowner) can be, but is not ...

Trump is within his rights with immigration policy

To the editor: I have been pondering the recent case of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court taking over alien entry policy from the president of the United States. It was also interesting that the law in question which gives the president his authority was reportedly never looked at, or at least was ...