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Opinion

Why don’t parents care to check on their kids?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In November 2018 I emailed a multitude of teachers at Mifflin County Junior High for parent-teacher conferences as my daughter was in her first year of junior high. She did not have bad grades or behavioral issues, but I wanted to make sure she was fitting in socially, she was ...

Be responsible to yourself, those around you by getting flu vaccine

Editorials

Haven’t gotten around to getting that flu shot yet? Figure you’re young and strong and wouldn’t have any trouble fighting off a bout with influenza? Well, if you come in contact with older people, children or anyone else for whom flu is serious — perhaps deadly — business, shame on ...

Don Clark will be missed for all he did for our area

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of myself, and the entire Port Royal Borough Council, we would like to extend our deepest, and most heartfelt condolences, to the Don Clark family in their time of loss. Don was truly a family man, in the truest sense, being a loved husband, father, and ...

Americans must take a stand in 2020

Editorials

Happy new year. Our rights are under siege. I wish that statement were hyperbole. But the events of 2019 make clear that Americans cannot sit back, go about their business and assume that things will be fine. Economically speaking, yes, things are very good. But law-abiding Americans are ...

Thank you for generosity during holiday season

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Make sure you are counted in the Census

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Several months ago, local United Methodist pastors had the chance to meet our local census representative, Carol King. For many of us, her presentation was very enlightening. Many of us probably think that the Census is just one more thing to do and one more way our government ...

Again, new year means higher tolls on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Editorials

Happy New Year. And oh, by the way, tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be going up 6 percent. New Year’s wishes and the toll increase seem to go hand in hand. This is the 12th consecutive year the tolls have been increased. The raised tolls are part of a 2007 design to raise more ...