Friday, October 9, 2015


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

There have been millions of words written about the decision by a Kentucky county clerk not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, despite a U.S. Supreme Court edict and a federal judge’s order to do so.

Kim Davis was held in contempt of court for defying a court order to issue the licenses. She said to do so violated her conscience and runs counter to her religious beliefs.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Stories on the sacrifice and special bonding within military units have always inspired us.

One of the special books in our home library is “Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends”, which is about William “Wild Bill” Guarnere and Edward “Babe” Heffron, both members of the famed 101st Airborne Division. Their World War II exploits were featured in the classic 2001 TV miniseries “Band of Brothers.”

Friday, September 18, 2015


Dear editor,

In regards to two-hour delays by school districts. Last school year, Panther Valley School District had quite a few two-hour delays. I would also like to know why the time is not made up. As a property owner and a taxpayer, I’m getting cheated on my tax dollar and the students are losing quality education time.

Friday, September 18, 2015


1. Making a deal with a country that can’t be trusted and wants to kill Americans.

2. Making a deal and not getting our people out of jails.

3. Giving money to an enemy and dropping sanctions in time.

4. Letting your enemy do their own inspections.

Also, congratulations, Walmart. I hear you’re going to stop selling automatic and semi-automatic weapons.

Let’s get it right. I believe we have a right to bear arms.

Friday, September 18, 2015


Jim Zbick fails to grasp that one can have a moral code without the Ten Commandments.

I believe my personal moral code will stack up against his any time, and my code is based on secular values.

He also seems to forget that people can interpret the Ten Commandments and Christianity in many ways.

After all, the people who hung witches in Salem believed in the same Ten Commandments.

Friday, September 18, 2015


Dear Editor:

I have a complaint about our beautiful neighborhood. It’s about dog feces. I love to take walks to our wonderful library and visit some friends or chit chat with the neighbors, not to avoid dog feces on the sidewalk.

It was horrible and I had to walk in the street because someone didn’t clean up after their large dog that ate something it shouldn’t have eaten, thus causing the poor beast the runs from the corner of High Street to the Three Towers Apartment building here in Jim Thorpe.

Friday, September 18, 2015


To the Editor,

The definition of “modesty” has changed so drastically over the past couple decades. While our society and world has changed, I belong to a church that does not change nor has the right to alter the meaning of modesty. Its faith and morals have guided humanity for 2,000 years.

We have come to accept much of what we view on television, print and Internet today as normal and ordinary, especially in the world of attire.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thanks for the street repairs in Jim Thorpe

Dear Editor,

I would like to take the time to thank the Jim Thorpe Department of Streets for the repair done to the upper end of South Avenue, behind Carbon Avenue.

This road has been in deplorable shape for many years, making it a difficult job to navigate a vehicle through the rocks and ruts, stones and debris from water runoff after rain, and the rocks and debris thrown in yards from vehicular traffic.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thumbs-down for ski resort project

Friday, September 11, 2015


Jim Zbick, Congrats on the fine piece you wrote concerning ESPN’s release of Curt Schilling over his public statement on Twitter about a small percentage of radical leadership being able to take control of a country or religion if a majority of those within that country or religion ignore the threat, and sit back and do nothing.