Opinion

Published on January 22, 2020 - Page 8
The 2020 presidential election contest gets serious Feb. 3 when Iowa holds its first-in-the-nation caucuses. This will be followed by a series of...
Published on January 22, 2020 - Page 8
Did you know that until 1947 almost all cats were outdoor cats? Even felines that were beloved family pets and spent most of their time in sunny...
Published on January 22, 2020 - Page 8
As a Medical Technologist and 33-year resident of Berwick, I am deeply committed to the quality and accessibility of care in our community. Rural...
Published on January 22, 2020 - Page 8
I would like to thank my family and friends of the Berwick area for such a great turnout at my benefit at the Maria Assunta Society on Jan. 19. From...
Published on January 22, 2020 - Page 8
Kendra Espinoza, a single mother of two young girls, never dreamed that sending her daughters to a Christian school in Kalispell, Montana, would lead...
Published on January 22, 2020 - Page 8
A police officer called back to the station from a crime scene. “I have an interesting case here,” he reported via radio. “An old lady shot her...
Published on January 21, 2020 - Page 6
With Chief Justice John Roberts sworn in and every senator a duly sworn juror now considering the Articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump,...
Published on January 21, 2020 - Page 6
For more than two centuries Pennsylvanians have been unable to decide if a stream like Fishing Creek is public or private property. Why? Probably...
Published on January 21, 2020 - Page 6
Attacks on U.S. elections should not surprise, given the power they convey. This nation’s history of voter restrictions and suppression and other...
Published on January 21, 2020 - Page 6
I am a 68-year-old Pennsylvania Dutch woman who grew up in these parts, but spent much of her adult life away from here. I have a daughter, 44, and a...
Published on January 21, 2020 - Page 6
Lucille decided to give herself a big treat for her 70th birthday by staying overnight in a really nice hotel. When she checked out the next morning...
Published on January 20, 2020 - Page 6
On Jan. 20, Geisinger joins the nation in honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his courageous, inspiring crusade for civil rights and...
Published on January 20, 2020 - Page 6
If the Danville Area School Board decides to shorten the school day, it will be a mistake. Not because a half hour less in school will for sure hurt...
Published on January 20, 2020 - Page 6
One Sunday a pastor told his congregation the church needed some extra money, so he asked the people to prayerfully consider putting a little extra...
Published on January 19, 2020 - Page 13
EDITOR’S NOTE: Because Bloomsburg and Columbia County are part of the warp and woof of America’s carpet industry, we thought this tongue-slightly-in...
Published on January 19, 2020 - Page 13
ROSE: It’s long been known that the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is something rare. But it’s now a matter of record that BTE’s founding members...
Published on January 19, 2020 - Page 13
As we reach the middle of winter, the dreaded flu season is heating up all over Pennsylvania, including Berks County and nearby areas. The...
Published on January 19, 2020 - Page 13
It’s not so much that conservative commentators in 30 Seconds deplore Democrats, it’s more they dislike the Left, which has captured the Liberal...
Published on January 19, 2020 - Page 13
Our son, a member of a Scottish pipe-band, sees nothing baffling about kilts and bagpipes. However, when he took his bagpipe cover to the dry cleaner...
Published on January 19, 2020 - Page 13
I am a retired service member with 40 years of service. While I never experienced burn pits myself, I have known many service members who suffer...
Published on January 18, 2020 - Page 6
‘The New American College Town” is a recently released book focusing on the positive effects on any “college town” that has a college or University...
Published on January 18, 2020 - Page 6
Prescription drug price reduction is supposed be one of the policy areas on which Congress and the Trump administration agree. But an array of...
Published on January 18, 2020 - Page 6
THORN: As if Bloomsburg Fair shareholders hadn’t already declaimed their distaste for Demon Rum, one of them felt the need to bring up prohibition...
Published on January 18, 2020 - Page 6
The words of the year as 2019 ended were “OK, Boomer” and “woke.” To this Boomer, it appears the younger generation is blaming us for all the evil in...
Published on January 18, 2020 - Page 6
An 80-year-old man was having an annual physical. As the doctor was listening to his heart with the stethoscope, he began muttering, “Oh oh!” The...
Published on January 17, 2020 - Page 20
A Google search for “paying school lunch debt” reveals a long list of recent news stories about good Samaritans paying off the school lunch debt of...
Published on January 17, 2020 - Page 20
ROSE: One of the grand old homes on Bloomsburg’s most distinctive street — Fifth from Market to Catherine — was damaged by a windswept fire Sunday, a...
Published on January 17, 2020 - Page 20
Three months ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren looked like the 2020 frontrunner so many Democrats dreamed she could be. After months of languishing in the...
Published on January 17, 2020 - Page 20
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Richard Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government. Last year was the best in generations for...
Published on January 17, 2020 - Page 20
... workers at the government printing plant are the only ones who go on strike to make less money?