What Will We Choose?

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on June 28, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor. There’s a child tonight being tucked into bed. She is falling asleep surrounded by her books andContinue reading “What Will We Choose?”

A Mom Finds Her Political Voice

Written by Irma Ilustre, Manheim Township. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on May 16, 2021 with permission from the author. What kind of world do I want my children to grow up in? This question has been one of my guiding principles as a mother and Lancaster SPEAKS Up member.  IContinue reading “A Mom Finds Her Political Voice”

On May 18th, Vote NO on these Primary Ballot Questions

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on May 2, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  The next election is upon us, though it hardly seems like a blink of an eye sinceContinue reading “On May 18th, Vote NO on these Primary Ballot Questions”

A Letter to Lancaster Christians

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on February 1, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  Thank you to all Mennonites who signed a recent one page ad on 01/20/21.Continue reading “A Letter to Lancaster Christians”

It’s Time to Move Forward

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on December 16, 2020 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. If you are one of the majority of Lancastrians who voted for Donald Trump for another four years as president, you may be feeling sad or angry orContinue reading “It’s Time to Move Forward”

LNP Best Workplaces

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on December 16, 2020 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor. The LNP should be lauded for sponsoring the idea of a “Best Workplaces” insert.  No doubt itContinue reading “LNP Best Workplaces”

We Must Live Up to the US Motto

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on Nov. 16, 2020 in LNP/LanasterOnline. Reprinted here with permission from the author. As we ponder the aftermath of the presidential election, one thing is clear. We are still a divided nation.  Bridging that divide and learning how to communicate with oneContinue reading “We Must Live Up to the US Motto”

COVID-19 Testing in Lancaster County

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This piece was first published on June 8, 2020 in LNP/Lancaster Online. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Last week the politically polarized Lancaster County Commissioners came together and unanimously approved a plan to use some of the funds provided by the CARES Act passed by Congress toContinue reading “COVID-19 Testing in Lancaster County”

The Death of Ricardo Muñoz is Not a Partisan Issue

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This LTE was first published on September 17, 2020 in LNP/LancasterOnline. Reprinted here with permission from the author. The circumstances surrounding the death of Ricardo Muñoz continue to emerge, but the following seems to be clear:  Ricardo Muñoz’s mental health problems were well known to his family and theContinue reading “The Death of Ricardo Muñoz is Not a Partisan Issue”