Letters to the Editor

Hearing the emotions of Memorial Day

May 30, 2019 at 1:15 pm

This letter is a poem. It is not in poetic form but can be read as such. It was composed on Memorial Day as I was viewing and hearing all the emotions that connected with me as an 88-year-old former Army soldier. My earlier years, during WW...

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Thanks to Loaves and Fish food pantry volunteers

May 02, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Don’t you love learning curves? You know, the distance between what you know and what you need to know to do a job? Sometimes a learning curve represents a frustrating experience.However, a learning curve can be a more pleasant line. At the...

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Kudos for the passage of Medicaid expansion bill

May 02, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Last week, the Montana Legislature passed HB 658, finally bringing to a welcome end the fight to continue Medicaid expansion. The bill is the product of months of debate and compromise, colored by fervent activism and moving testimony from ...

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Irrigation District can now work with FIIP once again

April 25, 2019 at 10:40 am

The Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has begun to fill important Flathead Indian Irrigation Project (FIIP) senior positions, and manager Pete Plant now is able to devote all of his time to FIIP. This provides an opportunity for the Flathead...

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March 28, 2019 at 8:37 am

Letter-to-the-EditorSupport for Mission Valley Has Talent 2019 and Helping Hands Fund is strong. For thesecond year, a responsive audience created an exciting atmosphere for entertainers as wellas event volunteers and organizers. Last Frida...

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Navigating the turbulent waters ’til 2020 election

March 14, 2019 at 1:46 pm

“Form and Content” are, in my opinion, essential elements to have in mind as we navigate the rather turbulent and troubled political waters these next 21 months before the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.Form is things like party...

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Working together to solve problems

March 07, 2019 at 1:38 pm

At times like this, when the snow is deep, I am grateful for snowplows and the people driving them, grateful for government, which keeps them running, grateful for taxes even.It makes sense to team up and plan ahead for the common good, so ...

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Good advice: ‘Change Your Mind. Change Your Life’ headline

February 28, 2019 at 2:23 pm

I was reading a fascinating and very appropriate article to our personal responses to the present political and social challenges in America. The author was recalling a TV show back in the 80s in which a very clever guy, named MacGyver, cou...

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Attend ‘A Community’s Response to Hate’

February 28, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Join us at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 4th Ave. E. in Polson at 11:15 a.m. this Sunday, March 2 for a presentation by Pastor David Rommereim and Rabbi Allen Secher, both of Whitefish. This event is in response to activities of a Mont...

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Winter Fiesta is a worthy celebration

February 14, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Every year when I walk into Mission Valley Elks Club in Polson for the following celebration I am delighted with the crowd from all over the valley. This shows the level of appreciation people have for the purpose of this event. The auction...

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