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Hard, but great Hard, but great

It is hard waiting for them to get here because waiting is never easy. And this bout of waiting is the longest 10 months of your life, even though everyone claims it’s only nine. Once you’ve been there and done the math, you know the truth and the truth is often hard. It is hard when they don’t sleep through the night because that means you don’t sleep through the night and day comes anyway and you are tired. It is hard when they are learning to walk and you can’t always catch them so they tumble and fall and hit their chin on the edge of the coffee table and then they are hurt and they cry. You run to hold them and rock them and realize you are crying to...


Father, forgive them

Editor, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing,” are words Jesus uttered after he was nailed to the cross. Was he pleading ignorance for them? I’ve read the account many times, I cannot shake off the feeling that many of Israel’s fearful religionists d...


Moiese voices must be heard

Editor, Attention, irrigators of division one or more commonly known as the Moiese division. As you may or may not know, Dick Erb has resigned his position as the Moiese division representative. As of March 16 there has been at least three people volunteer for Dick Erb’s vacant seat on the FJBC: Ros...


Thanks, Job Corps

Editor, The Ronan Women’s Club would like to thank the Kicking Horse Job Corps guys and gals who set up the tables and chairs for us on March 10 for our arts, crafts and flea market. The Job Corps has been doing this for us for at least 15 years and we really appreciate it. Also, thanks to the...


Longmire for president

Editor, Good morning, Montana. It’s raining. Bye, bye winter. Warm days coming into the country, God willing, rain on field and forest. And the winter of our discontent? Will it be made glorious summer, too? A big question about the current reign. Somehow the feeling’s wrong. Here’...


Polson lucky to have The Cove

Editor, The Cove restaurant in Polson is one of the best eateries in Montana. My buddy and I live in the Flathead and came down to Polson today. He asked me where we were going to eat lunch. I said, “let’s go to The Cove,” and he had never been there nor knew where it was. I had not been...


Let’s help Polson small businesses thrive

Editor, Our town of Polson captivates tourists in the summertime with lake views and first class outdoor recreation; yet however beautiful and interactive our town landscape may be, we sorely lack an inspired and revitalized downtown. Local favorites, Bigfork and Whitefish, have become popular destination...


Arlee basketball provides exciting season

Editor, My husband Bear and I would like to thank our grandsons Alex and Phil and the rest of the Arlee Warriors team and coaches for the most nerve-wracking tournament season ever — you brought home the gold. Thanks, too, to Noelle and the Scarlets for a very exciting season and to the fans for all...


Fuel taxes should fund county roads

Editor, I am totally, well at a loss of words. First, I appreciate our county commissioner for enlightening us to this gross misuse of our tax monies. Gas taxes are to be used for our roads, not given to a tribal outfit to do what they want with it. That in itself should be a violation of state law. If...


Damaged credibility difficult to restore

Editor, Why would Greg Gianforte think we forgot the reasons that brought about his defeat in the last election? Namely, the lawsuit against the State of Montana regarding access for sportsmen, and his referring to a discussion about Facebook building a data center in Montana. Facebook stated that no such...


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