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Keep an eye on the ball

Editor,  It seems to be politically popular to throw an adolescent finger pointing tantrum over China’s truly deceitful role in the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, the fact of the matter is the demon is long out of the bottle.  So, what is all the current China bashing honestly about? Perhaps it is an expedient deflection to avoid accusations of a gross lack of diligent leadership.  For now, our urgent national concern should be totally focused on how do we stuff the demon back in? Once accomplished, the time for mature reflective recrimination will surely have its day.  Thomas Alan Kragh Polson  


Acronyms influence the world

Editor,  Acronyms have become a universal language these days. Let’s take the latest one affecting millions-and-millions in the field of medicine, COVID. It stands for Corona Virus Disease.  Our MOA (Master Of Analyses) Donald Trump, knew all about the various COVIDs over the years, sta...


Events get canceled

Editor, Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation with its many restrictions and the serious economical impact that many of our sponsors in the business community have experienced, Polson Fairgrounds Inc. Board of Directors canceled our 30th annual fundraising event, “Cowboy Ball.” The ...


Police reform could include mental health services

Editor,        The term “police defunding” is a clever term to get the country’s attention. What it really means is the wisdom and necessity for looking squarely at “police reform.”  Take the issue of mental health for example. When a 911 call comes i...


An open challenge to Senator Steve Daines

Editor, As a resident of Montana and in particular, Lake County, I challenge you (Steve Daines) to come and visit with the residents and county commissioners prior to the upcoming election.  We’ve noticed your Congressional voting over the past three Congressional sessions has significantly ...


Election Office saluted for job well done

Editor, The Lake County Elections Office and their team of judges deserve our thanks for doing a difficult job. Here in Lake County, we can have full confidence in the integrity of our elections.     As has been my past experience, the Elections Office, under Katie Harding, once again did an ...


United States leader lost principles

Editor, Being inspired by Ted Koppel in his interview on “CBS Sunday Morning” on June 7, I took notes. I think these notes reflect things we should each reflect upon and be encouraged to publically share over and over.  President Donald Trump has changed the image of America. Over the ...


Sharing hope in the future

Editor, The upcoming election will be most interesting. Neither Joe Biden nor Donald Trump is very popular with the younger people in the USA. But these young people are our hope for the future. Young people are not known as avid voters. Hopefully, a majority of these intelligent young people will vote th...


COVID-19 patients names shouldn’t be withheld

Editor, I am disgustingly appalled by the notion that we should keep the names of pandemic victims a big secret. Sure, we need to protect personal discords against our names, reputations and privacies, but to have the name of a positive tested person not appear in the newspaper is a travesty against all h...


Voting: the misuse of knowledge

Editor, What is voting? Any decision (which breakfast cereal?) is a form of personal vote. It is an expression of confidence, safety, and hope in the outcome. The Primary Election reflects choices among ice cream flavors. In November, it is like choosing between ice cream and poison ivy. Generally, we ...


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