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Event raises funds for Alzheimer’s

Editor, On the Longest Day – June 21, thousands of participants throughout the world will use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. From face-to-face support to online education programs, and promising worldwide research initiatives, the money we raise makes a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s. The Flathead Area Chapter 646 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will host a fundraising and awareness of Alzheimer’s event at Rosauers on U.S. Highway 93 South from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 21. There will be information on ...


Thank you for honoring veterans

Editor, A thank you goes to Ninepipes from Post 106, the American Legion Auxilliary, Mission Valley Honor Guard and all the veterans and their families who enjoyed the luncheon and door prizes after our Memorial Day services. A special thank you also goes to Stuart, Bryan and all the staff for hosting ...


Positive influence stronger than political division

Editor, A couple of weeks ago, I composed a letter on my thoughts about how the majority of “We the People” are not swayed nor held hostage to so many of the political rants, raves and divisive decisions being made in America today. I believe that regardless of all the grand talk and a...


Views on political states of mind

Editor, “We the People” are not to be swayed nor influenced by the loud and relentless voices from both the Executive and Legislative branches of government. These folks are being covered by the media 24/7. “We the People” have already demonstrated not being swayed nor influence...


Kindness is stronger than hate

Editor, Kindness creates connections. Connections build community. Kudos to Lake County Connect for sponsoring a gathering recently for people seeking both. It was held in the lovely Bickford Building in downtown Polson. The hosts were warm and welcoming, the atmosphere congenial and the unexpected meal a...


Expressing concern for local government

Editor, I attended Polson’s city commissioners meeting to hear of their progress toward finding a new city manager: the form of government the public voted for, instead of mayor-council leadership. Since that election, the city commissioners have found it necessary to hire and fire two city managers...


Thanks for the memories

Editor, What a tribute to a “Life Well Lived” with our family, friends and neighbors attending the memorial for Larry Gleason. Thanks to Faith Lutheran church, Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen and Ronan Woman’s Club for all the help and food. God bless. The Gleasons (Alice, Gen...


No magic needed for ethics, caring

Editor, Mr. Onsager’s accounting (5/15/19) of the number of Christians in Colonial days is reminiscent of counting the number of angels who can dance on the head of a pin – lots. One omission is that this leaves out who else was dancing. A second is that having a religious title does not guara...


Beautification Committee asks for suggestions

Editor, Two years ago, the Polson Beautification Committee was discussing potential new projects. It was decided that more flowers on the island at the intersection of Highways 35 and 93 would be a colorful welcome for visitors and community members driving by. Last year, with community donations and l...


Faith of the founders considered

Editor, Several letters recently have stated that we can’t know what our country’s founding fathers believed yet on the other hand are certain that none of them were Christians. One might as well claim the sun rises in the West. Let me illustrate. Robert Paine, Lyman Hall and John Witherspo...


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