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Letters to the Editor

Going on a new adventure

Editor, Me, myself and I, (three peas in a pod) have made a life-changing decision. In June, this ‘pod’ is moving to the Grizzly Peak independent senior living facility in Missoula. This caps 27 years in Polson. As the years have rolled by in my lifetime, 88 years now, about every 25 years I have made complete changes in my life, my work, my environment. It has always worked out well. But I’m staying in Montana and in this marvelous piece of real estate that stands out as one of the most scenic and becoming ‘sought after’ places in America. I’ve been writing letters to the editor for many years now. This senior-move will probably not deter my ...


What’s your priority: God, country or state rights?

Editor, In discussions with friends we can communicate ideas without hating each other. We know their character and moral fiber. Our nation allows citizens to have different backgrounds, religious philosophies and life styles. Disagreeing does not require demeaning or hating someone. My friends and I l...


Medicaid expansion passes

Editor, 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 Montanans across the state. Our Senator Dan Salomon des...


Considering the origin of our plutocracy

Editor, A letter to the editor from Rolan Becker in the April 17 issue states that my letter of April 3 “makes several statements worthy of challenge,” then fails to say what these statements are except to deny the accuracy of something I hadn’t said. My letter of that date had the na...


Food pantry volunteers appreciated

Editor, 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 Loaves and Fish food pantry in Polson, we love ...


Drug court is important program

Editor, I was delighted to see your article in the April 17 edition in regard to the successful first year of Lake County Drug Court that is focusing on rehabilitation and overall life counseling. The smiles on the faces of the judge, participants and counselors are worth a million words. You can see the ...


Highway clean up appreciated

Editor, Kudos to the families with the bright green vests that picked up trash on Hwy. 93 last Sunday afternoon. Hope you found some treasures. But let’s all try to take better care of our own trash. Make our highways more beautiful. (Especially for our visitors.) Kathleen Scott Ronan


Declaration of Independence created by regular people

Editor, What were the “true” beliefs of the Founders? Were they “pure” religious beings (whether Christian or not)? I doubt it. To steal from Thomas Paine – “Hey, how about a little common sense.” It is likely that the humans of 1776 were similar to those of 20...


Requesting your vote

Editor, My name is Virginia DuBrucq. I am a resident of Polson and a candidate for Trustee of the Lake County Public Library Board, and I hope that you will support me in this election. I believe that my background and experience will serve you well. It is my understanding the Lake County Public Librar...


Historical details considered

Editor, Harold Young's letter (April 3) makes several statements worthy of challenge, notably the inference that Christian thought was irrelevant to our nation’s founding. Of the approximate 250 founders — those who made significant contributions to the country’s beginnings, nearly 95 pe...


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