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Are we jaded to war?

Editor, Almost all of us seem to agree on how ridiculous the government shutdown is. The economy and individuals are being hurt in many ways.  One sad revelation was that survivors’ benefits are being withheld from families of troops killed overseas. This is bad enough news, but what really shocked me is that 17 of our soldiers have been killed recently enough to be affected. I watch and read a lot of news but only heard this because of the benefits issue. Have we become so jaded to and the media so bored of war that we’re no longer paying attention to this? Today’s teenagers likely can’t remember their country not being at war. Even people in their twe...

Change requires informed votes

Editor, Just how important are the Tribal Council primary elections?  Many of us are negligent in voting during any primary election. In our busy lives, it is tempting to ignore the primary elections. We justify this by promising ourselves that we will vote in the general elections, so what does i...

Fulton’s experience supports well-planned growth

Editor, My wife, Carol, and I believe the community is fortunate to have two candidates running for Polson City mayor who have long-time roots in the Polson community. Both love Polson and have a desire to serve. The question is who has the most time to give and background experience for this position. ...

Kalinyaprak guardian of taxpayer dollars

Editor, If a demonstrated interest in protecting the pocketbooks of Polson taxpayers was a requirement for holding office, the list of candidates would be much shorter. It is also highly likely that our tax bills would be lower. In the not too distant past there was a proposal that the city purchase a bui...

State A golf tournament a success

Editor, On October 2, 3 and 4 the 2013 State A Golf Tournament was held at Polson Bay Golf Course. The City of Polson and Polson Bay Golf Course welcomed 129 participants along with friends, families, and coaches. Twenty-one schools from all around the state of Montana made the trip to our wonderful city ...

Wolfe good choice for pool board

Editor, I believe the swimming pool is a wonderful addition to the community. I am a city resident who regularly uses the pool and am extremely grateful to the non-profit group that dedicated the time and effort to make the swimming facility project a reality. I have, however, at times been critical of so...

There’s hope for alcoholics

Editor, My best interests are to pursue the issue of getting an alcohol treatment facility started on the Flathead Indian Reservation, one that would draw people to recovery. This would help the young adults from the bad effects of drinking and the evil danger it does to good people — and to get the...

Kalinyaprak’s lawsuits cost taxpayers money

Editor, As I live within the city limits of Polson I have been watching with interest the mayor and city commissioner election unfold and reading many letters to the editor. I have closely read and studied each letter I believe with an open mind.  I live in Ward 2 so am particularly interested in ...

Letters Policy

Letters to the editor are welcome. The decision to publish letters is made by the editor. Letters must be 350 words or less. Letters must be submitted by Friday at 5 p.m. to publish the following week. The Oct. 23 issue is the final issue to publish letters about a candidate running in the Nov...

Seven resign from People’s Voice

Editor, On Sept. 30, 2013, we — Fred Cordier, board chairman; Elden White, vice president; Donna Orr, treasurer and media committee; Janice Cordier, secretary; Joelene Frey, media committee; Joyce Mitchell, media committee; and Sue Yerian, member, officially resigned from our respective positions an...


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