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Stealing from dogs and cats

Editor, I am writing this letter because some very inconsiderate people broke into the Seconds to Go thrift store on Wednesday, Sept. 8. This store is there to benefit the Mission Valley Animal Shelter. So the thieves that did this must not have any consideration for animals. They stole our safe that had six days' worth of sales in it and that really hurts the animals. I would like any one who may know anything about this break in to contact the Polson Police Department. For those people who are our customers we would urge you to stop payment on checks issued to the thrift store between Sept. 1-8. Also if you would be so kind as to come to the store and write us a replacement ch...


Heartfelt gratitude for Sept. 11 heroes

Editor, As the anniversary of 9/11 passes, I’d like to offer heartfelt gratitude to all our emergency responders and the courageous citizen heroes of flight 93 ... the police and firemen who ran in to the burning buildings, the 911 dispatchers who helped coordinate and who comforted those trapped so...


Constitution and justice

Editor, Andrew Speer suggested in the Sept. 2 issue (letters) that we study the Constitution. Good idea, but such a study should be broader than just reading it. Rightwing extremists have somehow concluded that they have common cause with our founding fathers. The facts don’t bear them out. The cont...


Be sure to vote Nov. 2

Editor, This letter is for all of Lake County, The Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal residents, businesses, fraternal and service organizations, governmental entities, volunteer groups, chamber of commerce members, ministerial associations, members of all faiths, or none, the homeless, high schools,...


Polson traffic study bypass is best option

Editor, I attended the Polson library meeting Sept. 9 where Jeff Key of CDM in Helena explained their study of our growing through traffic problems here in Polson. The study is split into two categories:  local commerce and our parking issues, and the sensitivities due toward the Tribal, and surround...


Hearing concerns public participation issues

Editor, A human rights hearing concerning a complaint against the city of Polson will take place in the Polson City Library meeting room Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. The hearing addresses the first amendment issue involving freedom of speech. A city resident, Murat Kalinyaprak, filed several complaints against the ...


Political parties serve agendas, not people

Editor, Parades, who doesn’t love them, the fire trucks, antique cars, horses and riders, marching bands and veterans, the children, oh the children and then into view come the signs, those political signs of the Democrats and the Republicans.  Suddenly my love of parades is dimmed, my thoug...


Our crossing is nearly complete

Editor, Members of the Polson High School graduating classes of 1949-1951 came together this past weekend in Polson to celebrate. I had been asked to do the invocation at the dinner on Saturday evening so I did a brief search of PHS yearbooks to assure myself that I knew the mottos of our graduating class...


A sense of urgency

Editor, Hello fellow citizens of Lake County. One of the more interesting points of human behavior is that we tend to take everyday things for granted. We have all caught ourselves driving to work or other destinations and suddenly a beautiful sunrise or other majestic sight will catch our attention. M...


Gallagher is best candidate

Editor, I am supporting former Polson businessman, Bill Gallagher, for public service commissioner.  Decisions made by the Public Service Commission influence energy policy in Montana, regionally, and nationally, and have a very real impact on Montana families, taxpayers, rate payers, and employer...


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