Valley Journal
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Letters

Voting should be an honored duty

Editor, In his Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said ours is a “government of the people, by the people, for the people” - a government agreed to ‘by the people’ through a written contract we call the Constitution of the United States. Whatever our concerns about conditions in America today, “government of the people and by the people” are essentials to ensure “government for the people”. We simply forsake this duty when we choose deliberately not to vote.  Absentee ballots give us 75 days to vote at home with a mail-in date of Nov. 2, 2010,  for the next elections. Even with this facilitation, the last voter turnout of c...


Bright future for library

Editor, How wonderful for our community that the voters have passed the North Lake County Public Library District levy. On behalf of the Friends of the Polson Library, an organization devoted to supporting that institution, I want to express our gratitude to the voters who considered the facts of the issu...


It’s fair to blame citizens for problems

Editor,  The placing of blame, oh don’t we love it so. Never do we accept responsibility for our own actions. No, it’s much easier to point and last week there it was again, the finger point.   Forget about truth, honesty, integrity; these words are passé just like the word...


Library supporters’ help appreciated

Editor, As the volunteer coordinator for the North Lake County Public Library District, I would like to thank the many people who supported the effort to obtain sustainable, equitable funding for the library. The consistent funding will enable the library to continue to be a valuable and vital part of the...


Coverage ignored other candidate in house race

Editor, Jim Blow’s coverage of the primary election results was incomplete.   He stated, “(Janna) Taylor is assured reelection since she is unopposed on the November ballot.”   This may have been an oversight by Jim, since there was not a Democratic opponent on the ticket...


Vote support library’s future

Editor, On behalf of the steering committee, I want to thank the voters who passed the levy in support of the new North Lake County Library District. Your positive votes not only sustain funding for current programs, materials, equipment, facilities and personnel, your votes ensure funding to enhance and ...


Classmates thanked for Ronan Reunion

Editor, On behalf of our class, I would like to thank the following for all their help and generous donations for our 30th high school reunion. Everyone had a wonderful time, and we appreciate your thoughtfulness. Jennifer Rolfsness, Ronan City Hall; J.D. Matthews, Harvest Foods; Lisa Jennison, Lucky S...


Quick action by all saved a lot

Editor, We just wanted to thank our neighbor Jeff Smith and his hired man, for putting out the grass fire ignited after the recent lightning strike. Their quick thinking and action had the fire out in mere minutes, before we were even aware of it.  Thank you, also, to St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire D...


Big Arm celebration will help school

Editor,  The Big Arm 100-year commemoration held Saturday, July 24, was a big success. A great team of volunteers — about 40 individuals — made it a fun day for all who showed up for the fundraising activities. Lunch was a beef brisket barbecue with corn on the cob, coleslaw and dessert. ...


Thrift store relies on donations, community support

Editor, Where in Polson can one shop for quality used items? You can get it all at the Country Store in Polson, sometimes referred to as “that boutique on Main Street.” The Country Store has been serving Polson and the surrounding area in various capacities for 40 years. The store’s p...


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