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Claims against Sheriff’s Office are unfounded

Editor,  After recent malicious and non-factual posting in the media by a group identifying themselves only as “Concerned Citizens of Lake County,” I would like to inform the residents of Lake County that every issue that has been mentioned has been investigated either by an outside agency or through an internal investigation. In each instance, legal counsel has been sought and their advice has been followed.  The sheriff is the one that makes the final decision on any issue that affects the Sheriff’s Office. The position of undersheriff is an appointed position by the sheriff and serves at the pleasure of the sheriff.  Under Montana state law, the ...

Farm subsidies benefit Taylor

Editor,  According to a data base of the U.S. Dept of Agriculture subsidies, maintained by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Janna Taylor, Republican who wants to represent you in the Montana House, is the owner of Twin Creek Ranch, Inc., Petroleum County, (Winnet). Janna has received $1,016,...

Candidates need to acknowledge concerns

Editor, We’ve lived on Jocko Canyon Road for 20 years. Every year the road completely deteriorates before county graders arrive. Over the years we’ve contacted the county commissioners, frequently sending pictures, pleading for help.  On May 14, after (again) detailing the hazards in a...

Thank you for benefit support

Editor, The Ed Jaeger Benefit was a tremendous success due to the well-organized and well-executed work of so many.  The rod, antique and classic car owners brought and displayed many of their beautiful cars. Generous donations from businesses and individuals throughout the valley were auctioned b...

Take a stand against bullying

Editor,  To the parents, community, and all others of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes.  I am writing this letter to inform the community of the problem we have in our Ronan schools. It has come to my attention that we have eight bullies in our elementary school alone.  Now, what I want...

School board turned down valuable opportunity

Editor, I would like to add some additional information to the article in last week’s issue that provided details about the May 12 School District #30 Board meeting in Ronan. During the meeting the board decided not to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Montana Office of Public Instru...

Congrats to our graduates

Editor,  First of all, I want to say congratulations to Saint Ignatius High School Junior Spencer Horn for claiming the state’s singles tennis crown for MHZ. Way to go Spencer.  Now I would like to say congratulations to the girls softball team for making it all the way to divisional. Y...

Centennial play doesn’t disappoint

Editor, We are thinking that you must be flooded with letters like this one.  Yesterday we saw the Port Polson Players production of “Valley Full of Diamonds” by Karen and Neal Lewing. From Co Carew’s graceful interpretive dance, to the beautiful backdrop, to the sign changers, t...

Local teen pregnancy rate tops state average

Editor, Teen pregnancy in Montana is an issue that has far-reaching implications. In addition to being costly to Montana’s taxpayers, teen pregnancy affects education and poverty rates in our state. Teen parents are less likely to complete high school or post-secondary education, more likely to live...

Doyle deserves sheriff vote

Editor,  Hello, this is past Lake County Sheriff/Coroner Bill Baron and I am writing this letter in strong support of Jay Doyle for Lake County Sheriff/Coroner.  During my long law enforcement career I have met and worked with many outstanding men and women. In the 14 years I have known and w...


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