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But which?

Editor, A recent letter shows how education is being relegated to what one is told, not to truth. A bias or bigoted person chooses not to hear anything disagreeing with their entrenched beliefs. In today’s world, it is easy to check where the truth lays. Using selected language to demean an opponent or opposing idea is easy, reasoning is not required. I am astounded that so many residents in our area choose prejudice for their base of knowledge. Both sides of our political spectrum present erroneous information. Yet each of us can easily access information about what they provide to "prove their point," if we want. If not, using labels to demean an opposing view is all that is l...

Political opinion shared

Editor, In a recent (Sept. 12) letter, Lance Hames uses my prior letter to the editor (which mentioned the Trump administration one time) to vilify the President with hateful, inaccurate and unsubstantiated accusations characteristic of someone with the Trump Derangement Syndrome. I must respond. Hames...

Build stronger community, vote for McDonald

Editor, We who live and work in Lake County are very fortunate that Caroline McDonald is running for County Commissioner. In her work as a community and economic consultant in Mission Valley, and as chair of the Polson School Board, she has taken a pragmatic, nonpartisan, community- building approach. She...

National political opinion shared

Editor, The Trump Derangement Syndrome is alive and well in the Mission Valley. This malady, if you haven’t heard, is a mental condition in which the afflicted has constant outbursts of vile and hatefilled rhetoric directed toward our duly elected President. These poor, mentally deranged individuals...

Vote McDonald for Commissioner

Editor, I have never endorsed a political candidate before, but I make an exception for a truly exceptional candidate for Lake County Commissioner: Caroline McDonald. I have met Caroline and find her to possess a refreshing combination of attributes. She is intelligent, articulate, personable, and woul...

Comment inspires exercise

Editor, “Couch and pancakes”...” Couch and pancakes.” The words coming from Terry, a 70 plus yearold attorney from California, rang in my ears after he jogged on past me at the Polson High School track. I was on my usual two to three mile walk. Terry was on his usual nine mile jog,...

Singing to avoid bears

Editor, I’m sharing bear confrontation information. Almost a dozen times, I’ve encountered black and brown bears while hiking and camping. The only time I’ve seen grizzly bears in the wild was on a tour in Alaska, and they were out in a huge meadow, grazing on grass like cows, this was i...

A different opinion

Editor, Philip Barney’s recent letter is a study in irony. He dismisses others as ignorant of history then demonstrates his own misunderstanding of it, or calculated revision and misuse of it. Defending a President attacking free speech, free press and a division of federal powers, he evokes the mem...

Church truck stolen How low can people go?

Someone stole a tire and wheel from a pickup truck in the carport of the Mission Valley United Methodist Church on Post Creek Hill. Then they came last week and stole the entire truck with the snowplow on it, pulled it out of the carport and left with it. It is a 1999 Dodge 2500 white standard cab long bo...

Political opinion shared

Only someone ignorant of World War II history or having an irrational hatred for President Trump would compare the current administration to Nazi Germany. Such a comparison is an insult to the thousands of young Americans and veterans that fought and died on the beaches of Normandy and in Western Europe to d...


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