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Surprised by kindness

Editor, Our grandson, Simon, begins college soon. He has just completed a very busy summer with a well-paying job, plus he had a summer study program in preparation for college. He also purchased his first vehicle this summer, a small vintage pickup. He and another guy heading for college had made plans to enroll in a short intense course offered at World View Academy in Giddings, Texas, more than a thousand miles from home. They planned to travel and live in the pickup. It needed some work on the front brakes and a couple of engine gaskets were leaking oil badly and required replacement. They did most of the work themselves. After taking the truck on a test drive to check the brakes,...


Life without A/a Life without A/a

All was admirable and acceptable – advantageous even – that a.m. I arrived at my work area early, adhered to my agenda and had accomplished an abundance of article assembly by afternoon. And then I had lunch – avocado salad with apples and almonds (apricot dressing). Upon finishing my fo...


October library programs offer something for everyone

October came barreling in this year at the library. We have had a lot going on and even more to come this fall. This month we are celebrating the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in partnership with Missoula Public Library. On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m., join us in our meeting room as we welcome...


Wants signs returned

Editor,  Will the person or persons who availed themselves of the Jon Tester and Kathleen Williams campaign signs located (until they were removed) on North Finley Point Road, please return them? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Jackie Ladner Polson  


Hold your nose

Editor, The election is a few weeks away, and we have decisions to make. President Trump is not a nice person and cares nothing for our nice little laws and “norms.” He is rapidly breaking them or using them for his own power and purposes, to the detriment of the country. He will undermine our...


Family support for judge

Editor,  Kim Christopher is the best candidate for District Court Judge of Lake and Sanders counties. She has excelled in this position for 18 years. She is steadfast, honest, fair and professional. How do I know? I’ve watched her in action, and I’ve seen her behind the scenes. You see, K...


Hoping for respect

Editor,  On Oct. 10, I was disturbed to find that three political signs, one each for Jon Tester, Kathleen Williams and Caroline McDonald, had been removed from the lawn of my residence on U.S. Highway 93 East in Polson. During this period of such partisanship, we must be respectful of one another. ...


Thinking about the future

Editor, People of Montana, it’s time to start thinking of the future for Montana and how we want to live and do here, look at what is happening in California, New York City, Chicago and Portland with out of control crime, law personal being blamed, open borders and sanctuary cities and guns being ba...


Deciding on a political party

Editor,  As a “committed” political independent, I have voted for candidates of all stripes and colors over the years. Some say that committing to “independence” is more a commitment to sitting on the fence, not so. It states that I reserve the right to evaluate candidates bas...


Healthcare unaffordable, complicated

Editor, Wow. Today’s healthcare conundrum. In my growing up years on our Wisconsin farm, I had chicken pox, whooping cough, measles, mumps and bad bumps. Doctor Doughty was immediately there. All medical bills were handled directly between Dad and the provider of the care. It was all handled even wi...


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