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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 defeat Nazi Germany and preserve our freedoms. It is disturbing to see our former president use millions of dollars in left-over campaign funds and contributions from far-left extremists like George Soros to create Organizing for Action (OFA), a paid group of 30,000 leftist zealots trained to actively disrupt Republican campaign events and oppose the agenda of the Trump Administration....


Election thoughts

A very important race for the Lake County Commissioner’s office has generated significant momentum that everyone needs to know about. The race involves a new and bright star who has emerged on the campaign trail. Her name is Caroline McDonald, challenger for Lake County Commissioner. In Caroline&rsq...


Heroes amongst us Heroes amongst us

You might find them wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. They can be dressed in Sunday’s best. Others are outfitted in a baseball cap and sports jersey. They may be in pajamas or in shorts and a wide-brimmed hat to ward off the sun. Some wear yesterday’s t-shirt paired with barely combed hair and wear...


Tough love

Editor, What is tough love? The definition per Merriam-Webster.com is “affectionate concern expressed in a stern or unsentimental manner especially to promote responsible behavior.” Responsible behavior, isn’t that an admirable quality to promote? Tough love has been the cornerstone of m...


Food pantry grateful for support

Editor, On behalf of the Polson area Loaves and Fish food pantry, I’m thrilled to thank both the Greater Polson Community Foundation and the Lower Flathead Community Foundation for their generous support of our school backpack program. Their donations will cover about a third of our costs to provide...


Late Night TV Guy pays no heed to bedtimes Late Night TV Guy pays no heed to bedtimes

For the most part, my husband is a rational and logical human being. There is an orderly and predictable pattern to his days. He showers in the morning; brushes his teeth after meals. He rises early and goes to bed at a reasonable hour. He is a reasonable man – for the most part. On occasion, howeve...


Character matters

Editor, Does character count? Looking at our present legislative and executive branches of government, does character trump selfishness? Do members of our Republican House and Senate act out of high morality, unselfishness, and good character? Does our White House and various executive branch appointees a...


Dance support appreciated

Editor, Thank you for all your support of Cowboy Country and the Gold Dust Girls dance at the Elks. I want to express my appreciation to many of my friends (nine) for helping before, during and after the dance; to the Elks; Anderson Broadcasting Music Minute; for all who advertised for this event, eith...


Call for ‘special’ Flathead Irrigation District meeting

Editor, Over a year ago BIA announced that it would increase required irrigator O&M fee payments next year by $4.50 to $33.50 per acre. Although there are good reasons to have actively challenged the magnitude of that increase, the now defunct FJBC and its three continuing irrigation districts did lit...


Facts about the numbers

Editor, Mission and Jocko Irrigation Districts passed a resolution for operation and maintenance costs for the 2019 irrigation season to remain at $29 per acre. We refused the $4.50 increase. The Flathead District has not made a final decision. Here’s reasons for this decision. 1. In 2017, a $3 i...


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