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Opinion

Boat Island is ship-shape for summer

Editor, Many thanks to all those who help make the “Boat Island” at the intersection of Highways 35 and 93 such a pretty, colorful spot in summer. It is a cheery welcome at the main entrance to our community. Delaney’s Landscaping once again planted bright pink trailing petunias in several large pots and filled the little rowboat, (which gives this place its name), with colorful petunias. Last year Delaney’s installed the large pots and watering system which was a huge improvement. Making the traffic island into a welcoming spot rather than a rather weedy plot of dirt was a suggestion Christine Pitts made at a meeting of the Envision Polson Beautificati...


Thankful for teachers

Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my deepest appreciation to the Ronan Middle School sixth grade teaching staff. They show exemplary qualities in their teaching skills, styles and true caring about their students on an individual basis. Throughout our 11 years in the Ronan School Dis...


Support of veteran program appreciated

Editor, Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging would like to thank the Polson Senior Golf Tournament committee of Tracy Dooley, Bob Slaven and Mark Beckley for their outstanding efforts during the Senior Golf Tournament held at the Polson Bay Golf Course on May 18 and 19. These three gentlemen rounded up...


Respect for outdoors, elders needed

Editor, On May 10, I called Tribal Police and Lake County because there’s been a four-wheeler and a dirt bike (not street legal) that only show up after the school bus goes by my place at 4 p.m. From 4:30 to 5 p.m. they show up and my 75-year-old friend that lives around the corner from me told me t...


4th of July get together planned at Charlo park

Editor, The 4th of July and the big Charlo parade are coming. We thought it would be fun to have a get-together at the Charlo park. No RSVP. Just stop by to say hi to friends. Everyone who would like to visit with others in town for the fun of it is welcome. Snacks will be served. Bring your own drinks...


Moments in time Moments in time

Life is made up of moments. Some big. Some not so big. Some seemingly small that just may turn big. And despite the big or not so big, some are moments that will affect you for years to come or perhaps your entire life. They can be obviously monumental moments – a marriage, divorce, birth of a ch...


Thoughts during Memorial Day shared

Editor, This letter contains a poem. It is not in poetic form but can be read as such. It was composed on Memorial Day as I was viewing and hearing all the emotions that are connected with me as an 88-year-old former Army soldier. My earlier years, during WWII, made a very significant impression upon m...


Event raises funds for Alzheimer’s

Editor, On the Longest Day – June 21, thousands of participants throughout the world will use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. From face-to-face support to online education programs, and promisi...


Thank you for honoring veterans

Editor, A thank you goes to Ninepipes from Post 106, the American Legion Auxilliary, Mission Valley Honor Guard and all the veterans and their families who enjoyed the luncheon and door prizes after our Memorial Day services. A special thank you also goes to Stuart, Bryan and all the staff for hosting ...


Redistricting Montana: the pivot from past to future process

The Montana Supreme Court held a meeting on Tuesday, May 28, to select the chairman of the districting commission. This decision will have a decade-long effect on the Montana legislature and U.S. Congress. For the first time in 30 years, Montana may gain a second congressional seat to represent us in D.C. ...


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