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Congrats to parade winners

Editor, On behalf of Mayor Pat DeVries, the Kiwanis, Rotary Club, and myself I would like to say a special thank you to all those citizens that participated in the parade. Winners may pick up their awards at Polson City Hall after July 8 or contact me at 883-8212 or Cora at 883-8214. Congratulations again to our winners. Joan Hart Polson  


Mill levy benefits outweigh costs

Editor, Of course no one wants to choose to raise taxes. However, for less than what I would spend on two lattés a month, it’s overwhelming what I get in return if the library district mill levy passes. I hire staff to keep the library open later. I get access to more research materials. I...


Journalist’s latest move encompasses the best of both worlds

In the fall of 2003, I boarded an Amtrak train in New Orleans bound for Chicago. My ultimate destination was Seattle, a breathtaking metropolis and a place where the temperate climate suited me well. That first leg on the City of New Orleans, a passenger train immortalized by singer Arlo Guthrie, proved f...


Vote yes for library district

Editor, To be sure, the Polson City Library offers a lot of cool, free stuff: wireless Internet access, public computers, scanners, copiers, newspapers, magazines and more. Though many library users may be familiar with much of this, one under-appreciated and often overlooked service that the library p...


Library provides valuable services

Editor, As a child growing up I was incredibly fortunate, along with my brothers and sisters and cousins, to have an opportunity to spend all summer visiting my grandparents in Yellow Bay. Part of the weekly routine my grandparents had to keep this brood under control was to have my grandfather drive all ...


Support library, support education

Editor, The greatest educator begins with a book.  Where would we be without libraries? A library is a building full of knowledge open to all with no regards to wealth, race, education or occupation. A library is a building with an open invitation to come in and learn. Libraries have been on this ...


Congrats to Valley Journal

Editor,  Congratulations to the Valley Journal and staff for your 21 newspaper awards at the Montana Newspaper Association’s annual convention.  Your articles and stunning photographs are consistently well thought out and displayed. I can’t wait for Thursday to get your paper and ...


Understanding fireworks regulations

Welcome, summer. I trust all are done praying for rain. At least not the kind we had from May to mid-June. Having been overseas with my wife during May, my appreciation for this country is beyond words. I truly missed the Polsonites, especially those who (in a fun way) love nothing more than to deliver ho...


Why are we still in Afghanistan?

Editor, Why is it that in this Afghanistan campaign our leaders are so reluctant to accept the fact that the entire operation was built upon faulty knowledge, impossible goals, misreading of Afghan leaders, and military strategies that are so outmoded in defeating the Taliban that we must be the laughing ...


Support for animal control appreciated

Editor,  Thank you to the citizens of Ronan. Because of your kindness we were successful in raising almost $300 for the Ronan Animal Control. All contributions are very much appreciated and will surely be put to good use.  Thank you to June Jordan for all of her wonderful food that she contri...


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