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Teachers, staff offer encouragement

Editor, We would like to offer a big thank you to the Mission Valley Masonic Lodge and Wal-Mart for their wonderful generosity in donating bicycles to local schools in support of the reading programs. We would also like to thank the teachers and staff at Cherry Valley Elementary School, where our daughter won a drawing for a bike, for their tireless support and encouragement of our children in their early childhood learning. What a wonderful community we live in. Steve and Jill Todd Polson  


You missed a powerful message

Editor, Many thanks to Toni Young, Barb Monaco, Soroptimist International of Polson, Mr. Whitesell and Polson School District #23 for bringing Ron Clem and his daughter, Carren, to speak to our community schools about drug and alcohol abuse on February 22-23. Ron and his daughter shared their firsthand...


Doing the math on BMI is worth the effort

Are you or your children part of the obesity epidemic? Is there really an obesity epidemic or is this just a new scare tactic used by health officials to coerce you into a more healthy lifestyle? Maybe the answer is a little bit of all of the above. There's no question that the weight of Americans h...


Tea party gathering was not a peaceful protest

Editor, After reading Annette Schiele's letter, published Feb. 25 describing last April's tea party that she helped to organize, I had to wonder if we attended the same event. Her stated goal for the gathering may have been to "peacefully protest over-burdensome taxes and the alarming increase in governme...


Raffle winner announced

Editor, The winner of the '79 HD Shovelhead motorcycle raffle was Charles Walking Child. The raffle was in support of Sober Indian Riders and we would like to thank everyone who bought tickets. Geri Hall Polson  


What will be left of our great nation?

Editor, Wednesday I attended a meeting sponsored by the Montana Human Rights Network at the St. Ignatius Seniors Center. The speaker gave reasons why conservative groups are starting to meet in large numbers. One - our President isn’t white and two - our President has a non-Anglican last name. ...


True change comes from within

Editor, The disruptive, blatantly partisan, greed driven, angry, and combative rhetoric called news is coming so fast and furious that it must have many asking, "What is going on here. How can we change this trend? What can we do about this? When are our concerns going to be intelligently addressed? How c...


Mardi Gras fundraiser gives club financial boost

Editor, The past few days of bright sunshine have been sheer delight to our community, especially after a long siege of rather gloomy weather. The Boys & Girls Club board of directors would like to share another bright spot with everyone.  The past year and a half has been turbulent to say the...


President's words display hate

Editor, I can't get it out of my head — Barak Obama saying to John McCain at the February 25 Health Care Summit, “The campaign is over.” Could the President have said anything less gracious or more hateful? I don't think so. Carol Cummings Polson  


FCA raises funds to help local kids

Editor, What do Duford Tires, G&M Auto Repairs, Zimmerman Fishing Tackle, Wrap Shack, Cove Deli, Polson Bay Grocery, and Polson’s Town Pump all have in common? They all care about kids.  Polson High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club would like to pass out a heart...


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