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Opinion

Objections to mosque require us to look at our own faiths

Editor, Having just returned from a three-week trip to the Midwest and being mostly out of touch with the news, upon my return on Aug. 14, I was appalled to hear the great controversy, right up to the Oval Office, regarding Muslims wanting to build a mosque near ground zero in New York City.  And now I am hearing all the talking heads on television and radio weighing in on this ad infinitum.  What better structure to build near ground zero than a place of worship? Why are we hanging on to this idea that all Muslims have a terrorist mentality and motivation? Why are we so blind to the true foundation of all major religions, which is love-based, that we allow ourselves to f...


Bank’s assistance to youth home appreciated

Editor, Glacier Bank and Todd Bassett have once again shown their community spirit and generosity. I thank Todd and the good folks at Glacier Bank for the generous donation to the Lake County Youth Home of a half 4-H beef and half 4-H hog for the freezer.  I understand that the Food Pantry was als...


Lake County paper lags behind on arts coverage

Editor, The last time I wrote a letter to the editor was in 1974 for a high school journalism assignment, rebelling as a “lunch lady aid” in the cafeteria when only the girls, not the scraggly haired boys, were required to wear hairnets. Today, I am penning a letter regarding another perceived...


Sometimes a jaded viewpoint can highlight the need to get something done

Max Baucus knows how to work a room. That was my initial impression when I met Montana’s senior senator, a Democrat, who was in Pablo this past week to meet with the Tribal Council of the Salish and Kootenai Indians. Baucus and several key members of his staff were at the council’s meeting for...


Great stories, from parades to people, mark summer months

Several months’ of activities here and around need to be recognized. Tony Porazzo, Sewer and Water Superintendent, was involved in a critical accident on Highway 35. The result was critical injuries, which eventually led to the loss of the lower portion of his right leg.  One might think tha...


Early cleanup shouldn’t be punished

Editor, Another season of Pioneer Days and Lake County Fair has come and gone with its ups and downs. It was great to see everyone again at the fair. It was a long, fun and educational nine days beginning Friday with the fishing derby and ending Sunday with the Youth Rodeo and taking and cleanup of fair e...


Voting should be an honored duty

Editor, In his Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said ours is a “government of the people, by the people, for the people” - a government agreed to ‘by the people’ through a written contract we call the Constitution of the United States. Whatever our concerns about conditions i...


Bright future for library

Editor, How wonderful for our community that the voters have passed the North Lake County Public Library District levy. On behalf of the Friends of the Polson Library, an organization devoted to supporting that institution, I want to express our gratitude to the voters who considered the facts of the issu...


It’s fair to blame citizens for problems

Editor,  The placing of blame, oh don’t we love it so. Never do we accept responsibility for our own actions. No, it’s much easier to point and last week there it was again, the finger point.   Forget about truth, honesty, integrity; these words are passé just like the word...


Library supporters’ help appreciated

Editor, As the volunteer coordinator for the North Lake County Public Library District, I would like to thank the many people who supported the effort to obtain sustainable, equitable funding for the library. The consistent funding will enable the library to continue to be a valuable and vital part of the...


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