Valley Journal
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Opinion

Webb leaves Polson with many heartfelt memories

There is so much to visit with you about. As most all of Polson knows our Honorary Downtown Police Beat Officer Barry Webb has left us. We know he is looking down and no doubt frowning at times about the way we are handling things. In my eight years, Barry worked his way into my heart and my wonderful memories of Honorary Officer Webb. He was a joy to see as he “gumshoed” the beat. Main Street, 1st Street East and the Senior Citizens Center were just part of his normal route. Barry brought many a smile with his smile and various euphemisms he would call out as he and Polsonites' paths would meet. The memorial service was Saturday March 20, at 2 p.m. in the Linderman gym. S...


Charlo Ghost Out was a great success

Editor, I would like to take this time to thank everyone who participated and helped in the Charlo Ghost Out. It was a great success and I’m glad that I was able to have this program brought to the Charlo High School to teach the students about drinking and driving. I would like to send a special...


Health care bill is a good start

Editor,  I am relieved that the national health care bill passed and will be put into law this week. There are people living without health care coverage right now, and more losing it every day. This bill is by no means perfect — but it is a very good start to keep people from losing insurance ...


Restoring America involves active participation

Editor, This letter is in response to Sheila Bell’s letter published last week. As one of the founders of Calling All Conservatives (CAC), I wanted to answer her question about the change of name. It changed because the group has new leadership, and had nothing to do with the Hamilton group as Sheil...


Tap into our web site calendar to plan your spring and summer

Signs of spring surround us and that means we're just going to get busier and busier. All this warm weather has got us heading outdoors more and more, whether it's to take care of chores we've put off until the snow melted or to get some shirt-sleeve fishing in while the sun is out. Events also begin to p...


Enjoy student artwork on display

Editor, We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Polson School Superintendent, David Whitesell and Communications Director, Marsha Anson for allowing Polson businesses to display student art in their offices and stores. When you are shopping in Polson, please take the time to locate a...


We'll all experience a resurrection

Editor, A short time ago, I participated, by sharing my condolences, in a memorial service for a Polson High School acquaintance from the 1940s; his grieving widow was a classmate of mine. This thought crossed my mind and perhaps has crossed the minds of others attending memorial services: will I see him ...


There's money in the ditches

Editor, Again, we spent a few hours picking trash along Highway 93. And for the first time were blessed and surprised to find dollars. Not just $1, but $10, then $20, then another $20.  It doesn't take long to pick trash when there is a reward along the way. Maybe more people would help keep the h...


Fire Board actions are not fiscally responsible

Editor, As a Polson Rural taxpayer and a former career firefighter, I am very concerned about recent actions by some members of the Polson Rural Fire Board. At the March 10 meeting, Trustees Alison Meslin, Paul Laisy and Jim Manley voted to hire a consultant to advise them as to "the best use of the new R...


St. Luke provides economic vitality

Editor, With the conclusion of 2009 and spring 2010 approaching fast — growth and renewal come to mind. To that end, St. Luke Community Healthcare would like to extend a hearty thanks to the residents of Polson, Ronan, St. Ignatius and those throughout Lake County for all of the growth that we exper...


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