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School paper seeks history

Editor, My name is David Windrum and I am the current co-editor of Polson High School’s newspaper the Salishian. I am currently working on a project to archive all the people who have been editor of the Salishian in the past.  From the work I have done in our archive I believe the Salishian was established in 1934. If anyone out there has any past issues of the Salishian from the years 1935 to 1966 that they would like to donate to our archives, it would be much appreciated. Papers could be sent to Polson High School at 111 4th Ave. E Polson, MT 59860. If you know the names of any editors of the Salishian from those years as well, please call the high school and leave a ...


Remember who took away our rights

Editor, Who are these people taking our rights from us? The issues have become more prevalent every day in some papers and on some newscasts this blight is spreading. You can’t say this. You can’t do that. This or that will offend someone.  Who are these people making decisions against...


All life is sacred

Editor, I just received a phone call from someone representing the State Planned Parenthood association. She stated that the passing of the Personhood Amendment to the State Constitution would threaten the rights of a woman to have an abortion.  That is impossible. Not only is abortion legal in...


Loaves and Fish thankful for donation

Editor, The Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry clients, volunteers, and board thanks the United States Postal Service, its mail carriers and the food donors for their recent food drive. This year almost 1,400 pounds of food were delivered to the Polson pantry to help feed those in need in our community.&n...


Fundraiser captured community spirit

Editor, On May 15, I attended the Lake County Democratic fundraiser for candidates running for office. The tone of the evening focused on the ideas of Howard Zinn, the influential political activist.  The North Crow Clubhouse was packed. Carolyn Beecher and all who worked planning this event did a...


Cabaret worthy of more coverage

Editor, As is tradition during the Mother’s Day weekend, on May 6-8 Cabaret took place in the RMS Auditorium. It was already the 28th Annual Cabaret that Cathy Gillhouse and her Show Choir put together. There had been announcements and advertisements for Cabaret in the Valley Journal long before ...


Listen to the pitch, but do your research before signing

There’s a lot to be said for engaging the brain long before engaging the mouth. The same could be prudent before putting your John Hancock on a piece of paper. Just as you can’t take back what you said, you also cannot rewind your signature.  As this year’s ballot initiatives beg...


Vote for Taylor, vote for fiscal responsibility

Editor, The upcoming Republican primary election for HD 11 has added interest this time around - our current representative, Janna Taylor, has primary competition.  Based on her performance in office over the years, I’m happy to support Taylor. As others have noted, she always answers her ma...


Kindergarten Roundup support appreciated

Editor, We would like to thank all local media and businesses for helping get the word out for the Spring 2010 Preschool screening and the Kindergarten Registration for the Ronan-Pablo School District’s 2010-2011 enrollment.  Because of your help we were able to draw a large number of childr...


Country lacks star-power

Editor, Could it be that our country’s problems are a result of having a five-star president with many four-star ideas, willing to settle for three-star legislation if passed by two-star democrats, who are stymied by one-star republicans, plus a media woefully lacking any stars? Pete Daniels P...


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