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Thanks for making Dayton Daze fundraiser a success

Editor, The numbers are in and, thanks in large part to our dedicated group of raffle-ticket sellers, the total donations collected for the Chief Cliff VFD at Dayton Daze were $4,761.  Russ Rodde of St. Ignatius won the grand prize of a $300 gas card, and Gale Decker of Ronan won a $200 gas card. Additional prizes valued from $10 to $200 were also awarded.   Sales of T-shirts, Chief Cliff Country books, and a generous donation from the Idle Spur all contributed to making Dayton Daze the successful fundraiser that it was. Thanks again to all in the community who contributed time and effort toward the many events sponsored during this years Dayton Daze and Dayton Centennial ce...


Salomon is best choice for HD 12

Editor, Two good men are candidates for the legislature from House District 12: Republican Dan Salomon and Democrat John Fleming. How does one choose for whom to vote?  We know that Fleming voted in the last legislature for the largest budget in state history and for the flawed medical marijuana b...


Thanks for Homecoming spirit

Editor, The Student Council of Ronan High School would like to thank the community for their support of our Homecoming activities. We had a great parade, games were well-attended, signs were appreciated and the overall atmosphere was good around school.   Thanks to the Booster Club for donations t...


DUI court in planning stages for Polson

As this is being written we are now celebrating the first day of fall. The next season I will not be excited about. I am a dismal failure as a native Montanan in that winter, for me, is the least favorite of the four seasons we live in. For many of you it is indeed the season you look forward to. So sit back...


Gallagher is best choice for Public Service Commission

Editor, Are you concerned about paying higher energy rates? If you are, you need to become part of the election process and get out to vote. We have two candidates for PSC (Public Service Commission) with opposite views on the issues.  One candidate, who is the incumbent Ken Toole, long-time energ...


Taxes should fix roads

Editor, First off, I am sorry the levy didn’t pass for the roads. I guess the American people are very tired of being taxed to death.   Last fall in Valley View, the sander came out for no reason I could see — there was no snow or ice on the roads. So money was spent for wages for that...


School board’s behavior was inappropriate

Editor, As a general rule, I make every effort to stay out of my adult children’s business. However, after sitting through a Polson School Board meeting last Thursday, I am sorry, I cannot “turn the other cheek.” The treatment my daughter received was extremely rude and I can’t hel...


Shop downtown during construction

Change is a good thing. And the changes being made to Polson’s Main Street are a very good thing — not only for downtown, but for the entire community. As Main Street undergoes a major improvement project, please remember to support downtown businesses by continuing to shop in their stores.&nb...


Be accountable for what you write

We made a mistake. There, I said it. In last week’s Valley Journal we ran an incendiary letter to the editor attacking Lake County Sheriff candidate Jay Doyle with a fake name signed at the bottom. Maybe it was naiveté and trustworthiness on our part, where we didn’t think we had to che...


Research candidates before Election Day

Editor,  Well, I for one as a citizen, non-tribal member and civil servant of the people of Lake County have no concerns about Jay Doyle’s integrity or abilities to lead this county regardless of his recent enrollment status. Racism and ignorance such as Mr. Rew has plainly displayed in his col...


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