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Opinion

You can't take vote back

Editor, I would like to comment on the candidates for Lake County Sheriff. When we soon sit at home alone filling out an absentee ballot or stand alone in that voting booth we must not forget that once that vote is cast, it cannot be taken back no matter how much we would wish it to be.  Eighteen months ago, Republicans, Independents, and Democrats rang in a new era of change and co-operation. How many wish they could take back their vote? We knew the candidate lacked experience, budget expertise, and made hollow promises. But once the vote is cast, it cannot be taken back.  I personally know all of the candidates for Sheriff. All are good persons. But Jay Doyle is the ri...


We must deal with fear

Editor,  Having just returned from a month-in-the-sun trip, picking up the April 8 Valley Journal and eager to catch up on local news, I was struck by one article in particular: "Panel delves into women's issues." As Melea Burke reported, "Addiction, Social Security, and mental health were just so...


Brushfires of Freedom forms in valley

Editor, America is awakening to the fact that the “fundamental changes” being implemented by progressives in our government are destructive to our economy, security, liberties, present and future prosperity. Our country has never been more divided and the changes are coming at us fast and furi...


Some of area's finest will be on hand for spring scrimmage

Spring brings a lot more than flowers to the valley. This year, it brings the sound of popping pads and some college football to town. The University of Montana Western is treating the Mission Valley with its annual spring football scrimmage on Ronan High School's new football field this Saturday. This...


Thanks for making the tournament a success

Editor, The Ronan 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament Directors — Steve Woll, Mike Graham, and Shelly Buhr — would like to send out a very special thanks to all that helped in making the tournament a success. Several businesses made a number of donations and we had a lot of tournament volunteers. ...


Easter is cause to celebrate

Editor, As the deadness of cold winter days fade and the warmer breezes of spring sweep across the valley; and all around are the melodious songs of robins and meadowlarks; newborn calves soak up the warmth of sunny skies; the bright blooms of Crocus flowers and the fragrance of the Easter lilies fill our...


Stop the presses

Editor, I just wanted to say that I’m a faithful Valley Journal reader, all of your stories and articles are a joy to read until today. I read the article about medical marijuana on the front page of the April 1 issue and I just have to say, the article was not concise on a few key points. One wa...


Polson food pantry needs your help

Editor, Most everybody in the Polson area is aware of the remodeling/renovation initiative underway at 901 1st Street East (across from Woody's/WBC), which will shortly be our food pantry's new operating location. The new facility will provide greater capacity, service, and privacy for our community's ...


Political advertising must past muster

With the election season comes a lot of questions about candidates, where they stand and what they claim. That's politics and newspapers are particularly effective in passing on important messages to the public about the candidates who run for office. We realize the Valley Journal is an important and popu...


Women’s Club extends thanks

Editor, The Round Butte Woman’s Club would like to extend their many thanks to those who attended and supported our spring brunch held Sunday, March 21. Because of their participation, the brunch was a success. I personally would like to thank the ladies who prepared and served the meal. It is a ...


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