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Reacquaint yourself with good winter driving habits

Winter weather has returned with a vengeance after a reasonably mild holiday season. We had a nice layer of snow and cool, not cold temperatures to help make Christmas nice and snowy, albeit a grey day. But, now it looks like we're back into a cool spell after a messy rain/snow mix that made roads fairly treacherous. It's worth noting that, considering the tough road conditions drivers appear to be moderating their speed and driving a little more cautiously. We Montanans are so confident of our driving sometimes that it's worth noting that we can all afford to slow down a little and drive a lot more defensively.  Check weather and road conditions and plan accordingly. Getting ...


Phillips family hosted awesome benefit

Editor, We want to thank the Phillips Family and Roger and Jeanie Tauck at the Phillips Saddlery and Mercantile for the awesome benefit. It is so very much appreciated. We know a lot of work went into having it. We want to thank everyone who helped and stopped in. Thank you Pablo Quality Foods for the ...


Senseless act affects many

Editor, I am writing to express my extreme disappointment and disgust with the individual or individuals responsible for taking the baby Jesus from my nativity scene on 7th Avenue, next to Health Care Plus in Polson. On Monday, Dec. 21, our lights were stolen. This is our first year in Polson, but the ...


H1N1 scare is a total fabrication

Editor, While I was traveling through Canada in early September, the CBS News reported that according to Canadian statistics, you are four times as likely to get H1N1 if you had been previously vaccinated for it. This aired for two days and then you never heard another word about it. I was amazed it even ...


I am thankful for Santa's visits

Editor, There are many older residents of St. Ignatius who are blessed when a special "Santa" arrives at their homes. Christopher McCollum's visit is a gift he has given me for many years — reminding me of the gift Jesus Christ gave the world at his birth. I wait each year for my visit from Santa...


Join in discussion on public facility sale and use

Here's your chance to take part in the process of shaping our valley's future. Next Tuesday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Lake County Courthouse, you'll have a chance to express your view and hear many others that will help decide how public use facilities will shift in the not-too-distant future.  ...


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