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Support for animal control appreciated

Editor,  Thank you to the citizens of Ronan. Because of your kindness we were successful in raising almost $300 for the Ronan Animal Control. All contributions are very much appreciated and will surely be put to good use.  Thank you to June Jordan for all of her wonderful food that she contributed and to local businesses that donated to the fundraiser. The fundraiser would have never been the success that it was without your support.  Also a big thank you and much gratitude goes to the Mission Valley Animal Shelter for the donation of dog houses, blankets, pooper scoopers, gloves and toys. I’m very appreciative of what you’ve helped me with and the dogs t...


Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to serve you

It’s been a long, slow goodbye and I apologize for that. But this, I’m sorry to say, is my last editorial at the Valley Journal. Just about six years ago a small group of us were sitting around my porch enjoying a few cold beverages, wondering how we could all collectively jump off the cliff t...


Thanks to crew for work on Ewam Garden

Editor, The students and instructors of the Salish Kootenai College Highway Construction Training Program have recently completed road improvements at the site of the Ewam Garden project located north of Arlee. We wish to express our gratitude for a job well done.  Thank you to Scott Harmon for di...


Who could be trusted more than Decker?

Editor, As a Ronan High School alumna and a former cross country member, I cannot stand by and say nothing about the current situation plaguing my former high school. The school board has recently found an unclear conflict of interest regarding Gale Decker being both the Lake County Superintendent of S...


Repair our roads already

Editor,  I’ve noticed while driving around that the county roads are wash-boarded and the paved roads have potholes. What’s wrong with our county road crew? I hear through the grapevine that the people who pay taxes on private property, businesses, ranches and farms all pay plenty. Now...


Progressive movement threatens freedom

Editor, It’s a remarkable thing when a closet Progressive steps out into the light to finally be seen for what they truly are and they herald they’re unveiling by discounting the Constitution as being non-substantive. Talk about double-speak – that’s like saying because the Bibl...


Surrounding areas set example for library support

Editor, This July, residents of Polson and north Lake County will have an opportunity to vote by mail-in ballot on a proposal to establish a library district, which would provide sustainable operational funding for the Polson Library. Additional information on the proposed levy is available on the library...


Manage wolves before it’s too late

Editor,  Though I am only 14 years old, I’ve seen what the wolves are doing to wildlife and livestock. I’ve hunted for two years and this fall will be my third. I’ve hardly seen so much as one elk in the mountains during hunting season, let alone any other time of year. As for lives...


Dixon reunion owes success to volunteers

Editor,  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped me with the Dixon Reunion. There were about 60 people who attended and we all had a great time. It was more like a family reunion as most of us had grown up together.  I would like to thank Carl Dupuis for being the ...


We live under rule of law

Editor, Republic – a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition).  A definition of Demo...


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