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School board turned down valuable opportunity

Editor, I would like to add some additional information to the article in last week’s issue that provided details about the May 12 School District #30 Board meeting in Ronan. During the meeting the board decided not to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) that would have given the District the opportunity to apply for federal money if an application currently being put together by OPI was accepted at the federal level.  The article never mentioned the amount of money, which was substantial. Approximate amounts of money that Ronan could’ve eventually applied for ranged from $611,720 to $764,640. Fewer than five pe...

Congrats to our graduates

Editor,  First of all, I want to say congratulations to Saint Ignatius High School Junior Spencer Horn for claiming the state’s singles tennis crown for MHZ. Way to go Spencer.  Now I would like to say congratulations to the girls softball team for making it all the way to divisional. Y...

Centennial play doesn’t disappoint

Editor, We are thinking that you must be flooded with letters like this one.  Yesterday we saw the Port Polson Players production of “Valley Full of Diamonds” by Karen and Neal Lewing. From Co Carew’s graceful interpretive dance, to the beautiful backdrop, to the sign changers, t...

Local teen pregnancy rate tops state average

Editor, Teen pregnancy in Montana is an issue that has far-reaching implications. In addition to being costly to Montana’s taxpayers, teen pregnancy affects education and poverty rates in our state. Teen parents are less likely to complete high school or post-secondary education, more likely to live...

Doyle deserves sheriff vote

Editor,  Hello, this is past Lake County Sheriff/Coroner Bill Baron and I am writing this letter in strong support of Jay Doyle for Lake County Sheriff/Coroner.  During my long law enforcement career I have met and worked with many outstanding men and women. In the 14 years I have known and w...

Brower is best candidate

Editor, I’m writing in regards to Ann Smith Brower. I have had the honor to work with Brower for several years now in Search and Rescue, Project Kid Care and grant writing. I am truly impressed with her level of professionalism that she has brought to the table during this campaign and with all her ...

Local turnout at Liberty Convention disappointing

Editor, Where were you Lake County? The Liberty Convention held in Missoula this past weekend was awesome. Too bad you missed it. Several speakers of national renown came to discuss not only where our country got off track, but also what might be done to fix it. A tremendous amount of time and effort w...

Community theatre prospers in Polson

Nervous anticipation, heart-rate rising, sweaty palms, my mind goes blank. I can’t think of my lines moments before going on in my opening role as David Polson. “Stop!” I think to myself. Take a deep breath. Shake your arms down to your fingertips and relax.  Thankfully I have Neal ...

Cabaret coverage missed

Editor, I thought since Cabaret was on the weekend the local papers wouldn’t have time to publish anything until the following week. But it happened again, same as last year. Now I’m writing to complain –same as last year.  This year's Ronan Show Choir drew over 1,200 spectators ...

The sudden end comes with its own rewards

There’s almost a sadness to the end of spring sports. It just seems that of all the sports seasons, the spring sports athletes don’t get a full dose of fun. Just when everything gets going, the season-ending state tournaments come rushing at you like a freight train in a dark tunnel.  ...

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