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Articles with the Tag: Polson

City government not transparent

Editor, For the June 18 Polson City Commissioners’ meeting, Judy Preston asked to have the commission discuss the renewal of the city attorney’s contract. The city manager told her that her request was inappropriate. In response, commissioner Mike Lies made an identical request and was told th...

Future dim for polarized country

Editor, The Fourth of July holiday has come and gone, but my concern for our country’s future lingers. My concern is this: the increasing polarity brought on by ideological entrenchment is spiraling out of control, and I see a dim future ahead of us unless this trend changes. My plea is this: tha...

Haggard and Currie-Halford plan wedding Haggard and Currie-Halford plan wedding

POLSON — Childhood friends and high school sweethearts are getting hitched.  Claryl left for Vietnam in 1969 and circumstances lead Jeri to believe that he was killed in combat. Upon returning in 1972 he caught word that she had married, although she hadn’t, so he reenlisted. Jeri continu...

Student selected for leadership conference Student selected for leadership conference

POLSON — Sharidan Russell is one of 50 high school students nationwide who have been selected to participate in the Four Star Leadership summer program offering leadership training, policy debate, speech competition and scholarships, and the opportunity to engage with national and global leaders, July ...

Sandpiper awards $3,000 in scholarships

POLSON — The Sandpiper Art Gallery is pleased to announce the award of $3,000 in scholarships to five deserving Lake County art students who will be continuing their artistic education next year: Breanna Bilile, Katherine Dagnall, Andrea Gibson, Kayla Johnson and Barbara Kenmille. All are students w...

Water rights negotiation draws crowd

POLSON — The latest water rights negotiating session on June 27 turned into a marathon five-and-a-half hour meeting with a packed room and many comments and questions from the public. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the State of Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission and the Unit...

Landscaping efforts appreciated

Editor, Have you noticed that property owners along Highway 93 through Polson are keeping those strips of grass neatly mowed and the shrubbery cared for? And thanks to Mayor Pat and her husband Dennis Devries, the traffic island at the intersection of Highways 93 and 35 is now clean and tidy because they ...

Change must come from ground up

Editor, I just returned from two weeks in Wisconsin, where I was visiting family and attending alumni functions at Beloit College, my alma mater, class of 1953. My first day of travel to Wisconsin was Tuesday, June 5, the primary election day. The hugely big news in Wisconsin, of course, was the recall...

Peace dog gets new look

Editor, Hi, my name is Sophie. I am Polson’s official “peace dog,” who sits with my Standing for Peace folks every Monday at the Lake County courthouse lawn. My mom and friends hold up signs. Cars go by honking, people smiling and waving. It is very exciting for me. I wanted to tell yo...

Religion shouldn’t promote hate

Editor, I am writing in response to last week’s letter entitled “Same-sex marriage rewrites Bible.” First and foremost, I find it sadly ironic that the author poses the question, “Who told you to rewrite the Bible?” to the Democratic party. Same-sex marriage is not a political...


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