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Articles with the Tag: Polson

Polson grads grateful for support

Editor, “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow,” said Anthony J. D’Angelo. We are all here to push our education to new limits. We, the students, can only do that with both the generosity and the support of the community. It is the people of this vall...

Facing their future

POLSON — “The tassel was worth the hassle,” LaiLa Skalsky said during her valedictory speech. Skalsky, Macall Banner, Riley Kenney, Kelsey Koberg, Clark Rubel, Michael Venters and Jaime Young were the seven valedictorians of the Polson High School class of 2012, and they all spoke during...

Three-peat: Polson wins state softball championship ... again

FRENCHTOWN — Winning a state championship is a big deal, and winning two years in a row, even bigger. But how does one describe winning three years in a row? “That’s almost unreal,” Polson softball coach Larry Smith said. His Lady Pirates triumphed over Belgrade in a state champ...

New city attorney needed

Editor, In my opinion, James Raymond has served long enough (14 years) as part-time Polson city attorney. The following impact fee issue illustrates several reasons to hire a new city attorney. James wrote the impact fee ordinance 624 in 2007. At the time, the commission passed a motion to exempt from imp...

We can do better

Editor, On a recent Sunday afternoon, we decided to drive to Mission Reservoir east of St. Ignatius to let our 5-year-old try out a new fishing pole he had received for Christmas. Upon arriving, we had the whole place to ourselves, except for some people fishing on the other side of the reservoir. A short...

Apologies to Mowbray

Editor, I want to apologize to Senator Mowbray and her supporters for my May 23rd letter regarding the Senate District 6 race and an agreement I thought she had worked out with Representative Taylor, which turned out to be something that they talked about but never completed. Why the Lake County commis...

‘Tree of Life’ revealing

Editor, I awoke suddenly at 4 a.m. May 27 from a dream and am typing away at 4:30. When I awoke, I took the dream right into my awake state and started completing the thoughts. When asleep, I was looking at the world and life as a huge tree, which I called the “Tree of Life.” Last evening I...

School wrong to cancel talk

Editor, On Sunday, May 27, readers of the Inter Lake op-ed pages and letters saw, above the op-ed page fold, writing titled “In the land of the free” by Gerald Molen, a Hollywood producer now living in Bigfork. Mr. Molen was, in this area, quite well-publicized in various publications as to hi...

Three interview for Polson superintendent position

POLSON — Three candidates for superintendent of School District No. 23 will visit Polson on June 4, 5 and 6: Kelly Koppinger, Linda Reksten and Steve York. Koppinger currently serves as the superintendent of Dickinson Catholic Schools in Dickinson, N.D. He graduated from Dickinson State University i...

Natural Resource Gridlock

Editor, The Keystone pipeline debacle is symptomatic of a deep systemic problem in the United States. The federal environmental laws and regulations created since the 1960’s act as barriers to progress. In the case of the Keystone, progress would look like reduced dependency on our enemies for oil, ...


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