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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...

Organizations, aids help with low vision

POLSON — Baby boomers are aging, and as they age, eye problems often surface. Macular degeneration and glaucoma are two common diseases and can lead to low vision or blindness, although older people are not the only ones dealing with the problems. To provide a forum for these folks, the Mission Vall...

Blame game doesn’t work

Editor, Oh, puh-leeze. Another negative letter to the editor (Valley Journal, June 13), this time blaming the war on women on the Democrats.  Really? This letter uses the bullying tactics commonly seen on an elementary playground: accusing, labeling, name-calling, blaming, and using loaded words. Wid...

Thanks for supporting pro-life initiative

Editor, On behalf of Montana’s Pro-Life Coalition I would like to express our sincere appreciation to those citizens who supported our November ballot initiative at the recent polling places across Montana; specifically, I am very grateful for the hundreds of people in Lake County who signed the pet...

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