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Our Viewpoint

I'm always amazed at the efforts that go in to the Sanders County Fair for our local 4-H members. I had the privilege of judging some of the entries...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    September 16, 2021 

Montana Viewpoint

Political parties manipulate the public mind in order to get their candidates elected. That’s a...

 

Remember the POW/MIA

Editor, This coming Friday, September 17, 2021, the third Friday in September, is POW/MIA Day. This day is set aside to remind us all that service...

 

Decisions affected town

Saw an old friend the other day. “How are you Earl – you look a little down?” Well, he said, look to the north of town, Dave. They could have...

 

What went wrong

As a lowly U.S. Army E-5 enlisted man in the Viet Nam War, it appears that I knew more about military strategy than the four-star general mishandling...

 

Emphasize the constitution

This Friday, September 17, is Constitution Day, when our Constitution of the United States was adopted. When I was a student at Thompson Falls...

 

Our Viewpoint

I was 21 on September 11, 2001, a senior at Colorado State University 1,000 miles from home. My mom called me as I was getting ready to head to class...

 

Street Smart

Last week my wife and I had the absolute honor to meet and get to know a group of Special Forces com...

 

Ability of American forces

I generally avoid opinionizing in print about breaking news because there’s always more to the situations than I’m aware of, so I wind up wishing...

 

Hard to find answers

After the bombing of the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, a poem by the British poet, John Maxwell, after WWI (1918), has helped me over the years;...

 

Our Viewpoint

If you need something uplifting and inspiring, read my story on the front page about the documentary premiering about Miss Montana. If you need to be...

 

Medical resources stretched thin

Dear Sanders County Citizens, We are currently experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Over the last few weeks, we have cared for an...

 

Help keep schools open

I am writing this letter in support of our local schools: the administration, the school boards, the teachers and other staff, and the students....

 

Montana Viewpoint

KEEPING IT TOGETHER If Americans really want something to worry about, let’s worry about keeping our country together. A politically divided nation...

 

Protect individual freedoms and liberty

In 1996, when my brother passed away due to a work-related accident, I met a wonderful friend of his, Charles. Charles was in the late stages of...

 

Street Smart

It is entirely impossible to overstate the dangerous outcome of Biden’s Afghanistan debacle. We wi...

 

Vaccines do work

Dear Editor, I have been a resident of Sanders County and a veterinarian for over 45 years. In that time, I have never before written a letter to the...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last month, the Thompson Falls Chamber of Commerce (for which I am the secretary) and Job Service Thompson Falls sponsored a job fair at Thompson Fall...

 

Support commissioners, county health board

Regarding the Aug. 19 article on the commissioner’s meeting on Aug. 17: No human activity is without error, science included. Science does,...

 

Our Viewpoint

Now that kids are getting ready to head back to school is as good a time as any for a little reminder to treat people with kindness. You don't know...

 

Nothing is free

Editor, Nothing is free. The television we watch is paid for by those that advertise on this media. Logic would have it that you who watch these ads...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 19, 2021

Montana Viewpoint

“We have met the enemy and they are us." — Pogo Possum I am reminded more and more of my belief...

 

OUR VIEWPOINT: That time firefighters saved a baby shower

Sometimes things don't go as planned. This past weekend we had a baby shower for my friend Andrea....

 

STREET SMART: Let's have a discussion

Two topics from last week’s Ledger prompted this week’s discussion. Ed Moreth wrote a letter to...

 

A few thoughts about listening

Our friend Glada McIntire recently moved further into her true realm when she became pure spirit and left her shell behind. I say “our,” because...

 

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