Letters to the Editor

POEM: A holiday prayer

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

I pray for those alone this holiday season, May God embrace their hearts when we alone cannot, I pray You wipe away those tears they hide, That are shed every year in their lonesome heart, I yearn for love and joy to abound in them, I pray ...

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TRUMP: No he didn’t

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

He did NOT — release from Gitmo, 5 radical Islamic terrorists in exchange for Sergeant Bergdahl, a deserter and a traitor to our country.He did NOT — apologize to almost every nation on the planet for the past and present actions of America...

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ISSUES: Don’t overlook these

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

The focus of the incoming state legislators will most likely be on Proposition 2, Medicaid expansion. Yet for Kootenai County residents, two other issues must also be placed on the front burners: The homeowner’s property tax exemption and t...

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MEDICAID: The short answers

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Shortly after Dan Hanks’ loss to Tony Wisniewski, Hanks took to his Facebook page to ask the question: “Why is there a disconnect between the label ‘Democrat’ and the policies? Across the board the policies I ran on as a candidate are very ...

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THANKS: A humble servant

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

I would like to thank all the voters who entrusted me with the honor of being one of your county commissioners beginning in January. It will be a privilege to serve the people of Kootenai County.I would also like to thank my many supporters...

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THANKS: Kindness abounds

November 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

We are all fortunate to live in such a caring and giving community. I’d like to thank the people who stopped to inquire if I needed help when I was stranded in the median strip of Ramsey Road with mechanical trouble with my car. No fewer th...

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ELECTION: Food for thought

November 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Election Day, it was again an honor to serve as a poll worker. Tears of pride came to my eyes as the long lines of citizens waited in the cold, sometimes rainy weather without complaint passing the time in friendly conversation. On that ...

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LEAVING: Time’s up

November 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a vile rant on Aug. 16, Ron Dayton of Athol stated that he will leave this country and never return if the Democrats do not win the House AND Senate this time around.Ron, are you a man of your word or just another bloviating liberal with...

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SALUTE: Thanks to Applebee’s

November 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

I wish to express my appreciation for the wonderful free meal provided to the veterans. I was impressed with the “missing solider” at the front door; it was tearful. I want to thank “Alexa” for the free Budweiser. I was also impressed with ...

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ELECTION: Glimmer of hope

November 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

For two years, while being appalled at the president’s behavior and constant lying, I have been ambivalent about how to react to him; resist? Hope for the best? Wallow in self-pity? I have tried to discern why people continue to support him...

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