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Letters to the editor Sept. 27

| September 27, 2023 12:00 AM

Campaign mischief

To whoever took the campaign sign out of my front yard, thanks, you just motivate me to campaign harder.

All of the signs you removed around town were placed on personal property with the permission of the property owner. Careful, there are cameras.

P.S. Could I have the metal stakes back? They are borrowed and can be reused instead of thrown in the trash. Bringing back the recycling discussion is one of my City Council goals.

— Nancy Schuber is a candidate for Whitefish City Council

Re-elect Frank Sweeney

I am writing to voice my support for Frank Sweeney for Whitefish City Council. I had the distinction pleasure to serve with Frank on the Whitefish City Council and sat next to him for years on the dais. Without question, Frank brings intelligence, diligence, and reasonableness to all issues that come before him.

The city of Whitefish has faced a litany of challenges throughout the years, and it takes forward-thinking, humble, public servants like Frank to ensure the City of Whitefish and its residents are in the best possible position. You would be hard-pressed to find a more qualified candidate for the job. I am honored to have the privilege to vote for Frank in the upcoming election and I encourage you to do the same.

-Ryan Hennen, Whitefish

Support for school bond

Now is the time to vote yes for the Whitefish High School bond. Our community has experienced significant growth in the last five years, and we have seen increased enrollment at our middle school and high school. Our current high school is bursting at the seams with an enrollment of 635 students in a building that was meant for 600.

In addition to creating enough learning space for up to 880 students, the new bond will provide a much-needed athletic space. School-sponsored sports provide unique opportunities for team building as a student body and a community at large. The track is the only outdoor high school sporting facility we currently own and it needs major repairs. Football, soccer, and tennis all play on rented facilities.

In 2003 and again in 2008 Whitefish voters rejected a high school bond. In 2014 voters passed a $14 million bond to renovate the high school which was much paired down from the original 2003 proposal. The current bond will create a learning space similar to the original request, as well as adding athletic facilities.

One of the best gifts we can give our children is an education for the future. We love living here because of the true sense of community, generosity, and philanthropy that makes Whitefish great. It is time to come together as a community to fund the next stage for WHS which supports both academics and athletics. We hope you will join us in voting yes for the Whitefish High School bond.

Sincerely,

—Leif and Gloria Nelson, Whitefish