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 By Annie Wooden    News    January 26, 2023 

NO SMALL FEAT

Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the United States, yet just a fraction of the shrimp consumed in the country is produced here. A Noxon-based company has been working for the past few years to pe...

 

WINTER FUN

Families enjoyed a sunny day of winter festivities at the Wild Coyote Winter Carnival last Saturday. Clockwise from right: Barrett and Brody Grimm enjoy the sledding hill. Cody Marier of Plains eyes...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    January 26, 2023 

Local elected official resigns

Sanders County is seeking a new official after an elected official gave notice of her resignation. Nichol Scribner, who has served as Clerk and Recorder, Treasurer, Superintendent of Schools since 2013, provided a letter of resignation to the county...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    January 26, 2023 

Noxon store owner looks to keep things fresh

A Noxon business is under new ownership, but the new owner is a familiar face. Teresa Jackson has worked at the Angry Beaver General Store for two years, and recently bought the business from Joe...

 
 By Annie Wooden    Opinion    January 26, 2023 

Same stuff, different day

Nanette Blake from Farmhouse Blooms brought over some newspaper pages she found under the flooring of the house she recently purchased in Thompson Falls. One of the newspapers was the November 10, 1911, issue of The Sanders County Ledger. On the...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    January 19, 2023

Training opens doors for workforce

The ability to work remotely became more common as the COVID-19 pandemic forced people to stay home. A new program in Sanders County is helping job seekers receive training to prepare them for jobs wi...

 

Focus on continuing

Well, here we are in mid-January. How are those New Year’s resolutions going? The fact that the second Friday in January is called “Quitters Day” provides a pretty clear answer. Even if you made it to this point, research shows that most of us...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    January 19, 2023

TF Schools reviews strategic plan

Thompson Falls Public Schools is looking ahead. The board of trustees voted at its January meeting to begin the process of creating a long-range plan for the district. Superintendent Bud Scully explained that the district needed to develop a long-ran...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    January 12, 2023

FOLLOWING THE GRAIN

When someone asks where your food comes from, the common answer is the store. Many don't give much thought to where the food is grown or processed. One Trout Creek family knows the process well. The...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    January 12, 2023

TF sewer project moves forward

The Thompson Falls City Council passed a key milestone in the next phase of the community wastewater project. At Monday's meeting, the council voted to form a special improvement district (SID) for...

 

Make your story a memorable one

One of my favorite parts of the newspaper is the obituary section. It's also one of the most read. Obituaries are such a personal look into a life. I love reading obituaries and learning about people. I discover unknown facts about peopel I've known...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    January 5, 2023

County officials sworn in

One of the last tasks of 2022 for Sanders County, and for County Commissioner Glen Magera, was to swear in newly elected officials. The ceremony took place in the courtroom on the third floor of the...

 

Being good public servants

Last Thursday was the swearing in ceremony for the elected officials who won races in the November General Election. With the new year now comes new leadership in some key roles for Sanders County. We have two brand new commissioners and a new sherif...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    December 29, 2022

WILD WINTER WEATHER

Sanders County saw it all last week as the many shades of winter moved through the county. A massive snowstorm made way for subzero temperatures and cloudless blue skies on Thursday (above left). As...

 

Taking care of our mental health

Well, another year is coming to an end. It’s this time of year, as we get ready to say goodbye to the old, that people start focusing on renewal and starting over. People will make resolutions, and a few will keep them for the next 12 months. Many...

 

Keg Bowl on tap for Saturday

The annual Keg Bowl football game, hosted by the Gridiron Club, is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. in the field across from the Clark Fork Valley Elks Lodge just east of Thompson Falls. The athletes will welcome a snow-covered field for the 41st running...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    December 22, 2022

TF council passes emergency parking ordinance

The Thompson Falls City Council met Thursday to pass an emergency ordinance prohibiting overnight parking on Main Street. Travis Fitchett with the Montana Department of Transportation said the...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    December 22, 2022

Naegeli receives recognition from state group

by Annie Wooden Bill Naegeli has been a supervisor with Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) for more than 30 years. Last month at a state convention, he was honored as supervisor of the year...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    December 15, 2022

Partners propose forest projects

The Sanders County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) met last week to hear from forest partners on proposed projects for the coming year. Dave Wrobleski, District Ranger for the Plains-Thompson Falls Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service,...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    December 15, 2022

T. Falls council reviews ordinances

The Thompson Falls City Council reviewed city ordinances at their meeting on Monday. The council voted to make changes to the community decay ordinance. Chief of Police Chris Nichols addressed the council, recommending they simplify the process....

 

Finding the truth

The photo on this week's front page of Mya Aquino is priceless. Ed Moreth is great at capturing special moments. When she's older, Mya may not appreciate this photos as much, but it's a memory and a moment is something to which many parents can relat...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    December 8, 2022

Community enjoys festive activities

The Thompson Falls Chamber of Commerce helped usher in the holiday season last week, sponsoring the Holiday Stroll on Main Street last Friday, followed by a community Christmas tree lighting....

 

This is 'our' community

Last week during the Holiday Stroll, I had the privilege of meeting several people who had just moved to the area. It's not a secret or anything new that the Sanders County population is increasing. It seems there are new people every time you go...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    December 8, 2022

Decorating the town

Bill Beckman and Dan Schletz of NorthWestern Energy braved single-digit temperatures, snow and wind last week (above) to put up the lighted tree on top of the Thompson Falls dam. The tree includes...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    December 1, 2022

Water, sewer projects move forward

The Woodside Park Water Board is celebrating this holiday season as their project to upgrade the water system for the neighborhood in the Cherry Creek area outside Thompson Falls is moving forward. Woodside Park on November 1 received a signed...

 

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