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Articles from the January 5, 2023 edition

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 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...

 

Raugust, county reach settlement

After spending 18 years in the Montana State Prison and having his conviction for deliberate homicide overturned, Richard Raugust agreed to a $5 million settlement with Sanders County and a former deputy, who is alleged to have withheld evidence...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    January 5, 2023

End of the holiday season

It's almost an unofficial end to the holiday season when the Plains Lions Club retrieves its Christmas ornaments from Railroad Street. Steve Spurr, the club president, and Ben Miller of NorthWestern...

 

WINTER STILLNESS

Even in freezing temperatures, Baldy Mountain and the Clark Fork River can be postcard perfect....

 

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 Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 5, 2023

Democracy wears a sweatshirt

When Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed a joint session of the United States Congress, commentator Tucker Carlson was outraged, purely outraged. “As far as we know, no one’s ever...

 

Remember When?

OVER 120 YEARS AGO JOTTINGS ABOUT TOWN Excerpt from the Belknap Sun, first newspaper in this area printed in the late 1880s Saddle horses from here to the mines have been reduced to $10. The Windsor House sets a fine table. Mr. Mott is an excellent...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 8; T. Falls, 5; Trout Creek, 4; Hot Springs, 3; Dixon, 1. Monday, December 26 Body found/coroner, T. Falls. Assist motorist/citizen, Noxon. Fire, Dixon. Protection order violation, Trout Creek. Civil standby, T. Falls. Civil...

 

Justice COurt

Montana Highway Patrol Duane Ovitt, 47, seatbelt violation, $20. Laurance Lozeau, 15, seatbelt violation, $20; careless driving, $85. Timothy Elder, 50, seatbelt violation, $20. Aaron Newman, 45, careless driving, $85; seatbelt violation, $20;...

 

Two arrested following tip from citizen

Two individuals were arrested and transported to the Sanders County Jail on December 23, following a call from a concerned citizen, who was able to provide enough detailed information for officers to...

 

Question of the Week

Dixie Vinson-Duncan, Thompson Falls - “Moving back home.” Wayne Ducote, Thompson Falls - “The feed store.” Doug Grimm, Thompson Falls - “Living through it.” Krissy Fisher, Thompson Falls - “My middle son graduating and my husband not...

 

Quinn's hosts bright display for 2023 celebration

It took the owner of Rocketman Pyros about two hours to set up his display, but only five minutes to run through the 550 rockets at Quinn's Hot Springs Resort to ring in the new year. More than 150 pe...

 

Locals kick off new year with annual fun run

Twenty-eight participants showed up Sunday morning at the Elks Lodge to reign in the New Year at the 24th annual New Year's Day Run. With finesse and vitality, some partook in the 2K fun run while...

 

Keg Bowl fun closes out 2022

Friends, families and former football cronies joined together for some good ol' Montana football fun at the 41st annual Keg Bowl last Saturday. The ice-crusted snow covering the field was rugged but...

 

Lawmakers sworn in for 2023 session

By Elinor Smith Legislative News Service UM School of Journalism Lawmakers from across the state gathered in Helena Monday to be sworn in for the 2023 Montana legislative session. Republicans hold a majority in both the House and Senate and say...

 

Holiday travel a burden for local family

#SouthwestStoleChristmas was definitely the theme for our holiday season. Our family was one of the thousands who experienced the frustration and chaos of the Southwest Airline cancellations. We have...

 

Whatcha Readin'?

Whatcha Readin’? Reading resolutions Every year my husband and I set our reading goals and then track them using apps like StoryGraph or Goodreads. And thanks to apps like Libby where I can read library books for free from anywhere, I’ve been abl...

 

Crossword Solution

SOLUTIONS ACROSS 1. ABC 4. AAR 7. BOA 8. ABBEY 10. SALE 12. SMITE 13. OTIC 14. TSH 16. DIN 17. RECTA 19. ARC 20. SEES 21. BLOOD AND WATER 25. DAH 26. LAN 27. BARB 29. ELBE 30. EKE 31. CRO 32. JEAN STAPLETON 39. EVEN 41. ABN 42. SPYRI 43. YES 44. A... Full story

 

Community pond grants available

Groups or individuals interested in constructing or improving a community fishing pond have until Feb. 1 to apply for a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Community Pond Program grant. The objective of the Community Pond Program is to enhance public...

 

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