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Articles from the January 13, 2022 edition

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 By John Dowd    News    January 13, 2022

DUI Task Force discusses pot legalization

The Sanders County DUI (driving under the influence) Task Force met for their first meeting of the year to discuss the legalization of recreational marijuana. Deputy County Attorney Cheryl Copperstone brought up her concerns about state legalization...

 

EARLY BIRD GETS THE BERRY

With temperatures dipping to single digits last week, a northern flicker finds a booty of food in leftover berries in a tree near Plains....

 

Rail plan gains support

Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority’s (BSPRA) efforts to restore passenger rail service across the “Southern Montana Route” has taken a step closer to reality after receiving a considerable advancement of support from a group of bipartisan U.S. se...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    January 13, 2022

FWP details proposed changes at public meeting

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) staff met with Sanders County residents last week to discuss proposed changes to hunting regulations. FWP Wildlife Biologist Mike Ebinger said the department...

 

Our Viewpoint

The City of Thompson Falls has been working now for a couple years on how to handle growth in the community. On Monday, the City Council discussed adding tiny homes to the mobile home placement ordinance. The discussion went several different...

 

Watch for wildlife on roads

Letter to the Editor: It was a painful start to the new year for Orvall Kuester. Few in the county love flora and fauna more than Orvall. Originally an outfitter turned contractor and photographer, his appreciation of the beauty, essentiality and...

 

A crisis of opportunity

Kudos to Democrat spokeswoman Mindy Ferrell for her Letter to the Editor, “United We Stand,” proclaiming the COVID-19 pandemic a disaster. She’s absolutely correct, but what must be clarified is what occurred during 2020 and 2021 was a...

 

A Few Thoughts

At Oakland Airport, I await a flight to Spokane, the last leg home from Seattle. It’s a roundabout way to get there, but it fits the day, which has been roundabout also. I still like to fly, but there are a number of SDRs that go with flying these...

 

Remember When?

Sanders County Independent Ledger December 16, 1942 80 Years Ago Our Hobby Sanders County has an exciting and thrilling history of political, economic and personal strife that would make a melodramatic thriller for a movie – county seat fights,...

 

Question of the Week

CURT THOMAS, Plains - “Soup.” DANIELLE PAQUET, Plains - “Potato soup.” JEAN MANNING, Trout Creek - “Homemade chicken noodle soup.” JOHN SIEGMUND, Thompson Falls - “Steak.” BERNARD PARKER, Thompson Falls - “Custard Pie.” KATHERINE...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Noxon, 3; T. Falls, 13; Plains, 9; Trout Creek, 2; Hot Springs, 4; Heron, 2; Dixon, 1. Monday, January 3 Welfare check, Hot Springs. Prowler, T. Falls. Coroner called, Paradise. Civil standby, T. Falls. Civil standby, Trout Creek....

 

Justice Court

Sanders County Sheriff’s Office James Gelormino, 79, failure to obey traffic control device instructions, $85. Annaka McClelland, 18, day speeding, $20. Montana Highway Patrol Jason Wildling, 47, basic rule, reasonable and prudent, 1st offense,...

 

Season comes to an end as holiday decor comes down

One of the last remnants of Christmas in Plains disappeared Sunday as the Plains Lions Club removed the holiday ornaments along Railroad Street. "This is a nice sunny day for this," said Dave...

 
 By John Dowd    News    January 13, 2022

Provider opens TF practice

"Psychiatric services are very difficult around here. I think she will be a boon to the community," said Raoul Ribeiro about Danice Thorne. Thorne opened a small mental health services practice in...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    January 13, 2022

Multi-use building plan moves forward at TFHS

The Thompson Falls School Board voted Monday to take the next step in building a multi-use facility at the high school. The school board voted to allow Superintendent Bud Scully and Dan McGee with Building Mind and Body, LLC to negotiate the...

 

Robert "Cy" John Hentges

Robert “Cy” John Hentges, 85, of Shelton, Washington, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 10, 2021. Cy was born to Anthony Hentges and Lillian Phelan Hentges in Petersburg, North Dakota. He would spend the majority of his childhood... Full story

 

Savage Horsemen enjoying packed schedule

The Savage Horsemen wrestling team is making the most of their packed schedule this year. Coach Shane Angle said last year with COVID, the team did what they could. “This year being able to go to tournaments and travel has definitely made it more o...

 

Teams adjust with weather, COVID

Sanders County basketball teams are back in the swing of competition after the holiday break and some unexpected weather delays. Games for Thompson Falls and Plains were postponed last week after a wi...

 

HS boys turn up the heat

The Savage Heat boys brought the heat Saturday on their home court as they hosted the Superior Wildcats. Hot Springs hit the court with enthusiasm, garnering good steals early and taking a 10-2 lead...

 

Crossword Solution

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 By John Dowd    News    January 13, 2022

TFHS shop class gets new machinery

There are many skills a person can take with them from high school, but sometimes the most overlooked are those from shop class. Bill McGuire's various shop classes at Thompson Falls High School work...

 

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