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Articles from the March 2, 2023 edition

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 By Annie Wooden    News    March 2, 2023

Lolo NF begins forest plan revisions

The U.S. Forest Service is developing a new plan for the Lolo National Forest (LNF). The first of several workshops was held last week in Paradise, with LNF representatives and community members...

 By Miriah Kardelis    News    March 2, 2023

Hot Springs student wins county bee

The Courthouse in Thompson Falls was abuzz with spellers from around the county who gathered to compete in the 36th Annual Sanders County Spelling Bee last Friday. First Security Bank, a sponsor of...

 By Ed Moreth    News    March 2, 2023

Vehicle strikes pole in Plains

The Plains Police Department is looking for the person who ran into a power pole on the corner of West Oak and South Willis Streets and then left the scene without notifying authorities. The pole was... Full story

 By Ed Moreth    News    March 2, 2023

VFW honors Plains teacher

A Plains teacher was honored by VFW Post 3596 recently at a school assembly, but she almost missed her own award ceremony. Mathematics teacher Lisa Brown wasn't feeling good that Thursday and planned...

 By Annie Wooden    Opinion    March 2, 2023

Opportunities to excel

I recently traveled to Polson to cover the District 14-C basketball tournament. I’ve been to Polson before, but never for that long of a stretch. Polson may have a Wal-Mart, McDonald’s and Starbucks, but it’s still a small town. One morning dur...

 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 2, 2023

Montana Viewpoint: Malice, lies and market share

In a Montana Viewpoint© article a month ago called “Marketing Anger”, I wrote about the prevalence of anger as an economic force as well as a political force, saying: ”There is also the economi...


Meeting was professional

The editorial in the 24 February Ledger discusses the changes in behavior at county meetings over time. Conduct by attendees at the Board of Health meeting on 15 February, which I attended, was specifically referenced. Attendees behaved as most...


Remember When?

d105 YEARS AGO • FEBRUARY 28, 1918 WILL CUT MATCH TIMBER Start Erection of Mill at Whitepine to handle 5,000,000 Feet of Wood Work has been commenced by the Idaho Match Works on a saw mill about seven miles up Whitepine Creek to handle the cutting...


Plains man pleads not guilty to aggravated assault

Appearing on Tuesday for his initial appearance before Judge Molly Owen, Rodney George Marriott entered a plea of not guilty to one felony charge of aggravated assault, stemming from a domestic altercation on the morning of January 23. As alleged in...


Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Kara Allestad, 30, seatbelt violation, $20. David White, 54, speeding in a restricted zone, $95. John Chudy III, 70, speeding in a restricted zone, $65. Daniel Helterline, 56, seatbelt violation, $20. Dennis Niemela, 29,... Full story


Legislative Update

Transmittal Break by Rep. Denley Loge, HD-14 This letter deals more with the process of the legislature than with the actual legislation. Currently you can find the legislation that has passed through the committees and on to the appropriate chamber...


Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 11; Trout Creek, 6; Hot Springs, 6; T. Falls, 5; Dixon, 2; Paradise, 1. Monday, February 20 Assist miscellaneous, T. Falls. Suspicious activity, Plains. Assist motorist/citizen, T. Falls. Alarm-intrusion/holdup, Plains. Animal...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    March 2, 2023

CASA raises funds, public awareness

Every little bit helps when it comes to the welfare of the children of Sanders County and last week the Court Appointed Special Advocates - known to most simply as CASA - collected $1,604.85 from its...


Constance (Connie) Edith Benson Robbins

Constance (Connie) Edith Benson Robbins, 93, passed away February 11, 2023, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. Constance was born on September 22, 1929, in Vancouver, Washington, to Gladys (Conklin) and Olof Benson. She joined a sister,... Full story


Sharon Ann Wilson

Sharon Ann Wilson passed peacefully at Clark Fork Valley Hospital on Thursday, February 23, 2023. A full obituary will follow.... Full story


Final destination for Hawks

It couldn't have been a more rip-roaring end to the Blue Hawks 2023 basketball season. The Blue Hawks played four games last weekend in Anaconda and Deer Lodge for the Western 7-B Divisional Tournamen...


Lady Hawks finish winning season at divisional

The Thompson Falls Blue Hawks showcased their talents as a team and individually to end the season at the Western B Divisional basketball tournament in Anaconda last weekend. They came out in full...


Families enjoy winter carnival

Project ASCENT offered free fun for families last weekend at the non-profit organization’s Winter Carnival. The carnival was held Saturday on the practice field at Thompson Falls High School, offering free games, prizes and activities for kids....

 By Ed Moreth    News    March 2, 2023

Plains man hosts study to help guide town growth

Only 11 people showed up for a focus group study for the Town of Plains that could help guide town residents in the way they would like to see the community grow. Charles Bickenheuser, who recently...


TF team wins travel league trophy

In the 25th Anniversary of the Bud/Bud Light Travel League, the team from Thompson Falls brought home the trophy for the first time since 1998. The travel league are bowling teams from throughout the...


Crossword Solution

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