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TF woman organizes cookies for troops

A Thompson Falls woman wanted to do something to bring some light into the world. That light came in the form of 720 boxes of Girl Scout cookies shipped to Montanans deployed with the National Guard....

 

SURPRISE HONOR

Thompson Falls Schools recognized a longtime staff member last week with a very special award. Last Wednesday was Paraprofessional Appreciation Day. The elementary had an assembly to recognize...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    April 14, 2022

Plains police chief announces retirement plan

The Plains Town Council passed only four motions last Monday evening, but they passed on information amongst the group and to the dozen community members present at the hour-long meeting at City...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    April 14, 2022

Center removes old boiler

The Paradise Center is getting closer to bringing its 112-year-old building up to a more modern structure while maintaining its historic appearance. Workers began removing the old school's boiler...

 

Our Viewpoint

Trails of smoke rising in the sky across the county are a sure sign of the spring burning season. It’s also a little reminder of the wildfire season that will most likely come later this year. Not only are wildfires a threat to humans, but they...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 14, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

In 1999 I traveled to China as a member of a bipartisan group of state legislators belonging to an international educational program. One of my most memorable moments was a visit to a school for the...

 

Roy Scott will do a good job

Editor, Hello our names are Chace and Bernadette Johnson and we reside in Trout Creek. Both of us were raised here in Sanders County and we come from two of the longer established families in the area. Bernadette was raised on Blue Slide Road and...

 

Remember When?

105 YEARS AGO • APRIL 19, 1917 LOCK UP YOUR CHICKENS Judge Nippert asks The Ledger to inform the public that the ordinance regarding the free range of chickens will be rigidly enforced this year and that the first person who comes before him...

 

Question of the Week

SOFEY FREED, Thompson Falls - "Biotech bcause we laugh a lot and it's entertaining. I love Mr. Nygaard." BEN CROFT, Thompson Falls - "Pre-Calculus because of Mrs. Nygaard. She makes learning fun." NOAH VOLD, Thompson Falls - "Math because Mr. Laws...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Heithon Dixon, 31, day speeding, $120. Nolan Rosenlund, 23, day speeding, $20. Courtney Thompson, 30, speeding in a restricted zone, $65. Michael Allen, 37, speeding in a restricted zone, $65. Talan Grounds, 34, seatbelt...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 8; Hot Springs, 4; Noxon, 1; T. Falls,11; Dixon, 1; Trout Creek, 1. (if not including 4/3: Plains, 7; Hot Springs, 3; Noxon, 1; T. Falls, 9; Dixon, 1.) Sunday, April 3 Civil served, T. Falls. Property damage/criminal mischief, T....

 

Jacobson will work to preserve values

Editor, Even those of us without children in the public schools bear a heavy responsibility to vote for school board members and trustees who will be shaping the destinies of Montana's younger generation. Now, more than ever before in our country's h...

 

School board authority

The Ledger’s recent profiles of school board candidates reminded me of one thing I learned during a career working for and with Plains’ school board -- if you ain’t educated when elected, you sure will be by the time you give it up. It’s a...

 
 By Miriah Kardelis    News    April 14, 2022

HS increases efforts for Narcan training

After the success of the county’s first public Narcan training earlier this year, an effort to decrease opiate overdoses and use in Sanders County, several members of the Hot Springs community have volunteered to go through training to become...

 

Paradise hears Hollywood tunes

Three people from New York City gave locals a taste of Hollywood at the Paradise Center Sunday afternoon. The last time the "Empire Trio" performed in Paradise, they brought a taste of home with Broad...

 

CANDIDATE PROFILES: Noxon School Board

NAME: Nick Posselt EDUCATION: Bachelors of Science-University of Montana OCCUPATION: Avista Corporation-Hydro Operator at Noxon Rapids Dam. What attributes make you a good candidate for the school board? Hard work and honesty are two of my greatest...

 

Avis (Knutson) Goforth

Avis (Knutson) Goforth was born December 31, 1949, in Ada, Minnesota, to Selmer and Evelyn Knutson. She passed away April 3, 2022, with her loving husband and sons by her side. She grew up on the... Full story

 

Shery Wieckowski

Sherry Wieckowski, age 65, went home to Our Heavenly Father on April 4, 2022. Sherry was born in Scribner, Nebraska, on April 26, 1956, to Robert J. and Mary Dembowski. She was preceded in death by... Full story

 

Walking by Faith

Spring is here! The birds are chirping, the hillsides are a little greener, the skies are blue, the sun is coming up earlier and leaving later and the glorious promise of all things new is upon us....

 
 By Miriah Kardelis    News    April 14, 2022

Hot Springs seeks funding for wastewater projects

The Town of Hot Springs held the first public hearing to discuss a wastewater Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) that addresses the town’s lagoon ponds, sewer mains and sewer system. The PER allows the town to apply for funding that has been...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    April 14, 2022

Plains lagoon work begins

Prospect Construction, Inc. of Washington started operations last week on the construction of the Town of Plains new sewage treatment plant. Workers created a staging area for equipment, built a...

 
 By Nick Pavelich    Sports    April 14, 2022

Savage Heat celebrate milestone

Several returning state champions took the track on Friday in the largest Dave Tripp ever. Twenty-one teams attended what Hot Springs Athletic Director and Superintendent Gerald Chouinard called,...

 
 By Nick Pavelich    Sports    April 14, 2022

Blue Hawk softball improves to 4-1

The Blue Hawks softball team beat Troy 10-0 last Thursday. Cheyla Irvine pitched the whole game, shutting out the Trojans. On offense, five Blue Hawks batted .500 or better and junior Liv McCormick led the team with three runs. On Sunday, the Hawks...

 

Plains students put on riveting show

Saturday was the final bow for the members of the Plains High School Drama Club for the year, but it was the very last curtsy for the four seniors in the troupe. Director Terri Henry recognized...

 
 By Miriah Kardelis    News    April 14, 2022

Museum plans Spud Fest fundraiser

LaRue Hot Springs Museum is hosting their annual Spud Fest fundraiser Sunday, April 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Hot Springs Senior Center on Main Street. According to LaRue Hot Springs Museum president Christine Walsvick, the focus of the event is...

 

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