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 By Annie Wooden    News    May 24, 2018

T. Falls council votes to increase water rates

The Thompson Falls City Council voted 5-1 on Monday to increase water and sewer rates in the city. Beginning June 1, residents will be charged $40...

 

A Journey Back in Time

It has been 50 years since the U.S. Marines launched "Operation No Name" during the Vietnam War in...

 
 By Shana Neesvig    News    May 24, 2018

Blue Slide Road open, but restrictions in place

UPDATED May 25: The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will open one lane of alternating...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 24, 2018

Honoring veterans in Dixon

The Dixon Cemetery is all but forgotten by most people, but there's one Plains couple that wants to...

 

Coulda, shoulda, woulda ... advice for graduates

It’s been many moons since most of us at The Sanders County Ledger graduated high school, but the lessons learned still resonate. Fun fact: half of...

 

Remember When

101 YEARS AGO • MAY 17, 1917 RIVER BOOMS; FLOOD DANGER WASHOUT ON COUGAR GULCH The chief concern of many dwellers throughout the main valley of...

 

Our economies have been crushed

Dear Editor: For 20 years the citizens of Gallatin County gave me the privilege to serve as a District Court Judge in Bozeman. Before I was elected...

 

Be careful of phone scams

Editor, There is a scam coming from Jamaica. Your readers need to know that they might get a long-awaited call from “Publishers Clearing House...

 

Natural resource-based economies have been crushed

As a former Lincoln County Commissioner that spent years advocating for both the Rock Creek and Montanore proposals, I thought I had seen everything...

 

Question of the Week

Natalie Erwin, Trout Creek – “Live life, have fun, behave yourself.” Alec White, Thompson Falls – “Enjoy your summer, but it will be...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 3; T. Falls, 7; Plains, 9; H. Springs, 6; Dixon QRU, 1. Sunday, May 13 Suspicious vehicle, Heron. Coroner requested, Plains. Noise...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    May 24, 2018

Man sentenced for probation violations

A Thompson Falls man was sentenced to the Department of Corrections on Tuesday for multiple probation violations. Judge James Manley sentenced Cody...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol John Savage, 35, $335, failure to carry proof of insurance, 1st offense. John Savage, 35, $20, seatbelt violation. John...

 

Winston performs for fans in Paradise

Renowned pianist, George Winston, performed a benefit concert Monday at the Paradise Center in...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    May 24, 2018

County fair board approves two contracts

The Sanders County Fair Board signed two major contracts at last week’s May meeting in preparation for this year’s fair. The board unanimously vot...

 

Dutch oven cooking lessons

Those interested in learning to cook with a Dutch oven can taste samples and see a cook in action at noon on Thursday, May 31 at Harvest Foods. The...

 

Trout Creek students learn importance of citizenship

Trout Creek's afterschool program has accomplished a lot in the short three months they have been...

 

Spring cleaning

Trout Creek Community Improvement Association volunteers took time to prepare the Trout Creek Park...

 

Gary 'Jay' Hanson

Gary "Jay" Hanson passed away in his home in Thompson Falls, Mont., on May 21, 2018, after battling... Full story

 

Randy Pirker

Randy Pirker was surrounded by his two daughters and lifelong friend when he went to be with the... Full story

 

John William Ashcroft

Dec. 14, 1932 - April 21, 2018 John William Ashcroft was born Dec. 14, 1932 in St. Ignatius and raised in Dixon, the youngest of six siblings. He... Full story

 

Shirley M. Larson

Shirley M. Larson was born May 19, 1932 and passed away May 15, 2018 at Mt. Silcox Assisted Living.... Full story

 
 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 24, 2018

4 Aces nabs top prize in horse poker run

Betting on the horses is a long tradition in America, but gambling while on horses is part of the Wi...

 

High water closes part of Clark Fork River

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) on Friday issued an emergency closure for a portion of Noxon Reservoir bove Avista’s Noxon Rapids Dam. The...

 

Event promotes tobacco prevention

Sanders County Tobacco Prevention Specialist Sandra Gubel is recognizing "World No Tobacco Day." The...

 

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