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Local non-profit purchases The Rex

It is often said, with a small town, comes a valued sense of community. A place where neighbors...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 27, 2020

County opts for election by mail

Commissioners on Tuesday voted to conduct the November general election by mail in Sanders County. However, that doesn’t mean that voters won’t...

 

DUSK TO DAWN

Smoke from wildfires in California, Idaho and Oregon made its way to Sanders County this week,...

 
 By Sandi Gubel    News    August 27, 2020

Park board designates tobacco-free zones

Sanders County high school students “vape” even more than Montana teens on the average. Forty-three percent of Sanders County high school...

 

Our Viewpoint

This has been quite a year. We are living through a pandemic that very few alive today have ever seen. Chances are, we probably won't see anything...

 

Outsiders have stepped up

Editor: While many long-time residents of this area are concerned about the constant influx of “outsiders” moving here, I’d like to put in a...

 

Organization works hard for kids

I’d like to extend a very heartfelt “Thank You” to the Thompson Falls community, the surrounding towns, many non-profits, and especially the...

 

Street Smart

When I first started writing this opinion column, I thought it would be fun and challenging. I was...

 

Remember When?

80 YEARS AGO EXCERPTS FROM THE 1940 SANDERS COUNTY INDEPENDENT LEDGER KNICKERBOCKER THINKS U.S. SHOULD ENTER WAR The United States could probably...

 

Question of the Week

BEBE TOWNEND KENNEDY, Thompson Falls - “I would tell the kids their just going to have to try...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Kayla Woodruff, 21, driving without a license, $235. Tiffeny Hartick, 38, operating with expired registration, $85. Cody...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance Calls Plains 3, T. Falls 3, Dixon 1, Hot Springs 1. Sunday, August 16 Business contact, T. Falls. Assist miscellaneous, Plains. Threats,...

 

ON THE SCENE

Emergency personnel respond to an accident along Highway 200 west of Thompson Falls on Monday....

 
 By Shana Neesvig    News    August 27, 2020

Falls couple takes over liquor store

Montana State Liquor Store 7 moseyed further down the alphabet when D&D Liquor became M&M Liquor...

 

Hot Springs ready to welcome back staff, students

Hot Springs Public School Superintendent, Gerald Chouinard, has officially implemented a plan to...

 

Back-to-school tips for families during COVID-19

Families in Sanders County were faced with a tough decision this week - whether to send their children back to school in person or keep them home. No...

 

Maria 'Jake' Legault

Maria “Jake” Legault, 76 of Thompson Falls, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020, at her home in Thompson Falls surrounded by her... Full story

 

Bobby Dean Sellmer

Bobby Dean Sellmer, 67, passed away near Heron, Montana, on Sunday, August 23, 2020. A complete obituary will be published later in The Sanders... Full story

 

County fortunate to have detailed election staff

Yesterday I had another opportunity to be trained as a Election Judge for Sanders County. It is unimaginable the complexity and detail behind the...

 

Veterans float the Clark Fork

The United States of Hope teamed up with Joint Operation Mariposa and VFW Post 3596 for the first...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    August 27, 2020

Paradise sewer debate continues

There's now a slight light at the end of the tunnel for those in opposition to the proposed sewer...

 

Bison range open to visitors again

The National Bison Range (NBR) closed access at the start of the summer due to the outbreak of the c...

 

COVID-19 or not, prep sport seasons begin

On your marks, get set, go… Ready, set, hut… Bump, serve, hit. The rules of the games have not changed, but the rules of life have now been altere...

 

Horsemen to test Titans Friday

Plains Horsemen football coach Eddie Fultz is trying to stay in the here and now. In this peculiar year of history named 2020, staying optimistic in...

 

Sparks shoots low, Double H holds on

Kevin Sparks lit up River’s Bend last week, shooting down a straight-up 38 to lead the Tuesday night men around the Bend in weekly league action....

 

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