Articles from the November 24, 2022 edition

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 By Ed Moreth    News    November 24, 2022

Residents, agencies discuss public lands

Nearly 80 people gathered at the Sanders County Fairgrounds pavilion last Tuesday evening to hear an appeal from two local men to convince residents to put pressure on the state or federal government...

 
 By Ed moreth    News    November 24, 2022

Plains council discusses housing

Plains held a special town council meeting last Tuesday to go over two issues that are somewhat connected, but were not as easily passed. The resolution, the "Town's Position on Executive Committee...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Tradition

A group of students at Plains Elementary School turned their lesson tables into lunch tables on Friday for an early Thanksgiving celebration. Denise Montgomery has been holding a Thanksgiving...

 

Communities, volunteers help feed local families

Nearly 300 Sanders County residents got help from community members and churches last weekend as the annual Thanksgiving Baskets program packed and delivered the ingredients for turkey dinners to 76... Full story

 

A shift in focus

There's a subtle shift happening this week. The energy and adrenaline of summer and fall that built up to the election is giving way to the season of giving and thankfulness. Lately in the stores and at the post office, people have kept their heads...

 

Election misinformation

Regarding the letter from Gunner Junge (Sanders County Ledger, Nov. 17, 2022), there are many points that I could take issue with, but I will focus on only a few. Yes, the United States is a democracy and, yes, the United States is a republic. The...

 

Montana Viewpoint

This is the story — correct that — legend, of a man named Les Webber who ranched and caroused in and around the town of Plains, Montana. When you are leaving Plains, headed to Missoula, you might...

 

Remember When?

90 YEARS AGO • NOVEMBER 23, 1932 NEW KITCHEN AID Homemakers by the thousands are enjoying a new helper in their kitchens – towels for kitchen use are proving a boon because they are so convenient and, at the same time, economical to use. Introduc...

 

Question of the week: How do you cook a turkey?

Spencer Hart - “10 minutes in the oven because it’s so big.” Maddie Park - “Put it in a pan and you cut it up and cook for 30 minutes or so and serve it.” Zackary Keen - “Cut its head off and put in stuffing and some ingredients. Cook...

 

Hunting season enters final week

Montana’s general deer and elk season is wrapping up Nov. 27, 2022. So far this season, more than 7,300 hunters have appeared at game check stations in northwest Montana. The overall number of hunters with harvested elk is up compared to a year...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 7; Hot Springs, 6; T. Falls, 4; Noxon, 2; Dixon, 2; Paradise, 1; Trout Creek, 1. Monday, November 14 Suspicious activity, T. Falls. Assist motorist/citizen, Trout Creek. Theft, Plains. Fire, Trout Creek. Theft, Trout Creek....

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol John Bergum, 64, speeding in a restricted zone, $85. Lindy Eddy, 25, speeding in a restricted zone, $95. Lindsey Parker, 38, speeding in a restricted zone, $95. Loren MacFarlane, 24, night speeding, $70. Donald Henson, Jr.,...

 

Marilyn Jill Logan

Marilyn Jill Logan was born April 27, 1939, in Fargo, North Dakota to Warren and Arloween Gerrells. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on November 9, 2022, in Spokane, Washington....

 

Dixie Ann Vaught

Dixie Ann (Hall) Vaught, 87, of Spokane Valley, Washington, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2022, at Spokane Valley Hospital. Dixie was born in Whitepine, Montana, on November 11, 1935. She... Full story

 

Linda Ann Keister

Linda Ann Keister, 80 of Trout Creek, Montana, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on November 2, 2022. Linda was born in Chinook, Montana, on November 26, 1941, to Melvin and... Full story

 

Annual Christmas on Main Street events planned

The community of Thompson Falls is gearing up for the holiday season with preparations for the annual Christmas on Main Street events December 2-4. Local artist Hilary VanVleet has developed a unique coloring page for this year’s coloring contest....

 

Coaches prepare for winter sports

Sanders County winter sports practices got underway last week, and several basketball and wrestling teams have new coaches this year. Kylie Ishler is coaching the girls basketball team in Plains. Ishler is from Missoula, having played basketball for...

 

Fall athletes honored

Hot Springs and Noxon athletes earned all-conference and all-state honors this fall. In 6-man football, Hot Springs senior Garth Parker and Noxon sophomore Ricky Williams earned all-state honors....

 

Restoration projects continue on Vermilion

At the Thompson Falls library last week Sarah Busmire, administrator of the Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD), did a presentation on the collaborative stream and floodplain work completed on the Vermilion River. Busmire’s group is part...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    November 24, 2022

Plains approves new attorney

The Plains Town Council hired a new contract attorney last Monday with a unanimous vote by council. Loren Fitzpatrick signed a one-year contract at the meeting, replacing Richard Gebhardt, who...

 

Grange gets its first flagpole

After more than 60 years, Whitepine Grange has its own flagpole. The 32-foot flagpole was dedicated November 11 with a ceremony featuring VFW representatives, members of the Grange and surrounding Whi...

 

TRACS readies for silent auction

Thompson River Animal Care Shelter (TRACS) is once again holding a silent auction to raise money this holiday season. Beginning November 28, the silent auction will open at the Clark Fork Valley Elks Lodge in Thompson Falls with items on display noon...

 

Bowling scores

INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE W L Pocket Pounders 25 19 Bernie’s Auto 31 13 Howard Services 28 16 Highlead 28 16 Mountain Plains LLC 15 29 Giggles 5 39 Team Scr. Game: Bernie’s Auto,725; Scr. Series: Bernie’s Auto, 2036; Hcp. Game:Bernie’s Auto, 827;...

 

Crossword Solution

SOLUTIONS ACROSS 1. BHOPAL 7. WHALES 13. BAGGAGE 14. RENAMES 16. AS 17. ELEPHANTS 19. MH 20. ISSEI 22. TAI 23. AESIR 25. TEAS 26. COMTE 28. SATI 29. STM 30. PAN 31. HOD 33. FON 34. AKAN 36. NICENE 38. SAROS 40. RAGES 41. ARISEN 43. CEBU 44. MAT 45.... Full story

 

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