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Articles from the December 15, 2022 edition

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 By Annie Wooden    News    December 15, 2022

Partners propose forest projects

The Sanders County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) met last week to hear from forest partners on proposed projects for the coming year. Dave Wrobleski, District Ranger for the Plains-Thompson Falls Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service,...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 15, 2022

SANTA SEASON

Last weekend was Santa Claus' third time to make a special stop in Plains, but this time he had help from elf Kendall Spurr, 9, as he spent time in businesses downtown. He visited with 23 kids, five...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 15, 2022

Volunteers deliver stockings to vets

Members of Joint Operation Mariposa (JOM) doesn't want any senior citizen veteran to be forgotten at Christmastime and on Saturday hand delivered a decorated stockings of goodies. It's part of JOM's...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 15, 2022

Plains mayor holds final council meeting

The mayor of Plains was pleased that his final town council meeting went smooth and with no conflicts. "I have been extremely proud of what we together have been able to accomplish during my tenure...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    December 15, 2022

T. Falls council reviews ordinances

The Thompson Falls City Council reviewed city ordinances at their meeting on Monday. The council voted to make changes to the community decay ordinance. Chief of Police Chris Nichols addressed the council, recommending they simplify the process....

 

Finding the truth

The photo on this week's front page of Mya Aquino is priceless. Ed Moreth is great at capturing special moments. When she's older, Mya may not appreciate this photos as much, but it's a memory and a moment is something to which many parents can relat...

 

A Few Thoughts

Several days before Thanksgiving, a collection of tracks appear in my driveway, those of a domestic cat. My neighbors have cats, but they don’t visit. These tracks are everywhere, very visible in the fresh snow. I then realize there are two cats,...

 

Remember When?

30 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 10, 1992 OVER THE YEARS THE HEATERS TRANSPORTED LOTS OF KIDS Continued from last week… The last 15 years, Doris did her share of driving. “I wasn’t so happy when Rich talked me into driving,” she says. “I was scared...

 

Questions of the week

TODD DAMASKOS, Thompson Falls - “Be confident.” CLAYTON KYRISS, Troy - “Other drivers.” LARRY WHITE, Thompson Falls - “People need to pay attention and slow down.” JON SONJU, Thompson Falls - “Stay home!” TOMMY GROFF, Noxon - “Be...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Ethan Howard, 29, seatbelt violation, $70. Ryan Davis, 45, speeding in a restricted zone, $55. Rachel McNeil, 46, seatbelt violation, $20; operating with expired registration, $45; operating without liability insurance, $275....

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 5; Hot Springs, 3; Trout Creek, 2; Dixon, 2; Noxon, 1. Monday, December 5 Harassment/privacy in communications, Hot Springs. Inmate transport, T. Falls. Nuisance complaints, Plains. Request for welfare check, T. Falls. General...

 

45 years for attempted deliberate homicide

Michel Scott Dulaney was sentenced on Monday for his role in an 2020 armed altercation that led to his neighbor being shot and paralyzed. Dulaney appeared before Judge Robert Deschamps III with his attorney Quentin Rhodes and Special Deputy County...

 

Man pleads not guilty

Brody Everett Hill made his initial appearance before Judge Molly Owen on Tuesday on charges stemming from a head-on collision with a Sanders County Sheriff’s deputy in April 2022. Hill entered not guilty pleas to felony counts of negligent...

 

FSPW opens guided winter hikes season

FSPW staff and volunteers are once again leading snowshoe trips up the trails in the Scotchman Peaks in 2023. We have a variety of hikes posted on our website, from easier family friend hikes in the Ross Creek Cedars to challenging adventures on the...

 

Cash Mitchell Farmer

It is with intense sorrow that we must announce the passing of Cash Mitchell Farmer of Plains, Montana, on November 16, 2022. He was born at Clark Fork Valley Hospital on January 4, 2013, the first ba... Full story

 

William Lee Allen

William Lee Allen, 76, passed away December 5, 2022, at the Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center in Lewistown. He was born on December 4, 1946, in Camas Hot Springs, Montana to Oscar C. and Josep... Full story

 

PINOCHLE: Cathy, Jim lead November scores

The GFWC Woman’s Club Pinochle Marathon players lost one of their members in November, Bill Bodaley. The group sends condolences to his family. He will be missed. In November play, Cathy Mills and Jim Hurst had the high of 7,060, followed by...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Sports    December 15, 2022

Plains wrestling hosts first mixer

Though there was no team standing or winner in the Plains Mixer last week, it looks as though the Plains-Hot Springs Savage Horsemen came out on top with 18 individual victories. Plains hosted the...

 

Hawks head to Anaconda

Thompson Falls Blue Hawks traveled to Anaconda last weekend for a tournament. The boys had an exciting game against Great Falls ending in a victory score of 44-42. “This game was a dogfight from start to finish,” said coach Jake Mickleson. Jesse...

 

Red Devils ramp up competition

Noxon basketball teams traveled to Clark Fork, Idaho, last weekend. The boys were trounced in Friday's match-up against Clark Fork, 70-37. Six players scored: Justice Kayser with 13 points, Ricky Williams with 10, Sam Christensen with 6, Jaden Elder...

 

Ratliff, Waterbury win in Superior

Thompson Falls and Plains/Hot Springs wrestlers traveled to Superior last weekend for the Bob Kinney Classic to show off their skills. The Blue Hawks earned excellent wins against tough opponents to place 7th out of 14 teams. Eli Ratliff pinned his...

 

Christmas Services

The Sanders County Catholic Community will host Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. On Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve service will be at 3 p.m. at the Noxon Mission in Noxon, followed by 6 p.m. at St. William in Thompson Falls. On Christm...

 

Bowling Scores

INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE W L Pocket Pounders 31 25 Bernie’s Auto 37 19 Howard Services 36 20 Highlead 34 22 Mountain Plains LLC 23 33 Schitts and Giggles 7 49 Team Scr. Game: Pocket Pounders, 654; Scr. Series: Pocket Pounders, 1777; Hcp. Game: Pocket...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 15, 2022

Veterans retire Old Glory

All was quiet as veterans lined up in the chilly evening to give a proper send off to the emblem that served them well during their tours of duty in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast...

 

Crossword Solution

SOLUTIONS ACROSS 1. DARD 5. FTC 8. DAB 11. APIAN 13. LOA 14. DABA 15. SEGNO 16. AWN 17. ANIL 18. DAUNT 20. VET 21. SAEK 22. ABOLISHES 25. TRANSPARENT 30. ABLATED 31. DAO 32. DELTAA 33. KUDUS 38. NBC 41. ITERATE 43. CALIFORNIAN 45. CAMERAMEN 48. DADA... Full story

 

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