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Street Smart

Looking back, I’m often amazed at where and when I’ve learned some of my most valuable lessons i...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week, Clark Fork Valley Hospital announced the first preliminary positive COVID-19 test. Now a second test is sent to the state for testing....

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

“The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.” – William...

 
 By John Marshall    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Reading Mr. Blackstone’s recent column it was sad to see him falling into the age old trap of scapegoating. He states, “I blame the...

 

Trouble in Paradise

To whom it may concern: None of this Paradise sewer project has been politically correct! Received two letters in the mail within days of each other....

 

Remember When?

70 YEARS AGO • JUNE 26, 1950 MORKERT-BORGMANN On July 1, Rose Mary Morkert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Morkert of Thompson Falls and Walter...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Should masks be mandatory in the state of Montana?

Lacy Wieckowski, Thompson Falls - “I do believe that masks should be mandatory. As long as it’s worn properly it should help prevent the...

 

Our Viewpoint

As we witness Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter movements, the removal and destruction of monuments honoring persons who played a weighty role...

 

Street Smart

There’s been a great deal of discussion about racism lately so let’s visit that topic a little...

 

Remember When?

70 YEARS AGO • JUNE 26, 1940 PROGRESS ON COURTHOUSE Nineteen men are now employed on the courthouse construction job. A dash coat has been given to...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Question of the week

MICHELLE TYLER, West Pasco, Washington - “The Fourth of July celebrates the birth of our country, when the country signed the Declaration of...

 

Modern Homesteader

As the weather hit 90 this last week, I found myself walking out to the chicken coop more than...

 

Our Viewpoint: Know the source of your information

It seems that some people are taking the threat of COVID-19 seriously, and others are fixated on conspiracy theories of the disease not being real,...

 

Protectors appreciated

Dear Editor, So, what was the purpose of the armed citizens across the street from the peaceful protest Sunday afternoon? As most people know, many... Full story

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 25, 2020

Montana Viewpoint: Facing my own racism

nd I were playing pool and drinking beer in a bar in South Florida. We were both 17, and should not...

 

Our Viewpoint

With a nation in turmoil and crisis, people are beginning to stand up across the country. Even in Sanders County, people are exercising their first...

 

Street Smart

Several people have asked me my thoughts about the death of George Floyd from a law enforcement pers...

 

Different opinions

While was a participant in the peaceful gathering on Main Street Sunday afternoon, I don't condone the private posting on Instagram that followed. It...

 

COVID-19 threat hits hard when it hits home

COVID-19 couldn’t happen here, to anyone we know; but then it does. As some of you may be aware, I have been moonlighting from my Ledger job as a sp...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 11, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

We are at a good place in history, and we are at that good place because we are facing adversity...

 

Time, effort appreciated

Dear owner and writers of The Sanders County Ledger, Congratulations! In the newspaper printed May 21, 2020, I was impressed by the story and photos...

 

Plains teens courageous

Dear Editor, I was so proud to read of the Plains teens who peacefully protested last Monday and those who gathered and raced in the rain on Saturday...

 

Ignoring issues is not the answer

We find ourselves in a situation where there are no right words to say. There is so much unrest right now in the world. Peaceful protests have been...

 

Column was one of the best

Jim Elliott always writes an opinion piece that leaves me thinking and wanting to reply. His latest of May 28 was one of his best. Thank you Jim for...

 

Street Smart

I recently started running again and it’s hard to describe how good that has made me feel,...

 

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