Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1959-current, November 10, 1977, Image 1

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A FINE SIX POINT BULL ELK was the trophy that Jeanne Owens bagged Saturday in the Whitepine area while hunting with her husband, Frank, and friends, Gene Jones and two sons, Kent and Dean. This is Mrs. Owens' first year to hunt and her bull was the first animal she the Jones boys got a five - big bull was brought out to be packed out in pieces City asks new sewer grant The City Council Monday night authorized Mayor David Haase to apply for a new grant of $274,458 from the federal government to finance modernization of the city sewer system, but turned down purchase of a new police car. Miiih of Monday night's session was spent conferring with officials of the Stahley Engineering & Associates, the firm that is handling the engineering on the slow -moving sewer project. Here for the meeting were J. David Stahly, president, of Helena and Paul Stokes and Phil Butterfield of the firm's Kalispell office. The engineers said the grant request was being raised to finance the additional cost for a plastic liner and bottom drain for the sewer treatment ponds. The present lagoon has not worked properly since it was constructed more than nine years ago. The liner now being proposed is guaranteed for 20 years. The new grant being applied for includes these items: Construction $240,546; labora- tory equipment $9,973 to permit testing of the effluent locally; construction staking, office and field engineering service during construction $18,025, and operation and maintenance $5,913. After opening two bids for a new police car, the council decided against purchase of a new vehicle at this time. Heater and Heater bid $3,800 with trade and Westland Chevrolet, Inc. bid $4,300 with trade. Alderman John Basham and Supt. Sterling Larsen were authori7ed to go to Chotean to inspect a 6,000 -gallon oil tank which the city is interested in purchasing for its road oil program. At present the city lacks sufficient tank capacity to permit purchase of a full oil tanker of road oil. In the past a tanker load has been shared with either the state or county, but the city's oiling program had to be dovetailed with either of the two other agencies. Last summer, neither were able to sliare a load with the city and as a result the city was not able to obtain any oil for street work. George Peacock inquired about the sale of the 2.1 -acre old dump site owned by the city near Prospect Creek. The tract along with six city lots in the Silcox Park Subdivision are to be offered Sunday at 2 p.m. at an auction at the Jaycee Center. Marshall Harry Petersen reported that to date he has destroyed 45 unlicensed dogs he has picked up this year. had ever shot at. Sunday, point bull. While Jeanne's whole, the Jones bull had (Ledger photo) The weather Nov. 1 45 31 Nov. 2 49 38 Nov. 3 51 27 Nov. 4 50 26 Nov. 5 44 31 Nov. 6 45 35 Nov. 7 45 32 Noxon tveather Nov. 1 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 6 Nov.? 46 44 42 43 41 41 41 39 .03 .26 0 0 T .02 .14 30 .73 33 .12 22 0 25 0 28 .03 28 .03 35 .04 36 .26 Few to note Veterans Day Friday -Veterans Day -will be a \mixed bag\ insofar as observance of the holiday is concerned. State, county and city offices will be closed as will be the First State Bank. Federal offices, the Post Office and the schools will be open as usual. Most Thompson Falls retail firms will be open for business as usual also. Man facing assault charge Two complaints have been filed against Dan Moore, 30, of Thompson Falls following incidents in which he was reported involved in last week. Moore is charged with two felony counts of intimida- tion and aggravated assault ie a county complaint and with disorderly conduct in a town of Thompson Falls complaint Filed by Marshall Harry Petersen. Moore was arrested at his horne at 6:42 a.m. Tuesday after he had been reported to have struck his wife with a rifle butt in the head and then held her and the three Moore children hostage at gunpoint at their residence on the Blue Slide. Moore was arrested by Sheriff A. H. Cheney, Under sheriffBob Wolf and Deputy Jim Cross. Undersheriff Wolf said the aggravated assault charge stems from Moore's alleged striking his wife and the intimidation because he alleg- edly held his wife and children hostage at gunpoint. Ile currently is being held in the Sanders County jail in lieu of $7,500 bond set by Justice of the Peace Bill Woffington. The city's disorderly con duct charge stems from an incident occurring earlier at a local bar. Spring start eyed for TC school TROUT CREEK --Plans for the new classrooni addition, multi -purpose room in a daylight basment, kitchen and storage facilities plus remod- eling of the old school building into a library and one additional classroom were outlined to patrons of School Dist. 6 here Tuesday night. The plans were discussed by Jim Thompson and John Peterson, architects with the firm of Taylor, Thon and Associates of Kalispell. Voters recently approved by an overwhelming margin a bond issue for $375,000 to finance the building program. Th- `--nds will be offnred for sale Tuesday, Dec. 13 at an interest rate not to exceed 7% per annum. The upper or classroom section of the new building will contain 5,500 square feet and the lower floor approxi- mately 4,900 square feet. Exterior of the new build- ing will be of natural wood with a metal roof and cedar siding. An all electric heating system will be installed for the entire school plant, replacing the fuel oil system currently in use. Lavatory facilities will be provided on both floors of the building. The buildiov nrovram will include landscaping Id the grounds around the new building. When completed the new building and old, remod- eled school will be connected by a passageway. The old school was built in 1952. Thompson and Peterson said present plans are to issue a call for construction bids to be let in January with a spring start on the building contemplated. The architects explained a January bid letting with a spring start would permit the ontractors to purchase materials when prices are lowest in the winter. 4 1 STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HELENA, EONTAHA 59601 Sanders County David Thompson Ledger Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County THOM PSON FALLS, MONTANA 5987:3 Thursday, November 10, 1977 Single Copy 20c County seeks bids on courthouse job Sanders County commis- sioners have issued a call for bids to be opened at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 for construc- tion of a three-story addition to the Courthouse with an EDA grant of over $500,000. However, despite the bid opening, actual construction on the project could be delayed until confusion over minority guidelines issued by the federal government is cleared up. An attorney for the U. S. Justice Dept. last week advised the City of Kalispell not to open bids for a storm -drain construction pro- ject to be financed with an EDA grant. Kalispell's Mayor Norma Hopp said the attorney said some extension of the EDA deadlines would be granted if necessary until a suit is resolved. That suit was filed by the Montana General Contractors Assn. The association first obtain- ed a temporary restraining order from U. S. Dist. Court Judge Russell Smith at Missoula, claiming an EDA requirement that at least 10% of the construction funds be spent on minority business enterprises is unconstitution- al. Smith modified his order last week to allow the city to open the bids but not award contracts, but the city council agreed not to open the bids at this time. The Kalispell City Council also is up in the air about AAA./ IRA PCP . 11 •••• whether it should call for bids for a new city hall, since that also is to be financed with an EDA grant. Chairman George W. Wells and commissioner Hank Gill both have expressed concern about the effect of the court suit on the Courthouse addi- In other action at their November session, the com- missioners appointed former county attorney Alex C. Morrison to serve as deputy county attorney for the period from Nov. 6 until Nov. 20 while County Attorney Ro- bert Fletcher is out of the county. An agreement between Sanders County and the Thompson Falls Ambulance Service for collection of unpaid accounts receivable was signed by the commis- sioners. Roy Hoelke was appointed as a director of the Heron Rural Fire Dist. to fill the vacancy caused by the resig- nation of Betty Behmerwohld. The commissioners approv- ed a policy for the weed board. Wayne Vannice discussed the county sick leave policy and Lyle Hill, acting civil defense director, discussed the civil defense program. Larry Mitchell of the State Solid Waste Management Bureau discussed the junk motor vehicle disposal pro- gram with the commissioners. Libby hunter kills two bulls TROUT CREEK --A Libby hunter has pleaded guilty to two major game law viola- tions and been fined $200 and $150 for the two infractions by Justice of the Peace Bill Woffington. Fined was Jer- ome Peterson of Libby. No revokation of hunting privi- leges were involved. Trout Creek District Forest Ranger Dave Morton said a Forest Service employe wit- nessed the violations and reported the action to Game Warden Chet Lamoreux. Mor- ton said Peterson was report- ed to have killed one bull elk and then after deciding he did not want to keep that animal, he shot a second bull and left the first one lay without dressing it out. Peterson il•••1111=111•1F reportedly told Lamoreux that the first elk was old and that he didn't want to keep it. After receiving the report of the violations, Morton accompanied Lamoreux to the scene on Vermilion River to gather evidence. Morton also assisted Lamoreux in prose- cuting the case. \The action by this Forest Service employe in reporting this violation is an example of F'orest. Service personnel co- operating with the State fish and Game Dept.,\ commented Morton. \It is the duty of any Forest Service personnel to report any violations of state or federal laws they observe. Since we have a number of people out in the woods at all times, we can provide a 11.$14L , ••••••••—.•—• valuable service to fish and game people by cooperating with them. If the public continues to violate game and habitat laws, the entire nation suffers.\ Monday. Morton said a member of a Trout Creek FS crew reported seeing an illegally killed moose on the Vermilion River. The hind quarters had been taken, but the remainder of the animal was left behind. State regulations provide for a mandatory sentence of a $300 fine and revokation of hunting and fishing privileges for 24 months for any person found guilty of illegally killing a game animal. h-- varo,,Ape, Levot_ 11111111 1 1 1 .011 • lllll lllllll 1111110111111MINOINIIIil I 1‘1111111111111 5C.4400t.. ADVTION • a 1,01 . Yr, is 7•<,-/T cwor.. 1911T• 6c is E. in.e.T SCHEMATIC PLANS for the new Trout Creek by the architects. Construction is expected to be school additions are shown In this drawing provided started in the spring.

Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.), 10 Nov. 1977, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/sn86075283/1977-11-10/ed-1/seq-1/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.