Speed change approved

The Thompson Falls City Council on Monday voted to move speed limit signs further out on each end of town. Mayor Rusti Leivestad, after meeting with the Department of Transportation, proposed moving...

BREWING BUSINESS

A new coffee roasting company is open for business in Thompson Falls. Koo Koo Sint Coffee owners Sylvia and Luke Miller named their business after David Thompson "because we live up Thompson River...

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Christine Cobb, 31, day speeding, $20. Henry Castillo, Jr., 21, speeding in a restricted zone, $65. Sandra Ray-Wilcox, 59, seatbelt violation, $20. Trace Ward, 23, failure to keep vehicle under control on mountain highway,...

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: T. Falls, 5; Plains, 4; Hot Springs, 3; Dixon, 3; Noxon, 1; Paradise, 1; Trout Creek, 1. Monday, April 1 Disturbance, T. Falls. Abandoned vehicle, Plains. Suspicious activity, Plains. Protection order violation, T. Falls. Fire, Plains....

Governor seeks comment on judge applicant

Governor Greg Gianforte is seeking public comment on applicants to fill the vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial District, which serves Lake and Sanders counties. Judge Deborah "Kim" Christopher announced her resignation last month. Members of the...

Golfers battle elements in Hamilton

Thompson and Plains took to the road for the Florence-Darby Invitational hosted by the Hamilton Golf Club last week. With over 100 golfers and 10 teams between the boys and girls it proved to be...

Red Devils fall in home contest

The Noxon-Thompson Falls Red Devils faced the Ronan Chiefs falling 0-12. Swiftly the Chiefs were able to strike out the Red Devils while putting two runs on the board before the second inning. Headed into the second the Red Devils were able to...

Trotters lose to MAC at home

The Plains Trotters took on Mission-Arlee-Charlo (MAC) in their second game of the season falling 1-16. Quickly MAC was able to get on the board, scoring a colossal 11 runs in the first inning, while keeping the Trotters to only first base. At the...

Plains soccer hosts jamboree

More than 60 soccer players from five different U11 and U10 teams gathered at the Amundson Sports Arena for the Plains Jamboree and the first games of the spring season. The rains stayed away, but...

Young wrestlers honored

The Wild Horse Little Guy Wrestling Club in Plains had its annual after season awards ceremony at Plains School Thursday to recognize the feats of its team. The biggest award — the 2024 Wildhorse Little Guy Wrestling Kenny Lee Marjerrison Award...

Lady Hawks cross state lines for another win

The Lady Hawks added more wins under their cleats, taking down the Eureka Lions 17-0 last Monday then the Sandpoint Bulldogs 8-7 last Friday in Idaho. The Lady Hawks were on fire facing the Lions in the first inning with Olivia Fitchett pitching a...

New location for Plains antique business

It was only 200 yards from door to door and it took only about three weeks for the 16 vendors of Wild Horse Mercantile to move the hundreds of thousands of items to their new location, but they are...

Remember When?

40 YEARS AGO • MARCH 29, 1984 EDNA HILL LEADS A RUGGED REWARDING LIFE by Linda Shaffer Continued from last week… During her childhood in Trout Creek mainly - a few years in Polson - Edna recalls all eight grades being housed in one room....

CROSSWORD SOLUTION

SOLUTIONS ACROSS 1. CYPRUS 7. DAISES 13. OUTLINE 14. ANTIBES 16. SD 17. ATHLETICS 19. MP 20. AGATE 22. LEI 23. HABER 25. GELS 26. SEGNO 28. LOSE 29. ELI 30. FAR 31. GAS 33. UTA 34. PRAT 36. TABLED 38. TCHAD 40. LEERS 41. ROAMED 43. KIEV 44. APT 45....

Forum to focus on education

Montana’s public education system has been in the headlines a lot these days: Why are budgets so tight? What unites Montana’s schools? What legislation passed, and what is being challenged, for alternative school systems? An upcoming...

Pinwheels bring awareness to abuse

More than 300 colorful pinwheels fluttering in the wind on the lawn at Clark Fork Valley Hospital might not halt violence against children, but hospital staff hopes they will attract enough...

Excitement for eclipse

"It's like somebody took a bite out of the moon." That's how Thompson Falls fourth-grade student Makoy Schoenfeldt described Monday's solar eclipse. Elementary students waited on the playground for...

Students earn hardware at state SkillsUSA

Sanders County students put their skills on display last month at the state SkillsUSA competition in Helena. Plains had 10 students compete in the state event, and Thompson Falls took four....

Question of the week: What is a superstition you have?

Bret Lombard, Thompson Falls - “I have to check the light switch twice.” Mitchel Hagger, Thompson Falls - “When you buy a knife you have to buy a penny, too, or it causes bad luck.” Sydney Cisney, Thompson Falls - “I have to get dressed...

SPRING GRAZING

Elk stop grazing to take a look at a possible predator in a wooded area about six miles west of Plains. The herd of about 80 elk soon dashed away. As spring progresses, the bulls will soon be...

Montana Viewpoint: 'Welcome to the end of democracy'

“Welcome to the end of democracy. We are here to overthrow it completely,” said conservative activist Jack Posobiec at the February 2024 meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference...

Freedom in truth

I love it when people feel the need to share their opinions on how your opinion is wrong; with statements like, “I think you will find that America is not the dark and dangerous place you think it is.” (Therefore, what I think must be true...

Impressive performances

Musicians from the Piatigorsky Foundation will once again be offering a world class performance here in Thompson Falls. Violinist Linda Rosenthal and pianist Maxim Pakhomov will perform at the Thompson Falls Christian Church on Friday, April 12, at...

Our Viewpoint: Remember the good

Monday afternoon, I went to the Thompson Falls elementary school to watch the solar eclipse with the students. There was a lot of activity on the playground as students waited for a glimpse of the event. Some waited patiently and some ran around...

Joyce Anna Kilgore

1938 - 2024 In loving memory of Joyce Anna Kilgore, whose life was a testament to love, dedication, strength and joy. She enjoyed laughing, giggling, and spending quality time with those who visited...

Raymond Leo Middleton

May 18, 1947 - March 27, 2024 Raymond "Ray" Leo Middleton, age 76, of Plains, Montana (formerly of Vallejo and Sacramento, California), passed away peacefully in his sleep after a short illness. He...

Jerome Victor Imbiorski

Jerome Victor Imbiorski, 82, of Poulsbo, Washington, passed away on March 30, 2024. Born on June 16, 1941, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Victor Winslow and Martha Theresa (Dziuk) Imbiorski, Jerome went...

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