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Investigation of Plains man's death continues

by Ed Moreth Things seem to be moving at a snail’s pace for Pat Legard, who has waited five months for the findings on his son’s death. Mark...

Change of scenery

One of the oldest trees in Thompson Falls was taken down this week. The Cottonwood tree behind...

Comments sought on Swamp Eddy project

The Forest Service is asking for public feedback on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Swamp Eddy project located on the Plains/Thompson...

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Robert Oliver, 50, fail to obey direction to be weighed, $85; operating commercial vehicle without commercial driver’s...

Sheriff's Log

Monday, August 12 Animal, Plains. Child custody issues. Motorist assist. Theft of personal records by family member, Noxon. Nuisance complaints,...

Forest Service plans prescribed burn

The Cabinet Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest is planning a fall prescribed burn of up to 2,400 acres associated with the Minton-Trout...

Wildfire season continues

Fire season is not really done yet, in spite of recent rains which have temporarily knocked back the danger. Warily eyeing this week’s weather...

Scammers targeting Montanans

Two weeks ago a man in Havre gave out his Social Security number to a scammer. Last week, a woman in Great Falls became another victim. Calls are...

MLB player to visit Plains

It’s not often that Sanders County kids get to meet Major League Baseball (MLB) players. The closest MLB teams are the Seattle Mariners and the...

Avista tourney another hit

With Project Ascent the main beneficiary of this year's event, the 11th Annual Avista Charity...

Just another round for Over the Hill gang

Just another day of golfing fun in the sun for the friendly players of the Over the Hill gang. Sanders County’s most gregarious golfers gathered...

Excitement builds for Lady Hawks

There is an excitement building with the Thompson Falls Lady Hawk volleyball team. Back to battle...

Tylers are gone; Heat still look good

The All-State Tylers are gone but the Hot Springs Savage Heat still have big plans for the upcoming 6-Man football season. One year removed from a...

Horsemen ready to rumble

In his third year at the helm as head coach of the Plains Horsemen football team, Eddie Fultz is slightly unsure about how his squad will perform...

Hawks prep for 8-Man football

It's a brave new world for the Thompson Falls Blue Hawk football team. The big question is: How...

Blue Hawk harriers are ready to run

Being in the sweet 16 isn’t necessarily a very good deal in Montana cross country running. The top 15 place-winners in Montana State high school...

Red Devil gridders hit the field

Fielding a 6-Man football team is challenging enough without having unexpected departures. Put together with the fact that all-everything players...

Sparky's leads way in Tuesday night play

Sparky’s Gutter Time held on to the league lead as Shanks a Lot shot the low team gross and Feed-N-Fuel the low team net in Tuesday Night Men’s...

TC woman wins senior bowling title

Competition was fierce at the National Senior Bowling Championships in Cincinnati August 6-9. A...

Friends fore life

The game of golf is a popular pastime and the River's Bend Golf Course in Thompson Falls offers a...

Question of the Week

TOM MASON, Thompson Falls – “They have done so well with all the roads that I have no complaints.” ROBIN GILE, Trout Creek – “Trout Creek...

GENUINE IN NATURE

A great blue heron visited the Welcome to Thompson Falls sign recently, perching on the rocks as it...

A COMMUNITY PLACE

Historical buildings are reminders of a community's beginning and cultural base. After 89 years,...

SUMMER BLOOMS

Local horticulturists have been busy grooming their entries for the annual Sanders County Fair...

Remember When?

1954 PUBLICATION OF WESTERN SANDERS COUNTY This publication was recently donated to the Old Jail Museum WATER This valley is traversed by the...

An asset to the community

Dear Editor, I would like to thank Kevin Hill for volunteering his time and talent to the Huckleberry Festival. He also donates an ice chest with a...

Spin-doctoring is big business

Having spent 25 years evaluating writing samples from high school students, I long ago developed the somewhat neurotic habit of being judgmental...

Our Viewpoint

Last week, we asked “Are you ready for school to start?” in our Question of the Week. With the long days of summer, most kids aren't quite ready...

Montana Viewpoint

Years ago, when I was on the board of directors of my local hospital, I attended a seminar on the...

Ruthie Bierwagen

Ruthie Luella McKenzie Bierwagen was born on August 14, 1940 in Sandpoint, Idaho. She was pre-deceased by her parents Clarence Felix McKenzie and...

Elizabeth (Miller) Wengerd

Remembering Elizabeth... Elizabeth (Miller) Wengerd, age 89 years, 1 month, 9 days, of Heron,...

Nancy L. Willey

Nancy L. Willey of Thompson Falls passed Aug. 3, 2019, at Clark Fork Valley Hospital. She struggled with sugar diabetes for the last couple of...

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