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 By Ed Moreth    News    June 1, 2023 

Plains seniors on their way

Graduating from high school usually means facing the real world, but 43% of the Plains High School graduates are planning to attend secondary schools, including seven that plan to attend four-year...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    June 1, 2023 

Plains couple sells business after nearly 40 years

The Sinclair gas station has been a part of the lives of Dave and JoAnne Colyer for almost four decades, but the couple will have some time to take it easy now that they sold the business to a...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    June 1, 2023 

Committee reviews Plains cleanup

Plains Spring Cleanup Day was a big success, but the group of volunteers that coordinated the daylong project got together to discuss how they could make it even better. Over 40 volunteers showed up t...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    June 1, 2023 

Plains Elementary kids get tasty sendoff

High school seniors got their graduation sendoff Sunday, but the younger kids had their day in the sun last Thursday with a barbecue picnic and received awards from the local Masons, including Most...

 By Ed Moreth    News    June 1, 2023 

Vets place flags at gravesites for Memorial Day

A handful of military veterans gathered at the Plains Cemetery to mark the graves of passed veterans in preparation of VFW Post 3596's Memorial Day ceremony. It took VFW members about an hour to...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    June 1, 2023 

Day of fun planned for Plains Day

Plains Day is here once again with Saturday being filled with activities new and old. “This event is taking shape and looks to be a banner year for all of the events and vendors,” said Connie Foust, lead coordinator for the annual celebration. Th...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 25, 2023

On the trail

The Wild Horse Plains Back Country Horsemen raised $1,200 on its annual poker ride at the historic Jones Ranch Saturday, but everything the club takes in goes to help take care of the trails in...

 By Ed Moreth    News    May 25, 2023

Bison Range ready for season

Bison are the biggest mammal in North America, but sometimes a herd in the distance looks like little dark dots. A visitor's chances of getting a closer look at the mighty beasts became much better...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 25, 2023

Race day for rocket cars at Plains School

A school gymnasium is the place for racing, but last week eighth-grader Cody West might have reached a speed of 55 mph with his CO2 rocket car, nabbing first place honors in the Technical Education...

 By Ed Moreth    News    May 18, 2023

TF man unhappy with demo derby

A Thompson Falls man has continued his displeasure at the way the Sanders County Fair Demolition Derby is being handled by the fair commission and the contracted promoter. Rick Sanders, a veteran...

 By Ed Moreth    News    May 18, 2023

Plains superintendent set to retire

The Plains School superintendent has only weeks until he's free from the responsibility of running three schools, 67 staff and teachers and 445 students, but he's not planning to breeze by in his...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 18, 2023

Mock interviews help students prepare for workforce

A group of students put in some extra time in school last week that will help them with employment after graduation. The nine girls and three boys, all seniors, were part of the Jobs For Montana...

 By Ed Moreth    News    May 18, 2023

Sanders stars show Spartan stamina

A group of Sanders County people traveled to Bigfork to show their staying power in a rigorous and muddy competition of the 10th Annual Montana Spartan Race. Two men from Hot Springs took part in the...

 By Ed Moreth    Sports    May 18, 2023

Young goal keepers improve skills at clinic

A group of Sanders County kids received some special coaching from the University of Montana last week at Plains. Jay Landham, a coach for the Lady Griz soccer team, spent two hours with youth soccer...

 By Ed Moreth    News    May 11, 2023

Plains class gets skyward lesson

A handful of kids took flight from school Thursday, but they were returned by Plains resident Randy Garrison, the one that took them away. It was part of a hands-on lesson for the Plains High School p...

 By Ed Moreth    News    May 11, 2023

Plains council discusses decay citations

The Plains Town Council meeting last week began with disputes over recent citations of the town's Decay Ordinance, but they came with an equal show of support for the law as people rose in defense of...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 11, 2023

Plains residents help neighbors in spring cleanup

They didn't get as many volunteers as hoped, but the Plains Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday was still a big success, said Lana Dicken, one of the primary coordinators of the daylong project. "It was...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 11, 2023

Paradise Players perform 'Steel Magnolias'

The Paradise Players prompted cheers and tears in their latest performance last week with its rendition of "Steel Magnolias." The all woman cast provided almost three hours of entertainment Friday,...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 11, 2023

Plains students combine science knowledge with shop class

It's not rocket science, it's not even science class, but science is helping the eighth-graders of Plains Junior High School with their projects in shop class. The 10 girls and four boys in the class...

 By Ed Moreth    Sports    May 11, 2023

Minors get first victory

The Plains Cheetos won their first game of the season recently when they defeated Superior 17-16 in the bottom of the fourth inning at the Amundson Sports Complex in Plains. "The boys played well....

 By Ed Moreth    News    May 4, 2023

Local carvers ready for state show

Members of the Plains Wood Carving Club are in the final stages of getting their pieces ready for this year's Montana State Wood Carvers Show in Missoula this weekend. Five club members plan to...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 4, 2023

Sharing food, hunting stories

The Wild Game Dinner at the Clark Fork Baptist Church was a combination of good food, prizes, hunting stories and a quick sermon from a visiting Georgia pastor. More than 40 men and boys attended the...

 By Ed moreth    Communities    May 4, 2023

From screen to stage

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie talks about how nice and pink her wedding is going to be to her mother, M'Lynn Eatenton, and hair dressers Annelle Dupuy-Desoto and Truvy Jones. However, her mother believes...

 By Ed Moreth    Sports    May 4, 2023

Plains rookies take Superior in home matchup

The Plains rookies baseball team claimed a 14-4 victory over Superior at Amundson Sports Complex last Monday. "They've been playing really good," said Melissa Garland, who coaches the team with her...

 By Ed Moreth    Sports    May 4, 2023

Savage Horsemen win final home games

The Plains-Hot Springs Savage Horsemen pulled off two victories, both from behind and in the final inning and in their final home games of the season. On Friday, the Savage Horsemen took on the... Full story


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