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 By Jennifer Curran    News    July 20, 2023

REUNION OF FLIGHT

It's not every day that one gets the chance to see the iconic Miss Montana DC-3 plane fly across the skies, let alone someone jumping out of the plane. That's just what happened at the second annual S...

 

Question of the week: What do you think of the construction on Main Street?

Cheryl Guibert, Thompson Falls - “I’m extremely concerned how it’s hurting the business incomes. It would have been a much better plan to do this work at night.” Julissa Bonney, Thompson Falls - “It’s affected us a lot.” Mike Shear,...

 

Kids level up in music program

Earning karate belts isn't just for martial arts, at least not for the kids who are earning their belts at the Recorder Karate Class at the Whitepine Grange in Whitepine over a multi-week summer...

 

Baxter sisters on a roll

It was the talented duo of Megan and Ellie Baxter who earned them the low team gross score of 98 and Ruth Kronfuss and Penny Beckman who clutched the low combined net of 67 in the ladie’s league play at River’s Bend last week. Steadfast Ellie Bax...

 

Quik Stop on the go in league

It was the Noxon Quik Stop team of Bruce Haflich, Shawn Wilkinson, Arthur Potts and Scott Garr that called the shots at River’s Bend as they roped in the low team gross round of 185 in last Tuesdays men's league. Bill Nolen, Howard Morkert, Mike...

 

Highlead toasts Wednesday win

Hats off to the Highlead team of Jesse Mosher, Chadd Laws, John Mosher and Steve Fairbank who anchored the low team gross score of 170 at River’s Bend in the men’s league play last Wednesday. It was Whitefish Credit Unions Shaun Morgan, Wally...

 

Jan, Tori lead ladies league

It was Jan Thompson and Tori Helvey’s heyday on Thursday at River’s Bend for the low team gross of 104 and Kim Sparks and Chris Kelly who snatched up the low team net of 68. Kelly outmaneuvered again for the low individual net score of 28 and...

 

T. Falls kicks off holiday celebrations

No fireworks needed for this Independence Day celebration. With colorful displays of craftsmanship, artistry, musical talents and activities; there was something there for everyone. It was the third...

 

Question of the week

Delon Potter, Lolo - “Get out on the water before daybreak to fish and take an afternoon nap.” Elizabeth Fortier, Washington - “Don’t forget the bug spray.” Robin Houston, Missouri - “Come to this campground!” Mark Houston, Missouri -...

 
 By Jennifer Curran    News    July 6, 2023

FWP discusses proposals

It’s that time of the year for the issues at hand regarding new regulations placed on the table to be discussed. Representatives from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) met with the public last week to discuss the season setting process. The disc...

 
 By Jennifer Curran    Sports    July 6, 2023

Baxter, Thilmony sweep the swings

It was synchronized swinging with partners Megan Baxter and Doree Thilmony as they captured the low team gross of 92 in ladies league at River’s Bend. Baxter couldn’t be stopped, grabbing the low individual gross of 45 and plunging the long putt...

 
 By Jennifer Curran    Sports    July 6, 2023

Sharks devour the competition

It was Sharks Auto Detail’s Dave Garr, Russ Wood, Charlie Hooten and Rusty Haggard who claimed the greens on Tuesday at River’s Bend for the low team gross win of 180. Custom Ventures Scott Pardee, Craig LeCoure, Marcus Thomas and Paul Flemmer...

 
 By Jennifer Curran    Sports    July 6, 2023

All greens for local banks

It was a green acre hold-up last Wednesday at River’s Bend as the First Security Bank crew of Ben Mummert, Michael Scharfe, Bill Nolen and Mike Thilmony stole the low team gross win of 175 and stuffing the low team net in the bag was the Whitefish...

 

Hawks learn hoop skills

Eighty kids from grades K-8 enjoyed a week long Blue Hawk Basketball Summer Camp at the high school last week. Varsity men's basketball Coach Jake Mickelson led the camp along with his wife Lisa...

 

Block party draws crowd to T. Falls

High energy of all ages rocked the alley way turned block party next to the HighLead Saloon, Smokehouse and Casino last Friday in Thompson Falls. It was an atmosphere of kids having fun with hula...

 

Event aimed to inform, inspire public

It was a day filled with community members both involved in community efforts and those wanting to learn how to get involved at the Redemption Ranch, off Blue Slide road, last Saturday. Pastor Brenda Crowe along with husband Scott Crowe sponsored "Mo...

 

Hill Gang drives into summer

The Over the Hill Gang played their first official game of summer at River’s Bend last Monday, with Dave Garr shooting the low gross men’s round with 41 and Scott Garr taking the low net of 32. Barb Wooden shot a whopping low net of 33 for the...

 

Jeanne, Tina swoop in

It was Tina Wheeler and Jeanne Holleran who swooped up the low team gross score of 105 and Kelly Wheeler and Natalie Roberts with the low team net of 71 in the ladies league play at River’s Bend. Then it was Tina Wheeler again who picked up the...

 
 By Jennifer Curran    News    June 22, 2023

Cycling group travels country raising funds

In what is called the Journey of Hope, a group of college students is volunteering to bicycle across the country this summer to raise money for people with disabilities. The Phi Kappa Phi students sta...

 

Cougars end season at divisional

Although it was a 12-8 bittersweet loss for the Noxon Cougars against the Columbia Falls Hills Brothers last Tuesday in Libby, what a spectacular season for the Cougars. The fact that the rural team...

 

Local kids learn bike safety

Kids of all ages dashed around on their bicycles at the first-ever kids bike safety event at Ainsworth Park on Saturday. Gleeful delight filled the air as kids had fun learning about and showing off...

 

Question of the week

Sandy Thompson, Plains - “How to fix a carburetor and sharpen knives.” Lance Hartshorn, Hot Springs - “Hide and watch.” Sandy Davis, Noxon - “If you're going to start it, finish it.” Jay Mock, Sandpoint - “How to make my own cooking...

 

MT's Best Builders hammers the win

It was Montana’s Best Builders who seized the win in Tuesday’s league play at Rivers Bend as Sean Kelly, Nathan Snead, Doug Czerwinski and Mike Thilmony bonded for the low team gross of 170. Internet Kitchen golfers Doug Fisher, Carter Meyer,...

 

Edward Jones comes out on top in league

The Edward Jones team of Dan Kier, Ed Mack, Bruce Sterling and Jesse Mack was the victor in Wednesday's league tournament at Rivers Bend with a 168, and for the low team net it was Mountain Plains LLC of Ron Beaty, Paul Flemmer, Rick Hagedorn and...

 

TF students end year with field day

It was a fun-filled day for Thompson Falls elementary students (K-6) as teachers, staff, students and family members gathered together at the high school track for the day's activities. "We had a grea...

 

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