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 By John Dowd    Communities    October 21, 2021 

FAMILY TRADITIONS

Montana history is ripe with stories of the many families who braved the elements and trekked...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    October 21, 2021 

FWP, Avista team up with Idaho students to study fish

Every year Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) teams up with Avista and the University of Idaho...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    October 21, 2021 

Question of the Week

Robert Foreman, Thompson Falls - “To actually go to Alaska and go on a moose hunt.” Tyler Battles, Thompson Falls - “A caribou hunt in...

 
 By John Dowd    News    October 21, 2021 

TF woman pleads guilty to theft

Elizabeth Riffle of Thompson Falls, a woman charged for stealing from a local business in Thompson Falls in 2019, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in 20th...

 
 By John Dowd    News    October 21, 2021 

T. Falls Council f ills vacant position

The Thompson Falls City Council officially accepted council member Ruth Cheney's resignation on Mond...

 
 By John Dowd    News    October 21, 2021 

Residents question COVID-19 treatments

During the regular Sanders County board of health meeting last Wednesday, several members of the community stood to give a presentation requesting...

 

Question of the Week

Angela Pesqueira, San Jose, California - “I would think it would be an amazing experience that one would have no words for, although I feel more...

 
 By John Dowd    News    October 14, 2021

NY man convicted for second DUI

Bruce Linguanti, from New York, was pulled over two weeks ago and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Sanders County. He pleaded guilty...

 
 By John Dowd    News    October 7, 2021

Wood Creek owner says staffing forced closure

Wood Creek Academy has closed their doors for good, and the community that they built around the school is devastated. The boarding school opened in...

 

Question of the Week: What's the first thing you do to prepare for winter?

Janelle Marley, Plains - “First thing is to get the hay in for the horses.” Mac Morgan, Plains - “Get a huge stack of firewood.” Kyle...

 

TFHS improvements become a reality

After several delays, new football bleachers were finally delivered to Thompson Falls High School...

 

New Life Fellowship hosts revival service

New Life Fellowship in Thompson Falls will host a three-day revival service this weekend. The event will feature Clay Roses, a husband and wife duo...

 
 By John Dowd    News    October 7, 2021

Staff, former students react to school closing

With the closing of Wood Creek Academy in Thompson Falls, some involved with the school and other community members have expressed their thoughts....

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 30, 2021

Private school closes

Wood Creek Academy, a private school for troubled boys, has decided to close its doors after over...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 30, 2021

TC class first of its kind in state

Trout Creek School has become the first in the state to include Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks'...

 

Question of the Week

Claire Lakko, Plains - “I would want a Chick-Fil-A here because that’s my favorite fast food restaurant, and it’s the best place ever.” Kim...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 30, 2021

Defendant pleads not guilty to assault charge

Andre Levert pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of assault with a weapon Tuesday in 20th District Judicial Court. According to charging...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 30, 2021

Sanders County board of health receives training

The Sanders County Board of Health met at the Sanders County Courthouse for their scheduled training last week. The Wednesday training focused on boar...

 

Woods Journal

As bears and other wildlife move closer into town and hunting season gears up, encounters with...

 
 By John Dowd    Sports    September 30, 2021

FOOTBALL FUNDAMENTALS

Thompson Falls Elementary School has begun offering flag football as an extracurricular after-school...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 30, 2021

Limberlost seeks apples for new brew

Having been operating for four months now, Limberlost Brewing Company is still floating. "We're...

 
 By John Dowd    Sports    September 30, 2021

Hawks reign over Arlee, Mission

With a 2-0 record in their conference, the Lady Hawks are really soaring. Their game with Arlee...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 23, 2021

Board of Health member resigns

A member of the Sanders County Board of Health submitted his resignation after a heated meeting last week with the Sanders County Commissioner....

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 23, 2021

County, MDT discuss Highway 135 speed

The Sanders County Commissioners met with representatives from Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort, Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Montana...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 23, 2021

TF City Council member resigns

A Thompson Falls City Council member has resigned her position. Ward 3 representative Ruth Cheney has stepped down from the council, effective immedia...

 

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