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 By John Dowd    News    October 22, 2020 

Plains school breaks ground on expansion

     As part of its goal to continuously improve the lives of its students and campus, the Plai...

 
 By John Dowd    News    October 22, 2020 

Fire destroys TF business

A Thompson Falls business was destroyed in a fire last Saturday. First responders received a call...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    October 22, 2020 

Question of the Week

DEB CHEETHAM, Thompson Falls - “Jaws.” JAMIE GIDDINGS, Plains - “The Blair Witch Project, because it was so horrible that it’s great....

 

Elevator a 'life saver' for T. Falls couple

One of the most humbling things for many people as they age is the loss of mobility. For those who l...

 
 By John Dowd    News    October 15, 2020

Law enforcement weighs in on legalization issue

This election season, Montanans are voting on a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana. According to some local law enforcement officers,...

 

SWEET SUCCESS

Those looking for a treat in Sanders County, can look no further than the little Thompson Falls cand...

 
 By John Dowd    News    October 15, 2020

County sets drug disposal event

Most people start to collect old medications, unfinished or expired. These drugs collect at the back of medicine cabinets cluttering it up; however,...

 
 By John Dowd    News    October 8, 2020

Kokanee run spawns adventure for anglers

'Tis the season for salmon snagging, an unusual form of fishing still practiced today that reaches...

 

Question of the Week

Steven Conley, Thompson Falls - “I would say as long as you don’t go over a month then you’re fine on any decorations.” Jeffery Manwaring,...

 

Local riders test skills at obstacle course

With the lack of family events held throughout the year, some Trout Creek locals decided to...

 

Big honor for small town girl

When asked to describe a pageant contestant, one might usually describe a tall lean woman in a...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 24, 2020

TF Council addresses community watering

After years of planning, Ainsworth Park is officially complete, however, the work for the Thompson Falls City Council is not over. For their September...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 24, 2020

TF airport receives federal funding

As part of a $8.2 billion federal investment into airport infrastructure, numerous airports across the country and Montana are receiving tax dollars...

 

Question of the Week

ELDER DALIN JOHNSON, Peoria, Arizona - “To do service, especially helping people with their gardens and raking leaves.” EMMANUEL LEFEBVRE,...

 

Highway markers a reminder of tragedies

In 1983 two men were driving westbound across the Highway 200 bridge over the Thompson River, just...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 24, 2020

E-waste galore at annual affair

Old computers, printers, televisions and other electronics were gathered at the county's annual...

 

T. Falls family explores history

To say that the Sink family from Thompson Falls are history buffs would be an understatement. The gr...

 

Question of the Week

Stephanie Huyghe, Plains - “I recycle old cardboard. I use it for making fire starters and burn it in my wood burning stove; I never throw out any...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 17, 2020

T. Falls man pleads not guilty to drug charge

Thompson Falls man Raymond Schaefer on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. According to charging...

 

Elks remember 9/11 with patriotic ride

In honor of those who died and those who worked as first responders on 9/11, the Elks organized a...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 17, 2020

TF School Board reviews salary schedule

The Thompson Falls School Board is working on a new salary schedule for their administration. The new schedule will decide how much and how often the...

 

Parade honors veterans

It was a busy Saturday for the Plains VFW. The group organized a parade that exceeded their...

 

Question of the Week

FRANCIS AULD, Elmo - “I think it still does, and that peoples’ patriotism ignites when that day comes. There are some people that let it phase...

 

Local first responders recall 9/11 effects

On September 11, 2001, America changed forever. Airplanes were hijacked and flown into the World...

 
 By John Dowd    News    September 10, 2020

E-waste event set

The Sanders County Transfer Site at Thompson Falls is hosting an event on Saturday, September 19, to collect and recycle old electronics. For several...

 

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