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  • Question of the Week

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 25, 2022

    PEYTON ELLUL, Thompson Falls - “I really enjoy the rodeo and getting to see the horses because I just love horses.” KYLIEGH RUEN, Thompson Falls - “I like to see all of my friends' 4-H animals that they worked so hard on. I especially like the baby cows, chicks and rabbits.” KENSIE RUEN, Thompson Falls - “I am really excited about the rides, especially the Gravitron but I also like animals. ” RHETT RUEN, Thompson Falls - “I mostly like the animals but I really wish that they had tigers like they do at the circus.” COLTON ELLUL, Thompson Falls...

  • TC School garden offers many lessons

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 25, 2022

    The Trout Creek school has recently implemented a plethora of improvements and the school is starting to grow. "The school seems to be on the upswing," commented Preston Wenz, the school's superintendent. "Last year for the first time in a very long time staff at the school completely renovated the entire kitchen, implemented on-campus hunters education classes, an archery program, and a school garden. The gardening program has been building momentum with students and is already starting to expa...

  • Question of the Week

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 18, 2022

    JADE STEVENS, Thompson Falls - “The overwhelming sense of community and the positive attitudes all the way around.” COLLIN KOFFLER, Thompson Falls - “The variety of booths and the different vendors from all around the country.” ABIGAIL JONES, Thompson Falls - “All of the dogs, I like how so many people brought their dogs with them this year.” KAMBER TORTI, Thompson Falls - “All of the food and all of the dogs!” JENNIFER GRISSOM, Orange, California - “So far I would have to say the ice cream as well as the community and the inviting environm...

  • Luminaries raise awareness, funds for local charity

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 18, 2022

    The Cancer Network of Sanders County (CNSC) is once again helping people in need and is doing so by selling luminaries and placing them on the streets of towns in Sanders County for their CNSC Luminaria event. "Every year our non-profit organization holds this fundraiser that helps contribute to the financial needs of patients and families suffering from a diagnosis of cancer," commented volunteer and CNSC Vice President Sherryl Wachob. "The event also helps to serve as a reminder that many of...

  • Ladies near end of season

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 18, 2022

    During Thursday play at River’s Bend last week Jeanne Holleran and Tina Wheeler shot the low team gross of 102 and Liz Morkert and Lana Nolen posted the low team net of 69. Wheeler snatched up the low individual gross with a 45 and Morkert pocketed the low individual net with a 32. In other Thursday action, Doree Thilmony played a calculated game and went closest to the pin in four on No. 2 and Barb Petteys closed the long putt on No. 3. Kim Sparks sent out the longest drive during the round on No. 9 and landed a successful chip-in on No. 9. S...

  • Hill Gang does best with 3

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 18, 2022

    The Over the Hill Gang competed in a a special three club game at River's Bend. During play each golfer was afforded the use of only two clubs and one putter this past sunny Monday. Playing the three club format the best, Will Mitchell and Scott Garr captured the men’s low gross and low net. Mitchell took the low gross with a 45 and Garr the low net with a 36. The women's low net was claimed with ease by Liz Morkert with a score of 54. In other play of the day, Dave Garr claimed closest to the pin in two on No. 10, closest to the pin on No. 1...

  • Snead, Wilkinson best on course

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 18, 2022

    The Feed-N-Fuel team rallied to take the low team gross of 180 and the Noxon Quik Stop team captured the low team net of 144. Nathan Snead kept the ball in the short grass and took the low individual gross of 38 and Shawn Wilkinson claimed the low individual net with a score of 32 during Tuesday night men’s league play at River’s Bend last week. Wilkinson hit closest to the pin in three on No. 2 and Carter Meyer dropped in the long putt on No. 3. Steve Clark inched the ball along and was the closest to the pin on No. 5 and Bruce Haflich locked...

  • Highlead shoots the low score

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 18, 2022

    The Highlead team pulled together to take the low team gross of 173 and the Big Eddy’s/Limberlost Brewery team claimed the low team net of 144. RT Brown kept the ball moving right along and took the low individual gross of 40 and John Mosher claimed the low individual net with a score of 32 during Wednesday night men’s league play at River’s Bend last week. Steve Fairbank went closest to the pin in three on No. 2 and Dan Kier eased in the long putt on No. 3. Ron Beaty worked the ball along and was the closest to the pin on No. 5 and Berni...

  • Question of the Week

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 11, 2022

    ALEX OLESEN, Thompson Falls - “Yes because the lights may help people to keep from missing our stop signs due to the trees blocking them from view in some areas.” SARAH STOVER, Thompson Falls - “Five years ago I would have said no but with the increase in traffic due to out of state travelers, stop lights are becoming a necessity. ” DAKOTA BROWNING-PAUL, Thompson Falls - “I prefer that we have stop lights because we are a small-town community and stop lights help to keep our roads safe.” WINSTON PAUL, Thompson Falls - “No!” ENOLA FLOCK, Th...

  • Whitepine Grange welcomes 'hometown heroes' at event

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 11, 2022

    The Whitepine Grange recently held an event to bring together county residents and local volunteer medical professionals in order to get the community on the same page when it comes to emergency medical services and scenarios. "I used to be on the ambulance crew a long time ago and I do miss it at times," said Patricia English. "Brad Stewart is here to introduce himself and our emergency service volunteers to Sanders County residents and to help them to better understand what it is they do for...

  • Racers take over fairgrounds

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 11, 2022

    Top Dawg Arenacross came back to the Sanders County Fairgrounds and with it came high flying, mud flinging, mullet sporting action. The event featured 14 different classes ranging from 4-6-year-olds all the way up to seniors 50 years and older. Taking place over the course of two days it seems there was a class for just about everyone this year which made for some much anticipated entertainment. "I waited until the second day to come out and watch the riders send it,'' said Kaiden Robins of Thom...

  • T. Falls dental clinic continues to expand

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Aug 4, 2022

    River Town Dental has been open and serving patients in and around Thompson Falls since March of 2021. The team at River Town is expanding in an effort to offer accessible dental care to the community. "We believe in helping the community as much as possible so they don't have to travel to a bigger city for treatment," said owner operator and practicing dentist Dr. Timothy Bagnell. "We are growing and expanding rapidly. We have added two doctors and have another hygienist coming in September to...

  • TC seniors show off improvements to visitors

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 28, 2022

    The Trout Creek Senior Center has been making a lot of changes recently. The center held an open house last weekend to share information with the community about the services they offer. From brand new kitchen equipment to newly renovated bathrooms, the center is making a comeback. "You don't have to be a senior to visit or eat at the senior center," said Nadine Nelson of Thompson Falls, a board member of the Trout Creek Senior Center. "Through generous donations made by our patrons and fundrais...

  • Question of the Week

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 28, 2022

    ANNA BUSK, Heron - “I really like how everyone waves at you when you meet them on the road. Maybe they think I am someone they know but I am new here and everyone seems very friendly.” ROGER WILLIAMS, Sandpoint - “People around here are willing to help others and that’s what I like.” RANDY McKENZIE, Thompson Falls - “I like how when things get tough we come together. ” LIZ GLACKIN, Trout Creek - “I help out at the Trout Creek Senior Center and have noticed that people here can be very generous.” NADINE NELSON, Thompson Falls - “We have a pret...

  • Sisters team up for Thursday win

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 28, 2022

    Ladies league golfers were fortunate to have had relatively clear skies and a nice bit of sunshine during Thursday play at River’s Bend last week. Sisters Chris Kelly and Kim Sparks shot the low team gross of 101 and Jeanne Holleran and Tina Wheeler posted the low team net of 73. Tina Wheeler snatched up the low individual gross with a 47 and Chris Kelly pocketed the low individual net with a 29. In other Thursday action, Chris Kelly played a calculated game and went closest to the pin in four on No. 2 and Jeanne Holleran closed the long p...

  • Bruce, Lana lead Hill gang

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 28, 2022

    Overcast skies and a light breeze made for a more comfortable environment during Monday play at River’s Bend. Bruce Craw kept his game clean and took the low men’s gross in Over the Hill Gang play with a 41 and Ed Mack the men’s low net of 34. Lana Nolen secured the women’s low gross with a 49, and Barb Wooden locked in the low women’s net with a 37 this week. Over on the course, Mike Normandin finessed the ball along to be closest to the pin in two on No. 1, and Dave Garr sank the long putt on No. 2. Dan Whittenburg rolled in the long putt...

  • Bear Muscle wins scramble play

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 28, 2022

    The Bear Muscle Fitness team of Rick Hagedorn, John Mosher and Doug Robichaud muscled through the competition and won the Play Day Scramble with a score of 29 during Tuesday night men’s league play at River’s Bend last week. John Mosher double dipped and dropped in the long putt on No. 12 and the long putt on No. 15. Steve Clark kept rolling along and was the closest to the pin on No. 5. Scott Pardee took the ball closest to the pin on No. 17 and Kevin Sparks and Bruce Haflich knocked out the long drives of the night on No. 18. Ron Beaty sto...

  • Wilds of Montana

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 28, 2022

    When I was just a boy, I grew up in a little house on Fir Street in Trout Creek only a mile or so away from the Trout Creek public boat launch and recreation area. My mother used to take my older brother and I down to swim nearly every day that she could. Once I had turned eight years old my parents allowed me to ride my bicycle down to the boat launch and swim during the daylight hours of most days as long as I was home before sundown. During the summers of my childhood my parents lovingly refe...

  • City pool makes big splash with locals

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 28, 2022

    Business is booming at the Thompson Falls City Pool as people of all ages participate in fun, educational and healthy programs. The public pool is managed by Sandra Kazmierczak, the City of Thompson Falls Recreational Director, and her team of young adult lifeguards, along with assistance from Public Works Director Neil Harnett. Despite having so much cool weather early in the summer it looks as though the team is still managing to make positive waves in the community. "Our season started off sl...

  • Hill Gang mixes it up with scramble

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 21, 2022

    Overcast skies meant cool temps and plenty of shade for the Over the Hill Gang during Monday morning play at River’s Bend this week. The gang played a yellow ball scramble format this week. The yellow ball scramble format rules consist of having three players to a team, one player plays a yellow ball and the others play a standard ball. On each hole of play one member from each team will play the yellow ball for a score. The remaining two team members play a scramble following standard scramble rules. The teams rotate who has the yellow ball e...

  • Mountain Plains keeps team lead

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 21, 2022

    The Big Eddy’s / Limberlost Brewery team members kept a smooth swing and pulled down the low team gross of 170 and the Wild Coyote team the low team net of 141. RT Brown kept the ball rolling and took the low individual gross of 36 and Jesse Mosher claimed the low individual net with a score of 32 during Wednesday night men’s league play at River’s Bend last week. Mike Normandin dropped in the long putt on No. 3. Bill Nolen inched the ball along and was the closest to the pin on No. 5 and Mike Thilmony grabbed the longest putt on No. 6. Ed Ma...

  • Easy Street snags win in Tuesday play

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 21, 2022

    The Easy Street Autoworks team pulled together to take the low team gross of 177 and the Feed-N-Fuel team captured the low team net of 143. Kevin Sparks kept the ball in the short grass and took the low individual gross of 39 and Rusty Haggard claimed the low individual net with a score of 32 during Tuesday night men’s league play at River’s Bend last week. Steve Clark hit closest to the pin in three on No. 2 and Scott Pardee dropped in the long putt on No. 3. Shawn Wilkinson inched the ball along and was the closest to the pin on No. 5 and...

  • Jeanne, Tina lead ladies on Thursday

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 21, 2022

    Jeanne Holleran and Tina Wheeler worked the course to take the low team gross of 101, and Chris Kelly and Kim Sparks negotiated the low team net of 75 in Thursday Night Ladies League play at River’s Bend last week. Tina Wheeler claimed the low individual gross of 43 and Kelly Wheeler the low individual net of 34. On the course Tina Wheeler went closest to the pin in four on No. 11 and sank the long putt on No. 12, as well as a chip shot on No. 11. Sparks belted the ball and had the longest drive on No. 18. STANDINGS K. Beaty/D. Toyias 105.5 K...

  • Noxon students explore instruments at music camp

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 21, 2022

    In a creative and musical attempt to raise funds, two Noxon High School music students, with the help and guidance of their music teacher, are tutoring elementary school children on how to play a variety of musical instruments. The music tutoring camp is happening Wednesdays in July from noon until 2:30 and each day is dedicated to a different family of instruments. "Today is woodwind Wednesday and we are just now starting to put together the clarinets and let the kids try playing clarinets,"...

  • Farmers market offers variety of produce, goods in TC

    Johnathan J. Gerstenberger|Jul 21, 2022

    The Trout Creek Community Improvement Association has revived the farmers market in Trout Creek and business is booming. The market is held every Wednesday evening from 4 to 6 through the end of August and possibly into September if the warmer weather holds out. The Trout Creek Farmers Market showcases locally produced fruit, vegetables, meat and eggs, and some of the best baked goods and preserves in the region according to their website. Its attendance has seen rapid growth in the past year,...

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