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Modern Homesteader

The cold weather is upon us and winter is on the way. I am gently reminded of this every morning when I step outside and see the snow-covered mountains. While summer is always busy around here, the pace is very much the same during fall and I’ve...

 

Trout Creek students learn about safety from locals

The students of Trout Creek School spent last week learning about safety. Students had the chance to learn about different areas of safety from representatives around the county including those from...

 

Groups explore trail expansion

Kaniksu Land Trust (KLT) alongside Thompson Falls Trails Committee has plans to design a walkway along Highway 200 from Wild Good Landing to Harvest Foods in Thompson Falls. In order to fund the project, KLT will be applying for a Reconnecting...

 

MDT plans to repair bridge in west end

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is developing plans to rehabilitate the bridge on Montana Highway 200 over Montana Rail Link, two miles south of Noxon. The bridge was constructed in 1957 and is in need of repairs and routine upkeep....

 

Question of the week

CINDY SHEPPARD, Trout Creek - “My pastor’s wife.” NATHAN STEVENS, Trout Creek – “Superman.” ANDE FRANKLIN, Thompson Falls – “My nana. She’s a good cleaner and a good cook. She treats people kindly.” ANGELA SQUIRE, Thompson Falls...

 

Heron store offers grocery, deli and more

A new general store has opened in Heron offering people everyday staple items and a sense of community. Owners Melissa and Shawn Atkinson opened Heron Siding General Store in September with the hopes...

 

Fifth grades gather for water festival

Eastern Sanders County Conservation District (ESCCD) and Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) joined forces to host the Sanders County Water Festival, an event that has not been held since...

 

Candidates, community connect at local forums

As voting day nears, local candidates are continuing to meet with constituents in order to answer any lingering questions before voters head to the polls on November 8. Last Tuesday and Wednesday...

 

Question of the week

NATASHA CASH, Trout Creek – “My biggest pet peeve is when people sit there and clean their ears with their fingers and then go about their day.” CHRIS PAEZ, El Paso, Texas - “I actually don’t. My major was in Psychology. There is something...

 

TF Woman's Club recognizes teachers

Thompson Falls Woman’s Club (TFWC) showed their appreciation for local educators last month with a gesture of gratitude to all teachers and staff in Thompson Falls. TFWC donated a tray of cookies to the elementary, junior and senior high school fac...

 

Six Gun Pizza and Deli opens in Noxon

A new restaurant has opened in Noxon. After the success of the flagship store in Forsyth, owners Daniel and Nona Waddington approached their daughter, Grace and her husband Jonathan Gingerich, and...

 

Question of the Week

JOSH YATES, Thompson Falls – “Go sit with the chickens.” CAMILLE HINE, Thompson Falls - “Go outside and take the dogs for a walk.” SUZY MOTT, Thompson Falls – “I pray first and then find the positive.” NATALIE PHILLIPS, Thompson...

 

Local dog club hosts rally class at Whitepine Grange

The Sanders County Dog Training Club wants to help people build a better relationship with their dog. Last Monday was the first session in a new rally class hosted by the club. "Rally is based on AKC...

 

Modern Homesteader: Dax the guardian livestock dog

Training a livestock guardian dog to be a livestock guardian dog has been an interesting journey. Yes, Dax is still a puppy and yes, Dax still has that vibrant, puppy energy. I'm used to Husky and...

 

TF pickleball court resurfacing complete

Thompson Falls Pickleball Club (TFPC) has come a long way in their endeavor to help restore the dilapidated courts that are located near the high school. Nearly a year ago, TFPC was approved as a...

 

Question of the week: What do you like to do on a rainy day?

JOHN CASSIDA, Thompson Falls – “Fish or hunt.” GARRY ABBOTT, Thompson Falls - “Play with my dog Tootsie.” ROBERT WADE, Thompson Falls – “Splash in the puddles.” DEBB ROBERGE, Medford, Oregon – “Stay indoors. Read, watch...

 

4-H members host dog show

Sanders County 4-H members and their furry companions competed in a dog show hosted in Trout Creek last week. "It has been three years since we hosted a dog show but our awesome new project leader...

 

Pretzel hobby turns into business

After retiring from 20 years as a personal chef, Valerie Zlendick has found her way back to the kitchen, taking on a new venture. Zlendick started Z-Best Pretzels a year ago and says so far, business... Full story

 

TF Elementary welcomes new staff members

Enrollment is up at Thompson Falls Elementary School. There are around 60 new students enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year. Elementary principal Len Dorscher says all K-12 staff had the opportunity to go through a Love and Logic training prior to...

 

Trout Creek School chosen for residency program

Trout Creek School has been chosen as one of 12 schools in Montana to participate in the state’s first Teacher Residency Demonstration Project for the 2022-2023 school year. The program was designed to prepare and retain rural educators. The goal...

 

Car destroyed by fire at T. Falls Elementary

A staff member's vehicle caught fire Thursday afternoon at Thompson Falls Elementary School. Vehicle owner Callie Jacobson said Krystal Park discovered the fire and notified Jacobson only minutes...

 

Students get outside for summer internships

Gaining insight into what watershed conservation looks like coincides with the mission of local nonprofit organization Project ASCENT, which is to introduce participants into the natural world...

 

Volunteers clean up Clark Fork

Last weekend, eight volunteers joined Easter Sanders County Conservation District (ESSCD) for their river clean-up in Plains, a once annual event that has not been held for a number of years. “The...

 

Question of the Week

JACKIE SOUVEREIN, Trout Creek - “Biking.” ART SOUVEREIN, Trout Creek - “ATVing up in the mountains on the endless trails we have here.” RUSS GILE, Trout Creek - “Archery hunting.” JOHN TORRES, Thompson Falls - “Cutting firewood....

 

TFHS welcomes new teachers for new year

School is back in session for Thompson Falls High School (TFHS) with some new and exciting additions for the students. With current enrollment standing at 202, the school was able to add a second...

 

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