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 By Miriah Kardelis    News    June 1, 2023 

Hot Springs honors grads

Friends and family gathered on a rainy Sunday afternoon in Hot Springs to celebrate the graduating class of 2023. Eight students donned their cap and gown to celebrate the momentous day. This year's...

 

Community provides input on rail service proposal

Passenger rail service through Montana's southern route ended 43 years ago. The Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority (BSPRA) and their continued efforts to restore Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha route,...

 

Conservation districts host free seed events

Eastern Sanders County Conservation District (ESCCD) and Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD), with the support of Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG), have joined forces to help local pollinators in the area. The conservation districts...

 

TF students, community connect over etiquette

Thompson Falls students participated in the 8th annual etiquette luncheon hosted in the Thompson Falls Elementary School cafeteria last week. Every year, the school's seventh and eighth grade...

 

Program offers community outreach

A community outreach program focused on bringing people together in a positive way has recently launched in Dixon. Sara Bednarcik formed Illuminate the 406 when she saw Dixon residents could use some help with incorporating recreational activities...

 
 By Miriah Kardelis    News    April 27, 2023

Internet crime info shared with community

Last week, community members gathered at Thompson Falls High School to learn abut internet crimes against children from a state agent. A small handful of community members attended a presentation...

 
 By Miriah Kardelis    News    April 27, 2023

Midwifery a rewarding career for Plains woman

Julia Weaver, LM, CPA, founder of Gifts From Above Midwifery in Plains, has spent the last 11 years in Sanders County helping to bring over 100 babies into the world. Weaver operates as an...

 
 By Miriah Kardelis    News    April 13, 2023

Thousands of eggs hunted in in 9th annual TCCIA event

Trout Creek Community Improvement Association (TCCIA) hosted their ninth annual Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday afternoon at the Trout Creek Community Park. Around 150 children registered for this...

 
 By Miriah Kardelis    News    April 13, 2023

Passenger rail group applies for federal development grant

Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority (BSPRA) has taken another step toward their continued efforts to renew passenger rail service across Montana’s Southern Route as they announce their submission of a Corridor Identification and Development (Corridor...

 

TC archery hosts dodgeball tourney

Last Saturday, the Trout Creek Archery Club hosted the first annual Sanders County Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser to help send the Trout Creek middle school Montana State Champions to Nationals in...

 

Elks donate to senior centers

In their continuous endeavor to support the community in Sanders County, Clark Fork Valley Elks (CFVE), with the support of a grant from the Elks National Fund, donated $2,500 in total to senior...

 
 By Miriah Kardelis    News    March 23, 2023

Bull River clinic re-opens in county's west end

Bull River Clinic has reopened once again giving community members on the west-end of Sanders County local medical care. Dr. John S. Aumiller started seeing patients February 1. "Opening the clinic...

 

Students awarded for Beautification Days contest

Students from Thompson Falls Elementary and Trout Creek Adventist School once again participated in the annual Beautification Days poster contest. This year's cleanup is set to begin Thursday, April 2...

 

Question of the week

TREVOR FITCHETT, Thompson Falls – “So the kids and the animals can stay alive.” ELENA BUYS, Thompson Falls – “Because you want to have a good spring.” MADDOX VANELSWYK, Thompson Falls – “So the animals don’t eat the garbage then...

 
 By Miriah Kardelis    News    March 2, 2023

Hot Springs student wins county bee

The Courthouse in Thompson Falls was abuzz with spellers from around the county who gathered to compete in the 36th Annual Sanders County Spelling Bee last Friday. First Security Bank, a sponsor of...

 

Modern Homesteader: The wintertime blues

The wintertime blues are real. The holiday spirit has up and gone and springtide is just out of reach. I’ve always found February in Montana to be the toughest. You know there’s going to be more snow, you know there’s going to be more...

 

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...

 

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