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  • Holiday celebrations continue at Ainsworth

    Skye Hill|Jul 11, 2024

    As I walked around Ainsworth park with my first ever snow cone I was met with the distinct sound of water guns and children's laughter as the Independence day celebration kicked off on Saturday. A small parade of kids started the celebration by either riding their red, white, and blue decorated bikes, or walking with small American flags while the sounds of patriotic music played. There were many local vendors including Rachael Bower who did facepainting for the kids. "All of the boys want...

  • Chef gets into the burger biz

    Skye Hill|Jul 11, 2024

    When Ryan Davis came to Thompson Falls from Alberta, Canada, two years ago, he saw one thing missing, a burger truck. So he got together with a friend and built one. Main St. Burger opened this month at 709 Main Street in Thompson Falls, offering a variety of smash burgers, sandwiches, and fresh-cut french fries. "The real dream is a big restaurant overlooking the beautiful water, serving not only burgers but hot dogs too," he said. However, he wanted to test the waters with a truck and gain...

  • Thompson Falls pool opens for summer season

    Skye Hill|Jul 4, 2024

    The Thompson Falls city pool is once again filled with the sounds of splashing and children's laughter after not being open last year. Open swim started the week of June 10, with swimming lessons and water aerobics following the week after. The pool opens in the morning at 8:30 a.m. with adult lap swim and adult water aerobics Monday through Friday. This is followed by swimming lessons also on the Monday through Friday schedule with level three beginning at 9:45 a.m, followed by level 2 at 10...

  • Ramey, Mosher take lead in rainy ladies league play

    Skye Hill|Jul 4, 2024

    The ladies had another great Thursday of golf with Healy Ramey and Kayla Mosher earning the low team gross score with 109. Katie Miller and Madi Wheeler proved their skills getting the low team net score with a 77. Healy Ramey earned the individual gross score with her 47, while Kayla Mosher had the low individual net score with 35. Healy Ramey got closest to pin on No. 1, while Jeanne Holleran earned the long putt on No. 3. Katie Miller had the short drive on hole No. 4. Kelly Wheeler proved her arm earning the long putt on No. 6, while Healy...

  • Garr, Neal top for Gang

    Skye Hill|Jul 4, 2024

    It was another cloudy Monday for the Over the Hill Gang with Dave Garr earning the men’s low gross score with a 41. Jerry Neal got the men’s low net score with his 31. Rusty Haggard earned closest to pin in two on No. 10, while Ron Beaty got the closest to pin on No. 14. Mike Normandin also had the closest to pin on hole No. 17. Roger Webster proved his arm by getting the long putt on No. 11, with David Tallant earning the long putt on No. 12, and Wally Gibe getting the long putt on No. 13. Jesse Mack got the long drive on hole No. 15, whi...

  • Wild Coyote howls to win in scramble

    Skye Hill|Jul 4, 2024

    The Wild Coyote team (David Petteys, Mike Normandin, Howard Morkert, Gary Thompson, and Ben Mummert) won the men’s league fun night scramble with a 30. RT Brown earned the long putt on hole No. 3, while Bruce Sterling had a chip-in on No. 18....

  • Fueled to win

    Skye Hill|Jul 4, 2024

    The Feed-N-Fuel team of Mike Normandin, Steve Clark, David Petteys, and Doug Gunderson took the low team gross score for the men’s league with 175. Noxon Quick Stop (Scott Garr, Bart Haflich, Bruce Haflich, and Shawn Wilkinson) took the low team net spot with a 152. David Petteys proved his skills earning the low individual gross score with a 40, while Steve Clark got the low individual net score with 35. David Petteys had closest to pin on No. 8. Steve Clark had a chip in on hole No. 3, and Ron Reedy earned a chip in on No. 7. STANDINGS N...

  • Question of the week

    Skye Hill|Jun 27, 2024

    Jim Scott, Thompson Falls - “I like to go fishing.” Larry Hermance, Belgrade - “We like to go camping.” Kinley Hill, Thompson Falls - “I go to the Bison Range with my family.” Hazel White, Trout Creek - “Celebrating my July 5th birthday on July 4th.” Juan Rivera, Browning - “I like to go to the powwows.” Drayden Smith, Browning - “I do a boxing club every year....

  • Basketball camp brings summer fun

    Skye Hill|Jun 27, 2024

    The Thompson Falls High School gym came alive last week with the sounds of basketballs as groups of kids from kindergarten to eighth grade came together for four fun-filled days of learning the fundamentals of basketball. In the morning sixth through eighth graders started the day, followed by fifth through third, and the last group was second through kindergarten. At the end of the four days, awards are given to the hot shot champs, free throw champs, and the 3-on-3 champs. "We really try to work on the fundamentals while still making it an...

  • Over the Hill Gang shines

    Skye Hill|Jun 27, 2024

    It was a sunny Monday for the Over the Hill Gang with Jesse Mack earning the closest to pin on No. 1, while Rick Kendall got closest to pin on No. 5. Jens Jantzen's drive was closest to pin on No. 8. Mike Normandin came in swinging earning the long putt on No. 2, Dennis Gripp had the long putt on No. 3, and Tom Pride the same on No. 4. Jens Jantzen got the long drive on No. 6, while Brad Halveson earned the long putt on No. 6. David Pettyes got the long putt on No. 8, while Patrick Walt and Doug Deck earned the long putt on No. 9. Jerry Neal...

  • Kim, Doree combine for lead

    Skye Hill|Jun 27, 2024

    Kim Pardee and Doree Thilmony were the top ladies at the River’s Bend Golf Course getting the low team gross score with 97, while Tina Wheeler and Jeanne Holleran earned the low team net score with 74. Tina Wheeler came in with the low individual gross score with a 45, with Doree Thilmony earning the low individual net score with 33. Tina Wheeler swung in closest to pin on No. 11, while Marshanna Drop earned the closest to pin on No. 14 and Katie Miller with closest to pin on No. 17. Jeanne Holleran shot the short drive on No. 13, while h...

  • Custom Solutions can't be beat

    Skye Hill|Jun 27, 2024

    The Custom Solutions team of Doug Fisher, RT Brown, Bob Brown and John Owens combined for the low team gross score at the River’s Bend Golf Course with a 170 last Wednedsay. The First Security Bank team (Bill Nolen, Michael Scharfe, Ben Mummert and Mike Thilmony) came through to get the low team net score with a 146. RT Brown earned the low individual gross score with a 40, while John Owens was able to get the low individual net score with a 33. RT Brown was closest to pin on No. 2, while Steve Clark was closest to pin on No. 5, and Howard M...

  • Tuesday league scrambles

    Skye Hill|Jun 27, 2024

    Montana’s Best Builders team of Mike Thilmony, Cael Thilmony, Doug Czerwinski, Gary Gibbs and Kevin Sparks won the fun night scramble with a score of 30. Kade Pardee earned the long putt on No. 3, while David Reedy was able to sink the long putt on No. 6. Rusty Haggard was closest to pin on hole No. 5, and James Duncan was closest to pin on No. 8. Ty Pardee held the long drive on hole No. 9, as did James Duncan. RT Brown got a chip-in on hole No. 7....

  • Veterans retire U.S. flags

    Skye Hill|Jun 20, 2024

    The Clark Fork Valley Elks hosted a flag retirement service last Friday. The day itself was a significant one as it was Flag Day. While Flag Day is a national holiday that is often overshadowed by July 4, when the Founding Fathers adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, it is still a significant day in American history. On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes flag designed by Betsy Ross. The original design, while very similar to the flag we know today,...

  • Jeanne, Tina lead the ladies

    Skye Hill|Jun 20, 2024

    The Ladies League had another stunning day of golf at the River’s Bend Golf Course, with Tina Wheeler and Jeanne Holleran getting the low team gross score of 102. Danice Toyias and Kristy Beaty earned the low team net score with a 69, while Tina Wheeler earned the low individual gross score with 46. Chris Kelly earned the low individual net score with 32. Annie Wooden earned the closest to pin on No. 1, while Katie Miller earned the closest to pin on No. 2. Kelly Wheeler earned the closest to pin on No. 5, while Healy Ramey earned the c...

  • Hill Gnag braves weather

    Skye Hill|Jun 20, 2024

    The Over the Hill Gang had a cloudy Monday at the River’s Bend Golf Course. Tom Pride earned the men’s low gross score of 43, while Al Luckow earned the men’s low net score with a 36. Lana Nolen had the low gross women’s score with a 55, while Liz Morkert earned the low net women’s score with a 35. Dave Pettys earned closest to pin on No. 10, while Larry Eddy earned the closest to pin on No. 14, and Rusty Haggard earned the closest to pin on No. 17. Tom Pride earned the long putt on hole No. 11, while Dave Garr earned the long putt on No. 12...

  • Bear Muscle cards low score

    Skye Hill|Jun 20, 2024

    The Bear Muscle Fitness team who included Cody Mosher, Chadd Laws, Paul Flemmer, and Tyson Pedicrew earned the team low gross score for the men’s league at the River’s Bend Golf Course with their 173. Sharks Auto Detila (Dave Garr, Rich Hooten, Russ Wood, and Rusty Haggard) earned the low team net score with a 144. Flemmer shot the individual low gross score of 40, while Mike Lilly earned the individual net score with a 30. Trevor Harris was closest to the pin on No. 2, while Kade Pardee earned closest to pin on No. 5, and Flemmer's drive was...

  • Team finds the right solution

    Skye Hill|Jun 20, 2024

    The Custom Solutions team of Doug Fisher, RT Brown, Bob Brown and Tom Pride found the right solution last Wednesday as they earned the low team gross of 173 at River's Bend Golf Course, as Wild Coyote (Steve Clark, Dave Petteys, Gary Thompson and Howard Morkert) howled to a low team net of 150. Kade Pardee carded the low individual gross of 38 and Jared Haas scored the low net of 33. Pardee also had the closest drive on No. 5 and the long putt on No. 6. Bob Brown was closest to the pin in three on No. 2, Michael Scharfe's drive was closest to...

  • Hot Springs celebrates with rodeo, parade, fun

    Skye Hill|Jun 13, 2024

    by Shannon Brown and Skye Hill Saturday's 75th annual Homesteader Days in Hot Springs had plenty to offer locals and travelers. The Farmer's Market set up on the street by the park at 9 a.m.. Other early events included the Skunk Alley Run with 3k and 13k runners, the car show on Main Street, as well as live music, food and craft vendors. Smokey Bear led the Kiddie Parade beginning at noon. The short parade had plenty of colorful costumes and a wagon with a baby dressed as a chicken. The Skunk...

  • Builders keep top spot

    Skye Hill|Jun 13, 2024

    Montana’s Best Builders, including Nathan Snead, Doug Czerwinski, Paul Flemmer, and Mike Thilmony, proved once again that they have what it takes to get the low gross team score at the River’s Bend Golf Course with a 179, while the Sharks Auto Detail team of Jens Jantzen, Rich Hooten, Charlie Hooten, and Rusty Haggard earned the team low net score with a 155. Steve Clark earned the low individual gross score with a 42, while Mike Thilmony earned the low individual net score with a 33. Rusty Haggard earned the long putt on No. 6, while Sco...

  • Yellow ball fun for the Gang

    Skye Hill|Jun 13, 2024

    The Over the Hill Gang had another beautiful day of golf at the River’s Bend golf course with Charlie Hooten earning the long putt on No. 2, while Larry Eddy earned the long putt on No. 3. Rick Kendall got the long putt on hole No. 4, with Dave Petteys earning closest to pin on hole No. 5. Wally Gibe got the long drive on hole No. 6, Jesse Mack came in with the long putt on hole No.6. Charlie Hooten earned the long putt on No. 6, while Dennis Gripp earned the long putt on hole No. 8, and Randy Hojem earned the long putt on hole No. 9. Ron B...

  • Edward Jones best on Wednesday

    Skye Hill|Jun 13, 2024

    The Edward Jones Financial team including Ryan Craven, Will Mitchell, Dan Kier, and Jesse Mack showed they aren’t just good at finance but also golf at the River’s Bend Golf Course by earning the low team gross score with a 173, while the Whitefish Credit Union team of Chuck Manry, Al Luckow, Randy Hojem, and Shawn Morgan took the low team net score with a 144. Mike Baxter earned the low individual gross score with a 38, while Jesse Mack earned the low individual net score with a 32. Scott Pardee earned the closest to pin on No. 2, Chadd Laws e...

  • Question of the week: What is your idea of a great weekend?

    Skye Hill|Jun 6, 2024

    Bill Imrie, Thompson Falls - “Going camping.” Pat Miller, Thompson Falls - “Fishing with nice weather.” Ken Montoure, Thompson Falls - “Fishing.” Ron Blacic, Trout Creek - “Fishing anywhere in beautiful Montana.” Tyler Nolan, Shelby - “Spending time with family at our cabin.” Alissa Nolan, Shelby - “Swimming with family at the hot springs....

  • Clark Fork girls win Flathead Valley championship

    Skye Hill|Jun 6, 2024

    The Clark Fork Soccer Alliance celebrated a monumental victory at the Flathead Valley 3BR Tournament, clinching the championship in a thrilling final match against Polson FC. The girls showcased their talent, determination, and teamwork in a memorable 3-0 win. The annual 3 Blind Refs (3BR) Tournament, the largest in Northwest Montana, hosted over 180 teams. The Clark Fork team impressed throughout, scoring 14 goals and conceding only 2. Last year, the Clark Fork Soccer Alliance U18 Girls took...

  • Jan, Tori swing to a win

    Skye Hill|Jun 6, 2024

    It was another beautiful week of golf for the ladies down at the River’s Bend Golf Course with Jan Thompson and Tori Helvey earning the low team gross score of 100, while Kelly Wheeler and Barb Mosher earned the low team net score with a 70. Jan Thompson earned the low individual gross score with a 50, while Barb Mosher earned the low individual net score with her 33. Kelly Wheeler earned closest to pin on No. 10, while Jan Thompson earned closest to pin on No. 11. Kayla Mosher earned the closest to pin on No. 14. Katrina Nygaard earned the lon...

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