Articles from the January 25, 2024 edition

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 By Annie Wooden    News    January 25, 2024

Candidate filing opens for 2024 races

The filing period for candidates opened in Montana last Thursday, with dozens of people filing for statewide and local offices that first day. Candidates have until 5 p.m. March 11 to file for office. Local elected positions on the ballot this year...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    January 25, 2024

Schools address email threats

Some Sanders County school districts received email threats late Tuesday, but law enforcement said the threats were not credible. Administrators at Thompson Falls and Hot Springs schools received bomb threat emails around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Thompson...

 

Restaurant destroyed by fire

The Hereford Bar and Grill near Noxon burns late Wednesday. Noxon Fire Department responded to the blaze, which completely destroyed the building. The restaurant had been closed for about three years...

 

Local bowlers get tips from pro

Professional bowler Rhino Page from Bigfork was in Thompson Falls last week to give individualized bowling lessons. Ginger Ward, the bowling association manager, said she set up the lessons to be held...

 

Plains teens build igloo in park

They're probably not going to go into the igloo realty business, but for a first time snow building, it wasn't bad. Two Plains teenagers built the igloo on the basketball court at the E.L. Johnson...

 

Our Viewpoint: Getting back to the big game

When Justin Timberlake performed during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2018, I joked with everyone that they were going to try and play football during the Justin Timberlake concert. I’ve been making the same joke this year because one of my good...

 

Sunday's Snapshots

Earlier this month, Annie Wooden wrote an editorial about trying new things, about surprising ourselves with what we can accomplish when we step out of our comfort zones and do things we could fail at. Perhaps you’ve heard the encouragement to...

 

SCCHO hopes to add housing

Sanders County Community Housing Organization, doing business as Community Housing is an independent, non-profit organization that was formed in 2003 to provide affordable rental housing solutions for working and retired individuals and families in...

 

Remember When?

80 YEARS AGO JANUARY 12, 1944 THE DAYS OF GOLD Golden Days Recounted Continued from last week… Mrs. Hattie Coleman who is still living was one of the first teachers in the schools here. Judge W.E. Nippert, who had been educated abroad, has a place...

 

Question of the week

LYNETTE NIELSEN, Hot Springs - “I like making lots of pasta dishes. They are comfort food.” PAULA STOBIE, Hot Springs - “Fresh soups and chowders, especially Texas Chicken Tortilla Chowder.” GEORGE HEINSELMAN, Hot Springs - “What I do the...

 

Not guilty plea entered for felonies

James Vernon Day, Jr., appeared before Judge Molly Owen on Tuesday for his initial appearance. Day entered a plea of not guilty to felony charges of theft, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted person, removing or falsifying a vehicle...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Carson Taylor, 19, seatbelt violation, $20. Jaden Story, 19, failure to carry proof/exhibit insurance in vehicle, 2nd offense, $385. Bernard Groshong, 64, basic rule - reasonable and prudent, 1st offense, $120; operating...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 11; T. Falls, 5; Trout Creek, 4; Hot Springs, 2; Paradise, 1; Noxon, 1. Monday, January 15 Suspicious activity, T. Falls. Motor vehicle crash, Noxon. Fire, Trout Creek. Welfare check, Dixon. Motor vehicle crash, Plains. Livestock,...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    January 25, 2024

Group faces bitter cold for annual march for life

A 16-degree temperature with snow and a chilling wind didn't deter a group of Thompson Falls residents from showing their commitment to their determination to end abortion. The Supreme Court...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    January 25, 2024

Panel discusses elections

The Sanders County Democrats earlier this month invited a group of panelists to discuss election integrity. “Elections: Integrity and Involvement” was attended by about 30 community members on January 14 at the Paradise Center. Mindy Ferrell is...

 

Dorothy (Dot) Bras

Dorothy (Dot) Bras, age 87, peacefully passed away on January 15, 2024, in Polson, MT, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on March 28, 1936, in St. Ignatius, MT, and was the daughter of Jess... Full story

 

Jeannine Orpha (Blanchard) Marjerrison

Jeannine Orpha (Blanchard) Marjerrison entered into eternal rest on January 15, 2024. She was 94. Jeannine was born into the Haskell family on April 30, 1929, in Libby, Montana. Her mother Orpha died... Full story

 

Students thank Plains school board

The Plains School Board was recognized last week for its community service by the student body with senior Brandt Snead delivering a speech in their show of gratitude. "It was important to recognize t...

 

Carroll College students honored

Carroll College in Helena has announced students listed to its 2023 fall semester dean’s list. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must receive a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale and take at least 12 graded credits in a...

 

Bowling Scores

OVER THE HILL GANG W L Com’bak Kids 39.5 36.5 Leftovers 39 37 Roll’n Along 38.5 37.5 Jokers Wild 38.5 37.5 Mixed Nuts 36.5 39.5 Fun Team 36 40 Team Scr. Game: Fun Team, 698; Scr. Series: Fun Team, 2066; Hcp. Game: Roll’n Along, 899; Hcp....

 
 By Skye Hill    Sports    January 25, 2024

Wrestlers grapple for Kato glory

As a first-time wrestler watcher the 28th annual Ted Kato Invitational was a perfect start. There was no shortage of great wrestling there. I think I even saw the definition of determination, as a...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Sports    January 25, 2024

TF adds Kato girls' tourney

While the boys were battling it out at the Ted Kato Memorial Tournament in Thompson Falls Saturday, the girl grapplers were hitting the mat at Plains, where eight teams from Montana and Idaho...

 
 By Skye Hill    Sports    January 25, 2024

Devils beat Hot Springs in OT

NOXON 58, HOT SPRINGS 53 The Noxon Red Devils took things to the next level last Saturday with an exciting overtime win over the Savage Heat in Hot Springs. Swiftly the Red Devils came out putting...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Sports    January 25, 2024

Plains host four teams for Friday mixer

The Plains-Hot Springs Savage Horsemen had a prosperous night at their wrestling mixer at Plains Friday night with 11 victories and only four losses. The Plains-Hot Springs team was joined by...

 

TF mixer preludes Kato

The Blue Hawk wrestling team got a good look at some of the Ted Kato competition on Friday as they hosted a mixer at Thompson Falls High School. Thompson Falls welcomed Priest River, Cascade, Eureka,...

 

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