Articles from the February 8, 2024 edition

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 By Ed Moreth    News    February 8, 2024

Volunteers make railroad ties for display

Three people are helping to manufacture stacks of railroad ties for a display at the Paradise Center. Instead of being soaked in creosote, the volunteers will use glue and black paint and instead of...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    February 8, 2024

Top spellers compete in county bee

It took nine rounds of words - invisible, handle, trifle, regiment, dreadlocks, patience, spectral, seclusion, and essential - but no verbiage the judges threw at Talon Ferlan could stop him from... Full story

 
 By Shannon Brown    News    February 8, 2024

SCCFF begins annual candle campaign

The Sanders County Coalition for Families is doing their annual February Candle in the Window Campaign in Sanders County. The campaign is conducted by placing a candle in businesses throughout...

 

H.S. Fire works to cover large area

The Hot Springs fire department has a big job to fill with 800 square miles of area to cover. Fire Chief Randy Woods said their area is 45 miles from one end to the other. The area includes timber... Full story

 

Practicing old skills

I've been making an effort lately to practice some skills that I haven't used very often in the last few years, and I think are becoming lost arts. The first is writing hand-written cards. I have a friend who, after every holiday or birthday, has her...

 

4-day week has disadvantages

Dear school superintendent and school board members, I am sending this email to express my concerns with the possible switch from a five day to four day school week. I am writing as a licensed clinical social worker, who has been working with...

 

A Few Thoughts on Taylor, Travis and world domination

Questions: Why does halftime at the Super Bowl last 100 years and feature stuff football fans have no interest in? Is it just me, or do others have no idea what or who Usher is? Does the NFL book halftime entertainment to fool people not remotely...

 

Remember When?

70 YEARS AGO • JANUARY 7, 1954 COUNCIL TO INSTALL TWO STREET LIGHTS Installation of two additional street lights - one at the corner of Ferry Street and Third Avenue and at the depot steps (these steps were located directly across from True Value H...

 

Question of the week: Do you want more winter or an early spring?

JR RATLIFF, Thompson Falls - “I want it to be spring because snow always gets in my boots.” GAUGE LOYA, Thompson Falls - “I want it to stay winter because I hardly have had time to sled and have snowball fights.” CODY BROWN, Thompson Falls -...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Caitlyn Palin, 18, careless driving, $85. Kelly Ferguson, 50, basic rule-reasonable and prudent, 1st offense, $120; failure to give notice of accident by quickest means, 1st offense, $285. Jess Hobart, 33, basic...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: T. Falls, 6; Plains, 6; Hot Springs, 4; Trout Creek, 2; Paradise, 2; Noxon, 1. Monday, January 29 Fire, Hot Springs. Inmate transport, T. Falls. Request for welfare check, T. Falls. Civil attempts. General animal call/complaint, Hot...

 

TF man pleads guilty to possession

Appearing before Judge Deborah Kim Christopher on Tuesday, Toby Elvadore Zak entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, pursuant to a plea agreement. After a brief discussion regarding prior criminal...

 

Winter festival goes on in rain

It didn't feel like winter for the kids that attended the fifth annual Wild Coyote Winter Festival last Saturday. Rain and warm temperatures melted most of the snow. The ice sculpture volcano had...

 

Senior Spotlight - Dave Helterline of Plains

On August 28, 1930, David Lee Helterline was born the middle child of 10 children in his family. Dave's father was born in Pennsylvania in 1898, and moved to Montana to be a farmer. He and Dave's...

 

Bowling Scores

OVER THE HILL GANG W L Leftovers 45 39 Com’bak Kids 43.5 40.5 Jokers WIld 42.5 41.5 Roll’n Along 40.5 43.5 Mixed Nuts 40.5 43.5 Fun Team 40 44 Team Scr. Game: Fun Team, 804; Scr. Series: Fun Team, 2291; Hcp. Game: Fun Team, 885; Hcp. Series: Fun...

 

Savage-Horsemen third at divisional

Shelby sits at the crossroads of Interstate 15 and Highway 2 on Montana's hi-line. Western Montana wrestlers came to a different crossroads last weekend as they competed in the divisional tournament... Full story

 

Hawks triumphant over Plains

Plains and Thompson Falls put on a great show on the court last Thursday in Thompson Falls as the rivals met for the final time in the regular season. The Blue Hawk girls bested the Trotters 51-25...

 

Savage Heat go back to back with Two Eagle River

It was a busy week for the Hot Springs basketball teams last week. The Savage Heat went back-to-back with Two Eagle River Wednesday and Thursday, with the girls getting two wins and the boys two losses. The Lady Savage Heat beat Two Eagle River...

 

Lady Hawks get OT win over Eureka

Saturday night at the Thompson Falls High School gymnasium was a little like Groundhog Day. The Hawks welcomed the Eureka Lions basketball teams, and the night was nearly a repeat of when the Hawks... Full story

 

Red Devils fall to Two Eagle River

The Red Devils hosted Two Eagle River on Friday in Noxon, sending the team home with two wins. The Red Devil boys lost 49-62 and the girls 41-50. The Red Devils kept it close in the first quarter,...

 

Whatcha Readin'? Free day for more readin

Welcome to a leap year! I recently asked an artist friend what she planned to do with her “free day.” I expected to hear something funny but true like “sleep!” or something inspiring but exhausting like “try a new technique.” Instead,...

 

Crossword Solution

SOLUTIONS ACROSS 1. EBS 4. CLOT 8. MOAT 10. SAIVA 11. BOLE 12. DOLLAR 13. AGANA 15. RELEARN 16. RIMED 17. VACANCY 18. KEITH RICHARDS 21. ERR 22. GIS 23. CUE 24. ERA 25. MAN 26. KRA 27. MARILYN MONROE 34. PAROTID 35. TEALS 36. PERILED 37. CUBIC 38.... Full story

 

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