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Articles from the March 9, 2023 edition

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 By Annie Wooden    News    March 9, 2023

Remains identified as missing woman

The Sanders County Coroner's Office has worked with state agencies to identify the human remains found by a hunter last fall. Coroner Patrick Barber said a hunter found the remains in an area between... Full story

 By Annie Wooden    News    March 9, 2023

FWP studying local elk population

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is conducting a study to learn more about elk in western Sanders County. In January, FWP staff began setting traps in the Lower Clark Fork region from...

 By Annie Wooden    News    March 9, 2023

TF man reported missing

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Thompson Falls man. Steven Huff was reported missing by family members on February 24, according to Thompson Falls Police Chief...

 By Annie Wooden    News    March 9, 2023

Students rewarded for reading

The Plains School gym was louder than a Taylor Swift concert Friday as elementary students celebrated the end of I Love To Read month. There was no pop star in the building, but there were dozens of...

 By Annie Wooden    Opinion    March 9, 2023

Opportunities come from learning to listen

On separate occasions recently, I was influenced unexpectedly to listen. I’m a pretty good listener, given my occupation, but what I took away from the instances last week was being open to listening. Our lives are busier every day with more...


Kudos to students

Farmhouse Blooms would like to thank all the students, parents and faculty of Thompson Falls High School for the kindness and patience with tuxes, corsages and boutonnieres. The young men and women were really a pleasure to work with and there are...

 By Sandy Compton    Opinion    March 9, 2023

A few thoughts about opinion

I’ve cleaned this old joke up for “family viewing:” Opinions are like ears. Everyone has a couple. The New Oxford American Dictionary defines opinion as: “a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or...


Remember When?

MARCH MADNESS Thanks to John Hamilton for ghost writing my column this week. He’s a much better sports writer than I am. What do Thompson Falls High School, Gonzaga University basketball and the jersey No. 8 have in common? And what does all of...


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...


Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Tyler Treat, 32, speeding in a restricted zone, $145. Terra Clinkenbeard, 37, seatbelt violation, $20. Nicholas Grancio-Schaefer, 30, seatbelt violation, $20. Hanna Cowden, 31, stop sign violation, $85. Michelle Bangen, 40, day... Full story


Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 7; T. Falls, 5; Hot Springs, 4; Heron, 1; Noxon, 1; Dixon, 1. Monday, February 27 Civil attempts. Assist other agency, Plains. Road hazard/blockage, Plains. Motor vehicle crash, Plains. Civil standby, Dixon. Automated alarm call,...

 By Annie Wooden    News    March 9, 2023

Man arrested following pursuit

A man is in custody after a pursuit that led officers on Highway 200 and through private property before being apprehended. Jesse Spegal of Trout Creek is facing several charges after the pursuit that began just after 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 5....

 By Annie Wooden    News    March 9, 2023

Woman pleads not guilty to drug charges

Three defendants made an initial appearance Tuesday in 20th District Judicial Court before Judge Deborah "Kim" Christopher, answering to charges in their respective cases. Amanda Lynn North pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of criminal...


Larry R. Seibel

Larry R. Seibel, 83, of Trout Creek, Montana, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer. He requested no services be held. Larry was born February 16, 1939, in Peabod... Full story


Fundraiser to support Lonepine Hall

The Lonepine community is hosting a fundraising dinner for the Lonepine Hall this weekend. The spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the hall, located at 56 Lone Pine Road off Highway 28. Cost of the dinner is $8 for...


Elks lodge to host community baby shower

Clark Fork Valley Elks Lodge is hosting its fourth annual Community Baby Shower this month. The baby shower is Saturday, March 25, and will offer resources and information to new or expecting parents. Michelle Blackstone with the Elks Lodge said it...

 By Ed Moreth    News    March 9, 2023

Plains drama club switches to skits

The Plains Drama Club had to cut one of its performances last week due to conflicting schedules, yet the cast was still able to fill nearly 200 seats in the two remaining shows. Three of the cast... Full story

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    March 9, 2023

4-H members advance to finals

4-H doesn't normally have a butler at its functions, but South Side Sparks member Andrew Wrobleski was the closest thing to it at Hot Springs on Sunday during the first round of the Communication... Full story


Ball celebrates redneck culture

Community members dusted off their best overalls and straw hats last weekend for the eighth annual Redneck Ball, a fundraiser for the Trout Creek Community Improvement Association (TCCIA). The event...


Bowling Scores

OVER THE HILL GANG W L Mixed Nuts 49.5 42.5 Fun Team 47 45 Roll’n Along 46 46 Com’bak Kids 45 47 Jokers Wild 44.5 47.5 Leftovers 44 48 Team Scr. Game: Fun Team, 877; Scr. Series: Fun Team, 2480; Hcp. Game: Fun Team, 1009; Hcp. Series: Fun Team,...


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 By Ed Moreth    Communities    March 9, 2023

Community raises funds for Plains activities

A Plains High School fundraiser raked in a near record amount of $11,500 for its extracurricular activities, such as pep band, drama club and sports in the school gymnasium Saturday evening. The...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    March 9, 2023

Clothing bank helps make prom special for local kids

The Plains Community Clothing Bank is used to helping to clothe those in need, but putting teenagers in fancy duds is special, according to Jessica Peterson, the main coordinator of "Prom It Forward"...


Real Estate Trends

What does the current market look like? These numbers will be reported each month for Sanders County. Our Multiple Listing Service, which covers much of western Montana, has just switched over to CoreLogix and with it, our data service, thus this...


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