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Articles from the March 16, 2023 edition

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 By Annie Wooden    News    March 16, 2023 

Plea deal reached in 2022 case

A Noxon man has reached a plea agreement in the case of a head-on crash last year that involved a sheriff's deputy. On Monday, Brody Hill addressed Justice of the Peace Doug Dryden. "I made a mistake...

 By Ed Moreth    News    March 16, 2023 

4-H members compete in Communication Days Finals

Judges selected the best of the best in the 4-H Communication Days Finals on Sunday, sending the top four competitors in each division to either summer camp or to Bozeman. Nineteen 4-H'ers from the...

 By Annie Wooden    News    March 16, 2023 

Community rallies to raise funds for Lonepine Hall

Generations of community members gathered at the Lonepine Community Hall over the weekend to raise money for the local landmark. More than 100 people attended the fundraising event on Saturday, which...

 By Annie Wooden    Opinion    March 16, 2023 

Forgiveness is a powerful thing

On Monday in Justice Court, Sanders County Sheriff's Deputy April Phillips addressed the young man who hit her patrol vehicle head-on last year. She told of her injuries and of the lasting effects. Phillips was firm in her statement before Judge Doug... Full story

 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 16, 2023 

Montana Viewpoint

The state of Connecticut is thinking of exonerating people it convicted of witchcraft in the mid-1600s. They would be following the lead of noble Massachusetts which a year ago exonerated the last of...


Hands off the constitution

Methinks there is mischief afoot. I’m a big fan of constitutions, at least those under which Americans and Montanans live. Constitutions evolved over thousands of years of bloody struggle over who really holds sovereignty – the people, or the...


Remember When?

105 YEARS AGO • MARCH 7, 1918 LOGS COME AS ICE GOES Supply of Ice for Local Users Was Stored Just in Time The weatherman gave the ice users just the necessary time to store their supply for the...

 News    March 16, 2023 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Ryan Diederichs, 46, failure to carry proof of insurance, 1st offense, $85; speeding in a restricted zone, $85. Brett Lloyd, 72, seatbelt violation, $20; speeding in a restricted zone, $85. Kenneth Jones, 64, seatbelt...

 News    March 16, 2023 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 10; T. Falls, 9; Noxon, 2. Monday, March 6 Assist motorist/citizen, Paradise. Civil attempts. Civil standby, Plains. Civil attempts. Disturbance, Heron. Suicide attempts/threats, Plains. Civil attempts. Trespass, T. Falls....

 By Stephanie Molzhon    News    March 16, 2023 

Not guilty pleas entered in court

Appearing for his initial appearance before Judge Molly Owen on Tuesday, John Walter Hannan entered a not guilty plea to a felony charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. Hannan’s attorney, Bill Lower, made an argument to reduce bond in...


Question of the week

BONNIE BUTCHER, Thompson Falls - “Eat corned beef and cabbage.” KATHY IKOLA, Trout Creek - “Celebrate my husband's birthday, wear green and I wear a St. Patrick’s Day necklace.” LORRITA STEWART, Thompson Falls - “I look forward to eating...

 By Ed Moreth    Communities    March 16, 2023 

Longtime Quinn's manager retires

She was the last of the original Quinn's Hot Springs Resort managers hired by the late Andre Melief when he reopened Quinn's under his ownership.   Nearly 40 people attended the sendoff for Susan...


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...

 By Ed Moreth    News    March 16, 2023 

Plains Library starts Chess club

There is a place in Plains where people can now go battle each other - one on one, face to face, toe to toe, Mano a Mano - and walk away unscathed. It's the new Plains Public Library Chess Club,...

 By Ed Moreth    News    March 16, 2023 

Group plans pickleball courts in Plains

The City Hall meeting room was packed last Monday, but it wasn't for some sort of controversial matter as it has been before. The subject was pickleball. Ten women gathered at City Hall to ask the...

 By Annie Wooden    News    March 16, 2023 

T. Falls Council reviews regulations

The Thompson Falls City Council met Monday for its regular meeting, discussing changes to ordinances and regulations. The council reviewed proposed changes to the city’s parking ordinance. The council approved a first reading of the ordinance with... Full story


Noxon students showcase learning through projects

When it comes to creative innovation, Noxon Public School rocks! Noxon's first annual S.T.E.A.M. Showcase was bustling with excitement earlier this month as the entire elementary school (K-6) and...

 By Michael Scharfe    Opinion    March 16, 2023 

Mortgage Minute - Acronyms

Whether you find them in a text message, reading a report, or — might I say — choosing a mortgage loan, acronyms are everywhere. Some of the most frequently used ones in the mortgage world are FHA, VA, and RD. FHA stands for Federal Housing...



Photo by Carolyn Nesbitt The full moon lights up the sky last week near Trout Creek....


Bowling scores

OVER THE HILL GANG W L Mixed Nuts 50.5 45.5 Fun Team 50 46 Jokers Wild 47.5 48.5 Roll’n Along 47 49 Leftovers 47 49 Com’bak Kids 46 50 Team Scr. Game: Fun Team, 825; Scr. Series: Fun Team, 2210; Hcp. Game: Fun Team, 948; Hcp. Series: Leftovers,...


Crossword Solution

SOLUTIONS ACROSS 1. ITS 4. ELAPSE 10. MAC 11. TOPICS 12. SD 14. BPI 15. SIKA 16. PEORIA 18. ACETATE 22. UNHURT 23. NESTLED 24. NEMESIS 26. GS 27. EGAD 28. COME 30. DALI 31. PBS 34. ALULA 36. ESC 37. ROTC 39. ITEM 40. OSAR 41. TD 42. SADDENS 48.... Full story


Shirley Hicks

Shirley Hicks passed away March 3, 2023, in Weiser, Idaho. Services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 169 Helterline Road in Plains, Montana. Sunset Hills Funeral Home is handling all... Full story


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