Articles from the April 6, 2023 edition

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 By Ed Moreth    News    April 6, 2023

Train derails near Paradise

Guests at Quinn's Hot Springs Resort woke up Sunday morning to what they thought was thunder, but with clear skies. That rumble turned out to be a train derailment directly across the Clark Fork...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    April 6, 2023

County asked to sponsor grant

The Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG) approached the county last week, asking commissioners to agree to sponsor an application for a planning grant from the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). The grant would help fu...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    April 6, 2023

Plains artist honored at Great Falls

A Plains woman was honored for her work at a major art show in Great Falls on March 19. Ilene Paulsen was selected out of hundreds of other artists at the Great Falls Western Art Week March 15-19...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    April 6, 2023

Body presumed to be missing TF man

A body found on private property near Whitepine is presumed to be a missing Thompson Falls man. Sanders County Sheriff’s officers, along with Sanders County Search and Rescue and Thompson Falls Police Department conducted a search on Saturday and...

 
 By Annie Wooden    Opinion    April 6, 2023

Make adjustments when they are needed

The editorial cartoon (at right) this week got me thinking about what we're willing to give up. It's Lent, but I doubt a lot of people gave up eggs. They are a pretty basic food staple that everyone buys. With the prices going up, people are still...

 
 By Sandy Compton    Opinion    April 6, 2023

A few thoughts on perspective

My brothers and I and our significant others once stood in Grandpa Earl’s east field on a summer night, watching sunset fade away. Hanging in the sky ten degrees above the horizon was a brilliant, silver-white dot. My sister-in-law asked,...

 

Compact deserves closer look

Dear Governor Greg: I sure wish you would take a serious look back on this CSKT water compact. I understand the urge to postulate to the tribes as a gesture, thinking no harm in it. After reviewing the treaties, the sale of the property, and the...

 

Public land in danger

What does the loss of recreational land mean to the citizens of Plains? Eventual loss of almost 9,000 acres Need public input on what land is most important to save Needing financial backing to save land This summer, almost 9,000 acres are going to...

 

Remember When?

30 YEARS AGO • APRIL 15, 1993 VALLEY BANK OPENS HOT SPRINGS DOORS The new Valley Bank of Hot Springs opened its doors for business Monday morning, April 5, with a bit of paving and landscaping still needed to complete the exterior view. Allen...

 

Question of the week

Mary Yoder, Plains - “Something for kids, like a bouncy house. There’s not much here for kids, particularly in the winter” Dewey Duffel, Thompson Falls - “A larger organic store.” Russel Hunt, Trout Creek - “A fish cleaning station....

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Darrell Smith, 43, operating without liability insurance in effect, 1st offense, $285; driving while privilege suspended/revoked, 2nd offense, $325; seatbelt violation, $20. Stephanie Turner, 58, driving under the influence of...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: T. Falls, 9; Hot Springs, 5; Plains, 4; Trout Creek, 1. Monday, March 27 Assault, Hot Springs. Suspicious activity, T. Falls. Welfare check, T. Falls. Disturbance, Trout Creek. Trespass, Heron. Inmate transport, T. Falls. Child...

 

Not guilty pleas in assault case

by Stephanie Molzhon On Tuesday, appearing before Judge Deborah Kim Christopher for his initial appearance, Darin Gene McElmurry entered not guilty pleas to one felony count of strangulation of a partner or family member, 1st offense, and a...

 

Legislative Update

We are down to the crunch time this week. By the time you see this, all appropriation bills, revenue bills and referendums will have had to pass to the other chamber. The discussion if proposed Constitutional amendments should be passed on to the...

 
 By Ed moreth    News    April 6, 2023

County kids compete at Skills USA in Helena

Students from Plains and Thompson Falls traveled to Helena last week to demonstrate their wits, technical skills and artistic talents for the SkillsUSA Montana competition. Eleven Plains High School...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    April 6, 2023

Plains volunteers give food bank a new look

Nearly a dozen people gathered at the Plains Community Food Bank in order to brighten up the place and make it a more welcoming place. "We're taking this from a not-so inviting place to an inviting pl...

 

Thelma Niemeyer

Thelma Dixon Niemeyer, age 97, passed away on March 30, 2023, at St Joseph Medical Center, Polson. Thelma was born October 2, 1925, in St. Ignatius to Fon and Agnes Dixon and raised on a farm there.... Full story

 

Millie Joy

Millie Joy traveled quietly to Heaven from her home in Hot Springs on March 21, 2023 with family at her side. Mildred Ree Hale was born April 13, 1934 to Elvin and Evelyn Hale in Townsend, Montana.... Full story

 

Kenneth Owings Miller

Kenneth Owings Miller, 76, of Bozeman, Montana, died on March 15, 2023, of a sudden cardiac event while at home recovering from recent heart surgery. Ken was born January 24,1947, outside of... Full story

 

OFF AND RUNNING

It was a cool and windy day in Polson last Friday at the Dave Tripp Memorial Track Meet, but that didn't deter the young athletes, most of whom achieved their personal records. The meet was hosted by...

 

TC archery takes state championship

Twenty-one Trout Creek Eagles traveled to Helena to compete in the NASP State Archery Tournament. The team set out to win and that they did, starting a new tradition of State Champions. There were...

 

TC archery hosts dodgeball tourney

Last Saturday, the Trout Creek Archery Club hosted the first annual Sanders County Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser to help send the Trout Creek middle school Montana State Champions to Nationals in...

 

Hawk golfers get ready for seASON

The Blue Hawk Golf Team has been getting ready for an exciting season. They have been diligently honing their technique with Coach Doree Thilmony and Assistant Coach Mike Baxter at the Rivers Bend...

 

Trotters split in Florence

The Plains Trotters traveled to Florence last weekend to take on the Florence-Carlton Falcons. It was a typical spring day in Montana. “It was freezing out and snowing the first game, then in the second game, with the sun out, it got warmer,...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Sports    April 6, 2023

Savage Horsemen fall in opener

The Plains-Hot Springs Savage Horsemen team lost its first baseball game to the Frenchtown Broncos 16-2 at the Amundson Sports Complex at Plains Thursday, but Coach Rick Powers is optimistic that his...

 

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