Articles from the May 25, 2023 edition

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 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 25, 2023

On the trail

The Wild Horse Plains Back Country Horsemen raised $1,200 on its annual poker ride at the historic Jones Ranch Saturday, but everything the club takes in goes to help take care of the trails in...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    May 25, 2023

Noxon seniors celebrate high school achievements

The first 2023 graduates in Sanders County took the stage and were handed their diplomas on Sunday as Noxon celebrated its senior class. The commencement ceremony on Sunday included some words of...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    May 25, 2023

Bison Range ready for season

Bison are the biggest mammal in North America, but sometimes a herd in the distance looks like little dark dots. A visitor's chances of getting a closer look at the mighty beasts became much better...

 

Local nurses honored

When a patient faces a difficult health scare or situation, it is often the small things that can bring the most comfort. Amanda Hout, RN, and Clark Fork Valley Hospital's (CFVH) Nurse of the Year exp...

 

Woman's Club recognizes nurses

In lieu of a business meeting, the Thompson Falls Woman's Club (TFWC) held a project meeting in February to make Sausage Roll Pillowcases for their Pillowcases for Nurses project. The project was a...

 
 By Annie Wooden    Opinion    May 25, 2023

Worthy of celebration

Last week I got to help one of my employees celebrate a pretty big milestone. Reporter Ed Moreth turned 70. Friends and family gathered to celebrate Ed. It was a fun evening. Ed is a fantastic...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 25, 2023

Montana Viewpoint: The mayor of Alberton

I hadn’t seen Joe Hanson for a few years. Mutual friends were saying that I should get over to Alberton to see him because — you know — he’s getting up there in years. Aren’t we all, I thought....

 

Solution seeking a problem

As I write this, Senate Bill 337, an act “generally revising laws involving parental rights,” dealing specifically with parents’ rights involving curriculum and instruction in public schools, has been sent to the governor’s desk for signing. In my vi...

 

Remember When?

3 YEARS AGO • MAY 27, 1993 SOPHIE MOLES TO CELEBRATE A CENTURY OF LIVING Sophie Moles will celebrate a century of life June 1. She and her new husband, Bert, came to the area from Chester in 1914. A friend of her husband’s, with whom Bert used to...

 

Fishing regulations scoping underway in northwest Montana

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) regional staff are asking for public feedback on fishing regulations in northwest Montana. Scoping is underway in northwest Montana, and FWP staff are asking for any input on potential regulation changes or...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Joshua Winfree, 33, driving a motor vehicle while privilege suspended/revoked, 1st offense, $385. Jaron Farrar, 16, speeding in a restricted zone, $55. Lacey Beck, 24, speeding in a restricted zone, $85. Mario Trimble, 30,...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 10; Hot Springs, 6; T. Falls, 5; Noxon, 2; Trout Creek, 2. Monday, May 15 Suspicious activity, T. Falls. Automated alarm call, Noxon. Theft, Hot Springs. Assist other agency, Heron. Inmate transport, T. Falls. Trespass, Plains. Civ...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 25, 2023

Race day for rocket cars at Plains School

A school gymnasium is the place for racing, but last week eighth-grader Cody West might have reached a speed of 55 mph with his CO2 rocket car, nabbing first place honors in the Technical Education...

 

Nancy Jo Howarth

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Nancy Jo Howarth, passed away on February 12, 2023, at the age of 83 in North Port, Florida. Nancy Jo was a 30 year resident of Noxon. She was born in Beecher,... Full story

 

Choral group sets performances

A local singing group has been practicing all year and is ready for their debut performances. Rob Viens of Inspirare Association in Thompson Falls founded the Clark Fork Valley Singers in January. Viens had sent out a call for local singers to join...

 
 By Jennifer Curran    Sports    May 25, 2023

FINDING THEIR PLACE

Leaving behind a legacy at the state golf tournament was the Thompson Falls girls golf team with their fourth-place finish. It all went down last Tuesday and Wednesday at the Marias Valley Golf and Co...

 
 By Jennifer Curran    Sports    May 25, 2023

Track competition heats up

The Western B/C Divisional Track Meet at Big Sky High School in Missoula marked the end of the season for some Sanders County tracksters and onward to state for others. "We had a fantastic divisional...

 

Bowler achieves perfect 300 score

It was a once-in-a-lifetime game for bowler Lonny Davis this spring at Rimrock Lanes. While bowling on the Over the Hill Gang league on February 28, Davis rolled his first perfect 300 game. Only two others have achieved the feat at Rimrock Lanes, inc...

 
 By Jennifer Curran    Sports    May 25, 2023

Hawks advance to state

It will be the first time since 2010 that the Blue Hawk softball team has made it to state. Thompson Falls shook up the stands at the divisional games in Anaconda last weekend and came out victors after four challenging games. It all started on...

 
 By Annie Wooden    Sports    May 25, 2023

Soggy round for Gang

The Over the Hill Gang braved the aftermath of a late spring thunderstorm Monday for another round of play at River's Bend Golf Course. Dave Garr (41) and Larry Eddy (34) had the respective low gross and net rounds, and Garr also won the pay for par...

 
 By Annie Wooden    Sports    May 25, 2023

Quik Stop races to lead in Tuesday league play

Noxon Quik Stop made quick work of Tuesday league play last week at River’s Bend, with teammates Bruce Haflich, Shawn Wilkinson, Arthur Potts and Scott Garr combining for the low team gross of 183 and Potts shooting the low individual net round of 3...

 
 By Annie Wooden    Sports    May 25, 2023

Chip-ins galore for Wednesday league

The Wednesday men’s league chipped away at wins last week at River’s Bend, with four different golfers adding chip-ins to their round. Bernie Groshong earned the honor on No. 3, as did Steve Clark on No. 8 and Carter Meyer and Gary Thompson on No. 7....

 
 By Annie Wooden    Sports    May 25, 2023

Tie game in ladies league

It’s a tie for first place in Ladies League action at River’s Bend. Last Thursday, Lana Nolan and Liz Morkert combined for the low team net of 70. They are tied for first place with 27.5 points, the same as Katie Miller and Madi Wheeler. The...

 
 By Jennifer Curran    Sports    May 25, 2023

Trotters finish season at divisional

After winning their play-in game with flying colors last Tuesday against the Loyola Breakers 13-3, the Plains Trotters earned their spot at divisionals. The Western B-C Divisional Softball Tournament...

 

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