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Rain or shine, fishing was prime

The rain did not stop the fish from biting last Saturday when kids took their poles to Thompson...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Communities    June 13, 2019

Planes, cars to descend on Plains

People are invited to the annual Wings and Wheels Fly-In at the Plains airport from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, where there will be an assortment of...

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    June 13, 2019

Quick repair for T. Falls sewer line

In an effort to improve a sewer pipeline in Thompson Falls that had been compromised by blockages from a root system, Planned and Engineered...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    June 13, 2019

County collects 2 tons of e-waste

The Sanders County Yard Sale-ing event is scheduled for June 28-29. But residents got a jump start o...

 

Clown surprises locals

Skeeter the clown made a surprise visit to Sanders County on Tuesday to spread excitement and joy...

 

Our Viewpoint

On Saturday, more than two tons of e-waste was gathered by the county for the annual recycling event. Shelly Mitchell and her crew from Oreo's Refinin...

 

Question: Why zoning?

Zoning protects the value of one’s property. For example, if I purchase a piece of property and maintain it - keep it free from unsightly debris as...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

Ideological purity and consistency of opinion over time are two standards to which many Americans...

 

Remember When?

HAPPENINGS IN THE EARLY CITY COUNCIL Excerpt from A Heritage Remembered by Lorraine Dufresne May 5,...

 

Question of the Week

MARK VANHUSS, Thompson Falls – “When my kids were born. We have three biological kids ages 39, 38, and 36…three adopted kids ages 17, 15, and...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 2; T. Falls, 5; Plains, 6; H. Springs, 4; Dixon QRU, 1. Sunday, June 2 Livestock on Hwy. 200, Perma. Trespassing, dumping of waste...

 

Justice Court

Sanders County Sheriff’s Office Amanda Wheeler, 31, operating with expired registration, $35; no liability insurance, 1st offense, $85. Erica...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    June 13, 2019

TF Council revises community decay ordinance

The Thompson Falls City Council again on Monday passed a first reading of revisions to the city Community Decay Ordinance. City Council member Lynne...

 

ART EXPRESSION

Artist David Miller of Plains (holding artwork) visited Trout Creek School in May to create a...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    June 13, 2019

Butcher's Nook opens in new, larger location

The Butcher's Nook in Plains held the grand opening of its new building Saturday and served an estim...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    June 13, 2019

TF board makes hires for new year

With the end of the school year comes a season of changes for the Thompson Falls School District. At the school board meeting last week, the board acc...

 

Probation officer likes helping people

In February, Lynn Bierwagen filled the position of Probation Officer for Sanders County. At Boise...

 

SWINE SHOWDOWN

First in line to weigh and tag his hog was 10-year-old Remy Ryan of Plains. All 4-H market...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    June 13, 2019

Avista upgrades overlook

Just over the Montana-Idaho border, Avista has been working to complete upgrades at the Cabinet...

 

MEET THE NEIGHBOR

Myrtle is a snowbird who flees the frigid Montana air each fall and spends her winter in Sue Hechtma...

 

406 burger showcases local flavors

There's something special about products that sport the "Made in Montana" sticker. The Wayside Bar...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    June 13, 2019

Plains council discusses pool, streets

The Plains Town Council had a busy time last Monday, passing two resolutions and the first reading of a new ordinance, and discussed numerous items pr...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    June 13, 2019

Blue Hawks show well at 8-Man camp

Maybe 8-Man football will be a good fit for Thompson Falls after all. Thompson Falls coach Jared...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    June 13, 2019

INSANE

It's Insanity, and it could be coming to a town near you. The Insanity junior and senior league...

 

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