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 By Annie Wooden    News    August 8, 2019

HUCKLEBERRY MILESTONE

Forty years is quite a milestone for any event or relationship. Especially when it's an event that...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 8, 2019

City well fixed, water restrictions lifted

UPDATE: Mayor Jerry Lacy notified The Ledger today that the pump has been fixed and residents and businesses can resume normal water usage. The city...

 
 By John Hamilton    News    August 8, 2019

Crews battle new wildfires

Local fire control organizations are winning the war with wildfires – for now at least. Several new fires were discovered and dealt with in Sanders...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 8, 2019

Two injured in plane crash

Two Trout Creek men were injured when the small airplane they were flying in crashed into trees...

 

EDITORIAL: Kindness Matters

We saw a bumper sticker this week that says "Wag More, Bark Less." It sparked a memory from the VHS tapes you would get at the video rental store...

 

Letter to the Editor: Could we learn to compromise?

Editor, I saw a wonderful movie the other night called The Best of Enemies. The setting is Durham, North Carolina and the year is 1971. When events...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Amazon goes on welfare

When a large company decides to expand or move its headquarters it takes many factors into...

 

Remember When?

40 YEARS AGO • AUGUST 9, 1979 TIMES HAVE CHANGED FOR FLOY JOHNSTON By Lorraine Dufresne...

 

Question of the Week

MINDY PACKER, Thompson Falls –“I love huckleberries, especially in pancakes and smoothies.” CHARLIE LICO, Tennessee – “Love them in...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 1; T. Falls, 4; Plains, 4; H. Springs, 6. Sunday, July 28 Disturbance, Hwy. 200, Noxon. Burglary of storage units, H. Sprins....

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol John Barr, 50, day speeding, $20. Petrina Lohman, 49, seatbelt violation, $20; operating without liability insurance in effect,...

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    August 8, 2019

Plains discusses sewer rate increase

The Plains Town Council held their monthly meeting Monday, discussing proposed increases of the sewer rates. The council discussed how to approach an...

 

Community keeps T.Falls beautiful

The Thompson Falls Beautification Committee honored three properties with a Thumbs Up Award for...

 

FWP can replace faded licenses

Hunters and anglers with licenses that are displaying faded text making them difficult to read can have those licenses replaced at no cost at their...

 

Benson named KNF supervisor

The Kootenai National Forest has announced a new Forest Supervisor who is a native of Plains. Chad Benson will assume duties of overseeing operations...

 

Engagement: Watts-Keller

Jasmine Watts and Seth Keller announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Jasmine is the...

 

Pigging out gets fun in pie eating contest

Huckleberries will take a back seat to other fruits on Saturday evening at the Huckleberry Festival in Trout Creek. The pie eating contest commences...

 

Cool treats, jams at local group's annual fundraiser

"They work tirelessly, they investigate and figure out what is the best interest for the child,"...

 
 By Shana Neesvig    News    August 8, 2019

A decade of blues

Just because blues music originated in the south doesn't mean northerners don't know how to jam....

 

Items galore in Huckleberry auction

Once again, the Huckleberry Festival Auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, on the stage in the Trout Creek Park. Bidder registration...

 

Next stop is State for Plains Piranhas

Next stop: State. The Plains Piranha swim team competed at a qualifying meet recently and several local swimmers earned berths at the upcoming State...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    August 8, 2019

First Security in first in Wednesday league

First Security Bank is now in first place. First Security golfers Dan Whittenburg, Michael Scharfe, Bill Nolen and Ben Mummert joined forces to shoot...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    August 8, 2019

Hill players witness Wally's World show

For one day at least, River’s Bend became part of Wally’s World. Wally Gibe enjoyed a banner day at the Bend, shooting the low gross and...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    August 8, 2019

Kier leads Big Sky Pantry to Tuesday's low gross

Led by Dan Kier’s low individual gross round of 41, Big Sky Pantry golfers (also including Howard Morkert, Bill Nolen and Gary Denio) shot the low...

 

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