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 By Annie Wooden    News    August 18, 2022

County imposes fire restrictions

Due to the hot, dry weather conditions, Sanders County moved to Stage I fire restrictions on Monday. Commissioners signed a resolution last week...

 

HUCK FEST FEVER

Each year, more and more people flock to the small town of Trout Creek to celebrate the purple...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 18, 2022

Verizon customers upset over service

Trouble with cellular service in the Thompson Falls area has prompted questions and comments from readers. Several readers have reported not being...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 18, 2022

Local first responders complete threat training

The sounds of gunshots and screams for help echoed through the hall of Thompson Falls High School la... Full story

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    August 18, 2022

Final prep under way for fair

The Sanders County Fairgrounds caretaker and assistant have been working on the nearly 10 acres of lawns since April, getting them as green as...

 

Our Viewpoint

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said “the only constant in life is change.” He sure was right. Everything changes, as history has proven....

 

None might be a good option

Editor: I agree totally with Jim Elliott’s suggestion that voters be given the option to choose “None of the Above Candidates.” I’m guessing...

 

Got Verizon?

This is an open letter to all community members suffering from the deplorable service provided by Verizon throughout Sanders County. As a resident of...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 18, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

Of all the horrors Republicans see in the Democrats’ grossly misnamed “Inflation Reduction...

 

Remember When?

70 YEARS AGO • AUGUST 13, 1952 NEW ROAD BEING BUILT A railroad grade and trucking road, planned for future use by ACM Co. operations up Thompson...

 

Question of the Week

JADE STEVENS, Thompson Falls - “The overwhelming sense of community and the positive attitudes all the way around.” COLLIN KOFFLER, Thompson...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 11; T. Falls, 4; Hot Springs, 3; Noxon, 2; Trout Creek, 1; Paradise, 1; Dixon, 1. Monday, August 8 Motor vehicle crash, Plains....

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Aaron Kruse, 34, operating without liability insurance, 4th or subsequent offense, $585; driving while privilege...

 

TCRFD serves more than 1,000

For decades, crowds have been lining up the second weekend in August for a taste of huckleberry... Full story

 

Pie eaters defend title in contest

A yearly highlight of the Huckleberry Festival is the pie eating contest. Twenty-five contestants competed in four age groups. The youngest age...

 

TC School shows off archery skills

Archery demonstrations put on by Trout Creek School community archery team were a new addition to...

 

Rickey Lee Hensyel

Thompson Falls native, Rick Hensyel (68), son of Richard and Louise Hensyel, passed away August 6,... Full story

 

Charlette Ray Hardenbrook

Megan and Andy Hardenbrook of Thompson Falls announce the birth of their daughter, Charlette Ray... Full story

 

CHANCE REUNION

It really is a small world. Two Sanders County men have crossed paths once again after attending...

 

Luminaries raise awareness, funds for local charity

The Cancer Network of Sanders County (CNSC) is once again helping people in need and is doing so by...

 
 By Annie Wooden    Sports    August 18, 2022

Festival fun run turns in to reunion

Tom Hoiland lives in Washington, but every August he comes to Trout Creek for one of his favorite...

 

Ladies near end of season

During Thursday play at River’s Bend last week Jeanne Holleran and Tina Wheeler shot the low team gross of 102 and Liz Morkert and Lana Nolen...

 

Hill Gang does best with 3

The Over the Hill Gang competed in a a special three club game at River's Bend. During play each golfer was afforded the use of only two clubs and...

 

Snead, Wilkinson best on course

The Feed-N-Fuel team rallied to take the low team gross of 180 and the Noxon Quik Stop team captured the low team net of 144. Nathan Snead kept the ba...

 

Highlead shoots the low score

The Highlead team pulled together to take the low team gross of 173 and the Big Eddy’s/Limberlost Brewery team claimed the low team net of 144. RT...

 

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