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Friends fore life

The game of golf is a popular pastime and the River's Bend Golf Course in Thompson Falls offers a...

 

GENUINE IN NATURE

A great blue heron visited the Welcome to Thompson Falls sign recently, perching on the rocks as it...

 
 By John Hamilton    News    August 22, 2019

Wildfire season continues

Fire season is not really done yet, in spite of recent rains which have temporarily knocked back the danger. Warily eyeing this week’s weather forec... Full story

 

Scammers targeting Montanans

Two weeks ago a man in Havre gave out his Social Security number to a scammer. Last week, a woman in Great Falls became another victim. Calls are...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, we asked “Are you ready for school to start?” in our Question of the Week. With the long days of summer, most kids aren't quite ready...

 

An asset to the community

Dear Editor, I would like to thank Kevin Hill for volunteering his time and talent to the Huckleberry Festival. He also donates an ice chest with a...

 

Spin-doctoring is big business

Having spent 25 years evaluating writing samples from high school students, I long ago developed the somewhat neurotic habit of being judgmental about...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

Years ago, when I was on the board of directors of my local hospital, I attended a seminar on the...

 

Remember When?

1954 PUBLICATION OF WESTERN SANDERS COUNTY This publication was recently donated to the Old Jail Museum WATER This valley is traversed by the...

 

Question of the Week

TOM MASON, Thompson Falls – “They have done so well with all the roads that I have no complaints.” ROBIN GILE, Trout Creek – “Trout Creek...

 

Sheriff's Log

Monday, August 12 Animal, Plains. Child custody issues. Motorist assist. Theft of personal records by family member, Noxon. Nuisance complaints,...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Robert Oliver, 50, fail to obey direction to be weighed, $85; operating commercial vehicle without commercial driver’s licens...

 

TC woman wins senior bowling title

Competition was fierce at the National Senior Bowling Championships in Cincinnati August 6-9. A... Full story

 

Forest Service plans prescribed burn

The Cabinet Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest is planning a fall prescribed burn of up to 2,400 acres associated with the Minton-Trout...

 

Change of scenery

One of the oldest trees in Thompson Falls was taken down this week. The Cottonwood tree behind... Full story

 

Ruthie Bierwagen

Ruthie Luella McKenzie Bierwagen was born on August 14, 1940 in Sandpoint, Idaho. She was pre-deceased by her parents Clarence Felix McKenzie and... Full story

 

Nancy L. Willey

Nancy L. Willey of Thompson Falls passed Aug. 3, 2019, at Clark Fork Valley Hospital. She struggled with sugar diabetes for the last couple of years.... Full story

 

Elizabeth (Miller) Wengerd

Remembering Elizabeth... Elizabeth (Miller) Wengerd, age 89 years, 1 month, 9 days, of Heron,... Full story

 

A COMMUNITY PLACE

Historical buildings are reminders of a community's beginning and cultural base. After 89 years,...

 

Investigation of Plains man's death continues

by Ed Moreth Things seem to be moving at a snail’s pace for Pat Legard, who has waited five months for the findings on his son’s death. Mark... Full story

 

Comments sought on Swamp Eddy project

The Forest Service is asking for public feedback on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Swamp Eddy project located on the Plains/Thompson Falls...

 

Avista tourney another hit

With Project Ascent the main beneficiary of this year's event, the 11th Annual Avista Charity...

 

Hawks prep for 8-Man football

It's a brave new world for the Thompson Falls Blue Hawk football team. The big question is: How...

 

Blue Hawk harriers are ready to run

Being in the sweet 16 isn’t necessarily a very good deal in Montana cross country running. The top 15 place-winners in Montana State high school...

 

Coyotes hunt down Wednesday night lead

Proving hungry dogs hunt best, the Wild Coyote team of Gary Thompson, Dave Petteys, Scott Pardee and Howard Morkert devoured the competition and...

 

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