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CELEBRATING WATER

As rain sprinkled down, fifth graders from Sanders County schools attended the annual Water...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    October 4, 2018

$35 mil awarded in church lawsuit

Late last Wednesday, the civil trial against the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization came to a close with $35 million being awarded to a woman who was...

 
 By Justin Harris    News    October 4, 2018

Law enforcement honored for service

It isn't often that city, county and state law enforcement are all called to one location - and...

 

Our Viewpoint

The general election is just about a month away. We’re thankful for absentee ballots that allow us to research issues and candidates at home before...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

One of my favorite expressions is “often wrong, never in doubt.” I like to think it doesn’t...

 

If you don't vote, don't complain

Editor, Less than 100 years ago, you could not vote unless you were male and owned property. Today anyone 18 and over can vote, if they are...

 

A Democracy or a Republic?

To the Editor: In the May 2018 Rural Montana magazine (p. 12), Senator Jon Tester begins his response to a posed question with this statement:...

 

Christine Blasey Ford is a hero

This letter is in reply to Blaine Blackstone’s disgraceful article about Christine Blasey Ford. He questions her decision to come forward with her s...

 

Remember When?

40 YEARS AGO • OCTOBER 5, 1978 CABLE TV SYSTEM HAS LITTLE SUPPORT Members of the City Council displayed little enthusiasm Monday night to involve...

 

Question of the Week

DOMINIC ELLISON, Thompson Falls – “About once a week. We have five dogs, long hair and short hair, old dogs and puppies, so we have to clean...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 4; T. Falls, 6; Plains, 4; H. Springs, 5; Dixon QRU, 1. Sunday, September 23 Welfare check requested, T. Falls. Vehicle vs. deer, B...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    October 4, 2018

Falls man sentenced on DUI, drug charges

On Tuesday, Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher sentenced Jeffrey Hernandez to a two-year deferred sentence with the Department of Correction on the...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Nelson Russell, 46, speeding in a restricted zone, $65. Larry Johnson, 63, careless driving, $35; criminal possession of drug...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    October 4, 2018

Theft charges filed against PTO member

A member of the Hot Springs Elementary Parent Teacher Organization has been charged with felony theft following an investigation into alleged...

 

Thompson Falls seniors prep for life

It is that time of year again when Thompson Falls counselor Jodi Morgan is hard at work prepping...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    October 4, 2018

Schools replacing aging fire alarms

Safety is a priority at Thompson Falls Schools, Superintendent Bill Cain reported at the board meeting Monday evening. With that, the administration i...

 

Let's pool our retirement benefits

I, along with my wife, have been paying into a retirement fund the government calls Social Security, when they’re not calling it their personal...

 

Phyllis June Bernhardt-Hilts

Phyllis June Bernhardt-Hilts passed away at Providence Hospital, in Everett, Washington, on... Full story

 

Columnist is sending the wrong message

Dear Editor, I am extremely disheartened by the content of Mr. Blackstone’s “Street Smart” opinion article from the September 27 issue. It appea...

 

Flu cases identified in 4 counties

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public health officials are encouraging all Montanans six months of age and older...

 

FWP announces ice fishing contests

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has approved the ice fishing contests for the 2018-19 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations,...

 

Benson leads Fall Mack Days competition

Windblown lake trout anglers just completed the second weekend of 2018 Fall Mack Days on Flathead Lake. The eight week-long event continues until...

 

Minimum wage to increase Jan. 1

Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.50 per hour beginning January 1, 2019. “Every...

 

HOMECOMING 2018

Noxon, Plains and Thompson Falls high schools celebrated homecoming last week. Events included the...

 

Misty Fall

RAIN SHOWERS covered the Clark Fork Valley this week as yellows and reds of fall foliage spread...

 

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