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Articles from the December 1, 2022 edition

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 By Annie Wooden    News    December 1, 2022

Water, sewer projects move forward

The Woodside Park Water Board is celebrating this holiday season as their project to upgrade the water system for the neighborhood in the Cherry Creek area outside Thompson Falls is moving forward. Woodside Park on November 1 received a signed...

 

Creative calling

A calling that has been in the making by local artist Kathy Altman for seven years has been accomplished. Through a labor of love, Altman completed 14 stained glass window panels for the Saint...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 1, 2022

Holiday Kickoff

Even in November, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Plains last weekend with the "Kickoff to Christmas" holiday gala put on by the Plains Lions Club and the businesses of Plains. Three...

 

Local restaurant welcomes new owners

November 1 marked day one for the new owners of the iconic Minnie's Cafe in Thompson Falls. Daniel and wife Marlaina Moore have lived in the area for five years. He came in wanting to keep the...

 

It's an honor

I used to joke with a friend of mine that I’ll know I'm a big deal the day I get to be the grand marshal in a parade. Well, my time has come. I have the honor of serving as grand marshal of the Christmas on Main Street parade this Saturday in...

 

Slice of Life: Gratitude and grace

As I write this it is a week before Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays of the year. I am busy planning my menu and ordering amazing pies. I’m preparing beds for the family who will arrive...

 

Remember When?

105 YEARS AGO • DECEMBER 6, 1917 CLOSE CALL FOR SNIDER Careless Hunter Sends Bullet Through Coattail and then Beats It for Cover Dave Snider was the unintentional target for some careless hunter up in the Thompson River country last Friday and had...

 

Exceptional service

I just wanted to give a shoutout to our local DMV. I have in the past looked forward to dealing with the DMV (Drivers Licensing) with the same anticipation as going to my dentist for a tooth extraction. The young lady that does drivers licensing at...

 

Question of the Week

BARBARA McENTIRE, Thompson Falls - “Receiving a picture of family members.” JOSH SCHMIDT, Thompson Falls - “It’s better to give; a gift card is a good gift.” THERESE BERSHEE, Thompson Falls - “My husband got me an old VW convertible. I...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Isaac Johnson, 22, day speeding, $20. John Wilson, 40, seatbelt violation, $20. Kenan Hadzic, 41, speeding in a restricted zone, $85. Mark Denny, 69, speeding in a restricted zone, $85. Dillion Morales, 24, seatbelt violation,...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Hot Springs, 8; T. Falls, 5; Plains, 2; Heron, 2; Noxon, 2; Dixon, 1. Monday, November 21 Welfare check, Trout Creek. Assault, Plains. Request for welfare check, Heron. Request for welfare check, Paradise. General animal call/complaint,...

 

Legislative Update

From November 15-18, the Montana Legislature met for orientation. A review of that was in last week’s paper dealing with the Senate leadership and House Democrat leadership, but not the full Republican leadership. Matt Regier was voted in as the...

 

TF food bank completes upgrades

The Community Harvest Food Bank (CHFB) and Thrift Store has recently completed a project to increase parking space and to bring sidewalk areas in compliance with legal standards for the disabled. The...

 

Group supports weight loss efforts

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit weight loss support group that’s been around for 70 years. Founded in 1948 by Esther Manz, around a table with a couple of friends and her cousin’s wife, TOPS grew to 2,500 members in 1951 and now...

 

Plains juniors are Turkey Bowl champs

The Rose Bowl is the oldest and biggest of the college football games, but it's got nothing on the Plains High School "Turkey Bowl," held last Tuesday, the last day of classes for the week before Than...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 1, 2022

Fire destroys Plains home

Fire destroyed a home along Highway 28 last week, despite efforts by firefighters from two departments. Plains-Paradise Rural Fire District Chief James Russell, the second firefighter on scene, said...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 1, 2022

Lanterns drift into the night

They looked like colorful stars rising into the clear night over the Sanders County Fairgrounds Saturday night slowly disappearing into the darkness. The Cancer Network of Sanders County sent 60 lante...

 

4-H ambassadors teach dance

by Ed Moreth Farm animals and 4-H seem to be synonymous, but maybe dancing should be added to their repertoire. The members of the South Side Sparks 4-H club want to be ready for the Christmas Dance...

 

Students inducted into NHS

The high standards of scholarship, leadership, serviceship, and character are celebrated each year during the National Honor Society (NHS) induction ceremony. Students, staff, family and friends were...

 

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