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 By Ed Moreth    News    December 8, 2022

Crowds flock to T. Falls parade

Even 16-degree weather couldn't keep people from lining Thompson Falls' Main Street for the annual Christmas on Main Street Parade Saturday night. Fifty colorfully decorated units slowly moved through...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    December 8, 2022

Community enjoys festive activities

The Thompson Falls Chamber of Commerce helped usher in the holiday season last week, sponsoring the Holiday Stroll on Main Street last Friday, followed by a community Christmas tree lighting....

 

Gingerbread creations dazzle in annual contest

Plenty of royal icing, fondant and hard work was put on display at the Sanders County Historical Society's 25th Annual Gingerbread Contest last weekend. With the theme of "Silver Bells, Silver Bells.....

 

Bazaar draws crowds

The Sanders County Christmas Bazaar offered a variety of creations Saturday at Thompson Falls High School. The event benefits the Sheriff's Relief Fund. The Sanders County Dog Training Club (above)...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 8, 2022

Plains students experience magic of the Polar Express

The Polar Express once again made a stop at Plains last week and it looks like it's staying for about a month. Plains resident Bill Beck and Plains High School Superintendent Thom Chisholm set up the...

 

Plains School bazaar raises money for NHS

The first Plains Public Schools Holiday Bazaar was a big success, according to Debbie Brown, who coordinated the event at the school's new gym and multipurpose room Saturday. It was a bazaar put on...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 8, 2022

Students decorate Plains businesses for holidays

Plains High School students helped ring in the start of December by giving the town a little bit of Christmas colors. Twenty-five art students added to the early holiday spirit by painting Christmas...

 

Forest advisory group seeks members

The Sanders and Mineral Resource Advisory Committees (RAC) are seeking new members. Volunteer RAC committee members serve an important role in recommending how funds received by counties under the Secure Rural Schools Act will be spent on projects...

 

This is 'our' community

Last week during the Holiday Stroll, I had the privilege of meeting several people who had just moved to the area. It's not a secret or anything new that the Sanders County population is increasing. It seems there are new people every time you go...

 

Montana Viewpoint: Middle-class politeness

There was a time that some look back at wistfully when politics was not so mean, and people of different parties mostly got along. That began changing in the late 1970s when a young candidate for...

 

Remember When?

30 YEARS AGO • DECEMBER 10, 1992 OVER THE YEARS THE HEATERS TRANSPORTED LOTS OF KIDS All school buses are yellow, aren’t they? Fifty-seven years ago, it wasn’t necessarily so. Thompson Falls’ first school bus was red. In 1935 when Thompson...

 

Question of the week

ROD HART, Thompson Falls - “I try to keep it at a manageable level. I have one decoration, a wreath.” JIM McFEELEY, Trout Creek - “Getting to visit with relatives.” VICKI CROSS, Trout Creek - “Looking at all the lights and caroling....

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Thomas Scheffer, 57, driving without valid driver’s license, $235; seatbelt violation, $20. John Wilson, 40, seatbelt violation, $20. Jessica Berry, 41, speeding in a restricted zone, $85. Jo Anna Rides The Grey Horse, 36,...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: T. Falls, 4; Plains, 4; Dixon, 3; Trout Creek, 2; Hot Springs, 2; Noxon, 1; Lonepine, 1. Monday, November 28 Motor vehicle crash, Trout Creek. Fish and game, Plains. Request for welfare check, Trout Creek. Assault, Trout Creek. Protection...

 

Defendant pleads not guilty to drug charges

Michael Aaron Charlo appeared before Judge Deborah Kim Christopher in 20th District Judicial Court on Tuesday for his initial appearance on a felony count of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of...

 

Student has creative approach to art

By Karen Thorson "A budding young artist," "Quiet and dependable," "Self-motivated," "So creative." These are the terms used by staff at Hot Springs Junior High when talking about 12-year-old Dakota...

 

Raymond Edward Wolff

Raymond Edward Wolff of Thompson Falls passed away in the Clark Fork Valley Hospital on November 9, 2022. Ray was born on January 3, 1945, to Edward and Dorothy Olson Wolff of Ryegate, Montana. He... Full story

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 8, 2022

Kids make rock pets for vets

Pets have often been a traditional gift at Christmastime and two young girls have decided to continue that practice by giving pets to veterans and senior citizens for Christmas presents. "We wanted...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 8, 2022

Santa brings joy to Plains

Santa Claus said he brought the Arctic cold with him this year during his stop in Plains Saturday. Santa, aka Dave Williams, and Mrs. Claus, aka Callie Timmer, set up their temporary workshop at the...

 

County teams back on the court

Sanders County basketball kicked off their season in Hamilton last weekend. The Hot Springs Savage Heat girls came home victorious with two wins; Friday night's game against Darby with a score of 40-2...

 

Hawks tip off season with wins

The boys and girls basketball teams traveled to Powell County to take on the Deer Lodge Wardens last weekend. The Blue Hawk boys claimed victory over the Wardens with a score of 63-50. Coach Jake Mickelson said that the boys shot around 50% from the...

 

A new normal for real estate

What a race the real estate market has run over the last three years. With COVID's unintended consequences and general instability from what was the old normal, Sanders County has certainly felt the...

 

Ratliff opens senior season with Polson title

Thompson Falls wrestlers traveled to Polson last weekend to compete in the Owen Invitational, which is a two-day event. The Blue Hawks had an exceptional meet to launch the season; out of 18 teams they finished 13th with 59.5 points. “Overall I...

 

Whatcha Readin'? Book Weather

How much are we loving this cold and snow?!?! If you’re not a reader, you probably hate it. This is my happy weather: grab a mug of tea and a book, huzzah! Thanks to the weather I was able to read three more books than last month. Of the 16 books...

 

Bowling Scores, sponsored by First Security Bank

MONDAY NITE GALS W L Brew Crew 33.5 18.5 Smokin Hot $$ 33 19 Just Us 23.5 28.5 Rock ‘n Bowl 23 29 MDS-Nascar Freaks 22 30 Dolls with Balls 21 31 Team Scr. Game: Brew Crew, 493 Scr. Series: Rock ‘n Bowl, 1270; Hcp. Game: Brew Crew, 717; Hcp....

 

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