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Santa delivers cheer by helicopter

A group of volunteers from Missoula's Museum of Mountain Flying helped spread Christmas cheer...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 31, 2020

The Bean Bug brews positive vibes

"We didn't know what to expect when we started, but it's been great," said Suzy VonHeeder, who...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    December 31, 2020

Fourth COVID-19 death confirmed in county

Sanders County recorded a fourth death related to the coronavirus over the weekend, bringing the total to four during the pandemic. No details were...

 

An old trapper reminisces

As the world spins on, one trapper still remembers the old days where trapping was a necessity....

 

2020 had its good moments, too

As the sun sets on 2020, we look back on the year and, quite frankly, we're not sure what to say. From the pandemic and the economy and the election...

 

Remember When?

70 YEARS AGO • JANUARY 3, 1951 LAUNDRY IS YEAR’S FIRST NEW BUSINESS A laundry is Thompson Falls’ first new business of 1951. The EZ Way...

 

A four-year forecast

I don’t think Joe Biden won an election, I think he won a popularity contest. I believe that,...

 

Question of the week

ROBIN GILE, Trout Creek - “I am looking forward to spending more time with my family. I am also hoping that the corruption is exposed and for those...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 9; Hot Springs, 2; T. Falls, 14; Noxon, 2; Camas, 1; Lonepine, 1; Trout Creek, 3; Heron, 1. Sunday, December 20 Informational...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Christopher Bailey, 34, day speeding, $70. Jennifer Summar, 38, operating while intoxicated, 2nd offense, $1,335, 365 days in...

 
 By John Dowd    News    December 31, 2020

Judge denies request for bail reduction

Daniel Haslage appeared before Judge James Manley in 20th District Judicial Court on Tuesday, requesting a reduction in his bail. Haslage is facing...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    December 31, 2020

Woods Journal

When it comes to wintertime, along with all the winter sports and activities comes an inherent danger. Those who live their lives out in the wild...

 

BOWLING SCORES

THOMPSON FALLS MONDAY NITE GALS W L Dolls with Balls 29.5 22.5 Dangerous Dames 29 23 Rock’n Bowl 29 23 Talk of the Town 27 25 Nascar Freaks 22.5 29....

 

Take steps to avoid animal collisions

Drivers face an increased risk of animal-related crashes during the fall and winter months. As deer...

 

Sanders County students names to MSU honor roll

Montana State University (MSU) has announced undergraduate honor roll members for the 2020 fall semester. In all, 5,380 students were named to...

 

Jack Allan Windle

Jack Allan Windle, 65, went home to be with the Lord on December 19, 2020 with his family by his...

 

Margaret Lois Haynack

Margaret Lois Haynack of Thompson Falls passed away peacefully at home December 24. She was born...

 

Prep sports start Saturday

Thompson Falls will be a hotbed for high school sports in Sanders County this weekend as the winter seasons finally begin. Over a month past the time...

 

Johnson is Noxon's new boys coach

With the big fella gone, who is going to step into his shoes? The Noxon Red Devil boys will have a decidedly different look this season, both on the...

 

Lady Devils ready for action

Heading into her second season as head coach of the Noxon Lady Red Devil basketball team, Cortney Vohs could have been excused for thinking this...

 

Horsemen retool, to rely on veterans

The Plains Horsemen are in a rebuilding mode. Then again, maybe they’re not. “We did lose a lot from last year’s team,” coach Tyrel Allen...

 

Fun Run and Walk to go down Friday

It will look a lot different this year but organizers are still planning on holding the 22nd edition of the New Year’s Day Fun Run and Walk. There...

 

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