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Cohort aims to find childcare solutions

With only two licensed child care providers in Sanders County, finding child care can be difficult for local families. A new program is looking to help provide solutions for residents needing child...

 

Public input sought for Orchard

The Thompson Falls community enjoys a wealth of natural landscapes. From waterfronts to city parks to public forests like the Mule Pasture, these spaces are unique opportunities that locals treasure. And now, the United States Forest Service (USFS)...

 

Fall visitor

GROSS GROSBEAK – The messy face makes for a gross beak for the female pine grosbeak, which had hit the jackpot of a crabapple tree just west of Plains. A messy face doesn't seem to bother her as...

 

Woman's Club offers book challenge to young readers

To stimulate a love for reading, a challenge is being offered to students in grades 9-12 to read 100 books before graduation. Students enroll with a parent/guardian’s approval in person or via email through the Thompson Falls Public Library, where...

 

CNSC moves lantern launch

The Cancer Network of Sanders County will be launching its lantern launch from a new site this year. The nonprofit organization will have the annual fundraiser on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — Nov. 25 — starting at 6 p.m. on the greenway...

 

Local anglers place in Mack Days

The 2023 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is in the books. A total of 17,502 lake trout entries were received. It was the second largest event total since the 2019 Fall Event...

 

Town Pump prepares for annual food bank fundraiser

As ever-increasing food costs and other everyday expenses push more Montanans to local food banks for help, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation is again matching over $1 million to help raise $4 million during its annual fundraising campaign for...

 

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Square dance club sees record participation

Beginners have one more day — Friday — to continue alongside the regulars of the Montana Mavericks Square Dance Club that meet each week at the Plains Paradise Senior Center in Plains for lessons. Last Friday was a record attendance for the Plain...

 

AUTUMN SMORGASBORD

Photo by Linda Elliott A young deer grazes on a Burning Bush in a garden in Thompson Falls....

 

TF preps for Christmas on Main Street

Christmas is a matter of weeks away, and Thompson Falls volunteers are busy preparing for the annual Christmas on Main Street festivities. The Thompson Falls Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for grand marshal for the Christmas on Main...

 

Remember When?

TOWARDS BRIDGES AND ROADS From "Behind These Mountains" by Mona Leeson Vanek For many years John Fulks had operated the ferry at Noxon until one spring when high water tore it loose and it was gone, probably to be smashed to bits going through the...

 

Question of the week

MARLAINA MOHR, Thompson Falls - “I am indifferent, but I like light in the morning.” BETHANY BURK, Thompson Falls - “I don’t want it to continue. I get confused on whether to turn the clocks back or forward.” CELLA VANHUSS, Thompson Falls...

 

Spotlight on the Arts

Emmie Tucker, Plains Interview by Kristen Cole, Art Teacher Emmie Tucker celebrated her 13th birthday in September. She is in the seventh grade at Plains Junior High and is an art student of Mrs....

 

Historical Society announces annual gingerbread contest

With Halloween behind us, it’s time to begin to think about Christmas. At the Sanders County Historical Society Old Jail Museum, that means one thing, gingerbread! Plan to save yourself some calories by using some of that Halloween candy for the tr...

 

Mills, Reed lead marathon

October Pinochle Marathon players were dealt another month of fun and games while supporting the GFWC Thompson Falls Woman’s Club Blanche Hurlburt Scholarship that is awarded to a graduating senior each year. Juanita Triplett and Cal Pomrenke...

 

Plains celebrates Halloween with variety of events

This was the first year for the trunk-or-treat at the Plains Schools. The Honor Roll and Business Essentials class put on the event, teacher Kati Mitchell said. The Sanders County Sheriff's Office...

 

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Ranch fulfills lifelong dream

by Jan Manning "Petite woman, age 52 and single, decides to give up her 28-year urban nursing career and move to Montana to start a bison ranch. Alone, she carves a new life, teaching herself how to...

 

Books inspire T. Falls first-grade creations

Thompson Falls Elementary first graders got in the seasonal spirit last week as they decorated pumpkins inspired by some of their favorite books. Teachers Samantha Varner and Lindsey Franklin said 23...

 

Remember When

90 YEARS AGO • OCTOBER 25, 1933 SCHOOL NEWS There are 32 students in the dormitory this year: 16 girls and 16 boys. Of these students only six have not been there before. There are 13 freshmen, 29 sophomores, 17 juniors, 22 seniors and four...

 

New music teacher puts on first concert in Plains

Plains High School held what might be its first Fall Concert last week in the gymnasium. It was also the first concert for the school's new music teacher, Loren Lauridson, who started the job at the e...

 

TF festivals celebrate season

Thompson Falls was buzzing with activities Saturday as organizations celebrated the fall season. Thompson Falls Community Trails held its annual Trick or Treat, Move Your Feet event at the Power Park...

 

TRACS plans annual holiday raffle fundraiser

Thompson River Animal Care Shelter is set to launch into the holiday spirit with their upcoming fundraiser. The TRACS Jingle Paws for a Cause raffle contributes to their mission of offering shelter to lost, homeless, neglected and abused animals...

 

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