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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)...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Communities, volunteers help feed local families

Nearly 300 Sanders County residents got help from community members and churches last weekend as the annual Thanksgiving Baskets program packed and delivered the ingredients for turkey dinners to 76...

 

Remember When?

90 YEARS AGO • NOVEMBER 23, 1932 NEW KITCHEN AID Homemakers by the thousands are enjoying a new helper in their kitchens – towels for kitchen use are proving a boon because they are so convenient and, at the same time, economical to use. Introduc...

 

Question of the week: How do you cook a turkey?

Spencer Hart - “10 minutes in the oven because it’s so big.” Maddie Park - “Put it in a pan and you cut it up and cook for 30 minutes or so and serve it.” Zackary Keen - “Cut its head off and put in stuffing and some ingredients. Cook...

 

Annual Christmas on Main Street events planned

The community of Thompson Falls is gearing up for the holiday season with preparations for the annual Christmas on Main Street events December 2-4. Local artist Hilary VanVleet has developed a unique coloring page for this year’s coloring contest....

 

Grange gets its first flagpole

After more than 60 years, Whitepine Grange has its own flagpole. The 32-foot flagpole was dedicated November 11 with a ceremony featuring VFW representatives, members of the Grange and surrounding Whi...

 

TRACS readies for silent auction

Thompson River Animal Care Shelter (TRACS) is once again holding a silent auction to raise money this holiday season. Beginning November 28, the silent auction will open at the Clark Fork Valley Elks Lodge in Thompson Falls with items on display noon...

 

Bowling scores

INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE W L Pocket Pounders 25 19 Bernie’s Auto 31 13 Howard Services 28 16 Highlead 28 16 Mountain Plains LLC 15 29 Giggles 5 39 Team Scr. Game: Bernie’s Auto,725; Scr. Series: Bernie’s Auto, 2036; Hcp. Game:Bernie’s Auto, 827;...

 

Remember When?

PLAINS AREA’S ONE ROOM SCHOOLS The earliest of the schoolhouses erected in the Plains area seems to be one on Swamp Creek and another that was situated on Clark Creek up Baldy way. Both dated back to the early 1890s and logs furnished the principal...

 

Question of the Week

JOE FRIELDS, Thompson Falls - “It would be easy, I’ve done it for longer than that. I’ve taught survival classes.” KIM ROBERTS, Thompson Falls - “No, I can't sleep on the ground.” DEBBIE CARPENTER, Heron - “With my husband I probably...

 

Kelley, Beaty lead marathon

Fall means the Pinochle players are at it again for the GFWC Thompson Falls Woman’s Club annual Pinochle Marathon. For September, Wendy Kelley and Ron Beaty led with 8,890 points. In second place was Juanita Triplett and Cal Pomrenke with 7,360...

 

'Clue' a major production for Plains drama

It might have been the biggest crowd for the Plains School Drama Club, which put on the play "Clue" last week in the school's new gymnasium. It was also the biggest set the students had ever...

 

Churches share holiday spirit through Operation Christmas Child

Local churches have been busy this month gathering supplies, toys and necessities to be sent to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. In 1993, when the organization Samaritan's...

 

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