Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1959-current, September 01, 1977, Image 1

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STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HELEUA, EONTANA 59601 WHISKERED, tired, dirty, but happy were Bill Gregg, :e7. and Dave Bennett after they returned from a 12 -day fishing expedition to northern Canada Saturday evening. Note large balloon tires on Bennett's Super Cub. They are more than twice the size of the normal wheel. (Ledger photo) Fabulous fishing marks north trip A strike with every cast; wolves howling at night; huge lake trout; Dail sheep steaks for breakfast and caribou stew for supper! It may all sound like an outdoor writer's fiction, but in reality those are some of the fun -filled experi- ences Dave Bennett and Bill Gregg enjoyed on a 12 -day flying trip into the Arctic Circle. The two left here Aug. 15 in Bennett's specially modified Super Cub airplane to fly to the Great Bear Lake country of Canada's Northwest Terri- tory. Thr.Jugnout their fishing excursion, Bennett landed his supt, cub on gravel and sand ,n tundra and even on an uncharted island in the middle of the Great Bear River. \Fishing was out -of-this world,\ declared Gregg as the two whiskered and rumpled sportsmen landed at Ben nett's Trout Creek ranch landing strip Saturday even ing. \We caught lalse trout. Grayling, Dolly Vardens. northern and walleye pike,\ commented Bennett. The largest was a 15 -pound lake trout that Bill snagged while trolling in a boat they borrowed from a three man archaeological expedition searching for remains of ancient man. The lunker was so large that Bennett had difficulty getting it into the boat for Gregg. \I tried to lasso its tail with the boat rope, but that didn't work. Finally, the trout The weather Aug 23 85 54 Aug. 24 83 54 .05 Aug. 25 72 52 Aug. 26 67 49 .45 Aug. 27 66 60 .04 Aug. 28 82 41 .03 Aug. 29 62 51 .28 got so tired that when Bill brought it along side the boat I reached under it with both my arms and lifted it into the boat.\ That evening, Gregg and Bennett shared the 15 -pound er with the archaeologists and they finished it off plus three smaller walleyes in the one meal. lii the North Nahanni River, they caught a two - pound grayling trout with every east. reported Gregg. In fact, the fishing was so terrific that toward the end of their trip they found it a little boring...but not for long. Bennett said their exact route or schedule was not planned in advance. They played it by ear each day. But, that doesn't mean they didn't go prepared. Bennett said his Cub was so heavily loaded that when they depart- ed Trout Creek he at first thought something was wrong with the airplane. \After we got into the air, I landed again. The plane just wasn't taking off like it usually does,\he explained. The sluggish performance was caused by the load. Bennett had spent the past several months modifying his plane by installing a longer propellor with more pitch to (Please turn to p.3) Officers seek carnival rig PLAINS --Sanders County officers Tuesday were search- ing for an Inland Empire carnival truck belonging to Albert Wells of Missoula which was stolen from the fairgrounds here Friday night, Sheriff A. H. Cheney said. The truck contained stuffed animals and a booth for the fair midway. Cheney said the vehicle was seen about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the Plains area with a male and female in the cab. Cheney said, \Anyone who has seen the vehicle after 10:30 p.m. Friday is asked to call the sheriffs office.\ Club to meet WHITEPINE-Ertle Relville will give a demonstration of Yoga at the first fall meeting of the Whitepine Homemak- ers Club to be held Thursday, Sept. 8 at the home of Mrs. Jimme L. Wilson. ES to get more funds: The Forest Service's Re- gion I will receive from $10 to $14 million more next year for timber work as the result of increased funds voted by the House of Representatives, Congressman Max Baucus said in an interview Monday night. Baucus said the House added $240 million over last year's Forest Service budget to more nearly adequately fund reforestation, thinning and timber sale preparation work. Battens also stated that Forest Service officials have assured him that by 1980 the annual cut will be increased by 200 million hoard feet for Region 1. \This is assuming the commercial timber land base for the region does not drop below 10 million acres Baucus because of increased land being placed in the wilderness system,\ the young legislator declared. lialicus came to Thompson Falls Monday evening to attend a dinner with leading democrats and to conduct a public listening session at the Courthouse. Monday after- noon he attended two sessions at Plains --one at Plains High School with students and another with the Plains Industrial Committee, which is seeking to attract a new industry to Plains to provide jobs to compensate for those lost with the closing of the Diehl Lumber Co. mill. liaucus also expressed a note of optimism that extrem- ists of the timber industry and wilderness preservationists may be getting closer to some form of compromise. \I find there is more and more talk on both sides about getting both sides together,\ Max commented. Regarding possible closures of small post offices in Sanders County, Mucus said he could not see any closures in the near future. \Obvious ly, I'm going to watch these developments closely now that the Congressional mora- torium on the closure of small offices has expired.\ lie pointed out that hear ings and a number of steps must be followed by the Postal Service before any office can be shut. Mucus said be plans to visit the Sanders County Fair Sunday and march in the parade as he has done two times previously. TF school bells to ring School bells ring for the new term in Thompson Falls Tuesday morning with all students scheduled to attend a full day of classes the opening day. Buses will be operated on their normal schedule and the hot lunch program will be in operation also. The first class for local student.' begins at 8:31 a.m. Teachers will begin their year's work today with orientation by administrative personnel. Friday teachers will attend a seminar in Poison conducted by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. New teachers in the system this year include: Hal Sparkman. junior high English; John Weber, high school science; Patrick Des sent, hand; Jay Wilson and Craig Benton, second grades; Randy Berger, •TM11; Joanne Keating, high school science; Jody Shear, first grade; John Spikes, lapidary; Bill Denkin- ger, elementary principal. Other faculty members and their assignments: Larrae Rocheleau, .superin- tendent; Walt Clark, high school principal; Billie Chubb, chorus; Rich DeWitt, speech therapist; Gary Holforty, English; Gene Jones, math and counseling; Ed Longin English; Frank Owens, social studies; Darrel Torgrimson, business; R. J. Trevithick, shop and drivers education; .lean Wilson, home er; Doug Walsh, history. Elementary teachers in- clude: Linda Reid, ?rd; Roger Sampson, 4th; Shirley Sch- wark, 5th; Bonnie Sharp, 3rd; Eileen Stone, Keith Ann Trevithick, 1st: John Stone, junior high; Larry Ward, 6th; Millie Wollaston, junior high library; Leonard Amundson, 6th; Sally Benton, psycholo- gist; Linda Brucker, kinder- garten; Mary Lou Calvert, 2nd; Frances Davis, junior high home cc; Glenda Farlan, 4th; Blaine F'rench, junior high; Ted Howard, EMR; Bill Koch, resource teacher; Tim McGovern, 6th. EMR; Bill Koch, resource teacher; Tim McGovern, 5th. Aides include Marlene Pal- mer, Linda Sadler, Penny Torgrimson, Sharon Walsh, Laura Wulfekuhle. Other staff members in- clude: Warren Craddick, Nel- lie Hopkins, Rick !tied, Edna [liver, Peggy Wood, custodial staff: Blanche Wright, Ruth Lallrosse, cooks; Una Schlae- bitz, district clerk; Eleanor Wolf, high school secretary; Nancy Hammerberg, elemen- tary secretary. Sanders County David Thompson Single Copy 20c Ledger Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA 5987:3 Thursday, Sept. 1, 1977 Fair to feature new entertainment PLAINS --Dances, rodeos, queen con- test, 4-11 Dress Revue, parade, Demolition Derby and a Friday Night Extravaganza are among the numerous entertainment features scheduled for the Sanders County Fair which opens tonight (Thursday) in the lush, grass -covered fairgrounds here. will be devoted to entrance of exhibits and judging of 4-11 and open class entries in clothing, goats, horses, sheep, dairy and swine. The first entertainment event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. with the annual Fair Queen Talent contest in the pavilion. The Inland Empire Shows and Carnival will be operating on the fair midway all day as well. Chris Stobie, secretary -manager of the fair, said the carnival will have two new rides here this year. Some merchants in the county are offering carnival tickets good for rides. The four queen , contestants --Julie Argo, LaDonna Knowlton, Susan Risland and Terese McKenzie -appear- ed on a Missoula television station last week. They were accompanied by Mrs. Donna Hadley, assistant fair manager, who also appeared on TV, and State Sen. George McCallum, a fair board director. The most disputed and discussed entertainment feature of the fair -the extravaganza featuring local talent -is definitely scheduled for Friday and its title once again is the \Friday Night Extravaganza,\ Stobie declared at a press conference last week. The entertainment event, originally wiled uled for Friday, had been moved ahead to Thursday to avoid a conflict with a western music show arranged by the Plains Jaycees. However, the Friday night date was made available last week when the western musicians cancelled their engagement contract with the Jaycees. Stobie said the amount of cash prizes offered to local talent has been raised to $1,400 with the addition of $350 for a separate category for the four high school bands in Sanders County, Don Cooper of Dellorgia, travelogue film producer and narrator, will serve as master of ceremonies for the extravaganza. The traditional 4-11 Dress Revue will precede the extravaganza in front of the grandstands. The dress revue is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. and the talent show at 8:15. Stobie said the Plains Jaycees have volunteered to assist with the extravaganza. The first of three youth dances is scheduled Friday night at 10 p.m. in the pavilion Youth dances are also scheduled Saturdsy and Sunday nights. No adults are permitted to attend the dances. Judging of all exhibits, including open classes will be conducted Friday. Saturday's entertainment includes a performance by the Kimberly Pipe Band followed by the English Jumping Horse competition in the arena at 2 p.m. The first of two rodeo performances is scheduled at 8 p.m. Saturday with five major events plus team roping. Church services will be conducted at APPLYING a fresh coat of paint to one of the con- cession stands last week was Evelyn Larson in prep - 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the south grandstand. Presentation of 4-H awards will be made at 10:45 a.m. followed by the 4-11 livestock auction sale between the barns at 11 a.m. The traditional fair parade is scheduled to start at noon from downtown Plains. The second MRA rodeo gets underway at 2 p.m. The final big entertainment feature of the fair is the popular demolition derby starting at 8 p.m. in the arena. l'he derby is staged by the Plains Lions Club. Fireworks are planned both Satur- day and Sunday nights. Calf roping and steer wrestling are expected to be speeded up for the two rodeos with the addition of a new calf chute. Stobie said the chute will enable rodeo personnel to funnel six calves into the chute area at one time and this will speed the events. A new 4-H office has been installed in the east livestock barn. The office will be used for imiintaining records during the fair. Advance tj.ket sales for all fair entertainment features are going well, Stobie said. Tickets may be ordered by railing 826-3202. Tickets will be available at the fair office at the fairgrounds or may be picked up before show time at the ticket booths. Tickets ordered, but not paid for, will be held until one hour before show time and then sold on a first come, first serve basis, Stobie said. Playing for the youth dances at the fair will be The Fallen Angel, a group from Missoula. aration for the opening of the Sanders County Fair today. Performers get two fair nights \Auditions for the local talent show for the Sanders County Fair, which starts today (Thursday) were so numerous that we will have local talent shows both Thurs- day and Friday evenings,\ Chris Stobie, fair manager, announced Monday. \The local talent we have is unbelieveable.\ Stobie claim- ed after attending auditions held Sunday. As a result of the auditions, two divisions, No. 2 and No. 3 for youngsters 10-13 and 14-17 will he heard Thursday evening with the Sanders County Queen contest. In these divisions the audience will judge the performances. In the adult division, five contestants were selected as outstanding and will present a variety show Friday evening. Those selected were: The Sweet and I,ows, Thompson Falls, a women's barber shop type singing group; Serenity, a similar group from Plains; The Spirit, two young men, John Mikkelson and Jim Zielanski, playing gujitars and singing and who will also host the Friday evening show; Beverly Barnes, guitar playing and singing, Plains, and Peggy Morris, singer from Paradise. \We know you will all enjoy this topnotch local talent,\ Stobie said.

Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.), 01 Sept. 1977, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.