Community

TFS: Free Community Internet and Public Phone

We have an update from the community hall– as follows:

Trego, Fortine, Stryker Community Hall (TFS Community Hall)

Announcing Free Community Internet Access and Public Phone

Trego— March 12, 2022 As of today, free Wi-Fi is available at the TFS Community Hall for our community and visitors.  This area is void of cellular service and having accessible Wi-Fi coverage and phone will benefit the community by allowing communication where there previously was none.  With generous support and guidance from InterBel in Eureka, this service is now available to anyone in the Trego area.

Safety and Convenience

There is very little cellular service in the Trego, Fortine, and Stryker area and this means that travelers through the area are on their own if they need to reach family and friends, get directions or have an emergency and need services.  By having a publicly available land line and wi-fi that enables wi-fi calling on cell phones, the Hall is providing a valuable service to the community. There is a sign at the hall near the phone that outlines how to connect to Wi-Fi and enable wi-fi calling.    Once this is done, users can reach friends and neighbors, contact emergency services or 1-800 numbers.  No long-distance calling is permitted.  In addition, users will be able to access the internet for directions or any other purpose from the TFS Hall Parking lots.

Product/Program Availability

The phone will be located in the alcove at the front of the TFS Community Hall and is free for use for those without mobile phones or who cannot enable wi-fi calling.  It is available 24/7.  The wi-fi password is TheHall1947 and is available to anyone wanting to connect to the internet. 

The TFS Community Hall hosts many community programs and with the support of InterBel, having access to phone and internet during these programs makes them far more efficient and enjoyable.  Currently the TFS Community Hall is available for rent for fundraisers and private events, they host a weekly Kids Play Day on Wednesdays at 10:30am, and distribute food on Fridays at 10:30 to over 150 families a week, and host a monthly community dinner.  All of these programs are free to the community.  The TFS Community Hall is exploring other programs and uses for the building.  If you would like to host an event or learn more you can contact them through Facebook or any board member.

Annual Meeting

The Annual meeting for the TFS Community Hall is March 25th at 5:30pm, free dinner will be provided by the TFS Community Hall and it is open to anyone who owns property in School District 53.