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Former Libby resident Helen V. Vickers, 81, of Helena, died at her home on Monday, Jan. 24, 2005.
By Brent Shrum Western News Reporter
Former Libby educator and businessman Robert Wayne Lukes, 66, died on Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at his home in Trout Creek.
By Roger Morris Western News Publisher
Former longtime Libby resident Kathryn M. Leir, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Spokane.
Vernon C. Freebury, 79, of Libby, died on Jan. 18, 2005, at St. John¹s Lutheran Hospital.
Douglas J. Dubler, 62, of Libby, died on Jan. 18, 2005, at the Pinewood Care Center in Coeur d¹Alene, Idaho.
Richard Lee (Dick) Dermond, 84, died Jan. 19, 2005, at his home in Libby.
Jeanine Elizabeth Hatlen, 69, died on Jan. 22, 2005, at her Green Spring apartment in Libby, one day after returning from Kalispell where surgery successfully replaced her left elbow.
A local project is in the works to celebrate the Forest Service¹s centennial through an updated display at the Heritage Museum and a special newsprint publication.
Longtime Libby resident Verda B. Wilson, 94, died on Jan. 17, 2005, at Libby.
Cutbacks in federal grant programs are threatening law enforcement agencies¹ fight against methamphetamine locally and across Montana.
A memorial service was held on Jan. 3, 2005, for former Libby resident Judith Fay Carter Watkins, 57, who died on Dec. 28, 2004, at Peoria, Ariz.
By Heidi Desch Western News Intern
The Center for Asbestos Related Disease has entered into a lease-purchase agreement on a building along East Third Street with plans to move in around the beginning of April.
U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns is seeking input from Libby residents on draft legislation to create a trust fund to compensate victims of asbestos exposure.
Graveside services for former Libby resident Donald Vanderpool, 81, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12, at Coeur d¹Alene Memorial Gardens in Coeur d¹Alene, Idaho..
James P. Hogan, 83, died on Jan. 15, 2005, at his home in Libby.
Tressa Leone Davis Kovar, 91, of Troy, died on Jan. 14, 2005, at Libby.
Lynn Bryant-Beaudry, 53, of Libby, died on Jan. 13, 2005, at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
Della Mae Hermsmeyer, 82, died on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at her home in Libby.
Longtime Troy businesswoman Goldie Lindsey, 77, died on Jan. 10, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.
Longtime Libby educator Olga J. Erickson, 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Immanuel Lutheran Home in Kalispell.
Accusations of manipulated evidence and sexual misconduct against two former Lincoln County sheriff¹s deputies have led to the dismissal of charges against the defendants in a drug case.
Hazel P. Johnson, 86, a Libby resident for the past four years, died on Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.
Thirteen volumes comprising an application for the Montanore silver and copper mine near Libby were submitted to the U.S. Forest Service and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality on Jan. 4, according to Mines Management Inc.
Herbert Hudlet, 74, of Troy, who loved the Lord and desired to serve him, died on Jan. 5, 2005, following a sudden illness.
The new governor¹s proposal to increase state funding of K-12 schools makes it less likely that Libby Public Schools will have to cut something, said Superintendent Kirby Maki Wednesday.
By Heidi Desch Western News Reporter
Former Libby resident John (Bill) W. LaRoque, 95, died Dec. 30, 2004, at his home in Missoula.
The number of building permits issued in Libby was expected to increase for 2004, according to city building inspector John Norberg.
Cpl. Raleigh Clinton Smith, U.S. Marine Corps, was born on Dec. 7, 1983, at Libby and was raised and educated at Troy, graduating from Troy High School with the Class of 2002.
William Sherman Johnston, born on Oct. 17, 1929, at Libby, to James and Mary Johnston, died on Dec. 30, 2004, at his home in Libby, surrounded by his family.
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