Stories for June 2005

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Wednesday, June 29

Bud Hagerty
June 29, 2005 midnight

Bud Hagerty

William J. (Bud) Hagerty, 95, longtime Kootenai Valley resident, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

June 29, 2005 midnight

Mail those junk letters back to the senders

To the Editor:

June 29, 2005 midnight

Fire plan approved by county

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Dick Brinton
June 29, 2005 midnight

Dick Brinton

Richard (Dick) Brinton, 82, died at his home in Eureka on June 25, 2005.

June 29, 2005 midnight

Yaak resident calls for wilderness protection

To the Editor:

June 29, 2005 midnight

Fox in the henhouse

It's deja vu all over again.

June 29, 2005 midnight

EPA nominee's law firm represents Grace

President Bush's nominee for the position of EPA's chief of enforcement is partner in a law firm defending W.R. Grace in criminal charges stemming from its former Libby vermiculite mining operations.

Duke Baney
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Duke Baney

Duke Baney, 74, died on June 25, 2005, at his home in Eureka.

June 29, 2005 midnight

Mistaken chemicals result in boil order

A boil order for Libby city water users went into effect following a malfunction at the water treatment plant Thursday night.

Norma Karnes
June 29, 2005 midnight

Norma Karnes

Libby native Norma Jane Switzer Karnes, 81, died on May 27, 2005, at Coupeville, Wash., after a long battle with cancer.

Brandon Lee Backs
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Brandon Lee Backs

Brandon Lee Backs, 23, of Missoula, and formerly of Lander, Wyo., died on June 24, 2005, at his home in Missoula.

Nancy Vignali
June 29, 2005 midnight

Nancy Vignali

Nancy A. Vignali, 71, a 43-year resident of Libby, died on June 23, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital, following a long battle with cancer.

Kathryn Kujawa
June 29, 2005 midnight

Kathryn Kujawa

Kathryn Kujawa, 54, of Prescott, Ariz., died on June 10, 2005, at the family home.

June 29, 2005 midnight

LA firemen impressed, thankful for Libby community efforts

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was addressed to Rod Brossman and the David Thompson Search and Rescue, Lt Robby Bowe and the staff at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department and to all the citizens of Libby.

Friday, June 24

June 24, 2005 midnight

2.7 percent COLA recommended for county elected officials

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Wayne Paxton
June 24, 2005 midnight

Wayne Paxton

Wayne E. Paxton, 53, a resident of Libby for the past five years, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

June 24, 2005 midnight

Coalition proposes revitalization pact

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

June 24, 2005 midnight

Suggestions offered for rummage sale and other signs

To the Editor:

Loretta Vincent
June 24, 2005 midnight

Loretta Vincent

Loretta Jean Vincent, 65, died on Monday, June 20, 2005, at her home in Libby, surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Logger Days celebration begins
June 24, 2005 midnight

Logger Days celebration begins

Libby's annual Logger Days celebration is June 23-25.

Wednesday, June 22

Governor: golden opportunity exists to shape USFS policy
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Governor: golden opportunity exists to shape USFS policy

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

June 22, 2005 midnight

Pool proposal unveiled

By ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

June 22, 2005 midnight

Roadmap

Being first on the governor's list of counties to visit regarding the "roadless issue" may not be the most desirable position to be in.

Bud Mitchell
June 22, 2005 midnight

Bud Mitchell

Longtime Libby resident Floyd (Bud) Mitchell, 87, died on Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the North Valley Hospital in Whitefish.

Mark Schoknecht
June 22, 2005 midnight

Mark Schoknecht

Mark J. Schoknecht, 95, of Libby, died on Thursday, June 16, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

Woodstove program kicks off
June 22, 2005 midnight

Woodstove program kicks off

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Beth White
June 22, 2005 midnight

Beth White

Beth White, 74, died on June 17, 2005, at her home in Libby.

June 22, 2005 midnight

Softball tourney honors Fred McDougall, raises money

To the Editor:

Sean Branch
June 22, 2005 midnight

Sean Branch

Sean William Branch, 20, of Libby, drowned in the Kootenai River on May 25, 2005.

June 22, 2005 midnight

How can we help with vet bills?

To the Editor:

Friday, June 17

June 17, 2005 midnight

EPA hires onsite manager

A Wisconsin man has been hired by the EPA to be a fulltime project manager in Libby.

Mill worker now shaping families, children
June 17, 2005 midnight

Mill worker now shaping families, children

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Flower baskets mark beginning
June 17, 2005 midnight

Flower baskets mark beginning

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Wednesday, June 15

June 15, 2005 midnight

Education prepares students for life

To the Editor:

June 15, 2005 midnight

Stove fair scheduled Saturday

Eligible low-income households in the Libby area are being encouraged to participate in a wood stove changeout campaign scheduled to kick off with a fair at the Memorial Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

June 15, 2005 midnight

Kudos for STOKR

To the Editor:

Patricia Currie
June 15, 2005 midnight

Patricia Currie

Patricia Ann Currie, 63, of Libby, died on Monday, June 13, 2005, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, after a brief illness.

Glenda May Allen
June 15, 2005 midnight

Glenda May Allen

Glenda May Allen, 60, died on June 8, 2005, at her home in Libby.

June 15, 2005 midnight

Show Up

If the world is truly run by those who show up, then that's what we must do this week.

Earl Chase
June 15, 2005 midnight

Earl Chase

Earl Eugene Chase, 82, died on June 7, 2005, at his ranch home in Troy.

Fred Thompson Jr.
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Fred Thompson Jr.

Fred E. Thompson Jr., 57, died on May 31, 2005, at his home in Troy.

Helen Melich
June 15, 2005 midnight

Helen Melich

Helen M. Melich, 72, died June 10, 2005, at Libby.

June 15, 2005 midnight

School election reveals alarming voter apathy

To the Editor:

Morey Price
June 15, 2005 midnight

Morey Price

Maurice L. (Morey) Price, 77, died on Thanksgiving eve, Nov. 24, 2004, surrounded by loving family members at his home in Libby where he had lived for 17 years.

June 15, 2005 midnight

Log haulers stand firm

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Paperwork limits practice burns
June 15, 2005 midnight

Paperwork limits practice burns

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Friday, June 10

June 10, 2005 midnight

EPA warns of Highway 37 contamination

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking into what it is calling significant soil contamination by asbestos along the road shoulder on Montana Highway 37 north of Libby.

June 10, 2005 midnight

Fifth annual LAMP meeting scheduled June 27

To the Editor:

June 10, 2005 midnight

Thanks John

John Brown's resignation as mayor of Troy caught me off guard Wednesday night.

June 10, 2005 midnight

Council nixes Gut purchase

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

June 10, 2005 midnight

Brown to resign as Troy mayor

BY ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

Wednesday, June 8

Ron Rayome
June 8, 2005 midnight

Ron Rayome

Ronald R. Rayome, 66, lifelong resident of the Kootenai Valley, died on Friday, June 3, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital following a long illness.

June 8, 2005 midnight

Schweitzer lays out roadless planning approach

BY ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

June 8, 2005 midnight

Log haulers strike targets Plum Creek

Northwest Montana log haulers for Plum Creek went on strike Monday morning in a protest of inadequate wages that the timber giant pays for log hauling.

June 8, 2005 midnight

More interference

Everybody's favorite U.S. District Court judge is again saying that the federal government isn't doing enough to save the endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon.

June 8, 2005 midnight

Rapist sentenced to 45 years in prison

A California man who pleaded guilty to raping a Fortine woman last October was sentenced Monday to 45 years in prison.

Darrin Cody
June 8, 2005 midnight

Darrin Cody

Darrin L. Cody, 34, of Troy, died on Thursday, June 2, 2005, as the result of injuries received in a vehicle accident near Troy.

Friday, June 3

June 3, 2005 midnight

County to promote decay law

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Mike Dombeck: former Forest Service chief
June 3, 2005 midnight

Mike Dombeck: former Forest Service chief

Find common goals says former USFS chief

June 3, 2005 midnight

KNF focuses on goals for harvest, fuels reduction

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

June 3, 2005 midnight

Forest roads littered with bottles, cans, trash

To the Editor:

George Hayes
June 3, 2005 midnight

George Hayes

Former Libby teacher and school administrator George H. Hayes, 100, died on May 18, 2005, at Mullan Meadows Assisted Living Center in Missoula.

June 3, 2005 midnight

Come together

Find common ground.

Wednesday, June 1

LA rescuers join river search
June 1, 2005 midnight

LA rescuers join river search

Efforts to find the body of a 20-year-old man missing in the Kootenai River since May 25 continued this week, aided by 17 California fire and rescue workers volunteering their time to help the victim's family.

June 1, 2005 midnight

Group turns focus on clutter of signs

A local group trying to clean up Libby's image is turning its attention to a hodgepodge of homemade signs advertising rummage sales, lost dogs and various special events.

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June 1, 2005 midnight

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LHS grads take that 'first step'

June 1, 2005 midnight

Well below average

On Sunday, we graduated another 156 students from the high schools in Libby and Troy.