Stories for March 2005

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Thursday, March 31

March 31, 2005 11 p.m.

School board's decision makes teachers question efforts

To the Editor:

Four-year-old boy's dream takes flight
March 31, 2005 11 p.m.

Four-year-old boy's dream takes flight

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

March 31, 2005 11 p.m.

County cuts fire service area fee

Residents south of Libby have 60 days to comment on a proposal to expand the Cabinet View fire service area following action Wednesday by the Lincoln County Commissioners.

March 31, 2005 11 p.m.

Local leaders discuss mine impacts

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

March 31, 2005 11 p.m.

Performance-enhancing hoopla

Opening day couldn't come sooner for Major League Baseball.

Tuesday, March 29

John Cox
March 29, 2005 11 p.m.

John Cox

Longtime Troy resident John W. Cox, 70, died on March 4, 2005, as a result of an ATV accident near his home at Bouse, Ariz.

March 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Access concerns voiced over Rainbow Lake subdivision

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Ted Coleman
March 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Ted Coleman

Longtime Libby resident Theodore E. (Ted) Coleman, 90, died on March 24, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.

Bernard Burk
March 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Bernard Burk

Former Troy resident Bernard (Bernie) Burk, 49, of Manhattan, died on March 21, 2005 at his home.

Pearl Bangeman
March 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Pearl Bangeman

Former Libby resident Pearl Thoreson Bangeman. 97, died on March 22, 2005 at Brendan House in Kalispell.

March 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Help the library

It's our turn.

March 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Can't live with range? Leave

To the Editor:

March 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Answers needed on shooting range

To the Editor:

March 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Less said the better Mr. Mayor

To the Editor:

March 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Troy considers electrical increase

BY ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

Kootenais share culture at Morrison school
March 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Kootenais share culture at Morrison school

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Thursday, March 24

March 24, 2005 11 p.m.

Trustees nix levy

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Saving the Empire Builder
March 24, 2005 11 p.m.

Saving the Empire Builder

By ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

March 24, 2005 11 p.m.

Yaak, Sylvanite trustees to talk consolidation

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Tuesday, March 22

Shelley McCabe
March 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Shelley McCabe

Shellaine Marie (Shelley) McCabe, 55, of Troy, died Feb. 18, 2005, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle after a six-year battle with cancer.

March 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Cabinet View

The proposed expansion of the Cabinet View fire service area is a big win-win for the entire Libby area.

Marine returns to Vietnam village
March 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Marine returns to Vietnam village

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Theodora Swenter
March 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Theodora Swenter

Theodora M. Swenter, 97, of Libby, died on Sunday, March 20, 2005, at her home.

Potato bar, books attract young readers
March 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Potato bar, books attract young readers

There were books for youngsters to take home and a potato bar to feed adults and their children Friday evening during a special event at Asa Wood Elementary School.

March 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Thief takes flowers off grave

To the Editor:

March 22, 2005 11 p.m.

D.C. queried on conspiracy-of-week

To the Editor:

Pearle Moore
March 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Pearle Moore

Former Troy postal clerk Pearl Lucille Moore, 87, of Cottage Grove, Ore., died on March 17, 2005.

March 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Fire service area moving forward

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Thursday, March 17

March 17, 2005 11 p.m.

Trustees to decide on levy or not

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

March 17, 2005 11 p.m.

Gun club adding archery, trap to range

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Students raise $2,631 for Wings
March 17, 2005 11 p.m.

Students raise $2,631 for Wings

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Hilda E. Hatlen, 96
March 17, 2005 11 p.m.

Hilda E. Hatlen, 96

Hilda E. Hatlen, 96, a Libby resident since 1949, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.

Tuesday, March 15

Maurice Keniston
March 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Maurice Keniston

Former Libby businessman Maurice S. Keniston, 67, of Longmont, Colo., died on March 7, 2005, at LifeCare of Longmont.

March 15, 2005 11 p.m.

There you go again

To the Editor:

March 15, 2005 11 p.m.

DEQ cleanup a year away for Troy area

By ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

Marlene Conley
March 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Marlene Conley

Former Libby resident Marlene Conley, 64, of Hillsboro, Ore., died on Feb. 26, 2005, after a brief illness with pancreatic cancer.

Youngest volunteer connects with animals
March 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Youngest volunteer connects with animals

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

March 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Libby 'victims' urged to register

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

March 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Kudos to recent letter writers

To the Editor:

Dion Brumitt
March 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Dion Brumitt

Dion Damon Brumitt, 38, of Tigard, Ore., died on March 9, 2005, at Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin, Ore.

March 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Good timing

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus' proposal that W.R. Grace be forced to create $250 million medical trust for the Libby asbestos victims is big.

March 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Day of judgment is coming

To the Editor:

March 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Socialism has failed every time

To the Editor:

Thursday, March 10

Leonard Howard
March 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Leonard Howard

Leonard Paisley Howard, 81, of Libby, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2005.

March 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Trial set May 15, 2006 in Grace case

The federal conspiracy case against W.R. Grace and seven company executives has been set for trial May 15, 2006.

March 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Council seeks divine guidance

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Brian Smith
March 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Brian Smith

Brian K. Smith, 46, of Troy, died on Friday, March 4, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

March 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Association considers woodstove aid

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Will Springer
March 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Will Springer

Willard E. (Will) Springer, 36, who grew up in Libby, died on Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Village Health Care Center in Missoula.

Lorena Savage
March 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Lorena Savage

Former Troy resident Lorena Willson Savage, 88, of Anacortes, died at her home on March 1, 2005.

Grace Smith
March 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Grace Smith

Grace M. Smith, 90, of Troy, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.

Tuesday, March 8

Sally Ramel
March 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Sally Ramel

Frances L. (Sally) Ramel, 73, of Libby, died on Friday, March 4, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.

Artist-in-residence taps imagination of Troy students
March 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Artist-in-residence taps imagination of Troy students

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

March 8, 2005 11 p.m.

More musings

Flathead County is in a similar position as Lincoln County in respect to the detention facilities. They need more space.

Libby welcomes Guardsmen home
March 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Libby welcomes Guardsmen home

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

March 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Health trust proposed for local asbestos victims

A proposed $250 million health care trust for Libby asbestos victims should be managed locally, said Dr. Brad Black, director of the Center for Asbestos-Related Disease.

March 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Are these conservative values?

To The Editor:

March 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Older Montanans need new tax

To the Editor:

Thursday, March 3

Dorothy Mann
March 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Dorothy Mann

Dorothy A. Mann, 83, of Libby, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Libby Care Center.

Student film project comes to light
March 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Student film project comes to light

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Verda Lowry
March 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Verda Lowry

Verda Lowry, 86, of Missoula, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at her daughter's home in Libby.

March 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Driver charged with DUI, meth

The driver in a one-vehicle accident along U.S. Highway 2 just south of Libby last month has been charged with felony drug offenses as well as driving under the influence after investigating officers found methamphetamine along with empty beer bottles in the wreckage.

Yaak club, residents seek lake fix
March 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Yaak club, residents seek lake fix

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Marcella Goodrich
March 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Marcella Goodrich

Marcella A. Goodrich, 61, of Troy, died Feb. 25, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

Tuesday, March 1

March 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Legislative session eye-opening for Heinert

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

John Argo
March 1, 2005 11 p.m.

John Argo

John David Argo, 75, of Plains, died surrounded by his family on Feb. 22, 2005, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Marsalla Goodrich
March 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Marsalla Goodrich

Marsalla A. Goodrich, 61, of Troy, died on Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

March 1, 2005 11 p.m.

GOP refund plan follows bad policy

To the Editor:

March 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Jail problem

Lincoln County Commissioners are struggling through a contentious problem with the county jail.

Baucus seeks screening for CARD
March 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Baucus seeks screening for CARD

BY ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

March 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Troy High mourns teacher

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

March 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Misleading statements made of mill closing

To the Editor:

Arlene Rogofski
March 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Arlene Rogofski

Arlene Rogofski, 72, died on Feb. 22, 2005, at her home in Troy.