Stories for November 2005

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Tuesday, November 29

November 29, 2005 11 p.m.

'Long' doesn't measure up for people

To the Editor:

CHRISTMAS KICKOFF
November 29, 2005 11 p.m.

CHRISTMAS KICKOFF

Little Angel Savanna Wooden gets a moment with Santa in downtown Libby on Friday night during the annual community Christmas tree lighting. Savanna is the daughter of Brian and Karla Wooden.

November 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Change of venue hearing goes Thursday

A hearing on a motion to move the criminal trial of W.R. Grace and seven current and former company officials out of Montana is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the federal courthouse in Missoula before Judge Donald Molloy.

November 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Hospital employees step up as blood donors

St. John's Lutheran Hospital employees are being praised as "holiday heroes" for their participation in an upcoming Red Cross blood drive.

Nunzia 'Nancy' Winslow
November 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Nunzia 'Nancy' Winslow

Nunzia "Nancy" Ferraro Winslow, 78, of Troy, died Nov. 24, 2005, Thanksgiving Day morning, at home in her beloved sun room with her family at her bedside.

November 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Field hearing focuses on USFS planning

The bus to take Libby and Troy area residents to a U.S. Senate field hearing in Missoula on Friday, Dec. 2, is far from full, according to Mayor Tony Berget.

November 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Commissioners support KNF decision to designate 'wildland'

Editor's Note: The following letter was sent to Abigail R. Kimbell, regional forester for U.S. Forest Service Region One, regarding the forest plan revision for the Kootenai National Forest.

Carole Booth
November 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Carole Booth

Carole J. Booth, 73, of Libby, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at St. John's Lutheran Hospital from natural causes.

Clarene Bennett
November 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Clarene Bennett

Clarene Bennett, 60, of Libby, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at her home in Libby from cancer.

November 29, 2005 11 p.m.

And it continues …

Here's some more comments about the pool vote:

November 29, 2005 11 p.m.

Hunting season ends strongly

The 2005 big game season ended on a strong note with the highest number of hunters on record, the highest mule deer and elk harvests on record and the highest white-tail deer harvest since 1996, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks statistics from six checkpoints in the Region One area.

Tuesday, November 22

November 22, 2005 11 p.m.

School funding proposal needs more work, says Maki

A proposed revamp of Montana's school funding formula that stalled before a legislative panel last week needs more work before it can be a long-term solution to the problems facing the state's educational system, according to Libby school superintendent Kirby Maki.

Don Young
November 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Don Young

Donald "Don" Young died at his Billings home on Nov. 3, 2005.

November 22, 2005 11 p.m.

KNF supervisor deserves pat on the back

To the Editor:

November 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Property tax matter is not a dead issue

To the Editor:

November 22, 2005 11 p.m.

School board passes old school resolution

By ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

SYMPHONY BASS
November 22, 2005 11 p.m.

SYMPHONY BASS

Sarah Burdick, Don Beller and Paul Faessel comprised the bass section of the Glacier Symphony on Saturday night at the Memorial Center. It was the third annual concert sponsored by the Lincoln County Community Foundation.

November 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Trial ends in jury deadlock

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Rev. Carl Pershall
November 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Rev. Carl Pershall

Rev. Carl F. Pershall, 89, a longtime Eureka pastor, died Tuesday evening at a Whitefish hospital.

November 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Discussion

The following are comments e-mailed or taken via telephone regarding my last editorial about the pool which appeared in the Nov. 18 issue.

Albert 'Al' Uithof
November 22, 2005 11 p.m.

Albert 'Al' Uithof

Albert Uithof, 86, died on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 at Cooney Covalescent Home in Helena, where he had resided for the last 12 months.

Thursday, November 17

November 17, 2005 11 p.m.

Not surprising

I'm not surprised but I am disappointed.

Pool ballot fails
November 17, 2005 11 p.m.

Pool ballot fails

By ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

November 17, 2005 11 p.m.

Libby holiday season kicks off on Nov. 25

The Christmas season gets off to a running start in Libby on Friday, Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving with the Parade of Lights, community Christmas tree lighting, and Live Nativity.

November 17, 2005 11 p.m.

Accused murderer takes stand

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

November 17, 2005 11 p.m.

Banning resigns Troy council

Troy City Councilman Don Banning submitted his resignation on Wednesday, Nov. 9, a day after losing a mayoral bid to incumbent Jim Hammons.

Tuesday, November 15

November 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Volunteers enhance life for the dying

EDITOR'S NOTE: November is National Hospice Volunteer Month.

Delma Kneller
November 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Delma Kneller

Delma G. Kneller, 80, a long time resident of the Yaak, died Saturday Nov. 12, 2005, at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., of natural causes.

Treva Laing
November 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Treva Laing

The mother of a long-time Libby resident, Treva Elizabeth Hertel Laing, age 97, died of natural causes surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, in Orlando, Fla.

November 15, 2005 11 p.m.

TAG pushes CRS concept now not later

By ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

November 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Jury hears Eureka murder trial

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

REMEMBERING THE VALIANT
November 15, 2005 11 p.m.

REMEMBERING THE VALIANT

Casings fly as an honor guard of veterans fires off a round of shots Friday in Libby Cemetery during Veterans Day ceremonies.

November 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Employment surprise

I got a surprise recently: Our employment is down to 6.1 percent.

November 15, 2005 11 p.m.

VFW just surviving says leadership

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Gynell Kujawa
November 15, 2005 11 p.m.

Gynell Kujawa

Gynell D. Kujawa, 79, died Friday, Nov. 11, at her home in Libby.

Thursday, November 10

November 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Lack of logging in mountains not good for forest, grizzlies

To the Editor:

November 10, 2005 11 p.m.

City agrees to work with KPFL on shelter

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

November 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Bite the bullet and build swimming pool for kids, community

To the Editor:

November 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Burns to host forest planning hearing

U.S. Senator Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) will hold a field hearing in Missoula to gather information and discuss the forest plan revision process in Region One of the Forest Service.

November 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Old school confab scheduled Dec. 1

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Teachers, youngsters benefit at library
November 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Teachers, youngsters benefit at library

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

November 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Municipal incumbents re-elected

Libby Mayor Tony Berget handily won election to a third term in Tuesday's municipal election while Troy Mayor Jim Hammons, appointed in July, defeated Councilman Don Banning by a margin of more than 2-to-1.

Colleen Robinson
November 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Colleen Robinson

Colleen Leon Robinson of Troy died Nov. 4, 2005.

WATCHFUL EYE
November 10, 2005 11 p.m.

WATCHFUL EYE

A bighorn sheep ram looks down from its rocky perch Sunday as hikers walk past on a trail paralleling the Kootenai River.

November 10, 2005 11 p.m.

Scholarly pursuits

The Wyoming Legislature created a $400 million endowment during the 2005 legislative session to provide educational opportunities for generations of students.

Tuesday, November 8

November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Castaneda listened only to the clamor of politicians

To the Editor:

November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Don't vote to raise taxes

To the Editor:

November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

What bird flu?

While everyone seems in a tither about the latest Asian viral invader, bird flu, an older and once more widely spread affliction has reared its head in the United States. Five cases of polio have been identifed in small children in an Amish community in Long Prairie, Minn.

November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Libby woman continues operating Philippine orphanage

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Lois Graves
November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Lois Graves

Lois Graves, 63, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at Libby.

November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Eureka man sentenced for molesting 6-year-old

A 22-year-old Eureka-area man who pleaded guilty to sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison with 10 years suspended.

November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Problems in West begin with 'annexation' of public lands

To the Editor:

November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Loggers lose 43-7 at Butte Central

Libby's streak of shutting out opponents ended Saturday in Butte along with their state title hopes as Butte Central drubbed the Loggers 43-7.

Miriam 'Mia' Snyder
November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Miriam 'Mia' Snyder

Miriam (Mia) Snyder, 82, died Thursday, November 3, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital in Libby.

November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

Changes to speed up NEPA debated

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

ELECTION RUNDOWN
November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

ELECTION RUNDOWN

Lincoln County election administrator Coral Cummings, left, and elections clerk Leigh Riggleman check a printout from a voting machine Monday to verify the equipment's accuracy for Tuesday's election. In Libby, voters will be choosing between incumbent Mayor Tony Berget and challenger William Dancer. There are three council seats up for grab with three incumbents on the ballot. In Troy, Jim Hammons, appointed mayor last summer, is seeking his first elected term while fellow councilman Don Banning presents a challenge. Again there are two council seats open but two people on the ballot for those seats.

November 8, 2005 11 p.m.

'Our' trial needs to remain in Montana for our access

To the Editor:

Thursday, November 3

November 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Judge reluctantly lets Neff keep two horses

A Rexford man charged with abusing a herd of horses was sentenced to six years probation Monday after entering a guilty plea to three counts of felony cruelty to animals.

November 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Whooping cough cases found in Libby

Four cases of whooping cough — pertussis — has been confirmed in the Libby area, according to county health officials.

November 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Pool ballot ignores true financial impact on homeowners

To the Editor:

November 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Reader remembers '30s pool

To the Editor:

November 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Supervisor decided well against more wilderness

To the Editor:

November 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Feds file against venue change

Federal prosecutors have filed a response in U.S. District Court rejecting arguments by W.R. Grace that the criminal trial against the company and seven former employees should be moved out of Montana.

November 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Plan, what plan?

Twice in the past month, a county officials has identified the need to "do some planning."

Annie Williams
November 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Annie Williams

Annie Williams, 73, died Oct. 21, 2005, in Seattle.

Mine impact costs discussed
November 3, 2005 11 p.m.

Mine impact costs discussed

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Tuesday, November 1

November 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Committee seeking exact amount to build aquatic center

To the Editor:

November 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Resident mourns loss of dog to neighborhood poisoner

To the Editor:

November 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Portions of US2 project progressing

By Roger Morris Western News Reporter

November 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Ballot features contested mayoral race

Libby Mayor Tony Berget will face challenger William Dancer in Nov. 8's municipal election.

November 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Log mill owner examines Libby

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

November 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Oh deer!

The Libby area residents are heading toward a record year for slaughtering deer — with motor vehicles on local state highways.

CLEANING UP
November 1, 2005 11 p.m.

CLEANING UP

CLEANING UP — Don Mischenko of Environmental Restoration began cleaning the Country Pizza building of zonolite insulation Monday. He's shown preparing a storage tank to accept a hose that will do the job, which Environmental Protection Agency officials say will take a week or less. The popular pizza business closed two weeks ago when the landlord disturbed asbestos-tainted vermiculite in the attic during a remodeling project.

November 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Open house celebrates Yaak cabin restoration

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

November 1, 2005 11 p.m.

Swimming pool represents another burden on property owners

To the Editor: