Stories for September 2006

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Saturday, September 30

Phyllis Weisbeck
September 30, 2006 midnight

Phyllis Weisbeck

Phyllis P. Weisbeck, 62, of Stevensville and formerly of Libby, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula of advanced kidney failure.

Elk banquet raises near-record $40,000
September 30, 2006 midnight

Elk banquet raises near-record $40,000

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Gladys Olson
September 30, 2006 midnight

Gladys Olson

Gladys V. Olson, 94, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, in Libby.

September 30, 2006 midnight

MDOT seeks input on Pipe Creek Road proposal

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 30, 2006 midnight

Combined Campaign sets goal of $45,000 for annual drive

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 30, 2006 midnight

Undefeated Libby, Whitefish to clash on gridiron

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 30, 2006 midnight

Can't vote for someone who takes land without compensation

To the Editor:

Wednesday, September 27

September 27, 2006 midnight

Roger Morris

Roger Morris died on a Thursday afternoon. I think he'd have a good laugh at the irony of that.

September 27, 2006 midnight

Torture to be considered collateral damage of modern warfare

To the Editor:

September 27, 2006 midnight

Heinert reflects conservative beliefs of most Montanans

To the Editor:

September 27, 2006 midnight

More information needed on elections

To the Editor:

John Howard Hicks
September 27, 2006 midnight

John Howard Hicks

John Howard Hicks, infant son of John and Raquel Hicks of East Helena, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, in Missoula from complications from a perforated intestine.

September 27, 2006 midnight

Kudos for Kilbrennan project

To the Editor:

Harley Youmans
September 27, 2006 midnight

Harley Youmans

Harley A. Youmans, 85, an area resident for the past 38 years, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at the Libby Care Center.

September 27, 2006 midnight

School district mulling changes to scholarship criteria

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 27, 2006 midnight

EPA does not have the best interests of Libby at heart

To the Editor:

September 27, 2006 midnight

Community, colleagues remember Roger Morris

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 27, 2006 midnight

Local officials lobby Congress to re-authorize annual subsidies

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

September 27, 2006 midnight

Judge rules in council's favor

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

September 27, 2006 midnight

Meth sentence stunning

To the Editor:

September 27, 2006 midnight

You made me what I am today

By Brian Morris

Wes Habeck
September 27, 2006 midnight

Wes Habeck

Longtime Libby resident Wesley Owen Habeck, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, of lung cancer.

Ron Thompson
September 27, 2006 midnight

Ron Thompson

Ronald "Ron" L. Thompson, 61, of Troy, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at his home.

Friday, September 22

September 22, 2006 midnight

Don't legalize torture

To the Editor:

Rose West
September 22, 2006 midnight

Rose West

Rose M. West, 76, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital in Libby.

September 22, 2006 midnight

Kilbrennan Lake rehabilitation aims to restore native trout

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 22, 2006 midnight

School board OKs raises for driver ed teachers

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Jacqueline Toothman
September 22, 2006 midnight

Jacqueline Toothman

Jacqueline Jean Toothman, 77, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at her home in Libby.

September 22, 2006 midnight

Harvest Festival planned Oct. 5

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Donald Collum
September 22, 2006 midnight

Donald Collum

Donald R. Collum, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, in Libby.

Raegan Johnston
September 22, 2006 midnight

Raegan Johnston

Raegan Christine Johnston, infant daughter of Ryan and Teresa Johnston, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006.

Plan calls for more grizzlies in Cabinet-Yaak
September 22, 2006 midnight

Plan calls for more grizzlies in Cabinet-Yaak

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Wednesday, September 20

September 20, 2006 midnight

Alleged gang knifing leads to deferred sentence

An 18-year-old Libby man who pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from an alleged dispute between two rival "gangs" was sentenced Monday to three years probation.

September 20, 2006 midnight

We don't need six more years of embarrassment from Burns

To the Editor:

September 20, 2006 midnight

People need to watch documentary, stop listening to EPA

To the Editor:

Pablo man wins Demo Derby
September 20, 2006 midnight

Pablo man wins Demo Derby

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Karen Thompson Glick
September 20, 2006 midnight

Karen Thompson Glick

Karen Thompson Glick, 67, of Somers and formerly of Libby, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at the Brendan House in Kalispell.

September 20, 2006 midnight

Couple sentenced to probation on meth charges

A Libby husband and wife arrested in May on charges of operating a methamphetamine lab at their home at 3502 U.S. Highway 2 S. were sentenced to three years probation Monday after pleading guilty to felony drug possession.

September 20, 2006 midnight

Troy homecoming bonfire plans re-ignited

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 20, 2006 midnight

Stage 1 fire restrictions lifted

Stage I fire restrictions for northwestern Montana were lifted as of noon Thursday, Sept. 14, due to cooler temperatures and recent moisture.

Friday, September 15

September 15, 2006 midnight

There seems to be a need for a "regime change" in Libby

To the Editor:

September 15, 2006 midnight

Frament appointed to fill school board vacancy

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Phillip Chapman
September 15, 2006 midnight

Phillip Chapman

Phillip A. Chapman, 53, of Boise, Idaho, and formerly of Libby, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at home after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Mildred Gould
September 15, 2006 midnight

Mildred Gould

Mildred Gould, 95, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at Libby Care Center.

Frank "Shorty" Nelson
September 15, 2006 midnight

Frank "Shorty" Nelson

Frank A. "Shorty" Nelson, 86, a native son of Montana and longtime resident of Libby, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at Libby.

September 15, 2006 midnight

Crismore back on council - for now

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Betty Roberts
September 15, 2006 midnight

Betty Roberts

Elizabeth "Betty" Wiswall Roberts, 87, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at Guardian Angel Homes in Liberty Lake, Wash.

September 15, 2006 midnight

Shaving cream, Silly String to replace homecoming bonfire at Troy

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 15, 2006 midnight

Council, LRI revisiting revitalization

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 15, 2006 midnight

Police force, city workers appreciated for efforts downtown

To the Editor:

Wednesday, September 13

Carlyn McElroy
September 13, 2006 midnight

Carlyn McElroy

Carlyn Russell McElroy, 70, died Aug. 23, 2006, at the family home in Libby.

Jean Troyer
September 13, 2006 midnight

Jean Troyer

Jean Troyer, 59, of Libby, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

September 13, 2006 midnight

Parents, taxpayers need to speak up on school decisions

To the Editor:

Jimmy Dever
September 13, 2006 midnight

Jimmy Dever

Jimmy R. Dever, 66, of Libby, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

September 13, 2006 midnight

Oregon car club members enjoy Libby's 'Ignite the Nites'

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter is from the president of the Clatskanie Cruisers Car Club, which participated in the Igniters Car Club's "Ignite the Nites" car show and cruise last month in Libby.

Ancient profession alive in Libby
September 13, 2006 midnight

Ancient profession alive in Libby

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Naola Hansen
September 13, 2006 midnight

Naola Hansen

Naola "Red" L. Hansen, 75, of Polson, died at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006.

September 13, 2006 midnight

W.R. Grace trial delayed at least a year

The criminal trial of W.R. Grace and company officials charged with conspiracy and other offenses related to the company's vermiculite mining operations in the Libby area from 1963 to 1990 isn't expected to start for at least another year.

Garden takes root in Troy
September 13, 2006 midnight

Garden takes root in Troy

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 13, 2006 midnight

Fire burning at Ross Creek

A fire started by lightning last Wednesday in the Ross Creek drainage had grown to 307 acres by Monday but is being classified as a low threat due to its distance from people, facilities and improved areas.

Friday, September 8

September 8, 2006 midnight

Windom Distributing closing after 39 years in business

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 8, 2006 midnight

Libby schools receive Indian education grant

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Author pens tribute to fallen comrades
September 8, 2006 midnight

Author pens tribute to fallen comrades

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 8, 2006 midnight

Bull Lake residents seek reduced speed limits

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Wednesday, September 6

September 6, 2006 midnight

Showen arrested in Kalispell on probation violation charge

A man who received a five-year suspended sentence for his role in a Eureka shootout last December was arrested again last week and charged with a probation violation.

New stage ready for Nordicfest
September 6, 2006 midnight

New stage ready for Nordicfest

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

September 6, 2006 midnight

Two apply for school board vacancy

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Judy Smith
September 6, 2006 midnight

Judy Smith

Judith "Judy" Smith, 88, of Missoula and formerly of Libby, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at her daughter's home in Lolo.

Friday, September 1

Jane Carlberg
September 1, 2006 midnight

Jane Carlberg

Jane V. Carlberg, 85, formerly of Libby, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, in Richland, Wash.

September 1, 2006 midnight

Swamp Creek project scaled back

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

September 1, 2006 midnight

Just why is locking U.S. Forest Service roads necessary?

To the Editor:

State timber policy criticized
September 1, 2006 midnight

State timber policy criticized

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Seven-year-old meets challenges to start school year
September 1, 2006 midnight

Seven-year-old meets challenges to start school year

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter