Stories for March 2007

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Friday, March 30

Howard Leighty
March 30, 2007 midnight

Howard Leighty

Longtime Troy logger Howard L. Leighty, 59, died Monday, March 26, 2007, at Libby Care Center.

Alberto Muniz Lopez
March 30, 2007 midnight

Alberto Muniz Lopez

Former Libby resident Alberto Muniz Lopez, 76, died in November 2006 in Spain.

March 30, 2007 midnight

Board considering $128K bid for old school

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Jean Croy
March 30, 2007 midnight

Jean Croy

Jean Teresa Croy, 90, formerly of Libby, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, in St. Paul, Minn.

March 30, 2007 midnight

Chamber receives grant to promote Kootenai River Rodeo

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

March 30, 2007 midnight

Baucus plans Libby hearing on cleanup

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus has called top Environmental Protection Agency officials to a field hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in Libby on Thursday, April 5.

March 30, 2007 midnight

LATAG busy addressing Libby asbestos cleanup issues

To the Editor:

March 30, 2007 midnight

Economic development strategy takes shape

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

Wednesday, March 28

March 28, 2007 midnight

Cabinet Resource Group at it once again

To the Editor:

Teacher's aide retiring after 33-plus years in Libby schools
March 28, 2007 midnight

Teacher's aide retiring after 33-plus years in Libby schools

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

March 28, 2007 midnight

Dance contest photo brings back memories

To the Editor:

Troy landmarks listed on National Register
March 28, 2007 midnight

Troy landmarks listed on National Register

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

New fire trucks arrive in Libby
March 28, 2007 midnight

New fire trucks arrive in Libby

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

March 28, 2007 midnight

Horrible shot took best friend away forever

To the Editor:

Pearl Downey
March 28, 2007 midnight

Pearl Downey

Longtime Troy resident Pearl D. Downey, 79, of Vancouver, Wash., died Thursday, March 22, 2007, in Vancouver.

March 28, 2007 midnight

Please return Tonka truck

To the Editor:

Donald Moen
March 28, 2007 midnight

Donald Moen

Donald W. Moen, 61, a longtime Libby area businessman, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at his home following an extended illness.

Friday, March 23

March 23, 2007 midnight

Baucus plan increases aid to counties

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

March 23, 2007 midnight

Recalled pet food taken off area store shelves

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

March 23, 2007 midnight

STOKR setting new records

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Shuey named top VFW service officer
March 23, 2007 midnight

Shuey named top VFW service officer

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

March 23, 2007 midnight

Offer expected next week on old school

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Wednesday, March 21

Lois Bennett
March 21, 2007 midnight

Lois Bennett

Former Troy resident Lois Bennett, 70, of Dayton, Wash., died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at a hospital in Richland, Wash.

Troy names twin valedictorians
March 21, 2007 midnight

Troy names twin valedictorians

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

March 21, 2007 midnight

Senior housing meeting scheduled Saturday

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Helen Ward
March 21, 2007 midnight

Helen Ward

Lifelong Lincoln County resident Helen E. Ward, 59, died Thursday, March 15, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital in Libby following an extended illness.

March 21, 2007 midnight

Dog shooter leaves an empty hole in family's hearts

To the Editor:

Gerry Rose
March 21, 2007 midnight

Gerry Rose

Gerald Arthur Rose, 70, of Post Falls, Idaho, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007.

Dean Gring
March 21, 2007 midnight

Dean Gring

Dean R. Gring, 73, a resident of Libby for the past 40 years, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, in Libby.

Barbara Benefield
March 21, 2007 midnight

Barbara Benefield

Barbara M. Benefield, 62, of Libby died Thursday, March 15, 2007, from cancer.

Rudy Larson
March 21, 2007 midnight

Rudy Larson

Former Troy resident Rudolph "Rudy" F. Larson, 77, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Spokane Veterans Home after a lengthy illness.

Longtime teachers retiring from Morrison Elementary
March 21, 2007 midnight

Longtime teachers retiring from Morrison Elementary

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Richard Martell
March 21, 2007 midnight

Richard Martell

Former Libby resident Richard Merwin Martell Sr., 52, of Frenchtown, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.

March 21, 2007 midnight

People don't want or need Waters' type of government

To the Editor:

March 21, 2007 midnight

Judge doesn't buy pot smuggler's story

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

March 21, 2007 midnight

Vaya con Dios, Mr. Waters

To the Editor:

Friday, March 16

March 16, 2007 midnight

When will people, government take action on asbestos?

To the Editor:

March 16, 2007 midnight

THS principal's contract not renewed

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Plans for new ambulance building unveiled
March 16, 2007 midnight

Plans for new ambulance building unveiled

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Leslie 'Eugene' Huffman
March 16, 2007 midnight

Leslie 'Eugene' Huffman

Leslie "Eugene" Huffman, 90, of Libby died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital from natural causes.

Patty Smith
March 16, 2007 midnight

Patty Smith

Patty L. Smith, 63, of Libby died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

March 16, 2007 midnight

Developer to speak at school board meeting

A representative from a Kalispell firm will speak about his intentions for the old Libby High School during the Wednesday, March 21, school board meeting.

March 16, 2007 midnight

Commissioners OK 548-acre subdivision

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Wednesday, March 14

Robert Spooner McHugh
March 14, 2007 midnight

Robert Spooner McHugh

Robert Spooner McHugh, 93, died Friday, March 2, 2007, at his home in Missoula with his wife and family at his side.

Libby teacher wins Gold Star
March 14, 2007 midnight

Libby teacher wins Gold Star

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

March 14, 2007 midnight

Judge holds firmin Crismore case

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

Jim McKnight
March 14, 2007 midnight

Jim McKnight

James "Jim" Beacher McKnight, 84, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at his home surrounded by his wife of 58 years and his four children.

Shirlee Winkelmann
March 14, 2007 midnight

Shirlee Winkelmann

Shirlee E. Winkelmann, 76, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

Frank Floyd
March 14, 2007 midnight

Frank Floyd

Frank L. Floyd, 66, of Troy, died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

March 14, 2007 midnight

'How clean is clean?' still the question for EPA

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

Thursday, March 8

Kratofil retiring after 41 years with Libby Public Schools
March 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Kratofil retiring after 41 years with Libby Public Schools

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

March 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Irish Fair to honor longtime supporter Dorothy Day Kittilson

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

March 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Crismore vs. City Council

When it came time for Libby City Council to pay the bills Monday, Councilman Stu Crismore asked a good question: Is the city going to continue fighting in court to remove him from office as the legal bills pile up?

March 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Highway cross marker 'vandalism' explained

To the Editor:

Lloyd O'Brien
March 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Lloyd O'Brien

Lloyd Franklin O'Brien, 55, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, in Spokane, Wash.

March 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Council eliminates controversial four-vote rule

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

March 8, 2007 11 p.m.

City projects eyed for remainder of $8 million fund

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

Tuesday, March 6

Frank Klein
March 6, 2007 11 p.m.

Frank Klein

Franklin Paul Klein, 77, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at his home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, from natural causes.

March 6, 2007 11 p.m.

Libby seventh-grader wins county bee

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Claude Bailor
March 6, 2007 11 p.m.

Claude Bailor

Claude W. Bailor, 46, of Kalispell died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center from natural causes.

March 6, 2007 11 p.m.

Session broadens new rep's horizons

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

March 6, 2007 11 p.m.

Marijuana smuggler reveals operations

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

March 6, 2007 11 p.m.

Open house Wednesday for county growth plan

An open-house format "town meeting" on the development of a growth policy for Lincoln County is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the meeting room on the lower level of the county annex at 418 Mineral Ave.

Thursday, March 1

Small town natives become world travelers
March 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Small town natives become world travelers

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Elmer Higdem
March 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Elmer Higdem

Elmer T. Higdem, 83, of Sun City, Ariz., and formerly of Libby, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007.

Alan Stringer
March 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Alan Stringer

Alan Stringer, 62, formerly of Libby, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, in Oak Harbor, Wash., after a battle with cancer.

March 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Work starting on new economic development plan

Development of a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Lincoln County will start with local kickoff meetings later this month.

March 1, 2007 11 p.m.

EPA town meeting to look at cleanup, research

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

March 1, 2007 11 p.m.

CEDS

Anyone with an interest in economic development in southern Lincoln County should give serious thought to attending one of the upcoming meetings that will kick off the development of a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, or CEDS.

Edgar Zugg
March 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Edgar Zugg

Edgar E. Zugg, 74, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, while attending a sports and recreation show in Monroeville, Pa., with his son Neven.