Friday, September 28
Wolf Management Specialist Kent Laudon demonstrates the setting of the No. 7 EZ Grip Livestock Protecton Trap Saturday during the Wolf Trapping Certification Class. Laudon recommends a 10-13 pound pan tension on the rubber padded trap.
A wolf rug on display during the Wolf Trapping Certification Class held at Asa Wood Saturday.
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks' Kent Laudon explains the use of the recommended wolf trap, the MB750, Saturday during the wolf trapping certification class at Asa Wood. In all 62 certificates were issued following the five hour class.
Wolf Catch Pole
Wolf Management Specialist Kent Laudon demonstrates the proper use of the catch pole, a tool used to release non-target animals safely.
Lauren Wepprecht with a kill shot in frist game vs. Flathead
Freshman defender Bohdan Yakovenko keeps his eye on the ball vs. Columbia Falls.
Columbia Falls' Chase Ramberg competes with Jason Schnackenberg for a header in second half.
Borderline struggle between C-Falls' Lindsay Strouse left, and Libby's senior defensive back Erin Rogers.
Sophomore defensive back Breanna Opland dives in an attempt to break up Hailey Purdy's shot on goal Tuesday vs. C-Falls.
Wednesday, September 26
Conference play proves challenging
Libby’s volleyball frustrations continued last week with two conference losses to Whitefish and Polson.
Soccer teams make push for playoffs
The Lady Loggers soccer team isn’t going to win the World Cup anytime soon. But don’t tell them that.
Loggers bow 45-29 to the Bulldogs
Libby, now 3-2, sets sights on getting homecoming win
The Loggers might be missing their non-conference schedule right about now, as Libby’s football team came racing back against a pass-happy Whitefish squad, only to fall 45-29.
Three Libby boys go to state
Three Libby boys will head to Anaconda’s Old Works Golf Club for the state tournament this weekend after qualifying in Friday’s divisional tournament at Cabinet View.
Lions roar; Trojans fall in 36-14 defeat
The Trojans remain winless after the Eureka Lions were able to stave off Troy’s football team in last weekend’s 36-14 game.
VFW honors 'Missing Men'
Off to the corner, beyond the billiards table at the Libby Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1548, was an empty table setting for one.
Gladys R. Haynes, 94, formerly of Libby
Gladys Rolseth Haynes, 94, was born March 8, 1918, to Ole and Ane Rolseth in Libby, Montana. She died Aug. 28, 2012, at her home in Arlington, Va.
Joyce Worden, 77, formerly of Libby
Joyce Worden, 77, died at Brendan House in Kalispell on Sept. 7, 2012, from complications after a recent surgery.
Ella L. Jenkins, 81, of Troy
Ella L. Jenkins, 81, of Troy, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Libby Care Center.
Frank E. Pearsall, 56, of Troy
Franklin Edgar Pearsall of Troy, Mont,, passed away Sept. 22, 2012, at Kalispell Regional Hospital after a very brief and sudden illness.
'Open Range' kicks off 2012 season
Kootenai Heritage Council begins new season with pair
The Kootenai Heritage Council kicks off its fall season with a performance by “Open Range,” at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Ceremony marks service's milestone
Troy Volunteer Ambulance recognizes, thanks those for service
Sunday was a great fall day to mark the 40th anniversary of Troy’s Volunteer Ambulance Service and Dr. Jay Maloney didn’t disappoint.
Stinger lien tops $341,000
The federal tax lien on Stinger Welding, Inc., that last month totaled $177,637 has nearly doubled since reported a month ago, hitting $341,846.25, according to Department of the Treasury documents obtained by
Tuesday, September 25
McLeod vows to counter
Police chief contends duress for slow action on his case
The legal and professional saga of Troy Police Chief Robert McLeod’s 2007 Taser incident continues, as he now intends to file a suit against the state board in charge of public safety officer training.
Troy rallies to defeat Libby in hotly contested girls rivalry
The Troy Activity Center was a house divided Tuesday night as Libby’s volleyball team came to play the Lady Trojans.
Badgers beat Libby, but Viking rematch arrives
Bonners Ferry’s soccer teams were able to leave Libby with two wins Monday afternoon, as the Badgers beat the boys 2-1 and the girls 6-0.
Gridders look to rebound after losses
After both Libby and Troy were treated to high-powered opposing offenses last week, the football teams have good shots at notching conference victories this weekend.
Runners improve rapidly for Divisional meet
One thing you can say about cross-country teams is that given enough time in a season, they will get faster.
Thompson participates in GPS workshop
Dean Thompson, a teacher at Libby Elementary School and Libby High School Softball Coach, was among 12 Montana teachers statewide who were selected to participate in a workshop on GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) held on the Montana State University campus recently.
Five LHS band and choir students to participate in All-State concerts
Five Libby High School students have been chosen, through a statewide audition process, to rehearse and perform next month in the 2012 All-State Band and Choir.
Auxiliary donates 4,478 service hours
The St. John’s Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary has once again gone beyond the call of duty to provide invaluable support to St. John’s Lutheran Hospital.
LES, Central School students learn lesson, hone mural skills
Primary and secondary curricula found common ground Tuesday as students from Gayle Paden’s Libby Elementary School class and those of Todd Berget’s Central School class teamed in their study of murals.
Support Fair Tax; it just could solve income woes
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A solution: Halt all foreign-aid payments, Payne suggests
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HR No. 3397 - the Cabin Fee Act - passes the House; will establish fair lease cabin rates
Pair of Letter-writers ask why wrecking yard near park, residential area
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Reader contends Obama's 'Change' should be his White House address
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Senior Michaela Curry passing first game vs. Bigfork 9-22-12
Taylor Quinn, left and Lauren Wepprecht block vs. Whitefish 9-20-12
Callan Peel fights Bigfork's Lydia Mathwig for control in second half action.
Johnny Davidson, left, Adam Neisess, Jared Laveway and Zander Peterson celebrate after Adam scores vs Bigfork 9-20-12 (Davidson assisted)
Former CVFSA board members file legal appeal
The Cabinet View Fire Service Area and the board that governed it may be no more, but that didn’t stop two former members of the panel from filing a lawsuit that challenges the dissolution of the agency.
Old Photo 9-26
Crowded School The congested hallway in the Libby High School building demonstrates why the proposed new high school is needed. Photo from the Oct. 18, 1962, files of The Western News.
Senior running back Ricky Roach on the carry vs. Eureka 9-21-12
Junior Skyler Higareda on the carry vs. Whitefish 9-21-12
Albert E. Kirkpatrick, 91, formerly of Libby
Albert E Kirkpatrick, 91, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.
Science Advisory Board to issue report Tuesday
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) is expected comment Tuesday on the Draft Assessment on toxicity levels of asbestos levels in Libby.
DEQ mails letters on car-wrecking yard
The Department of Environmental Quality’s preparation of an Environmental Assessment for a proposed vehicle-wrecking facility adjacent to J. Neils Park has at least one neighbor feeling as if the project is very close to being approved.
City sewer service in debt, accountant warns after audit
Troy City Council members, several of whom are new to the process, were treated to a reading of the city’s 2010-2011 Fiscal Year Audit, and discovered some unfortunate news about the city budget.
Disabled city staffer is dismissed
Worker who lost his hand is fired by Libby officials
The Libby city worker whose left hand was severed during a workplace accident on Aug. 16 has been fired from his job with the city.
People Profile: L.A. Trotter
Recognition: World War II Japanese Prisoner of War. POW/MIA Remembrance Day was, Sept. 21.
Friday, September 21
The Sheldon Mountain Boys, from left, Bill Cuskelly, Mark Kroll, Rod Snyder and Dave Blackburn, play in a concert last Friday. A local bluegrass band, the Sheldon Mountain Boys released a new C.D., “30 Years on the Mountain,” and were celebrating with a concert at the River Bend Restaurant’s outdoor patio.
Marcy Kroschel, left, Taylor Brown and Michaela Curry react after defeating Libby in four games Tuesday night.
The top quilters in the Kootenai Valley Quilt Guild include Jan Sanderson with her third-place quilt. In the back row, from left, are Becky Brundin, with her entry entitled “Little Bobbie,” sewn from an 80-plus-year-old photograph of her father; Glena Hook with “Morning Dew,” which won third place among Wall-Hangings, and Carrie Gehrke, whose second-place entry represents a scene from her honeymoon. Second-place winner in the Quilt category Nora LaFrance is not pictured.
FBL Post Game
Josh Bowers, left, and Jared Winslow post game vs. Corvallis.
Troy gridders practicing for Friday's contest with Eureka.
Students of Gayle Paden and Todd Berget participated in the mural project at a home just off Plummer Road. The students and their grades are, from left, Nicole Davis, 12; Ryan McKee, 12; Aliveyonna Reed, 6; Mason Risteau, 12, Nathaniel Price, 6; Adam LaFont, 5; Josh Massey, 11; Phyllis Lemon, 5; Ashley Witz, 11 and Ryan Thom, 11. Central School students were paired with LES students in the project.
Thursday, September 20
Opland steps to forefront to bolster the Trojans
Troy High School Football Coach Jim Dasios knows the limitations of his squad, not that he questions their talents. He’s talking about the number of athletes. Simply, there are few reserves.
Wednesday, September 19
Loggers' Luscher turns in stellar performance in Libby's lopsided loss
Consider the achievements: Two interceptions and three offensive receptions during a 48-minute prep football game.
Boys get feisty tie, girls lose at C-Falls
Libby had some soccer struggles and frustrations Saturday at Columbia Falls, but rallied to score a goal and left the Wildcats with a draw, moving the Loggers’ record to 2-3-1.
Loss to Florence drops Troy to 0-3
Trojans muster sustained drives
After a scoreless first quarter in Troy, the Florence Falcons leapt upon an undermanned Trojan football team to crank out a final winning score of 44-12.
Logger golfers have home troubles
Libby’s golfers got their first real look at how Divisionals will stack up at Cabinet View next week when they hosted the Libby Invitational on Friday.
Nine women complete 'Boot Camp'
Nine women greatly improved their fitness levels and made new friendships by participating in the Montana Athletic Club’s Summer Boot Camp training program.
Libby splits at Bonners Ferry tourney
Libby volleyball split its games this weekend at the Bonners Ferry tournament, going 2-2 and falling in the first round of elimination play to Stillwater Christian.
Libby is shut out by powerful Stevensville squad, 33-0
Bigger, faster, stronger. Those three words describe Stevensville in Friday’s 33-0 football victory over No. 5 Libby, the first loss for the Loggers this season.
Heritage Museum's Chili Cook-off is set
Event scheduled Oct. 6; teams urged to take part
The Libby Heritage Museum’s Chili Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6.
Tuesday, September 18
Troy volleyball takes down Libby 3-1
Lady Trojans dominate 3-1; 26-24, 25-14, 22-25, 25-11.
Honors program offers 'a leg up'
Troy High School Principal Jacob Francom is on a mission. He wants to give his students the most far-reaching opportunities he can, and he’s received quite a bit of help.
Service expansion granted
Commissioners give agency green light to
Fisher River Volunteer Fire Department, which services the Fire Service Area, has been granted an expansion of services by Lincoln County Commissioners.
'It hurts to see the forest's current state'
Former KNF supervisor struggles with what he sees as lack of management
Jim Rathbun has spent his life in the forests. To say he loves the woodlands is like saying Michael Phelps is a good swimmer.
SJLH selects its new CEO
Whitfield will fill CFO position, too
St. John’s Lutheran Hospital has selected Bruce Whitfield to fill the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Kim S. Dutton, 56, formerly of Troy
After a long battle with cancer, Kim Sue (Burns) Dutton, 56, passed away Sept. 11, 2012, in Centralia, Wash.
Gladys R. Haynes, 94, formerly of Libby
Gladys Rolseth Haynes was born March 8, 1918, to Ole and Ane Rolseth in Libby died Aug. 28, 2012, at her home in Arlington, Va.
Hotel Libby gets historic status
By definition, status will qualify it for funding
Gail Burger, project director of the Hotel Libby renovation project, received an interesting email Thursday afternoon.
Personal records set at Silverwood
Rod Tempel’s cross country team travelled to Silverwood, Idaho for the Silverwood Coaster Meet last Saturday, and the young runners showed marked improvement in the fun and friendly environment.
Montana's political climate as diverse as its beautiful landscapes, former Rep. contends
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Ads portraying him are inaccurate, Tester says
Montana’s junior senator, Jon Tester, called the offices of
Audrey A. Howery, 85, formerly of Libby
Audrey Alta (Alcorn) Howery, 85, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Marias Care Center in Shelby.
Gail Burger, the project director of Hotel Libby, now with a National Historic Landmark status, plans to restore the hotel to its form of the 1930s, when this photo was taken.
Pass complete to freshman running back Sean Opland for a first down, second quarter vs. Florence.
Ricky Roach intercepts from Thomas Shepard in first quarter action vs. Florence
Hard charging Luke Haggerty with a gain of 3 yards in first quarter action vs. Florence.
Senior wide receiver Lane Luscher intercepts from Stevi's Chris Lords in second quarter.
MAC Boot Team
Women who finished the Montana Athletic Club’s Boot Camp fitness program all made significant improvements in their fitness. Pictured, from left, are Kelda Latham-Bennett, Ahyoung Huff, Doreen Gullinsrud, Kathleen Sheffield, Teresa Goyen, Lyn Hagarty, Kaylee Robertson, Diana Robertson and instructor Jennifer McCully.
First customer through the checkout Thursday was Earl Goble. (Opal Petrin right)
Barb Desch was the 99th customer to receive a $10 gift card Thursday morning during Shopko's grand opening.
LHS Principal Rik Rewerts receives a check from Shopko Manager Marion Craig during Shopko's ribbon cutting grand opening.
Brian M. Coles, 60, of Libby
Brian Murray Coles, 60, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at his home in Libby.
Gertrude E. Clauw, 86, formerly of Libby
Gertrude Elaine Clauw, 86, formerly of Libby, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho.
THS students get EMT head start
Alanah True-Silva plans on majoring in athletic training at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. That’s why the Troy senior is taking a brand-new college-level course offered by the high school.
Libby School Board hires psychologist; shares costs
Libby School Board members on Monday agreed to hire a psychologist the district will share with Troy schools to perform the federally mandated evaluations for special-needs students.
Revett miner recovering, seeks quick return to work
The 21-year-old miner who was injured in an accident Monday at Revett’s Troy Mine spent a night in the hospital and is at home, according to CEO John Shanahan.
Shoppers flock to new store
About 120 await doors to open at new Shopko
The lengthy line of eager shoppers formed long before the doors opened was a scene reminiscent of those Black Friday sales.
People Profile: Lynn Zimmerman
Recognition: Circulation Librarian at Libby Library
Friday, September 14
Junior Taylor Quinn preparing to block in fourth game vs. Glacier Wolfpack
Moody EMT Class
Jay Moody oversees his high school students training for his EMT class.
Greg Meeker of the U.S. Geological Survey explains the geology and mineralogy of asbestos Wednesday.
Thursday, September 13
Co-op begins buying electricity from Whitefish electricity
With a start-up date of September 7, 2012, Flathead Electric Co-op officially began a two-phase power purchase agreement with the City of Whitefish for the advance purchase of electricity generated from the city’s hydro-electric generator.
Wednesday, September 12
O-Mok-See State Pattern-Racing Results
MSCA State O-Mok-See High Point Rider results from Libby:
'Fab Freshmen' help Loggers gain a split with Class A teams
The Libby Logger boys soccer team split its two games this weekend, beating Laurel 5-1 and dropping 6-0 to a powerful Billings Central team.
Birth: Ava Shivers
Ava Shivers, daughter of Stephanie Kelso and Mario Shivers of Kalispell, was born July 16 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
Ghost of seasons past haunts Girls Soccer team
Elly Webster scored twice in the first half before the Libby girls soccer team began to shut down in a 9-2 loss to the Laurel Locomotives.
Shopko Grand Opening set
Former Pamida store slates ceremony for Thursday morning
After a four-month liquidation sale and store conversion process, the former Pamida store in Libby has completed its much anticipated conversion to Shopko Hometown.
Birth: Hayden Alsbury
Hayden Alsbury, daughter of Tayla Yeadon and Dewayne Alsbury of Libby, was born at St. John’s Lutheran Hospital on Aug. 28.
Birth: Raelynn J. Masters
Raelynn Jean Masters, daughter of Danielle and RJ Masters of Libby, was born Aug. 21.
Tuesday, September 11
Kaiser is selected as ranger for the Three Rivers District
Kootenai National Forest Supervisor Paul Bradford named Kirsten Kaiser as the new district ranger for the Three Rivers Ranger District in Troy.
Libby Volleyball falls 3-1 to Glacier Wolfpack
First game, a 25-11 win for the Lady Loggers, is offset by loss of momentum.
Gertrude Elaine Clauw, 86, formerly of Libby
Gertrude Elaine Clauw, 86, formerly of Libby, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Local carver brings art alive in wood, bone
For more than three decades, Stephen Fracul has made his passion, carving, into intricate and delicate art.
Running game pounds Blue Devils; Logger 'D' strikes a hard blow
With 365 yards of total offense and four rushing touchdowns, Libby’s 34-12 football victory over the Corvallis Blue Devils was the most impressive win this year, and shows signs of the Loggers’ potential.
Birth: Kinzley Carpenter
Kinzley Carpenter, daughter of Katie Bermel and Gary Carpenter of Kalispell, was born July 30 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
Agency begins smoke-management program, restricts burning
The Department of Environmental Quality has begun its fall smoke management program, and urges compliancy.
Trojans, off to a slow start, bring traveling grid game to their home turf
Troy football faced another difficult opponent on the road, and the short-handed Trojans were beat again, this time falling to Ronan 36-14.
Hot Tub Drop draws crowd at promotional
Glass & Home Innovations, located at 419 W. Ninth St., on Saturday held a promotional Hot Tub Drop — yes, Hot Tub Drop — to promote its line of Bullfrog tubs.
Angelina has first birthday
Angelina Diaz Escudero turned 1-year-old Aug. 22. Angelina is the daughter of Aimee and William Escudero.
Ambulance service marks milestone
Volunteers commemorate the service’s 40th anniversary
In 1972, Warren Robbe and several other Troy residents established the Troy Volunteer Ambulance service.
Council OKs '13 budget
City leaders approve $2.391 million ledger
Troy’s City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve the budget for the city.
Youth-packed team bodes well for future of program
Although the only cross country meet in Libby this season has come and gone, Head Coach Rod Tempel insists the runners have just begun.
LDS chapters mark Sept. 11 with projects
Each year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints puts together a service project to remember the tragedy of Sept. 11, and this and bring something good out of it.
Oil could just be the real storm over the gulf, reader suggests
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Jason Schnackenberg takes care of his keeper Austin Nagle post game.
Junior midfielder Alfredo Pellegrin scores in first half action vs Laurel Saturday. (3-0 Loggers)
Johnny Davidson celebrates after scoring the first goal, a header, off an assist by Jake Reny.
Nice save by keeper Rebecca Kyriss in first half action vs. Laurel
Fuel for wildfires used to be harvested, but that's different now, reader says
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Nordicfest: A smorgasbord of events and opportunities
Hold on to your collective bunads, folks, because the much-anticipated Nordicfest is here.
June C. Keller, 86, of Libby
June C. Keller, 86, of Libby entered into peace with her Savior on Aug. 31, 2012, after a very short stay at the Libby Care Center.
Jon and Krissie Jeresek, of Libby, would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jinnifer Sarah Jeresek, of Kalispell, to Gabriel Anthony Mariman of Kalispell.
Football Winslow Too
Jared Winslow puts the KO hit on sophomore Taylor Sylvester in second quarter.
Field goal Valentine, Winslow holding first quarter.
Jared Winslow puts the hard hit on sophomore Taylor Sylvester in second quarter.
Pass complete to Lane Luscher for a first down second quarter.
Pass complete to junior Skylar Higareda for a first down with 2:55 remaining in first half.
Prelim budget is OK'd
The Troy City Council moved forward on its budget plans last Thursday to make ready for deadline the night of Sept. 6.
Council OKs union deal; preliminary budget heard
Libby City Council members on Tuesday heard a First Reading on the proposed Noise Ordinance, reviewed a preliminary budget of $11.172 million for 2013, and they approved a one-year contract with union workers that allows for a 1 percent longevity step increase.
Proposal addresses setbacks
County planner solution could avoid costly litigation
The crafting of a new zoning ordinance will give peace of mind to homeowners in the Creekview Estates subdivision and avoid possible litigation from either the developer or subsequent homesite buyers.
Troy man questions why residents fear family; says things are getting better
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Payne: To win, conservatives must back away from anti-abortion stance
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Monday, September 10
QB Jared Winslow runs for a first down on a third down play first quarter vs. Bonners Ferry
Sunday, September 9
Hunters: share your story with us by Sept. 12
Hunting season is upon us, and
Wednesday, September 5
Troy gets swept in first game; Libby splits two matches
Troy volleyball showed it still has much to work on as it was swept by Stillwater Christian School on Friday night 25-16, 27-25, 25-19.
Troy gets knocked; Winslow leads Libby to 2-0
Troy football took it on the chin Friday night as Loyola Sacred Heart romped in a 60-0 win. Loyola’s Bo Hughes threw for 113 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 89 yards and two more scores and returned a punt to the end zone.
Girls Soccer gets first win vs. Bigfork
Libby girls’ soccer can check something off its season to-do list: win.
Asbestosis victim fights back using SJLH program
Take 100 percent responsibility for your life. That is the mantra that Phil Spencer lived after his October 2010 diagnosis of Asbestosis.
June Keller, 86, of Libby
June Keller, 86, of Libby, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.
James J. McGarvey, 70, of Libby
James Jude McGarvey, 70, went to be with our Lord at 11:46 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
With demand up, subsidies down, food pantry is struggling
Through July, Libby Food Pantry has served 2,440 individuals who needed some food to help get by, the largest number ever. What is more, the pantry has had to do that with no federal funds.
Local rider competes at O-Mok-See event
Darbi Brooks is like most high school senior girls — polite, considerate and unassuming. However, when she gets atop her 1,100-pound horse named Copper to compete like she did Saturday at the state O-Mok-See event, Darbi is all business.
Arson suspect arrested
Man, 24, is charged with McGrade blaze
A 24-year-old Libby resident has been charged in the July 8 suspected arson fire of the McGrade Center.
Nordicfest weekend offers food, parade, bunads and music
When the 28th annual Nordicfest convenes this Friday, it will come with many of the favorite events that have made it popular through the years, and it will also feature a new parade route.
First Annual Hack and Blast goes off without a problem
The first annual “Hack & Blast” is in the books. The “Blast” part of the event took place at the Libby Scatterguns trap field with a total of five teams. Each shooter got 25 targets and his “buddy” gets to try to break the target if the shooter misses. A total of 100 targets was thrown for each team.
Golf teams bring some talent back
Dann Rohrer, in his 35th year of coaching, has high hopes for his boys and girls golf teams, and he has his sights set on returning to state.
Volleyball competes at Polson tip-off
Last weekend’s volleyball tournament results were a heartening one for Cindy Ostrem-Johnston.
Loggers travel to Browning; Troy begins on road
After a tense victory over the Bonners Ferry Badgers last Saturday was helped along by a timely tackle from junior quarterback Jared Winslow, the Loggers head to Browning on Friday to take on the Indians.
Library Book Sale is Sept. 7
The Libby Friends of the Library hold a monthly book sale on the first Friday of each month from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.
About 85 attend opencut mine hearing
Most of the approximately 85 persons who attended a Department of Environmental Quality hearing on Wednesday made their feelings on a proposed opencut mine abundantly clear: They oppose it.
After 'Thirty Years,' Sheldon Mountain Boys to celebrate
This may be the last ride for the Sheldon Mountain Boys, a local bluegrass group from the Yaak that has been playing off-and-on with one another for three decades.
Tuesday, September 4
Reader urges bicycle, pedestrian safety as school begins anew
Letter to the Editor,
Former CVFSA chief apologizes to Libby, Lincoln County for difficulties
Letter to the Editor,
White apprises Commissioners on changes to radio band-width changes
Changes are coming to radio communications, and it’s mandated, Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Vic White told Lincoln County Commissioners on Wednesday.
Birth: Finley Kate Hannah
Finley Kate Hannah, daughter of Samantha and Kyle Hannah of Libby, was born Aug. 21.
Quinly Jo Leckrone
Quinly Jo Leckrone, daughter of Crysta Quinn and Dustin Leckrone of Libby, was born Aug. 22.
Birth: Braiden Dennis Nick
Braiden Dennis Nick, son of Chelsea and Kyle Nick of Libby, was born Aug. 16, 2012.
Mary M. Hammer, 85, formerly of Libby
Mary M. (Lensing) Hammer, 85, formerly of Troy and Libby, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at her home in Spokane Valley, Wash., with her loving family at her side.
Free on own recognizance, Sprinkle must meet rules
After more than five months of lock-up that included time in the Lincoln County Jail and an evaluation at Warm Springs, Gloria Lee Williams Sprinkle is free until her trial.
Hunting special edition wants to tell your story
The weather is changing as the evenings become cooler and the mornings have a definite feel of fall in the air.
People Profile: Pam Rhodes
Recognition: Executive Director of Achievements, Inc.
Commissioners approve $35.6 million '13 budget
Lincoln County Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved a $35.6 million budget for 2012-’13 that changes mostly mirrors the one that preceded it.
HUD OKs SJLH loan for hospital
Agency support guarantees payment to eventual loaner
A long-awaited approval was given Tuesday by the Housing and Urban Development Department for the new hospital in Libby.
Monday, September 3
Junior Kellie Lundin, outside hitter for Troy, passes the ball in the Lady Trojans’ third game against Stillwater Christian.
Old Photo 9-5
Nordicfest Royalty King and Queen Stan and Patty Evans along with Pincess and Prince Sue Cotter and K.C. MacDonald are chauffeured down Mineral Avenue. Staff photo from the Sept. 16, 1992, files of The Western News.
Safety officer Austin Wilson displays a sample vial of processed ore, the finished product Revett ships from Troy.