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Crowning of 2018 Libby Nordicfest Royalty

by Benjamin Kibbey Western News
| April 20, 2018 4:00 AM

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Brent and Dee Teske were crowned Nordicfest King and Queen. Brent, who is mayor of Libby and director of the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency, is a Navy veteran and a former Libby police officer. He is a member of veterans organizations and a volunteer with Dave Thompson Search and Rescue. Dee works for Montana Youth Court Services and volunteers with multiple organizations, including fundraisers, foundations and social gatherings.

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After being crowned, 2018 Nordicfest Princesses Bethany Thomas and Allie Snyder share a laugh over a comment regarding little brothers.

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Dan Howard, Sons of Norway president, entertains the crowd with a song about “Swanson and Svensson and Yensen.”

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Caleb Thomas, former Nordicfest royalty himself, had a little trouble getting the Nordicfest Princess crown onto his sister, Bethany Thomas, at the annual crowning of the Libby Nordicfest Heritage Festival royalty, April 14. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

The 2018 Libby Nordicfest Heritage Festival royalty were crowned at Sons of Norway April 14, with 98-year old Barbara Tripp named 2018 parade marshal. Former Nordicfest royalty Caleb Thomas and Jasmin Snyder each helped to crown their own sibling, Bethany Thomas and Allie Snyder, as the 2018 Nordicfest Princesses. At the culmination, Brent and Dee Teske were crowned Nordicfest King and Queen. Between crownings, Dan Howard, Sons of Norway president, entertained with songs and jokes.