For the first time in nearly two decades, Libby is set to host the Western Class A divisional wrestling tournament. Athletes and fans from 11 other schools will converge on Ralph Tate Gymnasium from Feb. 26 to 27.
Rachel “Bernice” Palmer, 89, passed away Feb. 8, 2021. She was born on the vast open prairie in a one-room cabin between Brusett and Jordan on May 9, 1931. Rachel Bernice Shriner arrived, with the help of a neighboring midwife, to William Dee and Rachel Payne Shriner.
A life well lived: Thomas Vanderweel departed on his final journey to heaven Feb. 18 at the age of 67. He peacefully took his leave while surrounded by family and his loyal dog, Teez, who valiantly tried to make him stay.
In a recent ruling, the Montana Supreme Court determined the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation jumped through its proper review hoops prior to granting a mining company a water permit for the proposed Rock Creek Mine Project situated near Noxon in Sanders County.
If you knew your employer was defrauding their customers, would you come forward? Would you risk termination or being blackballed? House Bill 64 will solve this issue by protecting consumers and preventing retaliation against whistleblowers.
State Rep. Steve Gunderson (R-Libby) likened his experience at this year’s legislative session to juggling running chainsaws.
“I’ve got so many irons in the fire,” said the third-term representative during a Feb. 17 interview.
I believe this newspaper has committed a terrible and callous crime against the 8-year-old girl featured on the front page of the Feb. 12 edition (“Libby man pleads not guilty in rape case”). There are details that should never have been made public; now it’s internationally available for reading on the Internet.
I am horrifically appalled about the article entitled “Libby man pleads not guilty in rape case” (Feb. 12). How could anyone in their right mind share such private, sensitive details about this poor young child? Who authorized this to be published? I mean seriously?
Norman M. Coon, 84, of Wautoma, Wisc., passed away Feb. 12, 2021. He was born Aug. 12, 1936, in Linton, N.D., the son of Clifford and Lily (Nelson) Coon. He married Brenda L. Davis on July 8, 1982, in Delta Junction, Alaska.
Helen Lorraine Jamison, 93, of Taylorville, Ill., passed away Feb. 12, 2021, at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Taylorville. She was born Jan. 10, 1928, in Edinburg, Ill., the second child of Frank and Clella (Huffman) Kauerauf.
A plan to transition to school calendars with spring breaks every other year has sparked division among Libby Public School officials. After debating the issue during a Feb. 8 meeting, school board members decided to table the proposal.
Milliseconds after the snap, Thompson Falls’ left guard found himself lying on his back. Lining up against Jace Fisher, Troy’s 6-foot-6-inches, 310-pound defensive tackle, the guard might as well have been trying to hold back a bulldozer.
If the past year’s challenges posed by the pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that Montanans in all corners of the state need increased, more affordable access to health care. My bill moving through the state legislature will do just that.
Resident DC Orr has demanded that Lincoln County Health Board Chair Jan Ivers divulge the topic of discussion of a secret meeting she held with Libby City Council earlier this month.
There’s just one problem: He imagined the surreptitious gathering.
An affluent couple from Texas recently purchased nearly 126,000 contiguous acres west of Kalispell from Southern Pine Plantations, the Georgia-based company that bought roughly 630,000 acres of timberlands in Northwest Montana from Weyerhaeuser in early 2020.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Saying he will lift a statewide mask requirement later this week, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill Wednesday intended to protect businesses and health care providers from coronavirus-related lawsuits.
Our dad, our hero, Richard H. Tholen, 90, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2020 at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby. He was born June 3, 1930 at Virginia, Minnesota to Hugo “Pappy” and Emily “Ma” Tholen. He graduated from high school in 1948.
Describing the level of violence suggested by the crimes committed by Domingo J. Palafox as both frightful and unique for Lincoln County, District Judge Matthew Cuffe sentenced the Troy man to 10 years in state prison.
On Jan. 31, 2021, (Jerry) Dean Volkenand, husband and father of two children, passed away at home with family at his side. He was only 61 years old. He was born Aug. 18, 1959, in Escondido, Calif., to Pete and Betty Volkenand. He traveled around during his childhood due to his father’s service in the U.S. Navy.
With the vaccine roll out in Montana it appears a few common sense questions need to be asked. The state has now implemented a dashboard on its website that shows the roll out across the state. When looking at the site on Jan. 28, Lincoln County is among those at the bottom of the list for inoculations.
Consumers have the right to know the origin of their beef purchases, and ranchers have the right to a fair and competitive market. This is a reasonable expectation. However, since 2015 Congress specifically exempted beef and pork from labeling laws. Consumers do not know where their beef comes from, and ranchers do not have fair prices.
Stanley O. Brookshire, 70, died Jan. 30, 2021, of natural causes at his home in Libby. He was born April 6, 1950, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Glen and Theda Brookshire. He married the love of his life, Shirley Irene “Sheri” Smith on July 29, 1968. They moved to Libby in 1974.
In the early morning hours of Feb. 2, 2021, and in the company of his wife and son, Richard Dean Noble died of natural causes. This followed years of struggle with his chronically sick and ever-weakening body. At last, he is pain- and disease-free, and at home with his Lord Jesus.
HELENA, Mont. — When the pandemic hit, health officials in Montana’s Beaverhead County had barely begun to fill a hole left by the 2017 closure of the local public assistance office, mental health clinic, chemical dependency center and job placement office after the state’s last budget shortfall.
Lincoln County commissioners joined a chorus of lawmakers in criticizing federal policies regarding illegal aliens after a Somali national was released from custody following a border crossing and high speed chase last month.
On Jan. 20, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners chose to violate Montana Code Annotated (MCA, i.e. "the law") when they appointed Scott Bernhard to the Lincoln County Board of Health. The Commissioners have done what many admonished the health board for doing: failing to follow procedure.
Kyle Allred says the best way to master snow biking is “to make your own track.” That’s what he’s trying to achieve with SnowBike Nation, the local guiding outfit Allred launched at the start of the year.
On May 15, at 8:15 a.m., Stephanie (Skinner) Lodman departed for the Undiscovered Country, whence no traveler returns. She left with dignity and courage that most of us can only hope for, surrounded by her dogs and kitties and family.
Benjamin Jacob Liebelt, 97, died Jan. 30, 2021, at his home in Libby. He was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Cleveland, N.D., to Carl and Christine Liebelt. On Aug. 27, 1944 he married Annabell Grace Saby and had a son, Lonny Gary, and a daughter, Linda Ann.
Shirley Lavonne (Amdam) McKean, 85, passed away peacefully at home with family on Jan. 24, 2021. Shirley was born Oct. 31, 1935, in Blackduck, Minn., to Pete and Birdie Amdam, joining her 13-year-old sister, Phyllis.
On Jan. 20 Edgar Lee Warner passed away peacefully. Ed fought a long hard battle of asbestosis over the last 20 years of his life, displaying his never-give-up attitude and passing it along to everyone he met.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte said Thursday he was directing staff at the Department of Public Health and Human Services to "seek dismissal" of lawsuits filed by the previous administration against five Flathead County businesses.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's effort to vaccinate health care workers and those over age 70 against the coronavirus continues to ramp up while cases and hospitalizations decrease. But Gov. Greg Gianforte said Friday he would like to see the state get more vaccine each week.
During the opening week of the trial of a Bonners Ferry man accused of financial crimes, prosecutors called on witnesses ranging from allegedly exploited elderly clients to investigators from the state auditor’s office.