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SCOTT SHINDLEDECKER

The Western News

Scott Shindledecker is the editor of The Western News. He covers public safety, city, county, sports and outdoors news. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in journalism. He has been the sports and outdoors editor for the Courier-Express newspaper in DuBois, Pa., and worked for Hagadone Montana newspapers in Northwest Montana. He can be reached at 406-293-4124 or sshindledecker@thewesternnews.com.

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Republican voters in Lincoln County drop incumbent commissioner Josh Letcher
June 8, 2024 midnight

Republican voters in Lincoln County drop incumbent commissioner Josh Letcher

Lincoln County voters denied District 3 Commissioner Josh Letcher a second term and also voted down an initiative to create an independent library district in Tuesday’s primary election.

Life sentence given to man convicted for running down trooper
June 7, 2024 9:37 a.m.

Life sentence given to man convicted for running down trooper

Life without parole was the sentence Flathead County District Court Judge Danni Coffman delivered to Jason Allen Miller on Wednesday afternoon in the Lincoln County Courthouse.

Cannabidiol oil firm execs accused of operating Ponzi scheme
June 5, 2024 midnight

Cannabidiol oil firm execs accused of operating Ponzi scheme

Hopes were high in Lincoln County when a Texas hemp processing facility came to the state five years ago with big promises of new jobs and big money for investors.

June 4, 2024 midnight

Former election administrator sues Lincoln County, alleging wrongful termination

Lincoln County’s former election administrator has filed a lawsuit against the county alleging wrongful termination.

Libby Care Center celebrates World War II vet's 102 birthday
May 11, 2024 midnight

Libby Care Center celebrates World War II vet's 102 birthday

Thursday, May 2 was a special day at the Libby Care Center of Cascadia when World War II veteran Don Engel celebrated his 102nd birthday.

Lincoln County jury finds Montana Highway Patrol trooper's assailant guilty on all counts
April 19, 2024 3:20 p.m.

Lincoln County jury finds Montana Highway Patrol trooper's assailant guilty on all counts

A Lincoln County jury found the Eureka man accused of trying to kill Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Lewis Johnson in 2023 guilty on all counts Friday afternoon.

Trial of man accused of running down Montana Highway Patrol trooper underway in Libby
April 18, 2024 midnight

Trial of man accused of running down Montana Highway Patrol trooper underway in Libby

The trial of a Lincoln County man accused of running over a Montana Highway Patrol trooper during a law enforcement pursuit more than a year ago is underway in Libby.

Voters to decide fate of Lincoln County Library system
March 20, 2024 midnight

Voters to decide fate of Lincoln County Library system

Voters in Lincoln County will decide the fate of its three libraries in June.

March 4, 2024 3:20 p.m.

Rexford man killed in fatal U.S. 93 wreck near Trego

A 56-year-old Rexford man died following a traffic accident on U.S. 93 in Lincoln County near Trego on Monday morning.

State inmate involved in 2021 shooting sues Lincoln County
February 28, 2024 midnight

State inmate involved in 2021 shooting sues Lincoln County

Tristan Kirk Assance, 35, filed the suit against the county on Jan. 11 in federal court in Missoula.

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