Homicide Manhunt Continues in Plains MT – Mobley Escaped

By By Ashley South

On June 28, 2023, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) dispatch received a citizen report of a possible sighting of a man who was wanted for a homicide that occurred in Michigan, was considered armed and dangerous, and was the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Deputies and detectives from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Libby Chief of Police responded to the area of Mac’s Market, North of Libby, Montana where the fugitive had been seen. Responding officers arrived and contacted the male who was then identified as Chadwick Shane Mobley. Mobley was arrested for Homicide – First Degree – Premeditated, Homicide – Felony murder and Weapons – Felony Firearm. Description of suspect 6′ 150lbs. 42 y/o, light colored t shirt, camo pants, ball cap, boots, had a black coat. Mobley was able to remove his handcuffs as well as ankle shackles and escape.

Mobley was being transported by a contracted transport company from Lincoln County to another destination, not by any Lincoln County Sheriff Office Staff. The transport was set up by the U.S. Marshals on July 9, 2023. The homicide suspect escaped at the Plains Town Pump and is still at large as of July 11, 2023. If you come in contact with Chadwick Shane Mobley, consider him dangerous, and do not approach under any circumstances. Call 911 and report the siting location and details as soon as you can and contact the Sanders County Sheriff Office Deputy Timothy Kelly at 406-827-3584 ext. 3 or email Deputy Kelly directly with the footage or information directly to tkelly@co.sanders.mt.us


Libby Care Center of Cascadia Recognized for AHCA/NCAL Silver National Quality Award 


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Libby Care Center of Cascadia has been recognized as a 2023 Silver – Achievement in Quality award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which recognizes organizations that meet progressively rigorous standards of performance to further improve the lives of residents and staff in long term care.

The National Quality Award Program has three progressive levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. At the Silver level, recipients have met the criteria for the Bronze award and move on to evaluate and improve their processes, creating a systematic approach for all aspects of the organization that leads to positive outcomes and success. Trained examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. Silver recipients can now move on to the final and most prestigious level of the program, the Gold – Excellence in Quality award.

“We are delighted to honor Libby Care Center of Cascadia for being recognized at the Silver award level,” said Cathy Bergland, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board Chair. “This recognition is a testament to their unwavering efforts in enhancing the lives of those entrusted to their care. Congratulations to the entire team at Libby Care Center of Cascadia for their outstanding achievement. Keep striving for excellence.”

The award will be presented during Delivering Solutions 23, the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, October 1-4, 2023, in Denver, Colorado.

Newly Painted Welcome Sign Troy


Kaysha McCann proudly painted the welcome sign that sits along Highway 2 on the weigh station hill, dropping into Troy. The new colors can be seen from afar, the new sign fits the Troy Community. Photo courtesy from Susie Taylor