The Wonder of Christmas

“The Wonder of Christmas,” a drive-thru Live Nativity event hosted by the Libby Evangelical Association of Pastors brought the story of Jesus’ birth to life in Libby this past weekend.  Those who came to the experience were greeted by parishioners from several denominations who shared one common goal – to tell a story.  A choir of carolers greeted each car before sending them forth with a warm beverage in hand. Three wise men then pointed the way to the bustling streets of Bethlehem where no room at the inn could be found.  Good shepherds and an angels chorus then preceded a glimpse of Joseph, Mary, and their newborn babe in a manger. “It was such a beautifully illustrated journey,” said one patron as the first evening came to a close. Photo by Stacy Bender, The Montanian

Santa Claus visits local children

The Libby Volunteer Fire Department once again provided Santa Claus transportation to check-in with Libby are boys and girls one last time before Christmas on Saturday, December 19.  As Santa cruised down Mineral Avenue that afternoon, he was pleasantly greeted with a small gift hand-colored by one of his biggest believers in the notion of striving to do good all-year through. Photo by Stacy Bender, The Montanian.

Morrison Elementary Lights City Street With Holiday Cheer

Adding to this year’s outdoor holiday splendor for all to enjoy, students of Morrison Elementary School were invited by the City of Troy to work with their peers in decorating a “class tree” on the walking path along St. Regis Avenue, adjacent to the school’s athletic field.
On December 7th and 8th, the entire student body set out in shifts to accept the spirited invitation.  Each class added their own unique touch to the string of trees now decked in festive attire and awaiting a vote of approval from all who wish to help one lucky class acquire a celebratory pizza party in the New Year.
Voting is being held by virtual affair and can be done by visiting  At last check, a strong push was underway to ensure a school-wide pizza celebration in honor of the first-annual outdoor Christmas display.  The notion seemed supported in-full by those who had stopped in virtually to acknowledge their young citizens’ handiwork.