Michael Herzog, 82, of Libby

We are sad to announce the death of Michael Herzog, who passed away after a long and full life at the age of 82, in his home, on December 14.

Michael was a very bright and kind man with a strong work ethic. He was still chopping three cords of wood into his early 80’s, and was always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone. Michael was surrounded by loved ones during the days before he passed. He will be sadly missed, and will always hold a place in our hearts.

Michael was born July 26, 1940, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and was raised in Columbia Falls, Montana. After living in a variety of towns, he settled in Libby Montana, where he spent his later years tinkering with a variety of projects, fishing in the river, and driving his ATV into the woods, and all around town visiting people.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin (E.J.) and Alice Herzog; his siblings, Nancy Goin, Charles Herzog, and John (Jack) Herzog; and his life-long best friend David Strand.

Michael sadly left behind his loving children, daughters, Rita Herzog Becker and Amanda Page; son in law, Michael Becker; four grandchildren, Courtney Becker, Justin Becker, Trysten Stevens, and Trinaty Stevens; his siblings, Robert Herzog, Richard and Ida Herzog, Marge Ditch, and Joe and Star Herzog; and his very dear friends whom he loved like family, Peggy Strand, Randy Lane and Bonnie Schull, Davie and Shannon Strand, and Sean and Tara Miehe.

As per Michael’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. His ashes will be spread next to his beloved dog, and life-long best friend, David Strand in Libby, Montana.

To honor Michael’s memory, we are in the process of organizing a virtual celebration of his life, and will announce the details soon. Services are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting

Welcome to The World

Zeek Fuller

Alex and Priscilla Fuller welcomed baby boy Zeek to their family

Freya Lynn Lamp 

Eliana (Puckett) and Kaleb Lamp welcomed baby girl Freya on December 4, at Family Birth Services Birthing Suite. She weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Grandparents are Tina and Michael Puckett and Shirin and Kevin Lamp

She was delivered by Joyce Vogel, Midwife

Blinded By the Dark Side


Its time to wake up and take off the rosy glasses and crawl out of the warm and fuzzies. Were in the final stages of a Marxist, communist new world order takeover of the United States of America.

This didn’t start over night, its been in the works for at least 50 plus years. We’ve been blinded by the dark side. Good news there is an awakening taking place. And growing rapidly, hopefully it will be in time. Ignorance is bliss but only for so long. I’ve been fallowing this new world takeover of America for over 25 years.

I knew it was corrupt, bad, and dangerous but never in my wildest dreams did I believe there where this many involved in destruction of America.

There’s many soldiers of the dark side, the knowing and unknowing. We’ve been told and conditioned to believe that we have two party system democratic and republican. There’s a few good ones but most have been corrupted by the greed and power by this system fueled by very powerful elites.

My father told me years ago “son nothing major happens by accident, it’s been planned.”

From the created China virus, the stolen 2020 election, vaccine and mask mandates, open boarders, pipeline shutdowns, rising energy prices, supply chain crisis, out of control inflation, the coming food shortages and the most alarming the stage is now set for WW2 and the great reset.

This current administration is on mission from hell literally taking orders from the black-eyed luciferins to destroy America. Cornered like an injured animal order out of chaos will be their main tool. To distract and detour the relentless hound dogs of truth. We must stand tall and stay strong. The war between good and evil is now upon us.

As Morpheous said to Neo, as long as the matrix is in control humans will never be free. Evil will consume itself and prevail it must.


Submitted by Daniel Misiek, Libby Mont.

Engineering Internship
Opportunities on the Kootenai and Flathead National Forests!

Libby, Montana December 20th, 2022 – The Kootenai and Flathead National Forests are hiring engineering interns! If you or someone you know is pursuing a career in engineering, these positions are perfect for high school and college students. This is a great opportunity to get out in the woods and gain valuable experience working on a variety of projects including bridge construction, road improvements, campground renovation and all the other work needed to support the national forest. There are multiple duty locations available on both forests and pay grades ranging from GS-02 to GS-05.

Vacancy announcements dates are approximately open January 3, 2023 through January 28, 2023. Applications are only accepted at Review the job announcement carefully for deadlines and required information to include in your application. Employment start dates will vary.

Scan the QR code below or visit to learn more about the Forest Internship program, career opportunities, benefits, hiring events, and resources to help with the application process.

For local job and duty location information, please reach out to the Kootenai National Forest Supervisor’s office at 406-293-6211 or the Flathead National Forest’s Forest Engineer at 406-758-5210.