Contact Us

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    Suzanne Resch - General Manager/Advertising Director

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    Teresa Johnston - Business Manager/Advertising Sales

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    Paul Sievers - Photo Journalist

  • About Us

    The Western News - Serving Libby and Troy since 1902

    The Western News, a twice weekly newspaper located in Libby, was one of the first Montana newspapers to go online - the first among smaller publications. The first online issue appeared in early Spring 1995 with our Spring and Summer Visitors Guide.

    The Western News reaches roughly 3,000 households with every edition and is the largest paid-circulation newspaper in our region. The website, www.thewesternnews.com is the most-visited website in Lincoln County, attracting more than 40,000 visitors and 130,000 pageviews each month.

    For more features and information, pick up a copy of The Western News. We cover southern Lincoln County, including Libby and Troy. The newspaper is published every Tuesday and Friday morning and is available at news stands, participating businesses and through home delivery via the U.S. Postal Service. Home delivery for residents of Lincoln County is available for $49 per year. We also offer an e-edition that readers can receive via email six hours before our printed editions hit the streets.

    Back issues of The Western News are kept on file and may be purchased until gone for 75 cents each plus shipping.

    Contact Info

    Phone: 406-293-4124
    Fax: 406-293-7187

    The Western News: P.O. Box 1377,
    Libby, MT 59923

    Contact

    General Manager/Advertising Director

    Suzanne Resch | sresch@thewesternnews.com | 406-293-4124

    Suzanne Resch is a native Montanan who works as an account representative for The Western News. Suzanne is married to Paul, and the couple has three children: Kallie Kujawa, and husband Tom, living in Bozeman; Samantha Hannah and her husband Kyle, living in Libby; and Taylor Resch, living at McGinniss Cattle & Guest Ranch. Her greatest joys are her three grandchildren, Hudson William Hannah and Finley Kate Hannah, both of whom live in Libby, and Colin Ross Kujawa, who lives in Bozeman.

    Suzanne has lived in Libby all of her adult life and has a great perspective on the dynamics of business in Lincoln County. She has owned her own restaurant and understands the concept of small business. She enjoys working with her customers and reconnecting with some she has not had contact with for years. Suzanne has held her present job, as a sales rep, at The Western News since August, 2012 and prior to that she was classified ads manager.

    She spends her spare time with her family, and always has time for her grandchildren. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and quilting. She loves to watch the Green Bay Packers and sports of all kinds, especially March Madness. And she can hardly wait to travel around the state watching Hudson, Finley and Colin participate in sports, like she did with her three daughters.

    Business Manager/Advertising Sales

    Teresa Johnston | tjohnston@thewesternnews.com | 406-293-4124

    Teresa Johnston is a Libby native who has worked at The Western News since 1989.
    She has three kids – Levi, Logan, Colton – all of whom were raised in Libby.

    Johnston has been the business manager at The Western News since 1999. She handles classified ads, legal ads, display advertising and subscriptions and all billing services. Basically, she does everything (except write stories). If you call The Western News during business hours, it’s likely Johnston will be the person who answers the phone.

    She drinks lots of coffee and hates it when people forget to turn off the coffee pot at night. She also hates being in the spotlight and fought mightily to keep us from posting her photo and biographical information here.

    Photo Journalist

    Paul Sievers | psievers@frontier.com | 406-293-4124

    Paul Sievers has worked in the newspaper industry since December of 1988 when he was hired as a pressman at the Scottsdale Progress in Arizona. He later worked for the Mesa Tribune for nearly four years.

    Sievers and his daughter, Jennifer, moved to Libby in 1997 when he was hired by The Western News as a pressman and typesetter. Jennifer graduated from Libby High School in 1999 and now works in the lab at St. John’s Lutheran Hospital.

    Sievers has experience with three Goss presses, Urbanite, Community and Metroliner, single- and double-wide. He also worked for the Mesa School District with sheet-fed printing.

    In 2004, Roger Morris, the former publisher of The Western News, put a camera in his hands and asked him to shoot photos of a local soccer match. Since then, he’s been hooked on photography. He shoots most of the photos in the newspaper and processes photos for the rest of the editorial staff.

    Sievers enjoys reading (Eliot and Hugo), woodworking, hunting and building and riding bicycles. His favorite ride is a 21-speed Motobecane that he built from the frame up. His favorite snack is a Mounds bar. And he has an affinity for Studebaker automobiles.

    Circulation/Classifieds

    classads@thewesternnews.com | 406-293-4124

    Contact Us

    (406) 293-4124
    311 California Ave.
    Libby, MT 59923

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