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General Manager/Advertising Director: Suzanne Resch


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.

Editor: Bob Henline

406-293-4124 (office)

406-578-4227 (cell phone)

Bob Henline came to The Western News from Salt Lake City, Utah, where he spent six years working for a monthly magazine as a writer, editor and advertising sales representative.

He grew up in the Salt Lake City area, moving to Boston to attend college. After graduating with degrees in political science, philosophy and history from Boston University, he earned a master's degree in public administration from Georgetown. He is a student of American politics, in which he has been actively involved for nearly 30 years.

In 2008, Bob published his first book, Constitutional Inequality, an analysis of the history of the U.S. Electoral College. In 2015, Bob was recognized with the award for Best Enterprise Journalism by the Montana Newspaper Association for his work at The Western News.

Bob is married to Melissa, and together they have five children: three from her previous marriage and two from his. They also have one grandson, Axton. In his spare time, Bob enjoys reading, camping, hiking and fishing. He is also a barbecue afficianado, enjoying weekends in front of a grill or smoker with a good cigar in hand.


Business Manager/Advertising Sales: Teresa Johnston


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


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.





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