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SCOTT SHINDLEDECKER

The Western News

Scott Shindledecker is the editor of The Western News. He covers public safety, city, county, sports and outdoors news. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in journalism. He has been the sports and outdoors editor for the Courier-Express newspaper in DuBois, Pa., and worked for Hagadone Montana newspapers in Northwest Montana. He can be reached at 406-293-4124 or sshindledecker@thewesternnews.com.

Recent Stories

March 4, 2024 2:20 p.m.

Rexford man killed in U.S. 93 wreck near Trego

A 56-year-old Rexford man died following a traffic accident on U.S. 93 in Lincoln County near Trego on Monday morning.

Authorities investigate fatal shooting at Rexford Bench boat launch
August 2, 2023 1 a.m.

Authorities investigate fatal shooting at Rexford Bench boat launch

Two men are dead after a shooting Wednesday afternoon at the Rexford Bench boat launch on Lake Koocanusa in Lincoln County.

Missing man found dead in Koocanusa Reservoir
July 26, 2023 1 a.m.

Missing man found dead in Koocanusa Reservoir

A Lincoln County man was found dead in Lake Koocanusa Wednesday, July 19, in the evening.

July 19, 2023 1 a.m.

Missing mushroom hunter found alive in Canada

An 87-year-old Whitefish man who went missing in the Frozen Lake area last weekend was found alive Tuesday afternoon in Canada.

Missing mushroom hunter found alive in Canada
July 12, 2023 9 a.m.

Missing mushroom hunter found alive in Canada

An 87-year-old Whitefish man who went missing in the Frozen Lake area last weekend was found alive Tuesday afternoon in Canada.

Searchers seek Whitefish man who disappeared in Lincoln Co.
July 11, 2023 1 p.m.

Searchers seek Whitefish man who disappeared in Lincoln Co.

The search continues for an 87-year-old Whitefish man who went missing in the Frozen Lake area Saturday night.

Trooper injured near Eureka continues recovery in Colorado
March 22, 2023 1 a.m.

Trooper injured near Eureka continues recovery in Colorado

The recovery of Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Lewis Johnson continues in Colorado.

GoFundMe fundraiser set up for injured Highway Patrol trooper
February 22, 2023 1 a.m.

GoFundMe fundraiser set up for injured Highway Patrol trooper

The Montana Highway Patrol trooper who was grievously injured during an incident involving a four-time convicted felon in northern Lincoln County last week has been identified and a fundraiser has been launched to support him and his family.

Man accused of injuring trooper in vehicle chase makes first court appearance
February 22, 2023 1 a.m.

Man accused of injuring trooper in vehicle chase makes first court appearance

A Lincoln County man accused of running over a Montana Highway Patrol trooper during a law enforcement pursuit Thursday made his initial court appearance Friday.

Montana Highway Patrol trooper injured in Lincoln County chase
February 17, 2023 10 a.m.

Montana Highway Patrol trooper injured in Lincoln County chase

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper is in stable condition at a Kalispell hospital after being run over by a vehicle during a police chase Thursday afternoon in northern Lincoln County.

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