June Hileman passes away
Long-time Libby resident and author of 'Looking Back'
February 22, 2006
Long-time resident, June Hileman, passed away Monday morning, February 20th, in Libby.
Hileman worked for The Western News for nearly 45 years reporting, writing stories, selling ads, pasting up pages and serving as proofreader and the resident historian. She recently published a book, "Looking Back", which was a collection of the columns and photos by the same name that appeared in the newspaper.
In July, she received the University of Montanaís Alumni Associationís Presidents Award for her community service and unique contributions to southern Lincoln County. She was the second Montana resident, who was not a graduate of the university, to receive the award.
Hileman worked under publishers Paul Verdon, Bill King, Mark and June McMahon and Roger Morris at The Western News.
For more information, click on the link below to The Western News editorial by Roger Morris.
June Hileman (The Western News, 2/22/06)