Flathead District Judge Announces Retirement

Ted O. Lympus will retire after 23 years on the bench

By Beacon Staff

Flathead County District Court Judge Ted O. Lympus announced his impending retirement from the bench on July 6.

Lympus has served as a judge in the district court for 23 years, presiding over notable cases, including several in recent years, such as the county’s battle to halt a federal grant that would help local homeowners living on a crumbling bluff and that of Zachary Klundt, the Kalispell man who pleaded guilty to breaking into a Kalispell clinic and destroying it.

His last day in court will be Aug. 31.

In a brief press release about his retirement, Lympus said he is leaving the bench to spend more time with his wife, their children and grandchildren, and to pursue other interests, including his “love of Montana and his beloved Montana Grizzlies.”

District court judges are elected to their positions and they serve six-year terms. Lympus is one of four district court judges in Flathead County.

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