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Family Plans Memorial Service for Missing Hiker

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (AP) — The family of a 19-year-old West Michigan man who never returned from day hike in Glacier National Park has scheduled memorial services for the teen.

Jakson Kreiser was a seasonal worker at Lake McDonald Lodge in Montana who officials believe was trying to hike across treacherous terrain from Hidden Lake to Avalanche Lake on July 27

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Flip Flops on the Sand
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Global Warming?

I'm not sure. According to NOAA, July marked the hottest month on record here in the United States. Drought expanded to cover nearly 63% of the Lower 2 million acres. According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature during July was 77

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Pioneer Doctor
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We”re Closing The Curtain

We'll be closing the curtain on another great "Montana History" book this evening (Tuesday) up at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby. Tonight we'll be reading the conclusion of "Pioneer Doctor-The Story of a Woman's Work" by Mari Grana

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Pioneer Doctor
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19 Down, 2 To Go

I was at the Marias Heritage Center last evening (Tuesday) reading Montana History. "Pioneer Doctor".What a great book! We've completed 19 chapters and have 2 left to go plus the epilogue and we should conclude this saga next week

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Deadly Little Secrets
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Deadly Little Secrets

I'll say! That's the name of the book I'm currently reading in the evenings. It's the latest pot boiler from my friend, award-winning journalist & author Kathryn Casey. I thoroughly enjoy Kathryn's writing, having read several of her true crime books and having recently finished "Shattered". Th

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Jerry Sandusky
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Down Came The Judge’s Hammer, Sandusky’s In The Slammer

And the NCAA decision came down early this morning (Monday) on Penn State Football's future. This morning harsh ruling (60 million dollar fine, no bowl games for 4 years, scholarships cut, Paterno's winning record ERASED(!), came on the heels of Joe-Pa's statue coming down early yesterday (Sunday) morning

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare – More to Come

The Supreme Court has upheld President Obama's health care overhaul.

The court Thursday ruled as constitutional the so-called individual  mandate requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance starting in  2014

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Colorado Wildfire Doubles Overnight

Destructive Colorado blaze doubles size overnight

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado wildfire threatening homes and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs doubled in size overnight to 24 square miles

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Suspect in Arnold Abduction and Murder is Assigned a New Defense Team

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A new team of defense attorneys has been appointed to represent one of two suspects charged in the murder of a Montana high school teacher.

State District Judge Richard Simonton appointed Alfred Avignone, Lisa Banick and Eric Brewer as the public defenders for 23-year-old Michael Keith Spell of Parachute, Colo

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(Photo by Mark Higgins, Roundup Resident)
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Dahl and Hawk Fires Near Roundup burn more than 15,000 Acres

A wildfire south of Roundup has burned more than 15,000 acres and destroyed an unknown number of homes and other buildings.

Fire managers ordered people to evacuate their homes. The fire, pushed by 55 mph winds on Thursday, made a 12-mile

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Supreme Court
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Montana ban on Corporate Political Spending Overturned

The Supreme Court reaffirmed on Monday the right of corporations to make independent  political expenditures, summarily overturning a 100-year-old Montana  state law that barred companies from such political activity

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he President Has Been Abducted

That's the subject of a new novel I'm perusing by author Timothy J. Korzep. Korzep, in his working life, found himself surrounded by fund managers, market strategists, and analysts, spending time in Paris, Milan, London, and Hong Kong

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