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Remains of Montana Soldier Killed in Vietnam Returned

Army 1st Lt. Paul G. Magers (Courtesy Photo)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The remains of a Billings soldier whose helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War have been returned to Montana.

The remains of Army 1st Lt. Paul G. Magers, which had been missing for nearly four decades, were returned in a flag-draped casket Wednesday as family members gathered at the Billings airport to pay their respects.

Timothy Schaffer to Undergo Evaluation in Evanston

Timothy Paul Shaffer

A Motion to Quash Order Appointing Counsel was presented to Judge John Fenn in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday afternoon. Public Defender Robert Jones went before the judge in the case of Timothy Paul Schaffer, whom a jury found guilty of Aggravated Assault and Battery after a two-day trial in early June.

Alzheimer's Memory Walk Saturday

The Whitney Commons Park is the site for Sheridan's Memory Walk, Saturday, August 28th beginning at 9 am.

This Saturday morning starting at 9 o'clock, the public is invited to take part in the 3rd Annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk. Caregiver Support Facilitator with the Center, Stella Montano, explains.

Story Days Celebrates 24th Year

The Dutch Oven Cook-Off will kick off the 24th Annual Story Days this weekend.

It's become a great way to end the summer, in the cool of a mountain village. This weekend is the 24th Annual Story Days. The theme of this year's Story Days is “Story Book Tales” and Patty Jingles outlines the activities for Friday – Day 1 of the event.

The Art Station will also have an open house from 5 – 8 pm.

Sheridan City Council Considers 1-Cent Priorities

Sheridan City Council held a work session Wednesday night to discuss changes in allocating the 1-cent optional funds, if the tax is renewed by voters in November.

City Clerk Scott Badley updated the Council on the feedback from Sheridan County residents:

Quality Improvements at Sheridan Memorial

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Quality Services Manager Lajune Bacon
Sheridan Memorial Hospital Quality Services Manager Lajune Bacon

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees received the annual quality report at their monthly meeting Wednesday. One area that was greatly improved upon over the past fiscal year was patient falls. The hospital reduced the number of falls to below the national average over the past year, and much of it can be attributed to preventative measures that were put into place.

Freudenthal Issues Revised Executive Order On Sage Grouse

Governor Freudenthal issues revised Executive Order on sage grouse.
Governor Freudenthal issues revised Executive Order on sage grouse.

Governor Dave Freudenthal issued a revised Executive Order Wednesday on Wyoming’s sage grouse Core Population Area Strategy, aimed at protecting the bird to prevent an Endangered Species Act listing while offering opportunities for resource development.

Two Plea Changes in District Court Wednesday

There were a couple of plea changes in District Court Wednesday.
There were a couple of plea changes in District Court Wednesday.

17-year-old John “JJ” Hatch changed his plea in District Court Wednesday on a number of felony charges. Hatch plead guilty to an amended charge of Felony Robbery.

Block Party on Grinnell Tuesday Night

This young lady enjoys cooling off at the 1st Annual End of Summer Block Party, held on Grinnell Plaza August 24th.

The 1st Annual End of Summer Block Party was held on Grinnell Plaza Tuesday night. The focus? Recognizing community orginizations and giving them the opportunity to network with each other.

Organizer Dave Tarver has great intentions and it's all about sharing the burden.

Buffett; Diller to Join Montana Economic Summit

Warren Buffett among several high-profile speakers at Montana Economic Development Summit, which will be held in Butte in September (Courtesy Photo).

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Max Baucus says investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett is scheduled to participate in the Montana Economic Development Summit in Butte next month. Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. He's scheduled to speak to the gathering live via video.