American-born woman served in Canadian Army in WWII

Monte LaOrange / Donna Scroggins reflects upon her time serving in WWII. Scroggins wanted to join the war effort, but at age 18 was too young to join the U.S. Women’s Army Corps. Instead she and her sister Fay signed up with a Canadian recruiter in Oklahoma to join the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. Monte LaOrange /

Donna Scroggins was denied serving in the U.S. because she was below the age limit of 21. Undaunted, she joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps.

Summer construction underway at local schools

Chad Burns works on some of the demolition at Emerson Alternative School in Idaho Falls. The 94-year-old building that houses the school is undergoing major renovations to meet new technology demands. The construction is overseen by Bateman-Hall Inc. General Contractors. Monte LaOrange /

When students at Emerson Alternative High School return to class in the fall, they might notice some shiny, new changes.

Berry scarcity pushes bears closer to Missoula

This June 20, 2014, photo taken by an automatic trail camera provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows an adult female grizzly bear in the Cabinet Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains, located in northwest Montana. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

A Montana wildlife official said drought conditions have dried up berry crops and pushed black bears to search for food closer to Missoula, Mont.


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