Darby woman still riding easy at 86

Pauline "Frankie" Birnn of Darby gives her friend and companion, Jugs, a treat in hopes that her dog would strike a pose for a photography. It didn't really work. Birnn said she was a little hesitant when she learned her God child and sister had recommended her for a news story. "I didn't think there was anything special about me," she said. (AP Photo/Ravalli Republic, Perry Backus)

DARBY, Mont. (AP) — There’s been a lot of life that’s gone by since she parked her very first motorcycle — a 1949 Indian Scout — at the gas station where her boyfriend worked.

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012, file photo, women walk by a statue of Joseph and Emma Smith outside the church office building during the 182nd Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had an underage bride and was married to other mens wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay reveals. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says most of Smiths wives were between 20 and 40 years old but that one was just 14. While part of the church's early days, polygamy has been banned in the faith since 1890. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Scott Sommerdorf, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men’s wives during the faith’s early polygamous days, a re

Montana files complaint over mailers

Montana Secretary Of State Linda McCulloch holds up a mailer she says may have violated the law by appearing to come from the state, at a news conference in Helena, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The mailers are part of a Stanford University and Dartmouth College political science research project, and they rate how liberal or conservative the four nonpartisan candidates for Supreme Court are. (AP Photo/Matt Volz) officials are investigating whether mailers sent to Montana voters as part of a Stanford University and Dartmouth college less than two weeks before elections broke state laws.



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