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Jan 21, 2013 10:28 AM by Mark Thorsell - KPAX News

Monday morning Montana news headlines

MISSOULA - A soldier from Ronan, who's stationed at Arlington National Cemetery recently got a prestigious call - - an invitation to be part of the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Sergeant Rick Luchau is a farrier for the Army's Caisson Platoon, which uses horses to conduct full honors funerals for fallen soldiers at the Arlington National Cemetery.

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MISSOULA - It was a fast and furious 54 hours, but Missoula's Startup Weekend wrapped up Sunday evening at the Lifelong Learning Center. Teams gave final presentations on their different business ideas, with many proposals involving concepts revolving around social media, data aggregation, and other online trends.

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WHITEFISH - Work is well underway on a unique community artwork project in Whitefish as the Stumptown Art Studio is much closer to unveiling the next element of Windows on Whitefish. Community members are getting the unique chance to create art for public display in their own town.

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MISSOULA - The Missoula Community Theatre's new production, "The Marvelous Wonderettes" will take you back in time. The show is a jukebox 1950s and 1960s revue, with a story that involves a quartet of skillful young singers chosen to provide entertainment for the Springfield High School Class of 1958 senior prom, while the second act takes place 10 years later at the Wonderettes' high school reunion.

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BIG SKY - The body of a man was discovered in Beehive Basin near Big Sky early Sunday morning. Madison County Sheriff Dave Schenk says several snowshoers discovered the body shortly before 9 a.m. Schenk says they do not know how long the victim was deceased and the cause of death is also under investigation.

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FORT BENTON - Fort Benton Police have arrested Casey Carlos, 25, and charged him with deliberate homicide after he allegedly stabbed and killed Fletcher Courtnage, 21, early Saturday morning. Officials said the incident happened inside the Pastime Bar just before 2 a.m., and say they are still investigating what transpired between the two men to cause the altercation.

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Courtney Olish's StormTracker Weather Center forecast: High pressure continues to strengthen over Western Montana for the beginning of the work week. Valley inversions will keep temperatures cooler on Monday, and morning fog will continue to be a concern. But temperatures this week are looking slightly warmer.

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