Earlier this month, mere days before Manhattan High School student Kolter Stevenson was scheduled to depart for summer study in Moldova, a political crisis erupted at the highest levels of the eastern European country’s government.

On Sept. 30, 1944, a soldier from the tiny town of Sedan, Mont., died in the Battle of Angaur in the Palau Island chain in the South Pacific.

Fourth-graders from all over the area enjoyed a day out of their classrooms this week at the Gallatin Valley Farm Fair north of Belgrade.

Belgrade High School senior David Oster makes a habit of educating himself, and he hopes his chosen career will provide a vehicle for him to inspire others to do the same.