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Ash triggered unusual behavior, like praying for wedding day rain

From left: Pete Craven, Mike Flume, Terry Flume,  Kevin Malone and Tim Hennessey.Courtesy of Vicki Flume (Courtesy of Vicki Flume)
From left: Pete Craven, Mike Flume, Terry Flume, Kevin Malone and Tim Hennessey.Courtesy of Vicki Flume (Courtesy of Vicki Flume)

We were married at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Spokane on May 24. We prayed for rain that day.

Since they were unsure what the effects of the ash would be, officials recommended wearing masks. … Of course, most people didn’t but thought it would make a fun picture. You can see the ash coating the evergreens.

Vicki Flume, Boise



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Freeman students march in unity to honor memory of slain classmate Sam Strahan

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Drenched in sunshine and a sharp spring wind, more than 70 students marched Friday out of Freeman High School behind a “Freeman Strong” banner to the same football field where they sheltered in fear last September following the shooting that killed 15-year-old Sam Strahan and injured three girls.