Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Klaus von Stutterheim
Seeley Lake, Mont. 

Duane "Cecil" Schlabach for HD 92


I have known and admired Cecil for almost 20 years.

His has been an amazing personal journey, starting with growing up in an Amish community in Ohio, where he was forced to quit school after eighth grade to work on the family farm.

At the age of 18, he left and set out for the west to seek a wider world and determined to enrich his education. He settled in Montana where he worked as a guide for two outfitters, while earning his GED, then getting two BA’s – in history and English. He will graduate this spring with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.

As most everybody in Seeley...

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