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Wednesday November 18, 2015

Portela receives Freedom award
Stewart Portela, who has honored countless others during Veterans Day assemblies at Firth High School, received an honor of his own Wednesday.Portela was presented with the 2015 Spirit of Freedom Award by the senior director of Sen. Mike Crapo’s office. He was one of 21 veterans or volunteers who were honored at various ceremonies throughout the ...

Suicide Prevention training held at SHS
Shelley High School has had about one suicide per year for the last seven years.“One a year? Your community is in crisis,” said Jeni Griffin, of SPAN Idaho, who gave a suicide prevention presentation and training on Monday.The high school now has the opportunity to be involved with Sources of Strength, which had decreased suicide attempts by ...

Shelley to disclaim interest in property
The City of Shelley will send disclaimers of interest in slivers of land accreted by the Snake River in exchange for guarantees on easements.At the Nov. 10 Shelley City Council meeting, city attorney BJ Driscoll presented the council with the findings of East Idaho Regional Waste Water Authority (EIRWWA) who will also disclaim interest.Steve ...

Pascoe takes ninth in contest, other business
Shelley Mayor Stacy Pascoe placed ninth out of 26 in a Mayors School Walking Challenge and won a $1,000 prize to use toward the city’s parks and recreation.Also in discussion at the Nov. 10 Shelley City Council meeting were the cancellation of the Dec. 22 meeting, crosswalk painting and the Idaho Transportation Department’s U.S. Highway 91 ...

Lemons “dresses” up for school
Students at Riverview Elementary struck a deal with Principal Ben Lemons recently—if they earned $4,000 for their school he would wear a dress and high heels.Mission accomplished.Lemons went to Deseret Industries and found a “hideous” dress, shoes, clip-on earrings and a necklace that went with it.“So I accessorized to the best of my ...

Second grader wins coloring contest, money for sunrise Elementary
Justin Dean, a second grader at Sunrise Elementary in Shelley, received first place in a coloring contest sponsored by Bingham Memorial Hospital, and won $3,000 for his school, $500 for his classroom, and a dirt bike and helmet for himself.Nearly 6,000 students entered the regional back-to-school coloring contest, where students were presented ...

Firth sewer study complete
The Firth City Council received a binder of several hundred pages from city engineer Paul Scoresby, of Scheiss and Associates, as he announced that the long-awaited sewer study is complete.“We are very pleased to announce to you that the study is done,” he said.The city will now move to send letters of interest to various grant organizations ...

Butler a finalist in engineering contest
Robert Butler, of Shelley, was a finalist in the “Be Inspired” international engineering contest and was invited to give a presentation recently in London, England.“I was really thrilled at the opportunity to go to London and attend a major engineering conference,” Butler wrote in an email to the Pioneer. “We competed with mega projects ...

Giant Sunflower
Teagan Daniels, of Shelley, stands next to a sunflower he planted from a seed this spring. The sunflower was very successful and grew as tall as the house.


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