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Wednesday May 25, 2016

New sign unveiled for Brinkman
Keith Barney was depressed and going nowhere after a hunting accident in 1974 left him in a wheelchair. But one night he attended a Sunday fireside by Curtis Brinkman.It changed his life.“He rescued me from that sort of thinking that my life was over,” Barney said. “He stood for everything I thought I couldn’t do in life. I wanted to be ...

Supplemental levy passes for Shelley/Firth
A supplemental levy for $575,000 for Shelley and $130,000 for Firth that were on the May 17 ballots both passed handily.“A 69 percent is about as good as we can get,” said Superintendent Bryan Jolley. “So we had a super majority, even though a simple majority plus one was all we needed.”He and school board members are excited—especially ...

Shelley water right curtailment threat lifted
A backup well in Shelley faced the threat of curtailment after the Idaho Department of Water Resources issued a May 18 order curtailing 160 ground water rights.According to Idaho Ground Water Appropriators Executive Director Lynn Tominaga, however, the Bingham Ground Water District has since agreed to protect a right to 3.3 cubic feet per second ...

Firth valedictorian, salutatorian to speak at graduation
A lot of struggles, hard work and sacrifice went into being Firth’s Class of 2016 valedictorian, but for Charity Russell, it was definitely worth it.“I feel really good about it,” she said. “It’s been a goal of mine since I was a freshman and it feels really nice to succeed in that.”But it wasn’t easy. She was stressed out and put in ...

Billman retires from Shelley Senior Center
Margo Billman is off to enjoy retirement starting June 1 after 26 years working at the Shelley Senior Center.She said that after her husband retired, she has been looking for the right time to go, and this is it.“I just decided it’s time,” she said. “And more time to go fishing on Henry’s Lake.”Billman began working at the center as a ...

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