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Wednesday September 28, 2016

EIRWWA passes 2017 budget
A concern expressed by members of the East Idaho Regional Wastewater Authority Board of Directors (EIRWWA) was answered, when Regional Manager Scott Barry explained that revenue in a previous budget included contingency carryover.At an Aug. 18 meeting, directors declined to approve the budget, saying that they weren’t sure where $1.3 million was ...

Shelley principals report to school board
Principals reported a positive start to the year among items discussed at Shelley’s Sept. 15 school board meeting.“I walked around the first day and kids were in class and teachers were teaching and I’ve had a lot of positive comments from people in the community who are excited about Mr. Lords as the new principal,” said Superintendent ...

Bingham Planning and Zoning approves wind turbines
The Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit to have up to 11 wind turbines constructed east of the City of Firth.According to Planning and Zoning Administrator Allen Jensen said that public comment was two in favor, one opposed and one neutral. After hearing testimony and rebuttals, the board ...

Miss Congeniality
Kinzie Millar was named Miss Congeniality at the Miss Russet pageant Sept. 14 at the Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls. She tied with Kendrie Kolson for the title.

Survivor helps support cancer patients
Tiffany Redden’s life was turned upside down when she received the news.The Firth native was 38 with no family history of cancer, yet she was diagnosed with mesothelioma and breast cancer within 90 days of each other in the fall of 2013. “So it was a real shock to friends, family, coworkers,” Redden said. “I was 38 at the time, so not old ...

Shelley man earns lifetime achievement award
Van Ashton, of Shelley, was nominated by his peers in the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) to receive the Jim Brands Award for his career-long work implementing energy efficiency programs.In an interview with The Shelley Pioneer, he said that Jim Brands was his friend, which made the award more special.“He was a very good friend and it ...

Marching band debuts first field number
The Shelley High School marching band is back. And they just debuted their first field number at Friday’s Homecoming game.The marching band performed the National Anthem and the school song to kick things off and then marched their field number for part of Shelley’s halftime show.“It’s fun music and we’ll just make the best show of it we ...

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