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Wednesday August 24, 2016

Field fire
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire on a combine Aug. 17 off of U.S. State Highway 91 south of Shelley. The combine, which was clearing grain stubble, caught fire due to a mechanical problem.

EIRWWA revenue questioned
Those connecting to sewer service from East Idaho Regional Wastewater Authority (EIRWWA) will see a slightly larger bill this year, but not as much as originally proposed.The EIRWWA Board of Directors approved an 8 percent increase for next year, which is less than half of the 19 percent proposed and published in the newspaper. Yet before ...

Tree Committee awards 2016 Yard of the Year
The City of Shelley’s Tree Committee chose the meticulously kept yard of Thane and Ladawn Bolander as Shelley’s 2016 Yard of the Year. The selection was announced on Aug. 23 at the Shelley City Council meeting. This year, the committee received three nominees, the same amount as last year. The 2016 nominees were Thane and Ladawn Bolander, ...

Shelley field burns
A field off of Highway 91 south of Shelley partially burned after a combine caught fire.According to Shelley Firth Rural Fire District Chief Mike Adams, crews responded at around 12:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at around 1170 North, US Highway 91. He said that a combine had a mechanical failure and caught on fire. The driver pulled into the stubble left over ...

Shelley School Board unveils new alert system, curriculum
At the Shelley School board meeting Thursday, trustees discussed the unveiling of a new alert system that sends out texts, emails, voice messages and integrates with power school.“It’s a little more streamlined than we’ve had in the past,” said Superintendent Bryan Jolley.The teachers can use it to send messages to parents and it also ...

EIRWWA chooses sludge hauler
The Eastern Idaho Regional Wastewater Authority Board of Directors moved toward getting rid of stored sewage sludge at the Oxbow treatment plant in Shelley, by approving a hauler to move it away.At an Aug. 18 meeting, Regional Manager Scott Barry presented bids to remove approximately 200 tons of buried sludge. After a short discussion, the board ...

Award winning yard
Thane Bolander stands in front of his award-winning Shelley 2016 Yard of the Year. He was nominated by Brad Bolander.

Annual chip sealing progressing
Bingham County Road and Bridge workers are in the area and hope to complete their 90 miles of chip sealing for the year by mid-September.At an Aug. 17 meeting of the Bingham County Board of Commissioners, Director of Public Works Richard Monson gave a quick update on roadwork and conditions. He said that employees were working on Wolverine Road ...

Back to school
Parents and their kids register for classes at Riverview Elementary School in Shelley Aug. 16.

Firth District considers stipend increases
The Firth School Board had a number of items on their August agenda including an extracurricular stipend, safety bussing, a needs survey, and gender identity/sexual orientation plans for the upcoming school year.Roger Harrison and Jeff Gee made a presentation to the board about increasing pay for coaches.“The general feeling is they would like ...

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