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Wednesday September 21, 2016

Pageant winners
The 2016 Miss Russet with her court at the Civic Auditorium Sept. 14. Pictured are, from left to right: Kendrie Kolson, third runner up and Miss Congeniality, Alyssa Wray, first runner up and Miss Photogenic, Miss Russet Alicent Ackerman, and Rylie Ottley, second runner up and Spirit of Shelley.

Firth OKs contract to seek funding
The Firth City Council unanimously approved a $22,000 contract with East Central Idaho Planning and Development Association to review its completed sewer study and seek funding to make repairs to its failing wastewater system.At a Sept. 13 meeting, Ted Hendricks, of the ECIPDA, said that the existing sewer study, which was presented to the city in ...

City asks developer to re-plat subdivision
City of Shelley attorney B.J. Driscoll expressed discomfort with a suggestion that developer Brent Christensen could avoid delays and a public hearing by having the Shelley City Council sign off on moving a sewer lift station.The council followed Driscoll’s advice Sept. 13 and asked that Christensen bring the amended preliminary plat for the ...

New water tank likely for Shelley
City of Shelley engineer Dave Noel, of Forsgren Associates, announced in a Sept. 13 meeting that an ongoing water study was nearing completion and the city could start to seek funding by the end of October.Noel said that the application deadline was Nov. 19, and he would have the water study available for the city’s review at the next meeting ...

Online youth sports registration a success, other business
Shelley Parks and Recreation Director Scott Williams reported that around 200 kids are participating in the city’s flag football program, with over 95 percent of them registering online.At the Sept. 13 Shelley City Council meeting, Williams reported that there would be two teams from Blackfoot, and two from Firth. Also in the meeting, Shelley ...

County will ask for public defender applications
The Bingham County Board of Commissioners is seeking a solution to a $30,000 overrun in the budget to pay for the county’s public defender attorneys.At a Sept. 14 meeting, the board came to two conclusions. One, they will contract with each public defender individually. Two, they will send letters to attorneys in the area and ask for ...

Patriot Field to hold ribbon cutting in November
Bingham County Board of Commissioners Chairman Ladd Carter announced Sept. 14 that the Patriot Field across from the Bingham County Courthouse would hold a ribbon cutting and ceremony on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.Patriot Field will serve as a memorial for U.S. military personnel who died in combat, those listed as missing in action, and their ...

Firth examines needs, stipends, nutrition
The Firth School board discussed three topics in a work session prior to the Sept. 8 school board meeting.The first topic was a needs survey, which they hope to have ready to distribute at the October board meeting.“We want to put it out for the patrons and the students what electives they would like at the secondary level, improving the number ...

School roof in Firth to receive repairs
A leaky roof will soon be history at A.W. Johnson Elementary—at least for half the building.Repairs on the roof went out to bid and Robison Roofing in Blackfoot was awarded the bid for $126,381. The roof consists of a rubber membrane covered with rocks that was warrantied for 15 years. The roof is now 18-19 years old and has several cracks. ...

Miss Russet
Miss Russet 2016 Alicent Ackerman waves to the crowd after being crowned this year’s pageant winner at the Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls Sept. 14.

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