10 years ago
Thirteen members of the American Falls LDS Fourth Ward reached the peak of the Grand Teton. The group led by climbing guide Craig Peck reached the summit at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. On the way to the 13,770 foot top of the mountain the group encountered a bear and a free repel of over 100 feet.
After several weeks of controversy the American Falls City Council approved the annexation of five acres along Sunbeam Road. The Property owned by Steve Isaak is the home of a church created by Isaak and several other community members. Isaak asked for the annexation so that the church could be connected to city utilities.
25 years ago
The push to build a new park along Lee Street is underway. Parks and recreation Superintendent Mark Brunelle said that a phone campaign is underway asking for donations to the development of the park and that plans are being made for an auction to sell donated items.
The City of American Falls received a $200,000 grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce. The grant will be used to extend sewer and water services to the Sorting Technology building near the American Falls Airport.
50 years ago
The American Falls School District has made payments totaling $104,471.33 to construction companies for the work completed on the high school. Superintendent William Thomas told the school board classes are being held in the new academic wing even though construction companies still have some finishing work to complete.
The City of American Falls will be increasing the enforcement of sewer line connections throughout the city. Mayor Howard Evans and Sanitation Supervisor Paul Cleaver will be traveling about the city looking for illegal cesspools. Homes not in compliance with the sewer ordinance will be given a notice to correct the problem within 10 days. All homes inside city limits that are within 300 feet of a sewer line must be connected.
75 years ago
The Nelson Construction Company has completed work on the Rockland to American Falls highway. The work looks to be well done and will be a material improvement to those that travel the road regularly. The completion of the job brings to an end the construction season, but more plans are being made for next year.
Idaho Power has reported that materials for the new city lighting project have begun arriving in this city. The materials have been purchased from several different companies. Idaho Power hopes to begin work on the project later this month or early in October.
Playing this week at the Iris
Pick of the Pictures, Friday and Saturday; double bill showing Naughty but Nice with Ann Sheridan and Dick Powell. Also showing Mexicali Rose starring Gene Autry. Sunday and Monday Stanley and Livingston with Spencer Tracey, Nancy Kelly and Richard Greene. Wednesday only On Borrowed Time starring Lionel Barrymore and Cedric Hardwicke
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