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Picture of the week: Dressed for battle

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Two member of the Belegarth Combat Society dress in full post-apocalyptic regale for the gladiator fights on Wednesday, July 22, at Indian Springs. The society, where members dress in period costume and fight each other with foam rubber weapons, traveled from all over the U.S. to participate in the event, called “Chaos Wars.” About 250 people attended the event, said Belegarth spokesman “Nen,” who normally goes by Chris and hails from Peoria, IL.

Class sizes mean tighter space at Hillcrest

School board works to improve budget, space by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer “We thought this was a one year deal,” said Ron Bolinger, American Falls School District Superintendent, about a surge in the number of kindergarten students three years…

Aberdeen Cemetery sports a new entrance

Improvements to the Aberdeen Cemetery continue to enhance the overall facility, which is evident with the recently installed arched gate at the middle entrance of the small-town cemetery. The steel arch provides a sophisticated look to the final resting place…

Coed volleyball tournament had eleven teams

Saturday, July 18, was the fourth annual coed volleyball tournament for Aberdeen volleyball. There were eleven teams participating. The tournament began with a pool play in the morning where every team played every team one game to twenty five. Then…

Tomorrow will be better

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emanuel   An expensive new car stopped at the top of the Mississippi River and an elegant gentleman got out of the car. He decided to climb over the railing and prepared…

Wilmetta Hartley Meadows

Wilmetta H. Meadows was born in American Falls on July 8, 1918 to William and Agnes (Burns) Hartley. Her early years were spent on the Hartley ranch in Landing, ID. She attended the Landing country school, where her mother was…

Picture of the week: Fun in the Sun

Children play on a plastic water blob at the American Falls Library on Friday, July 17, during the final summer reading program for the library. The program ended with a water party and with all participants receiving a free book.

Children play on a plastic water blob at the American Falls Library on Friday, July 17, during the final summer reading program for the library. The program ended with a water party and with all participants receiving a free book.

Youth basketball program being tweaked

Changes are being made to the skill development aspect of the City of American Falls Youth Basketball program in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. A blueprint of it shows there will be changes made to deadlines and other aspects to…

Work and play

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia As Al and I dropped into the headwaters of the South Fork of the Boise it looked far better than I had hoped, given its recent history. The waters were crystal clear with riffles,…