Category: Power County Press

County passes $14 million budget

The Power County Commissioners passed a nearly $14 million budget for the 2022 fiscal year starting in September. The budget reflects higher salaries for county employees, and especially more money for the county’s ambulance district. The budget was a particularly…

AFHS volleyball wins first game

The American Falls High School volleyball team won its first game against Aberdeen, winning all three sets. The scores for the sets were 25-12, 25-19 and 25-14. Paige Adair had seven kills and seven aces. Lauryn Aiken had four kills…

What’s a probate?

Legal  Column by Curry Andrews Probate causes a lot of confusion, and it’s important to understand what it actually is. When a person passes away, there is nobody left who has the legal authority to sign things like deeds or…

Shirley Lee

Shirley Laureen Lee died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, surrounded by her family after a short battle with leukemia. Shirley Laureen Hastings was born to Gordon Russell Hastings and Betty Celia Nolin on Oct. 3, 1934, at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario,…

Lamb Weston officials outline new plant plans, get reduction in taxes by county commission

by Daniel Moore

Press Staff Writer

The Power County Commissioners gave Lamb Weston a significant tax break to promote the construction of a new, $4.25 million new potato processing facility the company plans on building directly behind the current structure near American Falls.

The commissioners met with Lamb Weston vice president over taxes Mark Wynn and with plant manager Jon Schutte on Thursday, Aug. 19. The two gave an overview of the current projects happening at Lamb Weston and the new project before outlining what they would like in tax savings. When the new project is finished, the plant will be the largest plant owned by…

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Bo Knittel claims Kentco golf title

Bo Knittel claimed first place in the Kentco Golf Tournament held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15, on the American Falls Golf Course. Knittel shots rounds of 61 on Saturday and 69 on Sunday for a two day total…

Duane Harvey Isaak

  Duane Harvey Isaak of American Falls went to be with his savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. Born to Raymond and Esther Isaak on April 19, 1959 in Rupert, a loving son, brother, and uncle, Duane will…