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AFHS student council grants students’ wishes

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer The American Falls Student Council wanted to make something fun for the students this year. It has been a tough year, said student council videographer Makenzie Smith, and they wanted to do something really…

Jim Jeffries retiring after 16 years as sheriff

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries is retiring after 38 years with the Power County Sheriff’s Department, where he was sheriff since 2004. Josh Campbell, who was a captain with the American Falls Police Department,…

Pink Ladies accepting scholarship applications

The Pink Ladies, which are the Power County Hospital auxiliary volunteers, are accepting applications for their annual health education scholarship. Requirements include being a resident of Power or South West Bingham Counties (Aberdeen area) and having completed one year of…

No mask mandate for American Falls

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer American Falls Mayor Rebekah Sorensen gets a request about every other day, either in person or through the mail, for American Falls to follow Pocatello’s lead and mandate masks throughout the city to stop…

Christmas Festival becomes “reverse parade”

The Greater American Falls Area Chamber of Commerce was set to cancel its annual Christmas festival, which was slated for Saturday, Dec. 5. They had hoped to do a scaled down version of the big event. However, with the state…

Campbell wins sheriff’s race with nearly 70 percent

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer Josh Campbell will be the new Power County Sheriff after taking a commanding lead in the sheriff’s race on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Campbell, a Republican, had 2,129 votes, while Democrat Max Sprague, the deputy…

A.F. board approves four in-person school days

Fifth half day will be online by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer The American Falls School Board approved limiting in-person school to Monday through Thursday at the board meeting on Monday, Oct. 26. Friday would be a partial day, but…

Power County Election Results

Unofficial results for Power County (note that the results reflect only Power County results, not the full district or state results, though Power County voters fell in line with the rest of the district and state): Power County – Election…