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Hometown Hero Carl Bradley to be buried at Shelley’s Hillcrest Cemetery
SHELLEY – Carl Merrill Bradley, Navy Fireman 2nd Class, will be interned at Shelley's Hillcrest Cemetery with full military honors this coming Saturday, June 26, at 11 a.m.  The public is encouraged to attend this memorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYbgrGryBv4 On December 7, 1941, Carl Bradley was killed at Pearl Harbor while serving as a fireman in the boiler room area of the USS Oklahoma Battleship, as the Japanese Naval Air Service struck the ship with nine torpedoes.  …
Champ’s Heart may not get to stay in Shelley
Champ's Heart, the nonprofit that lets children and veterans with disabilities and their families ride and work with horses for free, may have to leave by September.
US Highway 91 project moving traffic
SHELLEY – Traffic running between Shelley and 65th South will be diverted next week onto the newly laid highway as the old highway is removed and replaced. As the highway widening project continues north of Shelley, traffic this next week will be diverted to the newly installed southbound lanes of the new 5-lane highway.  According to project manager Brian Hanson with HK Contractors of Idaho Falls, the old highway’s surface will be removed, and that …
After nearly 80 years, a Shelley man killed at Pearl Harbor is coming home
The earthly remains of Carl Merrill Bradley, Navy Fireman 2nd Class, an uncle, a brother, and a son, is returning home to the community he left over 80 years ago to serve the country he loved. He will be interned at Hillcrest Cemetery with full military honors on June 26, at 11 a.m.
Community orchestra holding first concert since former director passed away
The Community Orchestra at Firth is back for their first concert of the year.
Local American Legion Post courts new members and increased awareness of veterans’ service
The American Legion has a long and storied history of service. Participation by veterans has ebbed and flowed over the years in Shelley, with wonderful strides being made in serving the community and contributing to the patriotism of new generations.
What to know about Firth’s $400,000 levy
On Tuesday, May 18, Firth School District patrons will vote on whether or not to approve a ten-year $400,000 plant facility levy.
Shelley and Firth residents invited to give blood on Wednesday
The Shelley and Firth communities are invited to become hometown heroes and answer the call of patients in need by donating blood on May 12, 2021
Fatal accident claims life of teen north of Shelley
UPDATE: Community Pioneer has learned the name of the decedent driver and the surviving passenger of the 2001 Ford Taurus. The driver is Kate Gulbransen. The surviving passenger is Seyatle Christensen. A Go Fund Me account has been set up for Kate Gulbransen Here. [See gofundme disclaimer at end of article.] SHELLEY: One person killed and two others sent to the hospital in a Friday evening accident. The Idaho State Police have confirmed a two-vehicle …
Bingham County Sheriff’s Office Log: March 31 – April 21
The following is a list of most of the incidents reported and responded to by Bingham County Deputies between March 31 through April 21.
Shelley’s pool summer season schedule
CORRECTION – The city of Shelley pool is not accepting sign ups for swimming lessons until May 20. SHELLEY – Shelley swimming pool is to open June 1 for the 2021 summer season. The following is a schedule of the pool hours and swimming lessons. The pool is located at 440 South Milton Avenue, in Shelley.
Lavaside Fire destroys homes and wildlife habitat
FIRTH – Eastern Idaho's farming communities rely on canals and ditches for crop irrigation. Naturally, without proper management, those canals and ditches can become overgrown with weeds, which can lead to serious problems. Perhaps the easiest way to prevent this is by periodically burning away the weeds along the banks. It's a common practice, but when it goes wrong, it can be disastrous. On Wednesday, April 21, one such controlled burn was taking place along …
All residential evacuation orders lifted, structures damaged or destroyed
Evacuation orders for residents have been lifted, but despite firefighter efforts, some structures have been damaged or destroyed.
Lavaside fire grows to more than 1,100 acres
Sixty firefighters are aggressively engaging the Lavaside Fire to protect structures.
Homes being evacuated, schools on standby as fire continues to advance
Homes are being evacuated and Firth schools are on standby as wind continues to push the Lavaside Fire north.
Crews still working to contain Lavaside fire
Firefighters worked late into the evening to get a handle on theLavaside Fire, which is approximately 190 acres.
Fire has burned nearly 200 acres along Firth river bottoms
Crews are working to gain control over a fire that is burning at the river bottoms south of Firth.
More than $8,000 awarded in Distinguished Young Women scholarships
FIRTH — The Firth/Shelley Distinguished Young Women's program awarded more than $8,000 in scholarships to 11 junior-aged girls. The program was held on April 8, at the Firth Auditorium. The contestants competed in five categories: scholastic, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression. There were also each required to write an essay on the topic Be Your Best Self. Distinguished Young Women contestants | Courtesy image The young women who participated in the program were: Maegan TalbotAdelyn …
Meeting tomorrow to discuss Firth’s $400,000 plant facilities levy
Thursday night the Firth School Board will decide how to proceed with the ten-year, $400,000 plant facilities levy going on the ballot on May 18.
Firth gets high scores at state cheer championship
NAMPA – Firth Cougar Cheer overcomes injuries early on to take first in cheer stunts and third place for cheer pom, cheer sideline, and show cheer at the Idaho State Cheer competition. Firth high school cheerleaders fought through serious injuries to win 1st place in stunts and take 3rd place in cheer pom, sideline and cheer show at the Idaho State Cheer Championship competition held at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on March 19.  …

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