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Arctic blast grips Eastern Idaho causes school closures and frozen pipes
SHELLEY:  A blast of cold arctic air flowing over the Continental Divide brings a dangerous wind chill factor, school closures, and the potential of freezing pipes. The National Weather Service out of Pocatello predicts bitterly cold temperatures today and tomorrow, with highs in the single digits and overnight temperatures dropping …
Former Shelley man dies in head-on collision near Tetonia
TETONIA:  Brian Wright, formerly from Shelley, was killed after being struck head-on by a pickup attempting to pass a snowplow around 7:00 a.m. Friday, January 27, near Tetonia on State Highway 33. Brian Wright, age 52, of Ammon, was driving westbound in a 2017 Ford commercial delivery truck on Idaho …
Automobile crash kills man on US 91
SHELLEY: An early Saturday morning 2-vehicle crash north of Shelley leaves an Idaho Falls man dead. Idaho State Police is investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred at 8:55 A.M. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at northbound US-91 at milepost 120.6, just north of Shelley, in Bonneville County. A 2003 Ford …
North End Recreation District takes shape
SHELLEY:  The North End Recreation District began to take shape this week when Rori Christensen went before the Bingham County Commissioners and received approval for the initial board members operating the district. The North End Recreation District was created to get grants and donations to build pickleball courts, sports complexes, …
Shelley suffers first power outage of the year
SHELLEY: Electrical power was lost for several hours to approximately 5,300 residential, business and schools in and around Shelley, Northern Bingham, and Southern Bonneville County areas this afternoon. The power went out at approximately 12:47 p.m. for almost 2 hours for most Rocky Mountain Power customers in the city of …
Black ice caused multiple accidents throughout the area this morning
SHELLEY:  Icy road conditions made driving conditions treacherous for everyone driving to work Tuesday morning, December 27. Local news, law enforcement agencies, and drivers bombarded social media sites with photos and videos of cars crashing into one another and flying off the freeway. What can drivers expect for the rest …
Goodfellow’s Drive helps people spread the Christmas spirit this holiday season
SHELLEY:  The annual Goodfellow's Drive, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Shelley and Firth, concluded with 264 Christmas food boxes being delivered to area families in need this past Tuesday, December 20. For more than 35 years, Firth and Shelley have participated in the Kiwanis Goodfellow's Drive, raising funds to …
Shelley bans on-street parking until snow plows clear the streets
SHELLEY: Late this afternoon, December 12th, the mayor of Shelley issued a snow proclamation, meaning all cars must be parked off the street by 8 p.m. this evening for the snowplows to clear snow off the streets. At 4:44 p.m. this afternoon, the city of Shelley notified its residence by …
Young couple use artistic talent in their new business
SHELLEY:  Scotty and Andrea Thompson own Amonara Creations, a new business in downtown Shelley. Amonara is Scotty Thomson's fourth tattoo parlor and the third-owned shop. In the past, he owned a shop in Boise and one in Idaho Falls, known as Thompson Tattoo Shop, which he closed to open this …
Two trophy-sized sturgeons are added to the stock in Snake River
SHELLEY:  Idaho Fish & Game released two giant sturgeon into the Snake River west of Shelley yesterday afternoon before a crowd of onlookers and fishermen. White sturgeon are the largest freshwater fish in North America. Historically, sturgeons up to 1500 pounds were caught by anglers. They can live to be …
3 Things You Didn’t Know & The Truth About Broulims (Case Lot Sale)
SHELLEY: Big Bill had the opportunity to visit with Daniel Bailey, the Assistant Store Manager for Broulims in Shelley, Idaho. Daniel is quite young for being the Assistant Manager in Shelley, being 35 years of age. I was impressed. He started with Broulims 8 years ago. He started in the …
HOW TO SURVIVE THE RECESSION
SHELLEY: Find out what others have discovered; Bill Watts is helping to unite and build Firth and Shelley's business commerce. In September, Bill Watts came to work for Community Pioneer.  His goal is to unite & build Shelley & Firth’s commerce, Meaning why not buy local and support each other? …
Vehicle accident claims the life of a long-time Shelley resident
SHELLEY:  Early Tuesday morning, long-time Shelley resident Evelyn Harris succumbed to her injuries from a vehicle accident on Saturday, September 24. She was at East Idaho Regional Medical Center when she passed. On Saturday, September 24, at approximately 12:41 PM, a vehicle driven by 75-year-old Pearl Staggie from Shelley was …
Dog bite puts door-to-door mail delivery in jeopardy
SHELLEY:  After biting the mail carrier three times, a loose dog in the 300 block of East Center Street puts seven homes in jeopardy of losing their door-to-door mail and package delivery service. "The policy of the Postal Service is to protect its carriers,' said Shelley Post Master Charles Parkhurst. …
Dale Killpack obituary
Nalders Funeral Home obituaries FIRTH – Dale Jay Killpack, 80, of Firth, died September 22, 2022, at his home from cancer. He was born August 9, 1942 in Idaho Falls, to Ellis Killpack and Hazel Elnora Peterson Killpack. When Dale was four years old the family moved from Osgood to …
Shelley City Council decides to keep large garages in its development ordinance
SHELLEY: In Shelley’s City Council meeting last Tuesday, the Council decided to keep the 24’ x 24’ garage ordinance in place. The Council also agreed with provisions in the Fox Creek development agreement. The Council discussed proposed changes to the title seven building code which, at present, will regulate the …
Maylee Murdock crowned Miss Russet
SHELLEY — Several hundred people packed into the Civic Auditorium to watch who would be crowned Miss Russet 2022-23 from the seven contestants vying for the title.  The night of pageantry, grace, and talent was punctuated by Rock'in the 80's music from the likes of Kenny Loggin's "Foot Lose" and …
Recreational district receives enough signatures to go on the ballot
SHELLEY:  Proponents for the proposed recreational district received word last week from the Bingham County Elections office that they had gathered enough signatures to ask voters if they would approve of the district's creation on the November ballot. Although it has been several years in the planning, the proposed recreational …
Stanley King Jones obituary
Stanley is survived by his wife Doriesa, children; Detrick of WA, Maryetta (James), Marina, Maylene, Tracey, and Casey
Merwyn M. Searle obituary
Merwyn Maurice Searle died on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 after 91 years of dedicated service to his family, church, friends and country.

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