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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Monday, February 1, 2016  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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Check out noteworthy things being done and honors received by people in Idaho cities around the state.


An open house was held for Aberdeen Mayor Morgan Anderson on January 12. Anderson retired that day, after serving the City for 46 years—first as a City Councilmember for 26 years and then as Mayor for 20 years. Anderson said, “I will not miss the position or having to go to work every day, but I will miss the people.”


Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis visited Stalker Elementary and spoke with second graders about city government; how it works; and how it differs from federal, state, and county government.


The Orofino City Council appointed Isaac Hull to the Urban Forest of Orofino Committee.


The St. Maries City Council appointed Jackie Sherwood to the St. Maries Library Board.


Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter appointed two new members to the Idaho Travel Council (ITC)—Mike Fitzpatrick of Sun Valley and Twin Falls Mayor Shawn Barigar—and two new members to the Idaho Economic Advisory Council (EAC)—Burley Councilmember John Craner and Mick Wiskerchen of Boise.




Vonnie Harkins, a councilmember for the City of Homedale, passed away due to cancer at her home on January 21, at the age of 88. She moved to Homedale in 1979 and was very active in the community. She served as an Emergency Room Unit Clerk at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell for 18 years, was a member of the Homedale Ambulance Service for 15 years, served as Owyhee County Deputy Coroner for several years, was a care giver for Assisting Hands Home Care for two years, and served as a Homedale City Councilmember since 2014. She will be missed.



If someone in your community has done something noteworthy or received an honor that you feel should be highlighted in the People section of the newsletter, send the information to GayDawn by e-mail or fax 344-8677.

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