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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Tuesday, July 19, 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.


Nina Jonas, Mayor of Ketchum, recently participated in the Sawtooth Vision 20/20 workshop, designed to create a 20-year plan for the Sawtooth National Recreation Area north of the community.


Ketchum Mayor Nina Jonas walked an average of 10,000 steps per day during the month of October 2015 and received $1,000 to spend toward school or park improvements. The money went toward a new playground, which is currently under construction, at the Hemingway School.


Ketchum Finance Director Sandy Cady, a City employee for 42 years, has been named grand marshal of the Wagon Days parade and celebration, which is held annually over Labor Day weekend.


Recently, the New Meadows Mayor and City Council presented a letter of commendation to Doug Buys, the City’s Public Works Supervisor for his excellent service.  Due to Doug’s dedication and attention to detail, the City of New Meadows received a “No Deficiencies” rating for the recent water inspection by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.  This is the second time this rating has been received under Doug’s supervision and the City Council recognizes the superior rating is a result of Doug’s commitment and perseverance to maintain the highest quality standards possible.


Former Pocatello firefighter, John Farnsworth, turned 98 on July 4. He is the oldest living firefighter and celebrated his birthday on the parade route in a fire truck with the Pocatello Fire Department.


Captain Terry Felsman is retiring from the Pocatello Police Department after 41½ years of police service. Felsman started with the Pocatello Police Department in 1974. One of his most notable achievements is his graduation from the 237th FBI National Academy in 2009. A celebration was held in  his honor on July 19.


The Sandpoint City Council recently approved the appointments of Nancy Dooley, John Hastings, Rebecca Holland, Cindy Peer, David Price-Williams, Karen Robinson and Katie Turner to the City’s Sustainability Committee. Councilmember Shannon Williamson will be the committee’s council liaison. If qualifications and a drive to succeed are any indicators, the Sandpoint Sustainability Committee is set to lead the community i9nto a healthier, more environmentally viable future.


Eric Estrada, famous for his many years as a motorcycle cop on the hit ‘80s TV series “CHiPs” was sworn in by Mayor Neils Thueson as a St. Anthony police reserve officer on Saturday, July 2. He spent the day in the park with police officers and their families and then at the high school where he had his picture taken with citizens of all ages. Estrada has spent the past decade working with various law enforcement departments in keeping kids safe online. After his induction, he told how important it is to teach children what not to do while on the web.


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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