Irrigation manager leaves legacy of problem solving

Madison-Fremont Irrigation District Manager Dale Swensen finishes up the last few days on the job after a busy, successful career in water management. His retirement open house will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22 at the district office in St. Anthony. Joyce Edlefsen / for the Post Register

ST. ANTHONY Dale Swensen will retire at the end of the month after 40 years of guiding the Fremont-Madison Irrigation District out of pencil and ledger times into the modern water-using era and participating in many landmark events in water history. 

Rigby senior’s project teaches ‘The Price of Freedom’

Cody High performs a song during a rehearsal for the “Price of Freedom” at Rigby High School on Thursday. The musical and spoken word performance will be presented for free on Monday at 6 pm. John Roark/

RIGBY The screen looming behind the stage shows black-and-white footage of sailors at Pearl Harbor, seemingly enjoying themselves without a care in the world. Then the planes start to approach.

Pros and cons of a runoff election

Scott Seely prepares to vote early in the Idaho Falls mayoral runoff election at the Bonneville County Elections Office on Wednesday. Idaho Falls’ 2013 runoffs cost $29,000, city clerk Kathy Hampton said. Money goes toward ballot printing, legal notice ads and poll worker wages. John Roark /

Tuesday’s vote puts Idaho Falls’ first mayoral runoff election in the books.



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