‘Dunk it; mash it and dry it’

An employee shovels mashed potatoes onto a cylindrical drum that steams and extrudes the potatoes into a paper thin flake at the Idahoan Foods Idaho Falls factory on Friday. Idahoan has invested roughly $30 million into the facility in the last 12-18 months and doubled its production. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Before being hired by the company in 1998, Idahoan Foods President and CEO Drew Facer signed a confidentiality agreement barring him from spilling company secrets “forever and for eternity.”

Helping make it a Merry Christmas

Lauralie Seedall and daughter Kaylie Seedall unload gifts outside of Ucon Elementary School on Friday. Seedall and fellow Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ward members sponsor low-income Ucon families each year. Kevin Trevellyan / ktrevellyan@postregister.com

Ucon Elementary School Principal Dan Page’s office was so full of gifts Thursday he could barely enter it.



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