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A City in Southern Idaho is Ranked the Rudest in the State

First, how do you measure rudeness? With a yardstick? I believe most of these online rankings are just eye candy. You click on to see if your hometown made the list, and then you also see the advertising. The ultimate point. The site then receives numerous views and the advertiser issues a check.
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Stakeholders break ground on research dairy in Rupert

University of Idaho (U of I) and its partners broke ground June 30 on what will be the nation’s largest and most advanced research dairy. The $22.5 million research dairy is intended to help provide answers to help dairy producers and crop farmers operate sustainably for decades to come. The project is part of the broader ...
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Cozette Ruth Patterson

Cozette Ruth was born December 21, 1967, in Fresno, California, to Clayton Dennis and Rita Florienda Hoffstadt Mooney. Named after a dearly-loved friend of her parents and her Grandma Ruth, Cozette was the seventh child born to her family; a family that consisted of one older sister and five older brothers. She was happily welcomed by all of them.
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Behind the Business: Christensen Machine Inc.

RUPERT, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Founded in Rupert in 1980, Christensen Machine started as a small shop for farming equipment. “My brother and I, we decided to enter into the business with our father, and that an opportunity to expand,” said owner Mike Christensen. And with that, the location...
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OSHA fines Heyburn potato processing company after fatal accident

HEYBURN — The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a local potato processing business after an investigation into a fatal accident at the plant on Jan. 26. According to the inspection detail report, which remains open, Royce Jensen, 62, died after falling from a...
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Smyer, DeLores Jean

DECLO—DeLores Jean Kowitz Smyer, an 87-year-old longtime resident of Declo, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022, at her home with her husband, Norman, by her side. DeLores born December 16, 1934, in her parents’ home near Burley, Idaho. She was the eldest of five children born to Fredrick Otto Kowitz and Emma Gerlach Kowitz. In 1944, her family moved to a small farm north of Declo. She completed her education in Declo and graduated Salutatorian of the class of 1953.
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Timothy John Erickson

Timothy John Erickson was born Aug. 2, 1949, to Thora Mae and John Sidney Erickson in Burley, Idaho. Tim lived in both Idaho and Montana. Following his father’s premature death, he was raised by his mother and Fent Clark of Libby. Tim graduated from Oakley High School in Oakley,...
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DeLores Jean Smyer

DeLores Jean Kowitz Smyer, an 87-year-old longtime resident of Declo, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022, at her home with her husband, Norman, by her side. DeLores was born December 16, 1934, in her parents’ home near Burley, Idaho. She was the eldest of five children born to Fredrick Otto Kowitz and Emma Gerlach Kowitz. In 1944, her family moved to a small farm north of Declo. She completed her education in Declo and graduated Salutatorian of the class of 1953.
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Idahoans flock to Rupert for annual Fourth of July parade

RUPERT, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Rupert’s annual Fourth of July parade had it all, from classic cars to cheerleaders and fire trucks. “It’s just great to see the whole community come out and support the activities of the Fourth of July,” said Dan Gammon, with the Kiwanis Club.
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UPDATE: Fireworks in Burley Are Back On

UPDATE: Thanks to the amazing community and local businesses, the fireworks are back on for Monday July 4th in Burley. The City of Burley has announced that they are unable to have a firework display this year. It is incredibly unfortunate news. The city stated that they tried to make it happen, it just wasn't in the cards this year.
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Construction Begins on Nation’s Larges Research Dairy Near Rupert

RUPERT, Idaho (KLIX)-Construction of the largest research dairy in the United States got underway with a groundbreaking on Thursday near Rupert. According to the University of Idaho, the $22.5 million Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (Idaho CAFE) will operate as a full size dairy with around 2,000 cows on 640 acres. The Idaho CAFE will operate between three counties with the dairy in Minidoka County, an education and outreach center in Jerome County, and collaborative food science programs with the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls County. "Idaho CAFE will conduct research and deliver education to support a sustainable future for Idaho’s dairies, livestock operations, crop production and food processing industries. The center will link research, education and outreach in a public-private partnership to support the state of Idaho, generate jobs and support economic progress," according to the U of I in a statement released in May. The Idaho CAFE has received support from a number of sources including the food manufacturer Chobani which committed $1 million earlier this year to help with construction of the facility. Construction of the first phase of the dairy is expected to be complete in 2023.
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