May 2019 Caldwell Perspective

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Edition 53 l MAY 2019


Big Changes For Penny Wise Drug Store Building

It was like saying goodbye to a an old friend. Although closed for many years, Penny Wise Drug Store on the corner of Kimball and Cleveland evokes fond memories in most adults in the Caldwell area. At one time, the only drug store in town, not housed inside a physician’s office, Penny Wise met the needs of a diverse community. During simpler times, when Sephora and Ulta didn’t exist, the cosmetic counter in the northwest corner of the store was the go-to place for every girl and woman to purchase the newest products. As a teenager, I purchased my first mascara and lip gloss over that counter. Later, the pharmacists there helped me, as I struggled with hyperemesis, recommend to my doctor a medication they thought might help me. My mother and several friends worked at Penny Wise, and every staff person was kind and helpful, although I think Mrs. Applegate would have appreciated less deliberation and more buying when I would come and have her show me fifteen different iterations of the same product.

Penny Wise was open for 60 years in Caldwell. Prior to being home to Penny Wise, the building was originally Joe Albertson’s 3rd store. Caldwell has been blessed by continued presence of Albertsons since that time, first up the street at 5th and Cleveland and later, a second location, at 2500 Blaine Street. As much as longtime customers have missed Penny Wise Drug, I think the staff has been missed the most. Vonna, Dick, Bill, Georgia, Candy, and I could go on, were all eager to serve and provide you with a new watch battery, perfect gift item, ammunition, a new fishing pole, or the newest Love’s Baby Fresh spray eau de toilette. Many, many memories of many, many Caldwell residents over six decades were tied to that store. My parents shopped there, my grandparents shopped there (and relied on the pharmacists as much as they relied on their doctors). It was an institution and an icon to many. In April, Caldwellites were given the opportunity to say goodbye to Penny Wise and the building that

was home to her. After shuttered as Penny Wise, the College of Idaho took possession of the building. It sat vacant as the College worked to find the right buyer and purpose for one of the pre-eminent downtown corners. As visitors gathered to say their goodbyes and hear of the plans for the corner, the musty, stale smell of a building shut to outside air and light for years, burned the nose. Empty of everything but bare walls, sadness at the loss of the iconic building was soon replaced by excitement at a new plan and a new purpose for this corner of our world and what it will mean to many. The building will be razed and the basement will be filled in. Terry Reilly Health Services purchased the building and plans, to begin this month, include building a 60,000 square foot, four story building, to house health service offices on the ground floor. The facility will provide medical, dental, and behavioral health services, house exam rooms, Xrays, and counseling offices. All services will be provided on a sliding fee

scale commensurate with income and ability to pay. Above the medical offices will be three stories of primarily affordable senior living apartments. It is planned that 50 apartments will be constructed. “Cleveland Square” as the facility has been dubbed, will be an important piece in the ongoing revitalization of the downtown core area. Bringing residential living downtown is important in creating a vital and successful village concept city. In addition, there is a dire shortage of affordable housing and Cleveland Square will help alleviate that, at least in part. Terry Reilly came to

by Tammy Dittenber, Editor Caldwell in 2006 as a small clinic on Arlington near WVMC. In 2017 the clinic reportedly served 3600 patients, 49 percent of whom were uninsured. The new clinic will provide an increased opportunity for Caldwell residents to access affordable health care. The residential portion of the facility is being funded through Idaho Housing and Finance’s Affordable Housing Tax Credit Award program. As we say goodbye to Penny Wise and all she meant to the lives of so many, we welcome this new facility and all it will mean to our downtown and our residents.


Chamber activity and participation has the positive effect of business retention and expansion, quality of life, economic development and may other elements. If you are interested in getting involved in the Caldwell Chamber or want to make a difference in your community, the Chamber offers several volunteer committees for you to take part. Working together in Caldwell, we can make a difference!

May 1: 12 PM Agri-Business, Indian Creek Steakhouse May 6: 12 PM Transportation Committee, Indian Creek Steakhouse May 7: 11:30 AM Ambassadors Meeting, Idaho Pizza, Nampa May 7: 1:30 PM Education, The College of Idaho-Cruzen Library May 7: 4:30 PM Ribbon Cutting: Sergeants Fitness, 110 S. 6th St. May 9: 4:30 PM Ribbon Cutting: Equestrian Center, 28371 El Paso Rd May 9: 4:30 PM Ribbon Cutting: Prime Sports Med, 701 Arthur St. May 10: 4 PM Ribbon Cutting: Metro by T-Mobile, 2922 Cleveland Blvd. May 14: 11:15 AM Noonbreak Luncheon, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall May 16: 12 PM Gov’t Affairs Committee, Acapulco Restaurant May 16: 4:30 PM Business After Hours, Mesh Software, 704 Blaine St. May 22: 8 AM Coffee Connect, Prestige Assisted Living/Autumn Winds May 22: 4:30 PM Ground Breaking, AAFV, 1508 Hope Ln. TBD: Travel & Tourism Committee Meeting Please plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak Luncheon, May 14 at 11:15 a.m., Simplot Dining Hall, C of I. Call the Chamber of Commerce to RSVP 208-459-7493!

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May 2 4-7 PM: Idaho Gives Day. May 3 12 PM: Caldwell Train Depot Interpretive center Open House, come see Caldwell’s rich history on display. Hosted by Jerry & Margaret Langan. 5 PM: Vintage to the Core Show and Market, O’Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St. 6-11 PM: Brave Hearts Night at Indian Creek Steakhouse, downtwon Caldwell. May 4 12-6:30 PM: Jazz Showcase, Indian Creek Plaza, downtown Caldwell. May 5

9 AM: Caldwell Lions Club 24th Annual Cinco De Mayo Golf Tournament, River Bend Golf Course, Wilder. 12 PM: Idaho Veterans Garden Spring Fling BBQ, 305 W. Belmont. Free. 12-6 PM: Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Indian Creek Plaza, downtown Caldwell. May 6 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, Caldwell Police Department Community Room, 110 2. 5th Ave. May 7

4:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Sergeant’s Fitness, 110 S. 6th St. 6 PM: 2019 Budget Vision Workshop, Street Department Conference Room.

May 7 (continued) 6-9 PM: Online Upland Game Bird Class, for more information or learn how to enroll call 208-351-3407. 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208-947-0863 or visit www. May 8 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club: 6 PM-Meeting, Mr. V’s, Ray (208) 697-1357. 6:30 PM: Caldwell Historic Preservation Commission, Caldwell Library. May 9 3:30-5:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Equestrian Center grand opening, 28371 El Pasco Rd., Caldwell. 4:30-6:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Prime Sports Med, 701 Arthur St. 7 PM: SIBA presents “Birding Ghana: The Spectacular and the Difficult,” at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). Public Invited. May 10 NATIONAL MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY VALLIVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT: Early Release. 2-6 PM: Small Business Week Celebration, Indian Creek Plazay Downtown Caldwell. 4-6 PM: Ribbon Cuttting, Metro by T-Mobile. May 11 9 AM-5 PM: Mad Hatter’s Mothers Day, O’Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St. 11 AM-5 PM: Mother’s Day Vintage Market, Indian Creek Plaza, downtown Caldwell.

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May 13 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run. 7 PM: Urban Renewal Agency Meeting, Caldwell Police Department Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. May 14 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Luncheon, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall. RSVP to the Chamber of Commerce, 208-459-7493. 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208-947-0863 or visit www. 7 PM: Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting, Caldwell Police Department Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. May 15

May 16 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours, Mesh Software LLC, 704 Blaine St. 6-9 PM: Online Owl Watching, for more information or learn how to enroll call 208-3513407. 7 PM: Pathways and Bike Routes Committee Meeting, Hubler Airport Terminal Room 113, 4814 E. Linden St. May 17 COLLEGE SIGNING DAY, let us know if you are celebrating by contacting Kailin Brookshire at 208-455-6860. May 18 10 AM-3 PM: Hello Dollie Doll Show & Sale, Faith Lutheran Church, 2915 S. Montana Ave.

10 AM: Kickstands up for the 3rd Annual Let Freedom Ring Ride, Birds of Prey Motorsports. 11 AM-3 PM: Canyon County STEM Day, Free family event with activities, Indian Creek Plaza, Downtown Caldwell. 12-3 PM: 3rd Annual Let Freedom Ring Breakfast, Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall, 1101 Cleveland Blvd. FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! 5 PM: Beet City Bombers Roller Derby, O’Connor Field House. 5 PM: Deke Marmon Scholarship Spaghetti Feed, Elks Lodge 1015 N. Kimball Ave. For raffle tickets, dinner tickets or to make a donation call Tracy 208-284-0955 or Susan 208-455-3011. May 20 11 AM: Canyon Springs High School Graduation. 3:30 PM: Caldwell High School Graduation. 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, Caldwell Police Department Community Room, 110 2. 5th Ave. May 21 VALLIVUE HIGH SCHOOLGraduation! 4-9 PM: Tuesdays on the Creek, enjoy an evening of music by Maddie Zham and visit the farmers Market on Indian Creek Plaza, downtown Caldwell. 6 PM: 2019 Budget Workshops, Street Department Conference Room 1311 N. 3rd. Ave., Caldwell.

May 21 (continued) 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208-947-0863 or visit www. May 22 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect, Prestige Assisted Living/ Autumn Winds, 200 Beech St. 9-10 AM: Tai Chi/Qi Gong on Indian Creek Plaza, downtown Caldwell. 10 AM-12 PM: Ground Breaking, Advocates Against Family Violence, 1508 Hope Ln. 6:30 PM: Caldwell Historic Preservation Commission, Caldwell Library. May 24 CALDWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Last Day of School! VALLIVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT: Last Day of School! ALL DAY: Idaho High School Rodeo District 2, CNR Rodeo Grounds. 2019 GREAT NORTHWEST T E R R I T O R I A L CHAMPIONSHIP, for more information go to www. May 25

ALL DAY: Idaho High School Rodeo District 2, CNR Rodeo Grounds. May 26 ALL DAY: Idaho High School Rodeo District 2, CNR Rodeo Grounds. May 27

May 27 (continued) ALL DAY: Idaho High School Rodeo District 2, CNR Rodeo Grounds. 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run. May 28 12 PM: Design Review Commission, Caldwell Police Department Community Room. 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208-947-0863 or visit www. May 29 9-10 AM: Tai Chi/Qi Gong on Indian Creek Plaza, downtown Caldwell. May 30 6-9 PM: Online Backyard Bird Watching Class, for more information or learn how to enroll call 208-351-3407. May 31 5-9 PM: Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, CNR Rodeo Grounds. June 1 9 AM-3 PM: Nathan’s Greenleaf Café presents the Annual Classic Car and Vintage Tractor Show, fun event for the whole family in Greenleaf. Caldwell Senior Center 1009 Everett Street Monday Closed 5/29 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit & Fall Class 1 PM: Line Dancing 7 PM:: Square Dancing Tuesday 9 AM: Art Group (ex. 5/14) 1 PM: Pinochle 4:30 PM: BINGO Wednesday 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Thursday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit & Fall Friday 1 PM: BINGO 6 PM: Dance

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Canyon County Drug Free Coalition Poster Contest

Recently the Canyon County Drug Free Coalition (2CDFC) sponsored a poster competition asking students to develop a marketing poster. Mr. Steven Michaelson, a teacher at Sky View High

School and his Fundamentals of Multi Media Class took on the challenge. Students were asked to be creative and answer questions such as “What does drug free mean to me” and, “How do we

Look Who’s 90! A big happy 90th Birthday to Mavis Hoyt. In 1939, with her mama and daddy and 10 children they drove from Kansas to Caldwell in an old flatbed farm truck. After a week of travel they made it to Caldwell to her daddy’s sisters place on Albany and she went school at Van Buren Her parents got local jobs and they lived at the camp for a while, when the kids were out of school they worked to help the family out. The family after a few years homesteaded out between New Plymouth and Fruitland, the older kids had got married and stayed in Caldwell by then. She graduated 8th grade from

Fruitland then helped on the homestead doing chores.She came back to Caldwell and lived with her older sisters and worked in the fields for a few years, after that she got a job at Simplots sorting potatoes to start, then eventually moved to the line packing cans in boxes to ship to the servicemen, she had several different duties at Simplots while she was there. She was working at a Fly Tie company over on Paynter when she met the love of her life, he worked up the road and would come by on her breaks to flirt with her. They eloped and moved in together. She quit working and became a

reach the community?” They were also asked to use their imaginations to come up with some fun hashtags that represented the 2C-DFC for creative points. Thirteen entries were submitted and the 2C-DFC selected the top three based on a vote of the 2C-DFC committee. First place went to Alexandra Belmonte who received a Pizza/Bowling Party to Smoky Mountain Pizza and Caldwell Bowl. Second place went to Hunter Palermo who received Gift Cards worth $30 to Subway. Third place went to Hailee Graham who received Movie Tickets to Edwards Movie Theater. All three winners were 10th graders. The Canyon County Drug Free Coalition was established

in October of 2017. Their mission is to empower youth and families of Canyon County to reach their full potential through substance abuse prevention education and to create a safer community. The 2C-DFC’s vision states that “We Envision A Family-Friendly Community That is Safe and Drug-Free.” The Canyon County Drug Free Coalition is always looking for volunteers to join them.

They meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Caldwell Public Library from 4-5, all meetings are open to the public. You can help by liking them on Facebook at www. or you can email them at if you would like to help or need more information. The Coalition Chair can also be reached at (208-899-6364)

by Mavis Hoyt’s Granddaughter house wife, her husbands career took them to Arizona for a few years before coming back to the area, they lived in Boise when their daughter graduated High School, When their daughter got married they came back to where their hearts met and was...Caldwell. They bought a little cinderblock house on the northside of the interstate, and she has been there ever since. She is just the most amazing loving woman, simply the best.... The nieces and nephews all say she is their favorite. We all just love her so much-- HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!

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planted in memory of others who have served and others are for returned veterans and their families. Here at the Garden, they plant, grow and harvest the fruits of their labor. He says there is a healing element through working in the dirt and that this project has had a very powerful healing effect on him personally and he wants to share that with others like himself. The garden has continued to grow since its inception due to Dan’s efforts and the efforts of other fellow veterans like himself,

who work beside him to continue with its upkeep. They do this with love and dedication. The Garden continues to expand and serves a very special need for our veterans and their loved ones. Dan invites all to come to the Idaho Veterans’ Garden (305 W. Belmont, Caldwell) for a Spring Fling BBQ on May 5th at noon to experience the Garden and to see all the new developments. Congratulations Dan Pugmire and we thank him for his service!

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Dan Pugmire, an Air Force veteran, is one of Fox9now’s Jefferson Award winners. This is a very esteemed community service award recognizing persons for going “above and beyond” for their communities and their fellow man. Jefferson Award winners are “ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expecting recognition.” Dan was recognized for his service and work at our Idaho Veterans Garden in Caldwell. He is the “Project Manager” and “Chairman of the Gar-

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Military Spotlight: The Bronze Star The U.S. Bronze Star medal was created in 1944 in response to the issuance of the Air Medal. The Army infantry was not happy that airmen were being awarded a medal for morale when it was the infantry rifleman that suffered the greater losses and endured the most hardships. Colonel Russell Reeder came up with the answer to the Air Medal and that was the Bronze Star. His original proposed name for the Bronze Star was the Ground Medal.

The Bronze Star is the fourth highest award. It is to be awarded to any person while serving in or with one of our armed forces branches who distinguishes his or her self while engaged with an enemy of the United States, or engaged in military operations of an opposing foreign force involving conflict, or serving with friendly forces engaged in armed conflict where the US is not the aggressive party. There have been a couple of civilians who have been awarded the Bronze Star such as War Correspondents Joe Galloway (Vietnam) and Ernest Hemmingway (WW2). It is also to be noted that all WW2 veterans who had earned the Combat Infantry Badge or the Combat Medical Badge are awarded the Bronze Star Medal. The medal is also eligible for servicemen who participated in the Philippine Islands Campaign between 7 December 1941 to 10 May 1942. Performance of duty must have been on the island of Luzon or the Harbor Defenses in Corregidor and Bataan. Only Soldiers who were assigned or attached to units that were awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation (redesignated as the PUC)

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may be awarded this decoration. The Bronze Star can be awarded with a V device for heroism. The medal can also be awarded for single acts of meritorious service. There was some controversy in this as a number of medals were given to personnel not in combat areas. As a result, in 2001, Congress stopped awarding the medal to those not in a combat zone. There have been well over one million Bronze Stars awarded since its inception. There may be more as eligible WW2 veterans and their families submit their requests to NPRC St. Louis. If you need a medal or help submitting your claim, stop by D&J Enterprises. We’ll be glad to help.

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A Man Among Men-Deke Marmon

Deke Marmon 1990-2018 ..but his legacy lives on Tom Marmon is a larger than life man with a bellowing deep voice and a kind streak a mile wide. When he speaks of his youngest son, Deke Marmon, his voice softens and you can feel the sweet sense of who Deke was. Tom says everything Deke ever did was the right thing. He was involved in his community from a young age, was a leader and believed in giving back, served in Afghanistan with the US Army,

worked, bought a house and lived the American dream. He served in the Caldwell Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council as a leader and on the Advisory Executive Council. After training at Fort Benning, Georgia, he served in combat and was injured in an IED explosion. Susan Miller with Caldwell City Mayor’s office, who worked closely with Deke, said after he returned home, his headaches never stopped, and recovery, what there was of it, was arduous. The summer after Deke returned, he worked graveyard shift at the Centennial Job Corps in Nampa. Tom said Deke was the kind of young man to always be involved in paying forward, making right, and giving back. While his father was gone back east to attend a college football game, Deke returned home to Caldwell after basic training. He used his dad’s pickup truck to drive all over visiting friends and catching up. He returned to Georgia, and his dad returned to Caldwell to find a note thanking him for loaning his pickup, with receipts for the auto service and a full tank of gas. That was the man Deke was. When Deke re-

turned from combat and had healed from his wounds, his father began to notice that he was missing work, had lost his ability to focus on linear tasks, and eventually, that summer, began to lose his balance, to the point he was crawling around his house on his hands and knees. He had been to the VA several times, but he was 26, and strapping, and to the eye, healthy as a horse. But he wasn’t healthy. In October he was diagnosed with a baseball sized cancerous tumor in his brain. It was removed the first week in November and he went to the VA for physical therapy, chemotherapy and radiation for the months of December and January. Deke passed away a few months later from a recurring tumor Doctors determined was untreatable. He was 27. He fought valiantly and his family feels great gratitude for his life and his legacy. His legacy of service and good is something Deke worried about in his final months. He had no children, but cared deeply about the community of Caldwell and wanted to ensure he paid something forward. So, his father has worked with the Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity to start

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a scholarship in his name. Deke wanted to ensure the scholarship was based on community service and leadership, not academics. He wanted to make certain it went to build leaders and contributors. Susan Miller says Deke was “an old soul” and “he made us all better for knowing him”. Deke was one of the original MYAC that started the annual MYAC fundraiser as a spaghetti feed. The dinner has evolved into a successful fundraiser that nets over $25k each year to cover the costs for student trips to the annual Mayor’s conference and other leadership training on municipal topics. The first year they made just over $270. In Deke’s honor, a Spaghetti dinner will be held May 18th at 5:00pm at the Caldwell Elk’s

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Lodge, where Deke was a proud member. All proceeds will go toward his scholarship fund with CFEO. Chuck Randolph with CFEO will be a guest speaker. There will be raffles and door prizes and Seth Siple will perform (if you have not seen Seth cover Johnny Cash, you are seriously missing one of the best things going). If you cannot attend, please consider making a contribution to CFOE in Deke’s name, to help fund this scholarship in perpetuity. Please see the ad on this page for more info. I wish I had known Deke Marmon. I wish we all could have. The world needs more Dekes but even not knowing him, I know we are all better for his life here in Caldwell.

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With Caldwell’s large population growth, the library is meeting a need to connect the new areas of the city using a new mobile library service called The Mobile Makerspace. On April 18th, the Library unveiled the mobile Library to the public. “The Mobile Makerspace will enable us to reach every corner of the City to deliver programs and services to patrons” - Said Lacey Welt, Caldwell Library Director. The Makerspace will offer 3D printing, Virtual Real-

ity, laptops, tablets, and various electronics centered around STEAM education. A small, rotating collection of library books will be available for checkout. The Makerspace mobile Library will be out in the community this Summer. In conjunction with the announcement of the Makerspace, the Library also announced the elimination of Library late fees. This has been a growing trend among libraries in the area. The Eagle, Hailey, and Meridian li-

braries have also eliminated late fees. “Overdue fines act as a barrier to access” - Said Welt, “They can lead to account suspension and dissuade some individuals from borrowing at all.” Collecting overdue fines can be time-consuming, and reduce staff time that could be spent engaging in other forms of public service. Follow the Library FB page for updates on when the Mobile Makerspace Library is scheduled to visit your neighborhood.

A Donation Agreement between the City of Caldwell and Crookham Company was approved at the Caldwell City Council Meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019. The Crookham Company will gift $100,000 to the City of Caldwell for the expansion of Brother’s Park in honor of Mary Crookham. Mary served as the CFO at Crookham Company for 17 years, was heavily involved with various

community boards and committees and was an active supporter of youth sport activities prior to her passing in March 2018. The parcel, previously owned by the Rainey family, is located adjacent to and west of Brother’s Park. Brother’s Park at 4099 South Indiana Avenue was developed in 2001 as a sports complex to include eleven (11) soccer fields, walking

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Caldwell-A Little About Her Roots

Did you know the City of Caldwell was named after a man who visited, but never lived here. Alexander Caldwell was the president of Idaho Land and Improvement Company, and had worked developing railroads in Kansas before the businessman, politician, and banker moved on to development in the West. I wonder what Alexander would say, if he could see what Caldwell has and is continuing to become. Hundreds of acres of public parks, the uncovering of Indian Creek, now a clean waterway showpiece for the town, the restored historic Caldwell Train Depot with its rich history and interpretive center, the College of Idaho as it sports new decorative arches and defining fenc-

ing and streetscape, all beautiful Caldwell, his namesake. I wonder if Alexander Caldwell knew the movers and shakers of the day: William Judson Boone, founder of the College of Idaho; the Sebree family, builders of the Saratoga Hotel, Lake Lowell Pavilion, and the Caldwell Interurban electric streetcar; and the Bales family, lumber brokers and builders with ties to early Idaho Pioneers. They built what he named, and a fine job they did. There are still signs of their hard work and innovation, including the Top Hat in front of C of I, which was once an Interurban Streetcar stop. Caldwell was formed in 1883, just before the Oregon Shortline Railroad was built. It is hard to imagine Caldwell without the

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railroad and suffice it to say, it may not exist if the railroad had not been slated to head through what is now our downtown. It was founded by Robert and Carrie-Adell Strahorn as developers for Idaho Land and Improvement Company and the OSR. The Strahorn name can still be seen on subdivision plats in the older parts of Caldwell. Many settlers built cabins and started enterprises in Caldwell. Charles Black built a cabin, prior to 1865, near 5th and Chicago Streets. Jacob Ham operated a blacksmith shop near 1st and Simplot Boulevard. The first store was operated out of a tent, by Montie and Della Gwinn. Theo Danielson built the first general store and he served as the postmaster for several years.

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The City of Caldwell became the county seat of Canyon County in 1891. The College of Idaho offered its first college classes in 1906. Water was turned into Deer Flat Reservoir in 1909, and Simplot built its first plant in 1941.

Caldwell has a rich and vibrant history, and as we move forward, it’s always fun to look back at times past, where we came from, why we are where and what we are, and how we can honor our history in developing our future. Caldwell, home sweet home!

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sold at shows and sometimes just painted over. The mission of PAPI and its members is to encourage and promote plein air painting as a unique form of artistic expression. Through the fellowship of professional and amateur artists alike, members are encouraged to share ideas, enthusiasm and experiences with each other and with all those who appreciate great art. Mike Sessions is the owner of Sessions Fine Art in Caldwell. If you are interested in learning more or learning how to become involved in the Plein Air Painters of Idaho visit .

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Lower Parking Area at Jubilee Park Will Be Permanently Closed One of the more popular parking and unloading zones at Jubilee Park, commonly known as the Motorcycle Park, will soon be closed to make way for the future expansion of Pickles Butte Sanitary Landfill. Landfill staff has already started installing a new fence around the southernmost parking lot at Jubilee Park and expect to have it completed in the next several days. Once the fence is installed, the southernmost parking area will no longer be accessible by vehicle. That means those wishing to access the trail system at Jubilee Park for motorbike, ATV/UTV, and horseback riding will need to

park and unload at the designated parking lot on the corner of Deer Flat Rd. and Perch Rd. “We’ve had an expansion plan in place for a long time and now we’re starting to put that plan into action,” said David Loper, Director of Pickles Butte Sanitary Landfill. “This initial phase will involve a lot of heavy equipment working in the area near Jubilee Park. So in the interest of public safety, we decided it was best to close it off to vehicles.” Notices have also been posted along the entrance to Jubilee Park to inform citizens of the upcoming changes.

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Mark your calendars! May 21 is election day and you will be called upon to vote on one or more bond levies depending on your location in and around the valley! Locally, Canyon County is floating a Jail Bond, to build a new jail in the county. Their current plan includes a 1044 bed facility to be sited on county land on Pond Lane off state hwy 20/26 west of the Interstate. The $262 million dollar cost includes accrued interest of approximately $75 million dollars and $187 million in general obligation funds. If it passes, it would mean for every $100,000 in taxable value, property owners would pay an additional $94 and change per year. The bond requires a two thirds or super-majority to pass. The bond monies are one time money and do not cover staffing costs or other ongoing operations costs associated with the new facility.

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Caldwell Fire Department Update

April 1, A-Shift and B-Shift Members were honored with Unit Citations for life saved in the life saved duty tragic events. (A-Shift Pictured)

Over the last 61 years, my healthcare consumerism has consisted of birthing three babies, a rare trip to the ER for stitches or a broken bone, a gall bladder removal, an emergency appendectomy, and routine healthcare checkups. All told, the needs were relatively minor and very infrequent. This last year, that changed, and I think it’s important to share my experience with our hometown West Valley Medical Center Hospital, and staff. After two years of chronic pain, manifesting in a way that made diagnosis difficult to impossible, staff at West Valley Medical were finally able to detect a large staghorn calculi inside my renal cavity. I was referred to Dr. Donald Stritzke at Caldwell Urology Clinic and he thought the stone should come out. My entire experience with West Valley Medical was amazing. From the staff of the Cath Lab, who took such very good care of me, to the floor nurse who made absolutely sure to stay in front of my pain, to calls after I had returned home to ensure everything was progressing optimally, I could not have asked for a more positive experience, all things considered. I’ve since learned some things about West Valley that I did not know, that I think are worth sharing. Keeping our money in our community has always been a priority for my husband and me. West Valley Medical Center (WVMC) employees are our friends and our neighbors, and the hospital supports scores of worthy causes in our community, so I want to talk about the things WVMC offers up that you might not be aware of.

April 19th, B-Shift partnered with the Caldwell School District and Special Olympics by sharing with the attending the tools used on the engines. (B-Shift Pictured)

March 11 our Caldwell Fire LLS Seattle Stair Climb team raised over $8200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

by The Caldwell Fire Department

Camping season is coming! It’s hard to imagine a camping trip without toasted marshmallows and ghost stories around a campfire. Without proper safety etiquette, however, your campfire could turn your lovely trip into a wildfire disaster. Sometimes, it isn’t safe to have a campfire. If the surroundings are very dry and fire danger is high, campfires are often banned. Respect these bans - they are for your safety. Check the Idaho Fire Info website for campfire restrictions.

WVMC - A State of the Art Community Partner

First, West Valley Medical Center is a top notch community partner. They collaborate with Caldwell Night Rodeo for the Power of Pink Program, City of Caldwell in providing Winter Wonderland, The College of Idaho athletic program, Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity, Canyon County Meals on Wheels, American Red Cross blood drives, City of Caldwell Indian Creek Festival, Caldwell Kiwanis, Canyon County Relay for Life, Rotary Foundation, Caldwell Fine Arts Series, Caldwell Family YMCA, American Heart Association: Treasure Valley Heart Walk, United Way of Treasure Valley, Destination Caldwell, Caldwell Economic Development Council, Salvation Army, Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, Advocates Against Family Violence, Compassion Caldwell, and 3rd District Guardian ad Litem Program. There is rarely an event of any size that provides healthy activities, funds or education for families or children, that WVMC isn’t involved in sponsoring at some level. These efforts are part of WVMC contributing to and environment of giving as a top priority in our community. In 2017, West Valley donated more than $100,000 to local charities and community organizations. West Valley receives over 30,000 visits to its ER each year. More than 500 babies are delivered each year. The 13 bed ICU provides the opportunity for patients to receive high quality intensive care, without being transported out of town. West Valley has been

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named among the top 100 hospitals nationwide, received accolades and recognition for hospital safety, great places to work, excellence in treating a variety of issues from gallbladder surgery to gastrointestinal care, and is a leader in hospital safety. The hospital performs over 7000 surgeries annually, admits over 4000 for inpatient services, employs over 800 staff and volunteers, and over 200 medical service providers. That’s a lot of residents receiving care of every conceivable type, in our own town, at our own hospital. Here are some new developments at West Valley that you may not be aware of. A $13 million dollar capital investment expansion and renovation resulted in an expanded surgical department by roughly 3000 square feet, adding two video-integrated operative suites, adding advanced high filtration ventilation systems to all operating rooms, addition of a pre-op Day Surgery Unit and recovery room, a new staff lounge, and larger family waiting areas. West Valley now also offers a state of the art computer navigation system for orthopedic surgery that helps increase surgical accuracy during implant positioning via pre-op

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CT or MRI scans. The da Vinci System translates the surgeon’s movements into smaller more precise movements for a variety of surgical procedures. Expanded Cardiovascular services are also now available

at West Valley Medical Center. Since late 2014 an expanded cardiac catheterization space has been added, and there are now three cardiac suites available including: Continued on page 8

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by Leora Summers

Photo: L to R: “A Snapshot in Time,” Leora Zanks with daughter Leora Summers and Madeline Buckendorf with her mother, Mary Anne Kelley around 1973.

This flashback reminds me how quickly time flies. Our lives are but “a breath in the wind.” If you have a mother who cared for you, loved you and took care of you the best

way she knew how, love her as long as you have her. Show her you care. Call her. Talk to her. Remember her! Give her a Happy Mother’s Day. Time flies!

Mother’s Day is May 12th

May 2019

24 Hours in Caldwell: The History Buff

by Sarah Gross, Destination Caldwell

Caldwell is a historical hotspot! Plan a full day to take a deep-dive into our history. If you have children or grandchildren, split up this itinerary over a few days, visiting museums or taking a walking tour is also a great summer time activity! 9 a.m.: Head to the Flying M for your morning cup of joe and a fresh-made pastry. Find a comfy chair and read the paper or enjoy your treats outside on the Plaza. 10 a.m.: You’re close by already, so walk over the Caldwell Train Depot located at 7th and Main in the heart of Downtown. Originally built in 1906 to serve local customers, this Union Pacific Depot played an important part in the development of downtown and has been fully restored. 10:30 a.m.: Enjoy a 1.25 mile self-guided tour through historical Caldwell, stopping at 15 notable structures. From residences to churches, these buildings tell the story of Caldwell. Print off your

free brochure at https://bit. ly/2DE43wq 12:30 p.m.: Head over to the College of Idaho, the state’s oldest private liberal arts college, for lunch at Café Bon Appetit. The café, and it’s corresponding catering company, are run and staffed by students and their food is fresh, sustainable and local. As their name says, bon appetit! 1:30 p.m.: After lunch walk around one or two of the College’s many museums. On weekdays, you’ve got your choice of the Rosenthal Gallery of Art or the Glen L. and Ruth Evans Gem and Mineral Collection. If it’s a Friday, head to the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History— it is the premier resource for environmental and natural history education in the region. 3:30 p.m.: Hop one town over to Nampa to check out the incredible Warhawk Air Museum, an organization that represents the American

experience of World War I, World War II, and the Cold War Era including the Korean War and Vietnam War. With a big focus on the war at home, and featuring real restored aircrafts, this is one spot any history buff must check off their list! 5:30 p.m.: Head back over to downtown Caldwell to the historic McLeod Building and have dinner at the Grit, a farm-to-fork restaurant that uses fresh local ingredients to create exciting dishes inspired by produce and traditions from the Caldwell community. 7:30 p.m.: It’s believed that some of first Pacific Northwest grape vines were planted in Idaho (1864 to be exact), and Caldwell sits right in the center of this (delicious) tradition. Head over to The Orchard House in the Sunnyslope Region of town for some homemade dessert and a glass or two of award-winning wines made right outside the door.

Spring Cleaning Your Refrigerator and Freezer

by Jackie a, FCS Extension Educator-University of Idaho Extension

Warmer weather is here, and flowers are beginning to bloom. This means that spring is well on its way, and with the arrival of spring, comes annual spring cleaning. Many may not know that cleaning the freezer and refrigerator should also be included on your spring-cleaning checklist. These staple kitchen appliances are often overlooked, which could lead to the development of unwanted bacteria and the potential for cross-contamination. Annual spring cleaning of your refrigerator and freezer is the perfect time for a good food safety check of the appliances. Since these appliances are used to preserve food, it is essential to make sure that they are preserving food well. The internal temperature of the freezer should be 0 degrees or less, and the internal temperature

of the refrigerator should be 40 degrees or less. Decluttering your refrigerator and freezer is next on the to-do list. If you have leftovers in the refrigerator, be sure they have been used within 3-5 days or throw them out. Check “bestif-used- by” dates on condiments and food packages. Throw out any foods that are expired. Make sure your refrigerator is not too packed full and allows for air circulation, as overpacked refrigerators are more difficult to maintain proper internal temperatures. Ice crystals that are forming on frozen foods are “freezer burnt,” meaning the quality of the food is likely diminished. They should be thrown out, along with any foods that have been kept in the freezer longer than their recommended freezer storage times. Go to food- for a chart reference on recommended refrigerator and freezer storage times. Finally, take note of any food spills or leaks, especially in the refrigerator, and clean with hot, soapy water. Make sure to rinse well. Cleaning your refrigerator and freezer with hot, soapy water is recommended regularly. Avoid using chemical cleaning products as they may impart a chemical taste into your stored foods or even damage the interior finish of the appliance. For more information on food safety, health, and nutrition, contact the Canyon County Extension Office at 208-459-6003 or

WVMC Continued from page 7 a Cardiac Cath diagnostic lab, and a Cardiac Electrophysiology lab with 3-D electrophysiology mapping, atrial fibrillation and hybrid ablation, Cardioversion, and Intravascular ultrasound, as well as a dozen or more other state of the art Cardiac services meant to better serve patients. West Valley Medical is the ONLY hospital in the Treasure Valley accredited in the treatment

of chest pain, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure, by ACC Accreditation Services. As of 2017, WVMC added a brand new NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit, and in 2018 added 3d Mammograms. There is also a new $2 million MRI Suite at your service. So, when you consider how and where to spend your healthcare dollars, give West Valley Medical Center serious consideration. I know from ex-

perience this is not the hospital of my youth or young adulthood. The facilities have cutting edge technology, the staff is highly skilled and dedicated, and keeping your healthcare dollars local helps support dozens of important events and causes in our community. My own experience left me realizing there was a lot I didn’t know about West Valley Medical Center and I wanted to share it with all of you. Now you know!


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May 2019

Local Dirt Perspective

It has been a very wet spring which is good and bad because it makes it difficult to stay on schedule with your plans, that’s why doing what you can when you can in the fall is so beneficial. The good thing is there was no frost as all the fruit trees have lots of blooms and lots of bees buzzing about. And one more thing, the Shoshone Falls will be absolutely full and loud with the spring runoff. So go down to Twin Falls and enjoy. We have a lot of new construction in our neck of the valley and that may mean some are new to our area and from different climates. So the basics are we have weather that can be unpredictable but what tends to be consistent is the length of days through the summer and the hot dry and dusty conditions typical of a farming community. So irrigation is critical to healthy plant life but it has to be done right so you’re not wasting by over watering or hurting by under watering. I see some yards set there timers for the summer heat and never change whether it’s raining outside in early spring or not the run times and frequency stays the same. If you live in subdivision that excess water runs down the street into storm grains in the subdivision causing all sorts of damage by flooding leading



Dave’s Big Back Yard

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to damage by cattail growth or rutting by mowers but worse are the mosquitoes growth habitats by all the excess water. Your HOA dues are used to pay for those repairs, so learn to manage your timers and broken sprinklers to avoid the runoff. So here are some basic tips of sprinkler timers. Most are little computers with lots of options for water management. Spend a little time to know your timer system. Know how many valves and what type of sprinklers you have, know if they are sun or shade areas, know how many per zone and learn how to adjust and how much water comes out (gallons per minute) of each head. This basic knowledge will aid you in properly running each zone or station. On your timer you’ll find a dial usually telling you date and time, this is for automatic starting of the system. There’s a zone or station dial for run time per zone, a start time for what time of day you want the system to start, what days you want to water, and even a percentage so you set the run time for early summer at 100% but as it gets hotter you add 25% percent more so you don’t have to individually change each zone and less when it’s cooler. I prefer watering in the heat of the day because I’m thirsty and so are your plants. I hope that helps so now go out there and enjoy your garden and take some kids with you, pass it on. Until next time, Pat

“David, if you go out in the backyard put your shoes on.” A Mom’s maternal instinct warning her eldest son about the possibility of bee stings. Dandelions were prolific in the 50’s and 60’s. Walking around in any middle-class neighborhood without proper footwear could lead to edema in one or both feet. Back then dandelions weren’t seen as the scourge of the earth as they are today. Coincidently, broadleaf herbicides were not used to the extent they are now. Lots of dandelions means lots of pollen for honey bees and many other pollinators. Over the decades dandelions and many other broadleaf undesirables became the target of 2-4-D which went to market in the 1940’s. In 1972 the insecticide DDT was banned in the United States. Although DDT became wildly used in the 40’s and 50’s, from adolescence memories it had little effect on winged pollinators. Roundup was introduced in 1974. It’s active ingredient glyphosate was a game changer. Soon landowners were spraying all their boarders with roundup which was the end of milkweed , dandelions and wild sweet clover. Capitalism: is there anything that can take its place? Sure despair, sorrow and broken dreams. Capitalism is just a monetary word for competition. In any competition there are winners and losers. Higher yields for growers,

by Dave McCormick

increased profits for Monsanto and Bayer all good. Losers: pollinators, ground nesting birds and pheasant hunters. I’m not picking on farmers. Both my grandparents were farmers salt of the earth. In the fall issue of Audubon magazine one article reads as critical habitat disappears, imperiled grass and birds have found an unlikely group of heroes, pheasant hunters. Pheasants Forever is an organization of sportsman that love hunting pheasants. In their efforts to maintain habitat that is critical for pheasant survival they have helped many other grassland species. such as birds, butterflies and other pollinators. In Redfield, South Dakota pheasants are so revered they have one on their water tower. (Also, the school mascot is a pheasant.) It’s estimated that a third of the world’s food supply is dependent on pollinators. Pheasant are the proverbial canary in the coal mine. If the Audubon Society and pheasant hunters can find common ground it is conceivable that habitat loss can be curtailed. So far Southern Idaho has not taken a leadership role in this direction.

Volunteers Help Celebrate Earth Day at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Over 100 volunteers completed service projects to improve the Lake Lowell Unit of Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, April 20th participating in this year’s Earth Day Work Day. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service appreciates the service of these volunteers, who collected 4 bags of litter to prevent wildlife injury and to improve the cleanliness of the refuge for visitors. Crews also removed noxious weeds including white bryony and poison hemlock from

over 8 acres of land. Noxious weeds often outcompete native plants that wildlife depend on for food and cover. Several other crews worked around the visitor center improving our trails, watering over 3500 native seedlings, planting native sagebrush across 24 acres of the Refuge, and cleaning up wildlife-friendly landscaping. After completing their hard work, volunteers enjoyed snacks provided by the Friends of Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge.

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On Thursday, May 9, 2019 Terry Rich will cover not only the birds, but the fascinating landscapes and people of Ghana. Ghana is a small country in western Africa that

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Tribute to Jeff Smith On October 26th, game 3 of the MLB World Series, the Dodgers and the Red Sox broke the record for the longest World Series game in both time and innings, going a staggering 18 innings and a length of seven hours and 20 minutes. 23 Days later, Jeff Smith after going a record number of extra innings was inducted into the Hall of Fame as he rounded 3rd base in the game of life and made it home. Jeff had been told 7 years prior that he had 9 months to live. Instead, he proved to be a major league player who would never give up and played hard to the end. Jeff grew up in Caldwell,

Idaho and played baseball growing up and in college. He went on to have a family and three children. He married his wife Brandi in 2006 and together they raised Isaiah, Riley and Anna. Jeff never lost his passion for baseball and was an integral part of the Caldwell Youth Baseball Association. He spent countless hours with his kids and ours teaching them the game. While Jeff contributed in leadership as a part of the board, he will best be remembered as the coach who gave sacrificially to the youth who learned the game under his devoted mentoring. Jeff was one of the many men and

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women who volunteer for CYBA but was exemplary and legendary to the youth he coached. Jeff not only knew the game and was good at it but had the ability to teach. His way of communicating and helping the kids gave them confidence, knowledge and strengthened their abilities. Many know baseball but can’t coach. Some want to coach but don’t know baseball. Jeff was remarkable in that he could play and was great at coaching. His words still ring in his players ears. “Go to work now!” Jeff was passionate about baseball and his commitment to the sport came with fervor at every practice and every game. At times it was loud cheering for the W. At other times it was a tough loss. It was always with spirit and with eagerness to keep going. That’s what he taught his

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players and that’s how he lived his life. In fact, Jeff was never a victim of his illness. Jeff didn’t die of cancer, he lived with cancer. Perhaps it is best said by his longtime friend of 35 years, John McGee. “No one ever asked if Jeff was giving his best effort. Jeff was as tenacious in approaching his cancer as he was on the ball field”. He not only coached it, he modeled it.

For the many young people that Jeff coached and gave his life to, he has been inducted into our hearts Hall of Fame. While Cooperstown might not know who he is, Caldwell certainly does, and the lives Jeff touched will never forget his contribution to their childhood and adulthood, as the principles, as well as character that he taught on the diamond are applied to life. Thank you, Jeff. We miss you.

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Rotary Steps Up for Hope’s Door

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“Many hands make light work!”

Good Job Rotarians! Completed baskets and food bags!

During our April 17th Caldwell Rotary meeting our club put together 10 Easter dinner bags stuffed with the “full meal deal” for moms at our Hope’s Door women’s shelter. Also put together were 5 Easter baskets for the children of these moms. Caldwell Rotary President -Elect, Aaron Buck put this project together after

noticing a plea put out by Kelli Jenkins who was organizing this Easter project through another entity. He then signed the club up to help. Kelli did our shopping and several members of the club stepped up to pay for all the goodies necessary to make this happen. Thanks to all who helped!


Caldwell Rotary Club Defends Title

by Leora Summers

For the second year in a row, Caldwell Rotary Club golf team defended its title and was once again awarded the “Second to Last Accomplishment Award” during the CFEO (Caldwell Foundation of Education Opportunity) golf tournament. We displayed just enough skill to beat one other team in the entire tournament. Next year, we will see if we can repeat this performance and defend and “own” this honor. In bowling, when you get three strikes in a row, it is called a “Turkey.” I wonder what it is called when you receive

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May 2019

L to R: Tom Church, Chuck McHugh, Andy McCluskey, Leora Summers, Sam Summers

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Gina and Milon Earn Paul Harris Fellow+ Awards

L to R: Gina Lujack and Milon McDaniel

Gina Lujack was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow +2 pin for reaching a $3,000 con-

tribution level to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Funds. Milon McDaniel was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow+1 pin for reaching a $2,000 contribution level to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Funds. Paul Harris founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905 and this Paul Harris Fellowship award was named in honor of him. Rotary International’s “The Rotary Foundation/Annual Funds”

increments of financial contributions to The Rotary Foundation. These international and local projects are made possible through Rotarians continued financial support. Local Rotary

Clubs receive matching funds through The Rotary Foundation for their local projects, so this benefits not only people of the outside world, but also our own community!

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Excavation of the Pain

The Thin Line

T. Dittenber

The digging deep can do us in Peeling the hurt Ripping the scab That never quite healed Seeing the moments of shimmer Like mica in a gravel heap Is the easy piece Walking over the sharp edges With tender bare feet to pluck The shine leaves bruises And blood Blood That stains and crusts and distracts from the emotional and spiritual excavation of the soul In between septic shovels wondering how this Can be worth it in the end Because failing is not an option But digging can do us in.

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Living in the demarcation between the flowering meadow and hyacinth blue sky Between the blaze orange sunrise and the gray line of clouds in the near imperceptible line lives are progressing and a randomness occurring that belies the narrow confine Vacillation into and out of the colored swatches is manic or depressing or excessive or risky The line is the moment of its own hue and air and space Love the line

The Loss Loss of one Loss of standing Loss of connections Loss of touch Loss of means Loss of place Loss of purpose Loss of direction Loss of focus Loss of faith

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May 2019

2019 Caldwell Prayer Walk

It was a nice warm sunny afternoon on Saturday, April 13, 2019 for the annual prayer walk in Caldwell. Ap-

proximately 100 people came to pray for our wonderful city. We prayed at six different locations as we walked

around downtown. Prayers were sent up for God’s righteousness to be in Caldwell. We prayed for the mayor, city

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council, policemen, firemen, paramedics and the homeless. We enjoyed a delicious pot-

luck dinner afterwards and fellowship with one another. Thank you all for coming!

Caldwell Welcomes Western Idaho Community Crisis Center! The need for mental health services in Idaho will now be a little better met right here in Caldwell. A Grand Opening ceremony was held on Monday, April 22nd with Nikki Zogg, Director of Southwest District Health, greeting a large crowd of a few hundred people at 524 Cleveland

Blvd., Suite 160, where the Center is now located. This was one of the largest grand openings in our community as there were so many players involved to make this service happen: Blue Cross of Idaho/ Foundation for Health Inc., St. Luke’s, Saint Alphonsus, Optum, Intermountain

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Hospital, Society of St. Vincent de Paul of SW Idaho, RC Willey, Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, Southwest District Health, Canyon County and Lifeways. Lifeways CEO Tim Hoekstra, Representative Rick Youngblood, Commissioner Tom Dale and Governor Brad Little spoke with Governor Brad Little cutting the ribbon! This center will serve Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette and Washington Counties and will be open 24/7, 365 days a year to serve persons who are experiencing mental health and substance use crises. The center has 20 beds for a 24 hour stay available

to those in crises where they will receive care and can be given behavioral health resources before leaving. The goal of this service is to create another avenue of help for people, rather than seeing them end up in jail or misusing the emergency room services. This was a long time coming with many partners involved to make this happen. Congratulations to all involved. We are so lucky to have this center in our community. Welcome to Caldwell. Western Idaho Community Crisis Center 524 Cleveland Blvd., Suite 160 Caldwell, ID 83605

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L to R: County Commissioner Tom Dale (L) assists Governor Brad Little (center) cutting the ribbon with Southwest District Director Nikki Zogg (R) also assisting during the welcoming of the new Western Idaho Community Crisis Center in Caldwell on April 22nd.

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NOT IMPORTANT...BUT POSSIBLY OF INTEREST Since last adding information, we’ve lost several relatives and gained a granddaughter. I also received additional information on the various family lines. I’ve got the Cornells tracked back to 1516. They were among the first settlers in Rhode Island. Thomas Cornell Jr’s mother Rebecca burned to death in 1673 in Portsmouth. An inquest initially ruled her death an “unhappie accident” caused by her falling asleep while smoking her pipe. Then the victim’s brother told authorities he had a dream that she had been murdered. In those days, that was enough evidence to make Rebecca’s son, Thomas Jr., the first person hanged in Rhode Island. A daughter born after he was executed was named Innocent. She married a member of the Borden family, making her

something like the fifth-greatgrandmother of Lizzie Borden of “forty whacks” fame. Although some of the data is a little sketchy, my paternal grandmother’s lineage includes 35 generations, though the Mayflower and back another 500 years. I’ve been researching Sara’s family. I discovered we’re both pretty much English and German and some of her people and my people were in Maryland at the same time about 300 years ago. There weren’t that many people in Maryland back then and since both families were German there’s a good chance they at least knew of each other. Sara’s kin purchased land from William Penn’s sons. A lot of families claim they have some Native American ancestors. I haven’t been able

find even a hint of any Indian blood flowing in my veins. But I did find a relative who had some interaction with Sioux and Cheyenne raiders when they attacked his ranch on the Little Blue River in Nebraska back in 1864. I suspect his main form of communication was a Henry rifle. American history was always my favorite subject in school. Someone once noted that “in order to understand where you are going, you must remember where you’ve been.” Today, there are those who think we should apologize for the fact that our forefathers and foremothers came here in the first place. Sure, there were things done in the past that weren’t nice by today’s standards. But those were different times and we can’t hold those people to

2019 Idaho Winery of the Year! Hat Ranch Winery and Vineyard/Vine Wine Company Hat Ranch was founded in 2011, the Harless family is proud to take the HAT Ranch name from their great-grandparents, who created the HAT Ranch homestead as a farm and ranch in 1902. Inspired by their pioneering ancestors who set out to make a new life in the Great Northwest, they have followed suit by choosing Idaho as their winemaking homestead, the great new frontier of the wine industry.

by Chantele Hensel, Publisher celebrating our 4th place finish out of 170 teams. Thank you to Thelma & Ron Black, owners of the Caldwell Bowl for their sponsorship and the friendship that is off to a great start.

Six hundred women met over the course of a month of weekends to bowl in the Idaho Womens’ State Bowling tournament at Caldwell Bowl. Long time resident and avid bowler Sophia Scott was among the competi-




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today’s moral codes. I’m really proud of the every one of the ancestors who added at least a few sentences to the history of America and the world. I’m not apologizing to anyone.


My aunt Jennie spent a lot of time collecting data on the Cornell family. She gave my mother copies of the information which I inherited from her. When Jennie was doing her research there was no Internet (or personal computers). I transferred Jennie’s research to a genealogy program on our computer. Then I bumped into several distant relatives online that gave me additional history which filled in some gaps in Jennies’s work. About a decade ago, I got distracted by other things and put family research on hold. Recently, I got back on track.

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May 2019

Caldwell Chamber Education Committee Hosts Engineering Luncheon, Roundtable Discussion at Caldwell High School

16 representatives from engineering related businesses, three postsecondary representatives and two government representatives joined with educators and members of the Caldwell Chamber Education Committee for an engineering luncheon and a roundtable discussion on ways educators and industry can collaborate to continue to enhance the engineering related education for students in the Caldwell and Vallivue School Districts. Participants visited Dennis Zattiero’s engineering class after the luncheon and discussion to talk with Dennis and his students

about the engineering program at Caldwell High and about the future plans of the students. The input from industry participants at the luncheon and in discussion with the students was very valuable. The industry participants offered a variety of opportunities for students and educators such as internships, job shadows, guest speakers, site visits, and curriculum ideas. Thanks to all 34 people who participated and special thanks to the industry, government and college representatives for taking time out of their busy schedules to participate.

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Industry, Government and College Representatives Kurt Gusinow- Micron Technology- Director of R&D Test Engineering; Lloyd Pack- Advantage Consulting Engineers- Consultant; Peter Kushnieruk- Valli Information Systems- Sales and Business Development Manager; Rob Roberts- R&M Steel - Owner; Nancy Roberts- R&M Steel - Owner; Steve Parke- NNU - Engineering Department Head; Tiffany Englar- Southwest Idaho Manufacturer’s Alliance; Dwayne Dayley - Sapphire Metal Finishing - Owner; Al Foy- ON Semiconductor- Computer Integrated Manufacturing Engineer; Craig Graff - Micro 100 Tool Corporation - Vice President of Manufacturing; Tom Weltner - Micro 100 Tool Corporation- Engineering Manager; Dale Hamilton NNU- Professor of Computer Science; Jeff Wilhite - CWI - Instructor of Machine Tool Technology; Jodi Olson - Hewlett-Packard - Boise Site Program Manager; Angela Ogle - Hewlett-Packard - Manager and Engineer; Kimberly Allan - Hewlett-Packard - Product Development Section Manager and Engineer; John Russ - Idaho Department of Labor - Area Manager, Workforce Field Division; Joseph Mason - House of Design - Process/Business Development Coordinator; Josh Huether - Plexus Product Engineering Manager; James Haynes - Power Engineering - Executive Vice President; John McFarlane- Idaho STEM Action Center - MakerMinded Coordinator

Strider Group to Bring Facility to Sky Ranch Last month we brought you an update on Caldwell’s Urban Renewal District and the catalyst for growth that’s been created. It was announced in recent days that Ketchum based developer Strider Group LLC, is looking to build another 60,000 square foot space for industrial lease in Sky Ranch

Fultz, Caldwell’s Economic Development Director states that Strider Group has been terrific to collaborate with the City to provide other industrial businesses, including CHEP, and international company that offers pallets and shipping containers and UST Logistical a distribution company.


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It’s time to share your talent with Caldwell for a good cause! Local Legends, the adult talent show, is returning back to Caldwell on June 1, 2019. Just like when famous bands make

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a ‘comeback,’ the return of Local Legends will be a little bit different then the past – it will be held at Indian Creek Plaza and benefit The SK8 Ribbon Coalition, Indian Creek Plaza’s youth skating program that provides free ice-skating field trips and lessons. We are looking for acts of all kinds – impersonation, dancing, comedians, local bands. The only requirement for performing is you must be at least 21 years old, and your act must be less than 5 minutes. If you performed in the past, we encourage you to break out your old costume and ‘return’ to the stage! If you are not a performer, you can still come and enjoy

Caldwell’s talent and vote for your favorite performers to take their place in the Local Legends hall of fame! Make sure to mark your calendars for June 1 and hire a baby sitter – this is an adult only event. Tickets are available online. Apply to perform or get more information about the event at

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Hello Dollie Doll Show & Sale Mark your calendar for

Sat. May 18th, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for our annual doll show & sale: Join us at Faith Lutheran Church 2915 S. Montana Ave., Caldwell Hundred’s of beautiful dolls, doll clothes & accessories, bears, toys, etc.


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Garden of the Good Shepherd Section. Package includes plot, opening and closing and the concrete vault. Today’s cost is $6,175, we are asking $4,000. We will also pay for the transfer fee! Call Thelma, 208-880-2660 Text or Phone only


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Livestock Panels For Sale!

Call Dillon Wickel (208)866-4459


Small bales, alfalfa/grass mix and grass hay available now.

Farm Labor Housing

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Call Dan Sevy at 249-1064.


Do you receive income from Farm/Agriculture work? If so you will receive a Housing preference at Farmway Village. Call for more information.

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is a low income elderly apartment complex with gov’t subsidy. We provide services in addition to rent, which include: 2 home cooked meals daily, weekly housekeeping and transportation to Caldwell Doctor appts.

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May 2019

Giant Indoor Community Yard Sale at the Greenleaf Community Center

(tables still available, email

Greenleaf Farmer’s Market All Day Long! Carriage Rides Greenleaf Museum Open All Day!

Saturday, June 1 9 am - 3 pm


Sponsored by: Canyon Truck Uplifters Frank Tuning Watercolors Jim Wilhite Bale Wagons Dallas & Micky Hungate Jerry & Judy Raburn Lepine Trucking LLC Idaho Independent Bank Dave Milburn Welding Western Idaho Fabrication River’s Edge RV Park J & J Machinery City of Greenleaf Blue Barn Produce & More Idaho Real Estate Co. Denny’s Barber Shop The Anderson’s Farm Bureau InsuranceWayne Hungate Wilson’s Point S Tire Pickett Auction Service Buckhorn Gun Shop

JR Simplot Company Castle Creek Minerals Greenleaf Friends Church Big Valley Supply Clyde “Bud” Fillmore Leonardson Engineering Mike’s Metal Fab Doug Amick Consulting Tolsma Auto Body The Paint Guy Big Valley Tractor Service Redmon Aviary & Game Bird Farm The Lube Shop Jerry’s Repair Printcraft Legacy Logistics LLC Legacy Logistics Inc. Sysco Swire Coca-Cola Primary Electric

DJ Spinning Oldies Tunes All Day! Affordable Food All Day! Bring the entire Family! An Alcohol-Free Event! Antique Tractor Pull By Treasure Valley Antique Power Association (TVAPA) Vintage Trailers On Display Portion of Proceeds from Raffle go to Support the Greenleaf Academy Kitchen Resortation Project and the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall

ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CARS, TRACTORS, VINTAGE TRAILERS WELCOME Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Greenleaf Friends Academy Football field. Questions? Call the cafe at (208) 453-1146.

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