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  • A Swedish exchange student at Weiser High School in 2001, Mikael Kulle, second from left, brought his family, wife, Karin, and daughters, Tuva and Stella, for a vacation late last month with his host parents, George and Jeri Soulier. The bond between the families has continued and grown through the years. Kulle is a broadcast journalist in Stockholm, and cut his teeth covering volleyball and basketball for the Signal American when he was a student here 23 years ago. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    07/17/2024 - 7:00pm

  • The play structure at Memorial Park is being taken down to make room for a new one. The city received a $250,000 grant that will cover the cost. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
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    Several companies submitted to the City of Weiser conceptual drawings representing a variety of types and sizes of playground structures with many different play features. The city chose the model above because, in part, it is more ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) friendly. Currently, city crews are working on removing the old structure, which has been a bit more difficult than Public Works Director Mike Campbell anticipated. Some of the work remaining includes removing broken up chunks of concrete, digging out several poles, and hauling off old canopies.
    07/17/2024 - 7:00pm
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  • The corner of E. First and Commercial streets will be straightened out, though not completely, to make it more convenient for motorists. The corner is narrow, making it difficult for semi-trucks to negotiate without having to drive into the opposing lane of traffic. Photo by Philip A. Janquart.
    07/17/2024 - 7:00pm

  • Weiser’s Weston Gordon, 2, lets out a laugh as he tries to hang on during the first day of Mutton Busting at the 2024 Weiser Valley Roundup held at Fred Hust Arena in Weiser. The 79th annual event ran July 11-13. Aside from Mutton Busting, it featured junior bullriding, bullriding, saddle bronc, tie down roping, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and more. Check out next week’s issue for local results and more photos. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    07/17/2024 - 7:00pm

  • Most people envision a massive operation when thinking about drilling, but the rig above is what Hercules Metals has employed, and will continue to employ, during their exploration phase. Photo courtesy of Hercules Metals, Inc.
    07/10/2024 - 7:00pm
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  • Joe Qualls, shown above during a past Weiser Valley Roundup rodeo, was recently named Grand Marshal for this years event. Photo courtesy of Zane Davis
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    Joe Qualls was recently named the Grand Marshal for this year’s Weiser Valley Roundup. He announced at the rodeo for years, as well as many other events. He is shown above with his wife Phyllis. Photo by Nancy Grindstaff
    07/10/2024 - 7:00pm

  • Elsa Freeman stands at the edge of a seven-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Weiser River in Midvale. She wants to create a nature park, fulfilling her late husband’s wishes. She envisions a fishing pond, streams to keep it circulating, bridges over the streams, a walking path that connects to the Weiser River trail and more. A meeting was held July 8 to gauge the publics interest. Photo by Philip A. Janquart.
    07/10/2024 - 7:00pm

  • Kids enjoyed Rocket Pops as they watch the annual Fourth of July parade that took place last Thursday in Midvale. The parade started at Midvale School and ended at the Church of Christ. A barbecue took place immediately following the colorful spectacle. Three different inflatable slides kept kids occupied while they waited for their meal, some choosing to cool off at the Midvale pool, which offered a day of free swimming for area youth. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    07/10/2024 - 7:00pm

  • Blue Cross Foundation’s Courtney Frost and Tawsha Box of Reynolds and Myers, filled the Weiser City Council in on why Weiser stood out in the application process for an $85,000 grant it received. Photo by Sarah Imada
    07/03/2024 - 7:00pm

  • Artist in Residence Rikki Jo Hickey helps a student perform during the 4th annual STEAM Camp open house held Thursday, June 27. About 26 kids attended this year’s camp to learn hands-on about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
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    Annex Charter School held its fourth annual STEAM Camp open house, which gave students the opportunity to show their parents the projects they worked on during camp this year. From left, Brittany Prieta Ramos and Elianna Santana and use a special 3-D computer program to learn about a variety of subjects, using a stylus to take them apart and put them back together.
    07/03/2024 - 7:00pm

  • Hercules Metals Corp. hosted a townhall meeting on Wednesday, June 26 to discuss exploratory drilling at sites north of Cambridge. The company hopes to develop a silver/copper mine. Above, left, Chris Longton and, right Chris Paul gave a presentation and answered questions from the community. Phoro by Philip A. Janquart
    07/03/2024 - 7:00pm

  • The Weiser Activity Center for Seniors, through generous community donations, was able to pay off its $197,000 mortgage. From left, board President Karen Hoffer, board Treasurer Linda Smith,and patron Norma Brown who came up with the Evelyn Stover Challenge, which netted the required funds for payoff. Photo by Philip A. Janquart.
    07/03/2024 - 7:00pm

  • Hannah Moyle doing the heeling, left, moves in for the catch, while header, Rozin Mason, takes a dally to pull the unruly steer around during the youth section of last Thursday’s Kathy Skow Memorial Team Roping. A total of 21 local teams will compete in next week’s Weiser Valley Roundup finals. The Roundup kicks off on Thursday, July 11, and will run through Saturday night, July 13. See page 11 for the rodeo rundown. Photo by Nancy Grindstaff
    07/03/2024 - 7:00pm

News


Weiser’s medical community has worked together for nearly 20 years providing free sports physical examinations for incoming middle and high school athletes. This summer’s event is set for Monday, July 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Signal American file photo
07/17/2024 - 7:00pm
All athletes need to have a physical to participate in school sports programs Free sports physicals are once again being offered to all student athletes in the Weiser School District who plan to participate in school sanctioned sports this upcoming...

Opinions

07/17/2024 - 7:00pm
With this heat, Cathy and I have been trying to find things to do that can be done indoors. One of the things we came up with (surprise, surprise) involved the grandsons. So, we called our daughter on Friday to make arrangements to take them to a...

Sports

06/19/2024 - 8:00pm
Weiser Wolverine football team were in camp  four days last week,  Monday through Thursday. The players worked on plays and tackling drills, spending an average of three hours a day, along with a couple of two-hour night practices. Former players...

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