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From left, Carey City Council President Lane Durtchi, state Rep. Muffy Davis, Councilwoman Kirstin Cutler, Mayor Randy Patterson, U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Councilman George Versis, state Sen. Michelle Stennett and Blaine County Commissioner Jacob Greenberg.

About 30 people were in attendance Tuesday at Carey City Hall as the city was presented with a statement from the Congressional Record by U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, in honor of the city’s centennial.

Crapo’s remarks were heard by the U.S. Senate on July 30, and shared during the presentation, which included a gift of a framed original plat of the city from the Blaine County Commissioners and a copy of the Congressional Record page signed by Crapo, Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho.

Founded by Mormon settlers, the town became incorporated in 1919. Crapo’s remarks included highlighting one of the city’s most famous citizens, former Idaho Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa, who holds the record for Idaho’s longest-serving elected official at 52 years.

Crapo shared Cenarrusa’s political will and influence by telling a story that occurred in 1948, when he convinced President Harry Truman to visit his hometown of Carey and dedicate the Carey Airport.

The city celebrated its centennial on July 20 with a full day of events that included live music, food vendors and a rodeo.

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