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Three Council people were in the news this past week.

Charley and Danna Stovner were inducted into the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame (IRHF) at a dinner on Saturday night (August 22) at the Gooding, Idaho fairgrounds. Each year, the IRHF honors present and former Idaho rodeo competitors who are, as they put it: "individuals who through their exemplary accomplishments, service and dedication to rodeo, western heritage and the western way of life have shown they are deserving of legacy recognition for future generations to come."

According to the organization: "The Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame Inc.'s vision is to integrate history in the lives of people & families in a way that inspires, educates, honors & instills the importance rodeo plays in the farming & ranching community. We honor the past and embrace the future. We mentor our youth."

Danna is still active in barrel racing, and always provides some stiff competition for other racers. We lost Charley in a tragic 2009 accident. He was Idaho's top saddle-bronc rider for a number of years. In Charley's memory, his family established the Charley Stovner Memorial ICA Rookie award, which gives a rodeo rookie $800 and a belt buckle. This year's recipient was Bailey Jo Bartlome of Twin Falls. Matt Paradis

Matt Paradis was recently appointed as the Broncos' first-string center, snapping the ball to Peyton Manning. Paradis graduated from Council High School in 2009, played football for Boise State University and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Paradis' performance was noticed while he was on the team's practice squad where he said he learned some valuable skills. "You get to go against the best defensive players every play," Paradis is quoted as saying. "And I'd spend more time with those players who were playing last year learning the ins and outs of offense."

A story on Denver TV station KUSA quoted Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak as saying "The first thing that impressed me with the first group was Matt Paradis running the group. He has to be a quarterback and I know that he has been here a year, but let's remember that he's really a rookie in a lot of ways, too. I liked the way he ran the group. We played extremely hard, we made mistakes, but then we came back to make the next play. I just like our effort and I think that if Matt can hold the group together, we can continue to grow, which is going to be the key."

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Original Publication Date: August 26, 2015

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