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Senate, House memorialize past members

Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig participates in a memorial service in the Idaho Senate on Monday (Betsy Russell)
Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig participates in a memorial service in the Idaho Senate on Monday (Betsy Russell)

Today is the day that both the House and the Senate hold their memorial services to remember those former members who have died in the past year. In the Senate this morning, formers Sens.  Larry Craig and Denton Darrington returned to take part in the ceremony; here, Craig is recalling the late Sen. Lyle Cobbs of Ada County. Those former senators being memorialized this year are Dean Van Engelen,Cassia and Minidoka counties; Clyde Boatright, Kootenai and Bonner counties; Cobbs; and Perry Swisher, Bannock County; in the House, former representatives being memorialized include Swisher and Cobbs, who both also served in the House, along with Jack Barraclough, Bonneville County; Beth Fitzwater, Ada County; Jim Jones, Elmore and Owyhee counties; and Karl E. Koch Sr., who represented Camas, Elmore, Gooding and Twin Falls counties.




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