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Troy Talk - February 2022

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Participants (Left to Right): Katie Grey, Morgan McCully, Christina Isaacs.

Front: Claudia Bishop

Please Join Us for the Upcoming
2023 Troy Distinguished Young Women Program "Island Magic"
Location: Troy High School Gymnasium
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022 | Time: 6:00pm
Tickets sold at door: Adults: $10, Students: $5

February 17

National Random Acts of Kindness Day.

Every small act of kindness is significant. It may seem like it doesn’t accomplish much but, just like the domino effect, one act of kindness can lead to more positive outcomes. Don’t hold back from uplifting others with compliments and compassion on this day. Let someone go ahead of you in a line, bake cookies for the office or a friend, thank a teacher with a gift, send a letter to a friend or family member. There are lots of ways to spread kindness all around!


The Lions Community calendars were mailed out the last week of December. Bills were enclosed with the calendar. If you have not received yours as ordered, contact Marilyn at 208 835-2400. If you have not paid for your calendar, we would appreciate your prompt payment. If you would like an extra calendar, we do have a few extra calendars available at a reduced price. Call Marilyn at 835-2400 if you'd like one.

February is one of the most frequently misspelled words in the English language. In 2015, even the White House press office got it wrong—several times over the course of the month.

February is: National Chocolate Lover's Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month is celebrated this month. Of course, it is the perfect month to celebrate love and chocolate. So, what’s not to like about chocolate? Not only is this entire month dedicated to chocolate; but there are also different days all month devoted to certain types of chocolates. For instance, there is National Dark Chocolate Day, World Nutella Day, and a day devoted to cream-filled chocolates. Who knew there were so many days for different types of chocolate?

Did you know that chocolate comes from a fruit tree? Hence, it takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolates. In addition, chocolate contains antioxidants, fiber, iron, and potassium. When you eat chocolate in moderation; it can be quite healthy!

Also, did you know that white chocolate isn’t chocolate? Well, I didn’t either. Ironically, white chocolate contains no cocoa.

Share a laugh with someone on February 14th!

I can be stolen or given away, and you’ll live, but you can’t live without me. What am I? Your heart.

What can be touched, but can’t be seen?

Someone’s heart.

What travels around the world for Valentine’s Day, but just stays in one corner?

A stamp.

What did the circle say to the triangle on Valentine’s Day?

I think you’re acute.

Why are artichokes the most loving vegetable?

They have hearts.

  • Garbage cans should only be out by the road on Fridays. They cause issues for the snow plows, so please move them away from the road when it isn’t trash pick-up day.

  • NO OVERNIGHT PARKING ON MAIN STREET. Vehicles may be marked, ticketed and possibly towed. (Kindly refer to the parking regulations listed below for more info)

  • Campers and trailers must be moved away from the side of the roads to allow for snow removal.

  • Cars need to be moved periodically to allow for snow removal. Thank you to our maintenance crew for keeping our streets plowed and safe.

City Parking - Codes & Ordinances


No person shall abandon any vehicle within the city and no person shall leave any vehicle at any place within the city for such time and under such circumstances as to cause such vehicle reasonably to appear to have been abandoned. (Ord. 192, 5-5-1970)


No person shall at any time leave any partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked, or junked vehicle on any street or highway within the city. (Ord. 192, 5-5-1970)


No person shall leave any vehicle, in whatever condition, parked at any one location on any street or highway within the city for any one continuous period of more than seventy-two (72) hours. The temporary removal of a vehicle for a period of less than two (2) hours, or a removal of a vehicle from any location to any nearby location on any street or highway within the city, shall not be deemed to be a removal of the vehicle for the purpose of breaking the continuity of the parking of the vehicle at any one location. A "nearby location" shall mean a location on a street or highway in the city within one hundred feet (100') of the location from which the vehicle was previously parked. Section 8-7-22 of this chapter shall not apply to this section. (Ord. 192, 5-5-1970)


No person in charge or control of any property within the city, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee, or otherwise, shall allow any partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked, junked, or discarded vehicle to remain on such property longer than seventy-two (72) hours; and no person shall leave any such vehicle on any property within the city for a longer time than seventy-two (72) hours; except that this section shall not apply with regard to a vehicle in a fully enclosed building. (Ord. 192, 5-5-1970)

It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle, or to suffer or permit any vehicle owned by such person, or under the control or in the possession of such person, to be parked or left standing for more than a total time of two (2) hours within the business district on Main Street, between the hours of seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. and two o'clock (2:00) A.M. of the following day, and there shall be no overnight parking at any time, excepting emergency vehicles for cause. (Ord. 328, 3-10-1997)


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Winter Reading Program (WRP)! It has been a lot of fun, for both me and fellow library patrons, to read your book reviews. Although WRP is finished, I am going to leave the book review forms up for a few more weeks for patrons to enjoy. The WRP prize drawing will occur the first week of February. You will be contacted if you have won a prize. The February STEAM Take-away Activity is optical illusion art. The activity will be available starting on February 16th. These activities are geared towards elementary-age kiddos. Supplies are limited, to-go activities are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have questions about anything happening at the library this month, please call Michelle Sturdy at 208-835-4311or email



Every 2nd & last Wednesday of the month

Sit down lunch at the Troy Lutheran Church Community Hall.


February 20, 1962 - Astronaut John Glenn became the first American launched into orbit. Traveling aboard the "Friendship 7" spacecraft, Glenn reached an altitude of 162 miles (260 kilometers) and completed three orbits in a flight lasting just under five hours. Glenn was the third American in space, preceded by Alan Shepard and Virgil “Gus” Grissom who had each completed short sub-orbital flights. All of them had been preceded by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who was the first human in space, completing one orbit on April 12, 1961 - a feat that intensified the already ongoing Space Race between the Russians and Americans. Glenn’s successful flight showed the Americans had caught up and was followed in September 1962 by President John F. Kennedy’s open call to land an American on the moon before the decade’s end.


NOTICE: If at any time you notice recycling bins full or almost full please let City Hall know by calling 208.835.2741 We truly appreciate it ♥


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