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It is hard to believe that May is already upon us as time seems to pick up speed with every passing minute. It has been a very busy, very productive and a very fun time since we last talked. It is so amazing to me to see all that is accomplished, organized, initiated and completed in our area in a single month. April brought us so many activities and opportunities by so many wonderful people that live in Mini-Cassia. Community auctions, spring concerts, spring sports and rabbit shows are enough to keep a normal person busy, but, then add in the Business After Hours, the Relay For Life Fundraisers and the numerous Easter Egg Hunts that were sponsored in our area by many generous businesses that the words “ there’s nothing to do here,.” doesn’t hold much water with me.
Albion Telephone Company (ATC Communications)
225 West North Street, Albion
Web site: www.atcnet.net
Back Row: Cindy, Kyle, Marijane, Cody, Billy, Rob, Dave, Jeff
Front Row: Carol, Julie, Nancy, Rick, Barry, Rich, Connie, Janet, Misty
Albion Telephone Company Inc (ATC Communications) has been a family owned business since the company was pioneered in 1929 by Mike and Jeannette Breslin. They purchased the telephone system soon after their arrival in Albion. Initially the company consisted of 18 magneto crank phones in the town of Albion, a few broken down pine poles and several hundred feet of iron wire. Some of the wire was attached onto fence posts to save the expense of a telephone pole. Prior to dial phones, Jeannette sat at the switchboard for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. She operated the switch board for over 35 years of her life and was referred to by members of the area as "Central". She also acted as the town's only nurse, providing medical aid to all who required it.
The company started grow in 1954 ATC Communications expanded telephone lines to the outlying communities of Almo, Elba and Malta and In 1965 ODeen Redman took the lead in the company. The company continued to grow with the purchase of the Holbrook Exchange and Raft River Exchange in the seventies. In October of 1996, Albion Telephone Company formed a subsidiary company named Westel, Inc. which purchased the exchanges in Arco, Howe, Moore, Mackay and Malad from US West. In January of 2000, Albion Telephone Company and Westel merged and the company now operates as ATC Communications.
In 2007, ATC formed a new cellular company, Syringa Wireless, with three other local exchange telephone companies. They now have three cellular storefronts located in Albion, Arco, and Malad, and ATC purchased NextPhone, a hosted-PBX provider, in an effort to expand their market to other cities including Boise, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello. Today ATC is starting a large project to replace old copper lines for the state of the art fiber optic lines which will greatly improve internet and telephone speeds and service to all their provided areas.
ATC Communications is a big supporter of all their local events and offer scholarships to several schools in their service area. ATC treats every one like family!
D.L. Evans Corporate Office
375 North Overland Ave,
Burley, ID 83318
The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at the D.L. Evans Corporate Office in Burley, to commemorate the Grand Opening of their new facility. We would like to congratulate them one their growth in our community and wish them the best of luck. Their business hours are Monday to Thursday - 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M, Friday - 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M and Saturday - 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Rolberto’s Mexican Food
802 S Oneida St,
Rupert, ID 83350
The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at the Rolberto’s Mexican Food in Rupert, to commemorate the Grand Opening of their facility. We would like to welcome them to the community and wish them the best of luck. Their business hours are Monday – Thursday: 6:00 am - Midnight, Fridays - Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 am and Sunday: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm