Robert “Bob” Janousek
Born in Boise, City Councilman Robert “Bob” Janousek moved to Glenns Ferry in 1948 and–except for the five years he spent serving in the United States Air Force–has called the community home for 65 years.
An active member of the community he served on the Glenns Ferry Planning and Zoning Commission for 23 years–sixteen of which he was chairman. He served on the first Gem State Committee for Glenns Ferry, the first Economic Development Committee and the first Comprehensive Plan Committee. In the late 1960s, he was Charter Presaident of the local Jaycees.
For 39 years Bob served on the Glenns Ferry Fire Department; sixteen of those years he was the Fire Chief for both the City of Glenns Ferry and King Hill Rural Fire District. He retired from both fire departments last year.
Bob and his son, Derik, have owned and operated Glenns Ferry Tire since 1998. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for 35-years and have a blended family that includes sons, Derrick and Jeff, and daughters Christina and Jeannie. The couple has 11 grandchildren.
In his off-time, Bob enjoys restoring classic cars. Now retired from his fire chief duties he and Mary plan to do some traveling, primarily in the Northwest and Southwest.
Larry has been a citizen of Glenns Ferry since 1969. He and his wife Della of 52 years raised four of their own children and one grandson in this community. they all graduated from Glenns Ferry High School. They have eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, who they are very proud of.
Larry served as Recreation Director for 15+ years in the 80’s and 90’s. He is active in the LDS church and has served in various leadership positions. Larry has been involved in the scouting program for over 35 years.
Larry has served on the council for two terms in the 70’s and one and a half terms in the 90’s. He loves Glenns Ferry and hopes to be able to make a difference in the community.
Councilman Ken Thompson was part of the 1961 graduating class of Glenns Ferry High School. He spent the first 6 years of his schooling going to school in Bliss. The family moved to Glenns Ferry in 1955 when his mother started teaching in the local elementary school.
After high school, he attended the U of I for 2 years and then went to California to attend college at Chobe College in Hayward, California. He met his wife and spent the next 20 years living there and in B.C. Canada, moving back to Glenns Ferry in 1977. He went to work for the City of Glenns Ferry in 1980 where he worked until retirement in 1994.
Ken served the community as a fireman for 10 years and also served on the school board for 9 years (3 of them as chairman of the board). During his time on the school board the middle school was built as well as the sports complex and the bus-administration building. School also saw the beginning of computers in the classrooms and installation of fiber optics in the school building, which enabled the school to have the internet in each classroom.
Now he enjoys spending time in his garden and yard. He also enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.