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For the week of Apr. 19 through Apr. 25, 2000

Restored historic sign vandalized

Tainted heritage

The Lane Mercantile building’s new signature sign, "Eat More Lamb, ‘It’s Delicious’" was discovered vandalized yesterday morning with two large black and white paint splotches mottling the sign’s center.

A year ago, local residents flocked to the Ketchum City Council to ask that an earlier denial of the sign be reconsidered. The council agreed and voted in favor of the sign for its historical significance.

In the early 1900s, Ketchum was the largest sheep-shipping town in the United States. Some say it was the largest in the world.

Ketchum police had not yet looked into the defaced sign as of yesterday morning.


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