Check the Calendar: The McCall Star-News Has Another Doozy of an April Fools' Story 

Each April, the McCall Star-News can be counted on to publish a jaw-dropping headline. As part of some April Fools' fun, the Star-News broke the "news" in 2016 that then-presidential hopeful Donald Trump was the suspected buyer of Tamarack and would keep "illegals" out by constructing a 100-foot wall around the resort. In previous April Fools' stories, the Star-News wrote that the McCall Memorial Hospital would open a sports bar, that a local hot springs would become a nudist destination and that controversial former Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna had been hired as chief of schools for the McCall-Donnelly district.

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The latest issue of the Star-News includes a doozy. The headline reads, "Land Board Approves 150-foot Ferris Wheel for North Beach." The story says that Idaho officials have given the green light for a giant 36-gondola wheel, complete with 1 million LED lights to be built on the shore of Payette Lake. The name has not yet been selected for the wheel, the story says, "but it has been code-named 'Big Boondoggle' by the developers."

Our favorite part of the story is the bit when the Star-News reveals each ride will cost $30. A phony "spokesperson for the state" is quoted as saying, "We are going to get to keep 25 cents from every rider, which is actually a bit better deal than we've gotten with the other returns on our recent leases."
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