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Archive - Dec 2011

December 8th

Russets swat Bees photos

December 9, 2011

The Shelley Russets picked up a big 65-57 road win at Bonneville on Thursday evening. For complete game story and stats pick up Friday's edition of the Morning News.

Woman receives kidney transplant

December 9, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Chris Cahall has a lot to be thankful for this year—she received a kidney transplant on Thanksgiving day after more than four years on the organ donation waiting list.
Cahall, 45, grew up in Blackfoot and now lives in Moore. She has been a diabetic since she was nine years old. It was about 10 years ago when her kidneys began showing signs of failure, and four and one-half years ago she went into stage 5 renal failure.
She has been on hemodialysis since, and has been patiently waiting all that time for a kidney donation.

Possible gas leak at Independence High School

December 8, 2011

HAPPENING NOW: 1:55 p.m. - Possible gas leak at Independence High School. Blackfoot Fire Department is on scene and just evacuated students and personnel.
UPDATED: 2:12 p.m. Gas company on scene. Students and faculty have been allowed back in the school. Principal Mark Kartchner said students were evacuated as a precaution.

Va. Tech gunman kills officer, later found dead

December 8, 2011

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A gunman killed a police officer in a Virginia Tech parking lot Thursday and was found dead nearby in a baffling attack that sent shudders through the campus nearly five years after it was the scene of the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.

The shooting took place on the same day Virginia Tech officials were in Washington, fighting a government fine over their alleged mishandling of the 2007 bloodbath.

Duo starting chocolate adventure

December 8, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Jen Grover and Jaclyn Falter are single mothers with a dream and a goal.
They want to support their children — Grover has four and Falter three — and they want to succeed as chocolatiers.
They are opening Lola’s Chocolates at 10 NW Main, the corner of Bridge and NW Main. They will celebrate their grand opening during the 7th annual Winter Walk on Saturday and are open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
“We figured we may as well go for it,” Grover said of opening the shop. “If you don’t go for your dreams, you’re never going to go.”

December 7th

Emanuel Lutheran cookie festival is Saturday

December 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The 20th annual Cookie Festival at the Emanuel Lutheran Church is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 1110 Parkway Dr. in Blackfoot.
The cookies cost $5 per pound.
Over 5,000 cookies will be on sale.
"No boxes of cookies are pre-packaged," said Margaret Contor. "As people come in, we hand them a box and a glove so they can pick what cookies they would like."
Each box holds about four pounds of cookies.

Pearl Harbor Tribute

December 7, 2011

John Miller, a previous Morning News editor, has posted this tribute for Pearl Harbor Day on his blog. We thought you might enjoy. Today is the 70th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
http://viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/remembering-pearl-ha...

People line up for Chick-fil-A

December 7, 2011

IDAHO FALLS – The doors of the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Idaho don't open for about 24 hours but more than 75 people already are in line at 3003 S. 25th E. in Ammon despite the single digit temperatures.

Butch Hulse wins Blackfoot Council seat

December 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Butch Hulse won the runoff election Tuesday for seat 4 on the Blackfoot City Council by a margin of 122 votes.
Hulse defeated Clair L. Broadhead with a vote of 450-328 as he garnered 57.8 percent of the vote and won the majority at each polling place.
A total of 778 voters headed to the polls in the runoff election and turnout was similar to the November election when 781 total people cast their vote for seat 4.
“I appreciate everyone that voted,” Hulse said after the election. “I’m really excited.”
Broadhead had no comment after the election results were finalized.

December 6th

River rivalry photo gallary

December 7, 2011

Blackfoot beat Snake River Tuesday night. For stats and the game story pick up Wednesday's edition of the Morning News.

 

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