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BREAKING: Fire destroys OK Trailers

September 27, 2011

SHELLEY – OK Trailers in Shelley is a total loss after an early morning fire destroyed the building and 14 trailers stored inside. However, they have set up a mobile trailer and are open for business amid the ashes.
Crews from Blackfoot, Shelley and Firth fire departments responded to the fire at around 12:30 a.m. Officials expect the fire marshal from Boise to arrive this afternoon to confirm the cause of the fire, which is believed to have started in the shop area.

Zelpha Arlene Labrum, 74

September 27, 2011

Arlene Labrum, 74, of Shelley passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
She was born Sept. 21, 1937 in Ririe to Gordon Lee Miller and Zelpha Esther Scott Miller. She grew up and attended schools in Ririe. She graduated from Ririe High School.
She married Robert Lee Anderson on May 17, 1956, in Idaho Falls. They later divorced. On Nov. 7, 1971, she married Ronald William Labrum in Elko, Nev. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on March 24, 2000. Ronald died July 11, 2004.

Fire burns 30 acres south of Blackfoot

September 27, 2011

Christmas Tree Fantasy moves to new location

September 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County Christmas Tree Fantasy will be back this year — just in a new location.
This year the event, hosted every year the week after Thanksgiving, will be in the Needlecraft Building at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. The Shilling House Reception Center, where the event has been held for several years, closed last year. It will be the 33rd year for the event.
"We thought (the Needlecraft Building) would be a good place to start," 2011 Christmas Tree Fantasy Chairperson Jana Rupe said.

County commissioners lower speed limit on Pioneer Road

September 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — When the speed limits signs get posted, the segment of Pioneer Road from Highway 26 to N. 400 W. will be designated as a 35 miles per hour (mph) zone.
Bingham County commissioners approved that change from 45 to 35 mph on Monday.
"People really do change their driving habits after they receive a speeding ticket," one person testified as he appeared before the county commissioners in support of the speed limit change.

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