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Archive - Oct 2012

October 11th

Hidden Treasures burns

October 12, 2012

SHELLEY — An early morning blaze blackened the business, Hidden Treasures, a furniture store, at 238 S. Emerson in Shelley on Thursday. The business remains open.
Firemen from Shelley, Firth, Blackfoot and Ammon responded to the blaze. Forty guys and eight trucks were on site, said Shelley Fire chief Mike Carter.
A person spotted the fire as he/she was passing by and called 911. The call came into the Shelley fire station about 5 a.m.
When the Shelley firemen arrived on site, the front section of the business was fully engulfed, said Shelley assistant fire chief Randy Adams.

Luna defends Props

October 12, 2012

BLACKFOOT — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna explained the history of Props 1, 2, 3 and took questions regarding these propositions at the Bingham County/District 31 Republican Central Committee Thursday evening.
Thirty-one people attended this meeting.
In explaining the history of Props 1, 2 and 3, said Luna. "A plan is better than abcense of a plan."
Thirty states have passed educational reform, he said. This is a renaissance about public education.

Broncos repeat as Conference Champions

October 11, 2012

POCATELLO — Here come the champs! Here come the champs! Yes, the defending conference and state champion Blackfoot Broncos took another step towards a repeat of 2011 as they downed the second seeded Century Diamondbacks 2-0 at Century High School on Thursday afternoon to capture their second straight conference championship.
"It was an uncomfortable pressure on us entering the tournament as the top seed," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "When your the underdog your not expected to win and looking back this is the first time that the top seed has won the district tournament since I've been coaching here."

Anna N. Jemmett, 80

October 11, 2012

Anna N. (Wirick) Jemmett passed peacefully at home on October 8, 2012, at the age of 80 surrounded by her loving family.
The viewing will be held at the Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise, from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday October 12th, with refreshments available following at the Jemmett residence from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Friends and family are requested to meet at Dry Creek Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate her life with a Graveside service.

October 10th

MVMS students rewarded with BMX show

October 11, 2012

BLACKFOOT — It's not every day that a school principal sits on top of a bike ramp for the sole purpose of letting a stunt rider attempt to jump over his head in front of the entire student body! That's just what Mountain View Middle School principal Todd Lauritsen did as part of a special assembly rewarding the students for a successful fundraiser selling Paul Deen cookie dough.

Blackfoot Chamber honors 10 for their service

October 11, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Members of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce honored 10 members of law enforcement, the fire service and the National Guard on Wednesday.
"This is always a special time for our Chamber," said president Shirley Brumfield as she introduced the program.
Three officers each from the Bingham County Sheriff's Office, the Blackfoot Police and Fire departments and one from the Idaho National Guard received plaques and a gift basket with items from various businesses.
County commissioner Whitney Manwaring spoke briefly before the officers received their recognitions.

Panthers pounce on Beavers 3-1

October 11, 2012

THOMAS — The Snake River Panther volleyball squad closed out their home schedule on Wednesday evening as they paid a fond farewell to their lone senior Whitney Dance in a special pre game ceremony and then bid adieu to a pesky American Falls squad 3-1 by the final scores of 25-23, 22-25, 25-10 and 25-6.
"Whitney played well tonight, she had several nice kills and it was nice to send her off with a win," Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said. "Overall I was really happy that we did as well as we did because you never know what is going to happen with a new rotation."

Police Log

October 10, 2012

Items of note from Sept. 26 - Oct. 8.

Blackfoot Police

CAT SHOT: Sept. 26, 8:13 p.m.: A woman said someone has shot her cat through the window of her residence. She said there is a bullet hole in the screen and she cannot find her cat.

BURGLARY ALARMS: Sept. 26, 10:30 p.m.: Dispatch received calls from multiple businesses reporting burglar alarms going off.

WRONG NUMBER: Sept. 27, 11:35 a.m.: A woman said she was attempting to call her hairdresser and there was no emergency.

October 9th

Tempers flare at P&Z

October 10, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Tempers flared between county residents and county commissioners following a 'standing room only' work session Tuesday. The commissioners unanimously approved wording changes to the controversial planning and zoning ordinance.
Work on the countywide zone ordinance started in 2007 and affects the property rights of local residents. The ordinance presents guidelines for residential and agricultural subdivisions and provisions for how to appeal to those guidelines. It contains zoning guidelines for energy development such as windmills and other developments.

October 8th

Blackfoot Charter School Teacher lands grant

October 9, 2012

Katrina Elliott, a second grade teacher at Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center, has been awarded a $250 New Classroom Start-Up Grand from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the state's only non-union professional teacher association.The award will fund the purchase of SMART board software.

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