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Archive - Oct 2012

October 8th

Grandstand of Terror opens for Halloween fun

October 9, 2012

Clowns, rodents, spiders and monsters...there's something to make nearly anyone shudder and shriek at this year's Grandstand of Terror spook alley. Volunteers have been busy putting the finishing touches on the popular haunt, a fundraiser for the Blackfoot Community Players and Nuart Theater, in the grandstand at the Eastern Idaho State Fair

Fire Department has open house for fire prevention week

October 9, 2012

The Blackfoot Fire Department, at 225 N. Ash, is conducting an open house today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to commemorate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13. Everyone is welcome to stop by for a tour of the station and refreshments.
Blackfoot Fire Department Captain Dave Krumenacker said the department is teaming up with the nonprofit group National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urging residents to have "Have Two Ways Out," the theme of this year's Fire Prevention Week.

Edward Martin Madson, 75

October 8, 2012

Edward Martin Madson, 75, of Butte City, passed away peacefully with family members by his side on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Ed was born on July 1, 1937 in Jackson, Wyo., to Enoch Paul and Edna Henry Madson.  He was raised and educated in the Jackson Hole area. Throughj is life he resided in Jackson; Salt Lake City, Utah; Blackfoot and Butte City.  He was elected mayor of Butte City  in 2001 and was currently serving in that capacity.   

John Charles 'Butch' Hulse, 65

October 8, 2012

John Charles “Butch” Hulse, 65, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Oct. 5,2012 at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Irene Hofhine, 72,

October 8, 2012

Irene Hofhine, 72, our sweet wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Meridian on Oct. 3, 2012.
She was born in 1940 in Blackfoot. She was the daughter of Charles and LaVerne Hatch. She graduated from Firth High School in 1958.
In 1961 she married her high school sweetheart, Paul H. Hofhine. They lived in numerous places including Utah, Idaho, California, and 20 years in Mesa, Ariz. They raised four children.

Technology relieves publishing woes for local author

October 8, 2012

BLACKFOOT - Technology is changing the world as we know it, and Blackfoot author Rulon Cammack has found a way to use technology to make one of his dreams come true.

Cammack and his wife Lori have lived in Blackfoot for 35 years They have eight children and 11 grandchildren. He has worked for INL for years, but until recently he has only dreamed of sharing his writings. Cammack has just published a book he has worked on over the past 15 years, "The Soul Collector: A Tale of Time."

October 7th

City councilman Butch Hulse dies

October 7, 2012

Blackfoot city councilman John 'Butch' Hulse lost his battle with a congenital lung disease on Friday. Hulse was in Salt Lake City, Utah, awaiting placement on the list for a lung transplant.
"That makes me sad," said Leah Rigby, the former executive director of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce and the Idaho Potato Museum. Hulse was a respected member of the board of the museum and a former president of the Chamber.

Pumpkin chuckers come from nearby, far away

October 7, 2012

About 60 people, including a group of elementary school students from Ketchum, braved chilly conditions to show off their building skills on Saturday.
They came to a field outside the Wild Adventure Corn Maze for the Angry Pumpkin Chuckin' contest. Participants built catapults to launch their gourds. Truth be told, more participated in the egg launcher category.
A team from Blackfoot High School, a Boy Scout troop from the Blackfoot 12th LDS Ward and one from the Society for Creative Anachronism had full scale catapults.

Breast feeding may reduce risk of breast cancer

October 7, 2012

Women who choose to breastfeed their babies are likely lowering their risk of getting breast cancer in the future. The benefits of breastfeeding as a preventative measure are not discussed as much as other preventative factors such as exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, eliminating smoking and eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables; however, women of child-bearing age may want to take this into consideration as more studies are showing this to be the case.

October 6th

Lady Broncos open post season play with 4-0 victory

October 6, 2012

BLACKFOOT — It's postseason time for the area soccer squads and on Saturday morning, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos welcomed Rigby to town for a first round play off game on the pitch.
A little over a week previous the same two teams battled to a 1-1 draw. On Saturday, Blackfoot was having none of that nonsense however as Cassandra Clarke tallied a hat trick and Meaghan Collard backed up her bold Thursday prediction of a victory with a goal of her own in a 4-0 victory over the Lady Trojans.

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