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Preparations for General Election

November 5, 2012

BLACKFOOT – All polling places in Bingham County are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday for the General Election. Polling locations are:
Electors in Blackfoot precincts 1, 2 & 3 (also 23) will vote at Mountain View Middle School, 645 Mitchell Ln.
Blackfoot 4 — Stalker Elementary, 991 W. Center.
Blackfoot 5 — Ridge Crest Elementary, 800 Airport Rd.,
Blackfoot 6 — Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC), 870 S. Fisher Ave.
Firth 7 & 8 — Johnson Elementary, 735 N. 600 E.
Groveland 9 (also 22) — Groveland Elementary, 165 N. 375 W., Blackfoot.

Kerry Vaughn Kepler, 59

November 5, 2012

Kerry Vaughn Kepler, 59, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Oct.31, 2012, from a drowning accident while fishing.
He was born Oct. 3, 1953, in Idaho Falls, the son of William O. Kepler and Betty Bay Kepler.
Vaughn attended Ucon Elementary, and graduated from Bonneville High School.  Following high school, he attended Boise State University.
He had lived in the Blackfoot area since 1992.
On Oct. 31, 1998, he married Alicia Wilcox at Groveland Elementary School in Blackfoot.

Robert David (Dave) Barclay, Sr., 59

November 5, 2012

Robert David (Dave) Barclay, Sr., 59, of Pocatello passed away at his home Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 from natural causes.
David was born Jan. 2, 1953 in Blackfoot to Michael and Ruth Arleen Howell Barclay.  He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Snake River High School in 1971. He continued his education at Idaho State University receiving a business degree.  He played baseball and wrestled in high school.

Muriel Rayola Neff, 83

November 5, 2012

Muriel Rayola Neff, 83, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Nov.3, 2012 at The Gables in Blackfoot,.
She was born Sept.13, 1929 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Wilbert Atwood and Muriel Duckworth Atwood.
Rayola attended grade school in Pingree and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
On June 6, 1948, she married Charles Neff in Blackfoot,.  He preceded her in death on July 10, 2005.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church. 

Shelley firm offers plenty of training

November 5, 2012

If you're the owner of a small company looking for safety training, etc., there's a firm in Shelley seeking your business.
David Porter, his wife Catherine, son Jamal and five other employees offer 77 different courses. They range from professional development, industrial safety and nuclear operations training. Their client list includes the Idaho National Laboratory, the Department of Energy and the National Guard Bureau.

Shelley-Firth fire district officials seek bond approval

November 5, 2012

The Shelley-Firth fire district is asking voters to approve a $1.7 million bond. In Shelley, the bond will pay for property and a new fire house. In Firth, the fire station will be renovated and two brush trucks purchased.
The bond request voted on last May was defeated by eight votes. The amount of the bond--$1.7 million--is the same as requested in May, however, fire district official hopes voters will approve it this time. The amount requested is not an addition to the bond that was defeated in May.
To pass this bond, a super majority of voters—67 percent—must approve.

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