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November 10th

Honoree's name spelled wrong on street signs

November 11, 2014

Is it Wooton Way or Wooten Way? Actually, neither is correct. The spelling of the peaceful residential street that runs north of Blackfoot was recently a topic of discussion on Facebook. It was discovered that the street has been spelled incorrectly for over 40 years. The street signs (on both ends of the street) read "Wooton," while the city maps in the local phone books have it spelled "Wooten." However, the correct spelling should be "WOOTTON" after its namesake local farmer and former Bingham County Clerk Vincent Fredrick (V.F.) Wootton.

Woman finds intruder snacking on cookie dough

November 10, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a Wichita woman found him eating cookie dough from her freezer in the early-morning hours.
The Wichita Eagle reports the woman came out of her bedroom shortly before 3:30 a.m. Thursday and found the stranger in her kitchen.
Wichita police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza says the man told police he thought he was at his aunt's house and was hungry.
Police say the man entered the home through an unlocked back door. The 52-year-old woman who lives there was not hurt.

Dorothy Jean Small Casper, 85

November 10, 2014

Dorothy Jean Small Casper, 85
St. George, Utah – Dorothy Jean Small Casper, 85, died on Nov. 4, 2014 in St. George, Utah. 
She was born on Aug. 12, 1929 in Gadsden, Alabama to Albert Luke Small and Prudence Johnston. She was married to Lorin Willis Casper in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Oct. 26, 1949. On Oct. 26, 2014, they had been sealed for 65 years.
Dorothy was born and raised in Alabama. She attended Emma Sampson High School, and later attended the University of Alabama, where she studied nursing.

November 9th

Firth assembly to honor area veterans

November 9, 2014

Veterans and their families are special guests at the Veterans' Day Assembly at Firth High School (FHS). The assembly begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Firth High School gymnasium, 101 N. Park Ave. in Firth and is open to the public.
The Community Orchestra at Firth will begin playing prelude music at 9:30 a.m.
"This is our way of honoring the heroes who have given us our freedoms so that we can exercise our liberties," said FHS military history teacher Stewart Portela.
This the the 21st year FHS has hosted a Veterans' Day Assembly.

November 8th

Vogler runs for 278 yards as Panthers advance to semis

November 8, 2014

THOMAS — Wyatt Vogler wanted to make a statement on Saturday afternoon in Snake River's 3A state quarterfinal against South Fremont Saturday afternoon.
And when four quarters ended Saturday Vogler had made that statement and came within 12 yards of a school record.
Vogler ran for 278 yards as the Panthers defeated the Cougars 49-28 to punch their ticket to the 3A semifinals next week.

November 7th

Courtroom named in honor of longtime judge

November 8, 2014

 A roomful of jurists, lawyers, clerks and guests filled courtroom three in the Bingham County Courthouse on Friday to participate in the naming of a courtroom in honor of Judge Robert C. Brower.
What was known as courtroom three will now be called the Judge Robert C. Brower Courtroom.
"I would argue it is the highest honor to be bestowed upon a jurist or lawyer by their peers upon death: the naming of a courtroom in honor of service," said Roger Burdick, Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court.

Defense carries Broncos to berth in 4A semifinals

November 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT — A 55 second span of the fourth quarter almost spelled disaster for the Blackfoot Broncos in their 4A state quarterfinal against Sandpoint Friday night.
With the Broncos leading 28-14 entering the fourth quarter a 22-yard punt set the Bulldogs up at the Broncos 22 yard line.
Two plays later Bulldogs quarterback Nate Loutzenhiser found Tyler Harris with a 19-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 28-21.

Shelley edges Gooding in 20-15 thriller

November 8, 2014

POCATELLO – All week long the Shelley Russets had bulletin board material to use a motivation after Gooding won its playoff game last week over Parma.
After the 64-13 win Gooding players were quoted as saying everything they did against Parma was done to beat the Russets.
The Senators had their chance to take down the two-time defending state champions in the Class 3A quarterfinals inside Holt Arena Thursday night.
In the end the Russets made the Senators eat some crow.

November 6th

Presidio Brass to present movie theme music "Sounds of the Cinema"

November 7, 2014

It's not often that Blackfoot is treated to a live performance of movie tunes from blockbusters like Star Wars, Fantasia and West Side Story, but that's exactly what the five-man band Presidio Brass is bringing to Blackfoot Performing Arts Center stage on Saturday night with their "Sounds of the Cinema" performance.
The band's tuba player Scott Sutherland told the Morning News on Thursday that they are finishing some performances in Tennessee and "can't wait to roll into Blackfoot on Saturday."

Rick Allen 59

November 6, 2014

Rick Allen 59, a former resident of Blackfoot, lost his battle to cancer on Oct. 30 in an Anchorage, Alaska hospital. He was a resident of Alaska for the past 23 years.
His parents are Dallas and Virginia Allen; siblings, Ron, Rocky, Rob, and Lora Uriona. One brother Rusty preceded him in death.
A private family service and burial will take place at a later date in Anaconda, Montana.

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