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August 11th

State legislator, husband sue Bannock County

August 12, 2014

Garth and Julie VanOrden have filed a civil suit against the Bannock County Sheriff and specific deputies in the death of their son, Jason, while he was interned in the Bannock County Jail in 2013.
Julie (R-Pingree) represents Bingham County in the Idaho Legislature.
For more on this story, go to our print or e-editions.

Hard work pays off for Idaho State quarterback

August 11, 2014

Justin Arias is a student.   He is not only a student of the game of football but he is an excellent student in the classroom. Arias will leave Idaho State in December with his master's degree. That success in the classroom has correlated into success on the football field for the senior Bengal quarterback.  
"It is a personal character trait," Arias said. "If you are going to work hard in school it is going to translate into anything you want to do. If you want to succeed in anything you want to do, you will have to work hard."

Lourie C. Jackson, 96

August 11, 2014

Lourie C. Jackson, 96, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Blackfoot.
She was born November 8, 1917 in Oakley, Idaho to Raymond  and Luella Tracy Curtis.
Lourie was raised and attended school in Oakley, Idaho.  Following graduation she attended the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Successful Sho-Ban festival concludes

August 11, 2014

FORT HALL—The 51st Annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival concluded in Fort Hall on Sunday with a traditional feast of salmon and buffalo meat, the INFR Tour Rodeo Finals, the Wild Horse Race and one last grand entry with a poignant closing ceremony. Some are saying this was "the best festival ever."
With an abundant of food, sporting events, parades, dancing activities, hundreds of spectators from around the region and the world, were able to experience Native American culture "at its finest." Travelers from Italy, Japan, Israel and Dubai enjoyed the festival first hand.

August 8th

'Sister Moss' selected as Miss Sho-Ban

August 9, 2014

Fort Hall's Tadrachelle Murry was named the 51st Miss Shoshone-Bannock Queen following a spectacular, but wet, grand entry at the Shoshone-Bannock Festival Friday evening.
Murry, 25, who is affectionately known as "Sister Moss" throughout the Fort Hall community was crowned by Taylor Thomas who was named Miss Shoshone-Bannock last year. Thomas went on to become Miss Indian World this spring. 
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Bids end tonight for art show auction

August 8, 2014

FORT HALL — The Indian Art Show is open today and Saturday at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel. Art show hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
"This is the first year a silent auction has taken place," said Emma George, Indian Art Show Coordinator. Bid on original Indian Art Work will close at 6 o'clock this evening. The items for sale are marked by a tag.
The work of 40 artists is on display.
For more details, check out today's edition of the Morning News

LaVon Muir, 80

August 8, 2014

LaVon Muir, 80, of Blackfoot, was reunited with God and family on August 6, 2014. LaVon was born on April 18, 1934, to William Reed Muir and Eva Jensen.
He was born in Soda Springs and was raised in Gray's Lake, Idaho. LaVon was a tile setter and a hard worker all of his life and enjoyed passing on the skills of his trade to others. Much of his fine craftsmanship can still be seen throughout Southeast Idaho.

Michelle Diane Parkinson Fox, 50

August 8, 2014

Michelle Diane Parkinson Fox, 50, of Rigby, Idaho passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Madison Memorial Hospital after a valiant battle with breast cancer.
Michelle was born on February 18, 1964 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Robert Hyrum Parkinson and Diane Rae Longmore. She attended school in the Blackfoot School District and graduated from Blackfoot High School. She continued her education at Ricks College, BYU-Hawaii and BYU-Provo.
On December 13, 1985 Michelle married Albert “Ray” Fox Jr. in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They have three children, Rachel, Spencer and Matthew.

August 7th

Flood damage hit homes and businesses hard

August 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT—Many homes and business throughout the area were severely damaged due to a flash flood that hit the Blackfoot area on Wednesday. There are yet no reports of significant crop damage.
A torrential rainstorm dropped at least 3 inches of rain in the first 15 minutes on Wednesday.
While some folks were just contending with flood water, others were flooded with sewage backup in their homes due to the city's wastewater system becoming overwhelmed with too much water. Bingham County's Public Information Officer Scott Reese estimates that over 100 homes have damage from sewage backup.

August 6th

Storm, flood soak Blackfoot

August 7, 2014

A flash flood hit Blackfoot Wednesday afternoon following an intense downpour.
On Wednesday, Chief Deputy Jeff Gardner with the Bingham County Sheriff's office asked people to stay home if at all possible.
"We have stalled vehicles all over and we are dealing with the traffic," he said.
Some home and business owners reported that their buildings were flooded with water and sewage. City officials noted that the wastewater system was overwhelmed and asked residents to curtail their usage for a few hours.

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