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October 17th, 2011

Former local woman seeks to win Reader's Digest contest

October 18, 2011

Jamie Peery Warren is doing just fine, thank you.
Speaking from her home in Norman, Okla., the former Blackfoot woman excitedly noted that she and her donor's lungs completed their first five-kilometer race in mid-September.
Four years ago, thanks to the help of the Blackfoot community, Warren traveled to Pittsburgh, Penn., and had a double-lung transplant.
Shortly thereafter, Warren and her husband Bryan moved to Phoenix, Ariz., so he could become a motorcycle technician.

Firth School Board hears of cemetery's land needs

October 18, 2011

FIRTH — The proposal of the Firth Cemetery District highlighted the October Firth School Board meeting last Thursday.
School trustees met in executive session to discuss the cemetery proposal. Coming out of executive session, no motion was made.
"The trustees are still thinking about," said Superintendent Sid Tubbs.
Board member Cheryse Hooste said the Firth Cemetery needs to expand.
"There are no more plots available to be purchased," Hooste said.

Still behind bars

October 18, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Cass William Tendore appeared before District Judge Darren Simpson Monday to face charges of possession of a controlled substance--marijuana-- with intent to deliver and possession of meth.
On the first charge regarding marijuana, Tendore could face a maximum sentence of five years in the Idaho State Penitentiary and/or a $15,000 fine. He could also be required to pay the cost of prosecution and 100 hours of community service.

Norman James ‘Pete’ Atkins

October 17, 2011

Norman James “Pete” Atkins of Blackfoot passed away on Oct. 13, 2011 at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
He was born in Delta, Colo. in 1928 and grew up in Paonia, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father, James Perry, mother, Lura May and brother, Dale M. Atkins.
Pete has five children: Shannon Lamb, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; Shelley Atkins, Arvada, Colo.; Dan Atkins, Bend, Ore.; Cindy Walsh (Joe) Groton, Conn. and Perrie Atkins, Blackfoot. He also has seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Brenda Young, 54

October 17, 2011

Brenda Young, 54, of Pingree passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in Soda Springs. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at the Pingree First Ward.
Family will visit with friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot and one hour prior to services at the Church. Burial will follow the services at the Springfield Cemetery.

October 16th

Tommy Vaughns opens

October 17, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Tommy Vaughns Grill officially opens their doors today at 11 a.m. Located across from Jensen Grove the newest restaurant to Blackfoot offers a little something for everyone.
If you're looking for a great place to watch a game -- there are 18 bigscreen TV's throughout the restaurant, or if you want a nice place to enjoy a great meal they also offer that.
General Manager Tyler Rupe says I think people whether they are 1 or 80 will enjoy the atmosphere and have a great time.
Tyler entered this joint restaurant venture with his father, Kevin Rupe who also owns Rupes Burgers.

United Way fundraiser kick-off Wednesday

October 17, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County United Way kickoff is from 5—7 p.m. Wednesday in the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICCA), 1010 W. Bridge St., Blackfoot.
United Way is sponsoring the Chamber of Commerce After Hours, said kickoff chair person Diane Tauscher. After Hours is open to community members. Refreshments will be served.
Last year Bingham County raised $100,000, Tauscher said. United Way has been in Blackfoot for about 20 years.
Money raised, "goes to agencies in Bingham County," she said.

October 13th

Gary Morris coming to BPAC

October 14, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Since the early 1980s, the voice of Country Music Legend Gary Morris has transcended season and setting. Saturday, that voice will treat fans of great music to ‘An Evening With Gary Morris’. The concert will kick off the Fall/Winter concert series at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Morris, recording for Warner Brothers, MCA/Universal and Liberty records, produced five number one hits, including the widely popular “Wind Beneath My Wings.”
The trip to Blackfoot is not Morris’ first trip to Southeastern Idaho.

Case closed in final BHS hazing case

October 14, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The final hazing case involving five former Blackfoot High School athletes is now closed. Tuesday, Anthony Clarke signed a binding written plea agreement through his attorney. In this plea agreement, Clarke pled guilty to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace.
Magistrate Judge Charles Roos gave Clarke a withheld judgment and court probation for one year.
Under this plea agreement, Clarke was fined $500. He must pay court costs that total $137.50. Judge Roos suspended $500.

Panthers avenge loss with 3-0 sweep of Bears

October 14, 2011

THOMAS — On Wednesday evening Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden stated that her team was going to beat Bear Lake on Thursday evening because of the work that they got against the Beavers.
On Thursday, VanOrden's Panthers came out and proved their coach to be quite prophetic as they swept their biggest rivals 25-15, 25-15 and 25-18 much to the delight of the large crowd in attendance.

 

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