October 26th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” A vote on a permanent override for the ambulance district will be on each ballot this November.
"This is nothing new," said Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray. "There will be no additional increase.
"Every other year, the community supports an ambulance override," Gray said. "What this override does is bring the levy up to the maximum amount that can be levied."
The whole of Bingham County is one ambulance district. Support of the ambulance district shows up on property taxes.
Martha Deon Gooch Ostergar Munson, 91, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 in Washington, Utah.
Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
First graders Halley Boyack and Chaz Spraker at Groveland Elementary take turns grinding wheat during the Idaho Farm Bureau's "Agriculture in the Classroom" Tuesday. After grinding wheat, teachers prepared pancakes for the students to eat. Students also milked a cow.
The Morning News â€“Â Katie Harris
Kelsey Baguley prepares to scare at the Grandstands of Terror Tuesday night. The Community Players along with aspiring Blackfoot student actors will be scaring patrons from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and Thursday and until 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They are closed Sunday. Grandstands of Terror concludes Halloween night. The Grandstands of Terror is at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Â BLACKFOOT -- Administrative District Judge Jon Shindurling heard two pending petitions on the Paul Ezra Rhoades case Monday in Bingham County.
"I do not have the authority to issue a stay of execution in this case," Judge Shindurling said.
Rhoades is scheduled to be put to death Nov. 18 in the Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise. Rhoades was convicted for the 1987 murders of Susan Michelbacher in Bonneville County and Stacy Baldwin in Bingham County.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â The Blackfoot City Council will have one new face after the Nov. 8 elections. Clair L. Broadhead, Randy Herbert and Butch Hulse are seeking to fill seat 4 vacated by councilman Robert Layton. Incumbents Rich Woodfin and Farrell D. Cammack are running unopposed for their respective seats.
Clair L. Broadhead
The Morning Newsâ€”Melanie Moore
Bingham County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jon Croxford meets with Mountain View Middle School students after their 6th annual "Cookies for Courage" assembly Monday. Students gave cookies to the Bingham County Sheriff's Office, Blackfoot Police Department and Blackfoot Fire Department to thank them for their service. The assembly kicked off Red Ribbon Week at MVMS. Throughout the week students will wear red and participate in various activities to pledge to live a drug-free life.
BLACKFOOT â€” Three 4-H members were recognized for their leadership last year.
Chase Herbst, son of Layne and Michaelene Herbst, received the Spirit of 4-H Award. He received $200 for this award that is sponsored by Randy and Julie Wilmot.
"I think this award is amazing," Herbst said. "I like to help the kids and helping to keep the program going." He turns 18 on Saturday and figures the money will go into his truck.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot High School's dual enrollment program has grown in recent years and students are now able to choose from 33 dual credit courses and other college credit options while in high school.
Blackfoot High School Principal John Pearce and Dean of Students and Counselor Vicki Johnson made a presentation to the Blackfoot School Board of Trustees last week about the advanced education opportunities currently offered at BHS.
BLACKFOOT â€” The attorney representing Michael Roy Conn was in court Monday requesting reconsideration of Rule 35, a motion for reduction of sentence.
Conn is a former Blackfoot City Parks department employee who pled guilty to one count of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old in September 2010. He was sentenced to seven to 17 years in prison. He must also register as a sex offender.