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October 28th, 2014

CDT resumes weekly dinners

October 28, 2014

Men, women and children of all ages filed into Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church in Blackfoot on Tuesday evening to enjoy the company of one another and a hot meal as the Community Dinner Table (CDT) hosted its first dinner of the season. This marks the seventh year that the CDT has hosted the Tuesday night dinners at the church to help fight hunger and loneliness in the community.

Drunken Santa zombie enters St. Paul home

October 28, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie, terrifying a 16-year-old girl who locked herself in a bathroom.
St. Paul police said Monday the University of St. Thomas student was cited for trespassing and taken to a detoxification center Saturday. Police found him asleep in the house hours after a Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis.

October 27th

BPAC to offer discount tickets

October 27, 2014

Starting with the performance of the Presidio Brass band on Nov. 8, the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center will be offering discount tickets starting as low as $5 per seat.
Programming director Susan Mann said the lower ticket prices are in response to the community's request for lower ticket prices and to increase attendance at the shows.
"So many people have come to me and said 'they would bring more of their family members to the shows if the ticket prices were lower.' We are responding to the community's request."

Man sends newspaper check years after rack thefts

October 27, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a U.S. Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.
Bernard Schermerhorn says he's followed the rules for most of his 73 years, but caved to peer pressure as a teenager and went along with a friend's scheme to steal several racks from The Ledger.
In a Sept. 30 letter to the newspaper, Schermerhorn says they took a handful of change and then dumped the racks.

Craig 'Oscar' Ogden, 55

October 27, 2014

Craig 'Oscar' Ogden, 55
Craig “Oscar” Ogden left this life suddenly on Monday, October 20, 2014. He was a loving son, brother, father, coach and friend.

Doreene Kay Harris

October 27, 2014

Doreene Kay Harris passed away October 25, 2014 at home with her loved ones by her side. Her last few days were spent with the strength and determination to keep fighting to make it to see her daughters birthday on the 25th of October. 
She was born September 21, 1957 in Pocatello, Idaho to Geraldine “Jerry” Cutler and Gerry Hendricks. She was the third of six children born to this union. She attended schools in Pocatello, Blackfoot, and Cheyenne Wyoming where she graduated from East High in 1976. 

October 26th

Lots of root beer sold at Elmer’s

October 26, 2014

BLACKFOOT – Interested in taking a quick trip across the United States? Check out the variety of root beers and sodas offered for sale at Elmer’s, 223 NW Main St. in Blackfoot.
Interested in a Halloween surprise? Sample these sodas—Bug Barf, Kittle Piddle and Brain Wash.
“Elmer’s offers the largest selection of root beers and other sodas in the state of Idaho,” said Todd and Elesha (Paulsen) Denson, managers of Elmer’s. (Elesha is the granddaughter of Elmer and Lucile Stecklein, owners of Elmer’s.)

Motto engraved on library gets lost in translation

October 26, 2014

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Latin motto engraved on the wall of a new library in southern New Jersey got lost in translation.
Officials had thought the phrase "Nos Secundus Coniecto Omnia" meant "we confirm all things twice." But it actually means "we second-guess all."
Moorestown architect Rick Ragan tells the Burlington County Times he learned of the problem from residents who translated it online.
Ragan says he'll pay a stone cutter to change the phrase to "We encourage all." He'll also have the Roman numerals fixed to reflect the proper year.

October 24th

Panthers run past Eagles 49-0 to win district championship

October 25, 2014

THOMAS — With 13.7 seconds left in the first half Friday night the Marsh Valley Eagles lined to up to punt to Snake River for what seemed like the 100th time in the opening half.
But what the Panther faithful did not know was that the fail 13.7 seconds would feature a games worth of craziness.
On the punt return the Panthers Wyatt Vogler was picked up and body slammed to the ground by the Eagles Seth Hansen.
As Vogler hit the turf, the benches emptied on both sides of the field as a half worth of frustration had come to a head.

Phillips found with fully loaded weapon — facing misdemeanor

October 24, 2014

BLACKFOOT—Blackfoot Police Captain Scott Gay confirmed on Friday that Scott Phillips, the man behind the 14-hour standoff at Blackbird Produce on Thursday, was found armed with a loaded weapon and over 400 rounds of ammunition.
"Did he have a loaded weapon on him? That's the question that everyone wants to know," said Gay. "And, the answer is, yes - with 10 loaded magazines."
However, at this point, Phillips, 45, is just facing a misdemeanor charge of resisting and obstructing a police officer.

 

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