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PINGREE â€” Ashley Lambson and Trina Nicholson were among a group of people drying noodles at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church on Sunday.
â€śMy grandmother (Rosemary Ray) has done this for years, so we help her out,â€ť said Lambson.
Members of the parish make homemade noodles for about three weeks each November. The noodles are among the items sold at the churchâ€™s annual Christmas bazaar, scheduled on Dec. 4 this year.
â€śIt gives the money to the church to be able to help the community out,â€ť Nicholson explained.
BLACKFOOT â€“ When Carl Watkins served part of his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Blackfoot, he probably didnâ€™t expect to return and make his home here.
But thatâ€™s what happened. After working in radio around the West, he, his wife Linda and their children landed in Blackfoot about 1988. Most of them are still here.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Saxophobia brings to the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center Backstage Events a â€śWhoâ€™s Whoâ€ť of sax gone wild! Friday at 7:30 p.m. audience members will see and hear a sopraninoâ€”the smallest saxophone in the world; a mammoth six-and-one-half-foot contrabass sax; and virtually everything in between.
LOGAN, Utah â€” Former Bingham County Coroner Kyle B. Lindsay has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in Logan, Utah, reducing felony burglary and drug charges to misdemeanors.
Lindsay was sentenced last week to serve 10 days in jail and one year of probation. He has until Dec. 1 to report for his sentencing.
BLACKFOOT â€” Fans of the Blackfoot High School football team have the opportunity to travel to Boise on a chartered bus to support the Broncos at the 4A state championship game against Bishop Kelly Saturday.
Buses chartered through Teton Stage Lines will leave at 7 a.m. from the carnival entrance at the East Idaho State Fairgrounds. The game will be at Boise State University at 1 p.m. Saturday. The bus will leave Boise at 5 p.m. and be back in Blackfoot at 10 p.m. There will be regular rest stops, but no stops for meals.
BLACKFOOT â€” Former Blackfoot City Parks department employee Michael Roy Conn was sentenced to seven years to 17 years in prison on Tuesday. Conn pled guilty to one count of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old.
Conn was initially charged with five counts of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old stemming from incidents in 2008. Charges were filed against him in April 2010.
The plea agreement recommended probation with conditions. This agreement was recommended by the prosecuting attorney, defense attorney and the pre-sentence evaluator.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Fort Hall students who attend the after-school program at Fort Hall Elementary visited the Blackfoot Public Library Monday afternoon.
"There's over 60,000 books in the library," said librarian Brenda Wilcox. "There's always new things to see in the library."
Besides books, there are computers, videos, DVDs, newspapers and activities.
"We want you to have a good time when you come to the library," Wilcox said.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” On Thursday, students attending Wapello Elementary spoke with the father of fourth grader Trevor Robertson during the Veterans' Day assembly at the school.
Trevor's dad is Staff Sgt. D.J. Robertson who is deployed with the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team. The 116th is the Idaho National Guard unit currently stationed at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Troops began deployment to Kuwait and Iraq on Sunday.
FIRTH â€” Ninety-eight veterans attended the veteransâ€™ day assembly at Firth High School Thursday morning. The gym was mostly full as veterans, members of the community and the student bodies of Firth High School and Firth Middle School were present.
The assembly honored veterans and their families.
Mel Richardson, one of the hosts of the Probing America Radio Talk Show, was the speaker. He was impressed with the number of veterans in attendance at the assembly.
â€śMy dad fought in â€śThe Great War,â€ť Richardson said. â€śHe was part of Pershingâ€™s troops in the war to end all warsâ€”World War I.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) commissioners denied the special use permit request of the Blue Ribbon Energy LLC to build 27 wind turbines.
Blue Ribbon proposed putting the turbines on 2,500 acres on the hills southeast of Goshen owned by six landowners: Paul Reid, Bryce and Mary Fielding of Hillside Farms, Ken and Becky Davis, Richard and Charlotte Reid, C. Keith and Karma Fielding and Carol Reid.
Commissioners Lee Hammett proposed tabling the application â€śbecause this is a new process.â€ť