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October 17th

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.

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.

Chamber honors local officers

October 13, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Members of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce honored six lawmen and three fire fighters on Wednesday.
President Derek Preece, well known for his stories, said he and his wife went to bed on Tuesday night and immediately fell asleep, comfortable in the knowledge that their family and their belongings were protected.
“We have an awesome group of people — men and women — who do what it takes to keep our community and our county safe,” said Preece.

October 11th

Rupe's wins Stone Soup

October 12, 2011

BLACKFOOT — After winning the Bingham County Stone Soup competition for the fourth time in eight years, Kevin Rupe is already making plans for next year.
The clam chowder from Rupe's Burgers was the favorite among those who attended the fundraiser for the South East Idaho Community Action Agency on Tuesday.
"I think SEICAA is a tremendous organization," Rupe said after claiming another title in the friendly competition among various businesses and organizations.
Rupe, owner of the restaurant on Alice Street in Blackfoot, said he wants to give back to the community in whatever way he can.

Two schools receive awards

October 12, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Two schools in the Blackfoot School District received recognition from the Idaho State Board of Education for their academic achievement during the 2010-2011 school year.
Blackfoot High School received a Distinguished School award and Fort Hall Elementary received two Additional Yearly Growth Awards. The schools were among 20 total in Idaho recognized for their achievement and growth on the Idaho Standards Achievement Test.

Supreme Court refuses to consider Rhoades case

October 11, 2011

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider the case of Idaho death-row inmate Paul Ezra Rhoades, effectively ending the appeals of his death sentence.
Rhoades was convicted of three murders in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot in 1988 and sentenced to death for two of them. In his petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rhoades said a lower court judge was wrong to refuse to have an evidentiary hearing on claims that his attorneys were ineffective when it came time to present evidence of mental illness during his sentencing.

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