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Santa's Helpers fundraiser set at Rupe's

November 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Law enforcement officers will be working at Rupe's Burgers Saturday, Nov. 19, to raise funds for the Santa's Helpers program.
From 6-9 p.m., officers with the Blackfoot Police Department and deputies from the Sheriff's Office will be taking orders and waiting tables at Rupe's. All tips will be donated to the Santa's Helpers program, and Kevin Rupe has agreed to donate a percentage of the proceeds from those three hours to the program.

Judges prepare for today's election

November 7, 2011

The Morning News — Leslie Mielke
Chief Judge Luanne Olsen and election official Paige Hyde in Precincts 3 and 23 put up a precinct map at Mountain View Middle School in preparation for today's election.
Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at regular polling places. Elections for city positions, tax districts and the permanent ambulance override are up for a vote today. To vote, electors need to bring picture identification to their regular polling places.

EPA sets two more meetings on FMC cleanup

November 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Environmental Protection Agency has added a series of follow-up public meetings focused on the FMC Operable Unit of the Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund Site.
There will be three additional public meetings—the first Nov. 15 from 4-7 p.m. in the Chubbuck City Council Chambers and two Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Fort Hall Business Center.

Commission: No clemency for Rhoades

November 7, 2011

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole says it won't consider a clemency request from condemned inmate Paul Ezra Rhoades.

Rhoades is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Nov. 18 for the murders of Susan Michelbacher and Stacy Baldwin in 1987.

Disney on Ice winners announced

November 7, 2011

The Morning News congratulates the winners of our Disney on Ice contest. The winners are Melissa Hunt, Maureen Sanchez, Anna Blonquist and Kaiya Wallace. You can pick up your tickets at the Morning News office, 34 North Ash.
Don't forget you can still enter to win an i-Pod Touch. To enter click on the contest on the top right corner of our home page.

Veteran an eyewitness to history

November 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — As a member of the United Nations Military Armistice Commission, Monroe (Monte) Beach of Blackfoot was an eyewitness to history on July 27, 1953.
That was the day the fighting in the Korean War officially ended when Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison of the United States and his counterparts in the North Korean army and Chinese volunteers signed 18 tri-language documents at Panmunjom.
While that sight is stored in his memory banks, another more important one is stored there, too.

 

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