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Possible gas leak at Independence High School

December 8, 2011

HAPPENING NOW: 1:55 p.m. - Possible gas leak at Independence High School. Blackfoot Fire Department is on scene and just evacuated students and personnel.
UPDATED: 2:12 p.m. Gas company on scene. Students and faculty have been allowed back in the school. Principal Mark Kartchner said students were evacuated as a precaution.

Va. Tech gunman kills officer, later found dead

December 8, 2011

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A gunman killed a police officer in a Virginia Tech parking lot Thursday and was found dead nearby in a baffling attack that sent shudders through the campus nearly five years after it was the scene of the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.

The shooting took place on the same day Virginia Tech officials were in Washington, fighting a government fine over their alleged mishandling of the 2007 bloodbath.

Duo starting chocolate adventure

December 8, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Jen Grover and Jaclyn Falter are single mothers with a dream and a goal.
They want to support their children — Grover has four and Falter three — and they want to succeed as chocolatiers.
They are opening Lola’s Chocolates at 10 NW Main, the corner of Bridge and NW Main. They will celebrate their grand opening during the 7th annual Winter Walk on Saturday and are open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
“We figured we may as well go for it,” Grover said of opening the shop. “If you don’t go for your dreams, you’re never going to go.”

Emanuel Lutheran cookie festival is Saturday

December 8, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The 20th annual Cookie Festival at the Emanuel Lutheran Church is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 1110 Parkway Dr. in Blackfoot.
The cookies cost $5 per pound.
Over 5,000 cookies will be on sale.
"No boxes of cookies are pre-packaged," said Margaret Contor. "As people come in, we hand them a box and a glove so they can pick what cookies they would like."
Each box holds about four pounds of cookies.

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