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City councilman Butch Hulse dies

October 7, 2012

Blackfoot city councilman John 'Butch' Hulse lost his battle with a congenital lung disease on Friday. Hulse was in Salt Lake City, Utah, awaiting placement on the list for a lung transplant.
"That makes me sad," said Leah Rigby, the former executive director of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce and the Idaho Potato Museum. Hulse was a respected member of the board of the museum and a former president of the Chamber.

Pumpkin chuckers come from nearby, far away

October 7, 2012

About 60 people, including a group of elementary school students from Ketchum, braved chilly conditions to show off their building skills on Saturday.
They came to a field outside the Wild Adventure Corn Maze for the Angry Pumpkin Chuckin' contest. Participants built catapults to launch their gourds. Truth be told, more participated in the egg launcher category.
A team from Blackfoot High School, a Boy Scout troop from the Blackfoot 12th LDS Ward and one from the Society for Creative Anachronism had full scale catapults.

Breast feeding may reduce risk of breast cancer

October 7, 2012

Women who choose to breastfeed their babies are likely lowering their risk of getting breast cancer in the future. The benefits of breastfeeding as a preventative measure are not discussed as much as other preventative factors such as exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, eliminating smoking and eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables; however, women of child-bearing age may want to take this into consideration as more studies are showing this to be the case.

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