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March 26, 2012

Items of note from March 12-21.

Blackfoot Police

SUSPICIOUS TEXT: March 12, 3:48 p.m.: A caller requested to speak with an officer because of a suspicious text message.

WHEELCHAIR CRASH: March 12, 4:07 p.m.: A caller at Taco Time said a woman crashed into the front door with her wheelchair and cracked the glass.

DRUGS FOUND: March 12, 6:06 p.m.: A caller said they found marijuana in the parking lot at Auto Zone.

NOT A BFF: March 13, 11:09 a.m.: A woman said she stayed with a friend last night and he is throwing her stuff out of his residence and she has nowhere else to go.

Museum board to honor potato industry pioneer

March 26, 2012

The Board of Directors of the Idaho Potato Museum will conduct the annual Idaho Potato Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 130 NW Main Street. The event is free and the public is invited. There will be a baked potato bar meal following the program.
This year's recipient is longtime Blackfoot
resident and pioneer of the potato industry, James Pendlebury.
Pendlebury was born in 1870 in England and later immigrated to the
United States, living first in Wyoming and then in Blackfoot.

Shelley Preparedness Fair draws crowd

March 26, 2012

The Shelley Preparedness Fair on Saturday offered a variety of classes and demonstrations. About 600 to 700 people attended.
Calvin Pirtle from Shelley displayed cooking methods without electricity.
“About three years ago, my wife, Helen, went to a preparedness fair that demonstrated some of these alternative methods of cooking,” Pirtle said.
One of the items on display was a Wonder Box. It’s also called a hay box cooker. The entire cooking operation was located in a bucket. The pan of cooking food was surrounded by a pillow or beanbag that insulated the pan, keeping it warm. 

 

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