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BLACKFOOT â€” When he was in sixth grade, Kirby Jonas fell in love with writing.
Jonas, a Pocatello firefighter, was at Stinkin' Cute signing his latest novel, "The Secret of Two Hawks" on Saturday. It is his 11th book.
Kirby said a teacher in Shelley, whose name he doesn't remember, assigned his students to write a short story. He wrote four words, including "stream," as a possible theme.
"I thought "stream," I can write a Western story about that," Jonas said. He did, the teacher liked it and Jonas' career as an author began. "From then on, I had the urge.
Blackfoot fire captain Kurt Aikele was honored by family, friends and firemen from around the state as he was buried Friday at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Fire trucks and paramedic ambulances from Blackfoot, Fort Hall, Ammon, Burley, Boise, Nampa and Meridian took part in the procession from the Blackfoot West LDS Stake Center.
Hundreds of people attended the service to honor Aikele and his family.
During the graveside service, dispatch called for Captain Kurt Aikele three times by name. After no response, dispatch announced Captain Kurt Aikele was 10-8.
Annie Prouse reaches the century mark today.
She has seen plenty of changes in her 100 years.
â€śI never thought I would ever live this long,â€ť Prouse said.
Her advice for longevity is â€śbehave yourself.â€ť
Born in 1912 in Salt Lake City, she was the youngest of her 14 siblings.
â€śI didnâ€™t know my older siblings so well,â€ť she said. â€śThey were out of the house mostly when I was growing up.â€ť
Her parents were Albert and Lottie Sharp.
The family moved up to the Blackfoot area when she was little. They lived near Grave Creek.
â€śWe would move to the hills during the summer,â€ť Prouse said.
BLACKFOOT â€” On December 10, 2012, at approx. 9:12 p.m., Bingham County Deputies and Fort Hall Police responded to a resident at Agency Rd. and Eagle Rd., in Fort Hall. They found a male subject had been shot in the leg. The name of the male subject is not available at this time. The victim was transported to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello by Fort Hall Ambulance.Â
The individuals in the attached photos are persons of interest in the shooting.Â The male appears to wear glasses and has a tattoo on his neck.
BLACKFOOT â€” Local author and firefighter Kirby Jonas is a man who has lived his dream of becoming a writer.
Now an award winning author, who has written eleven Western novels, Jonas will sign copies of his latest book â€śThe Secret of Two Hawksâ€ť Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Stinkinâ€™ Cute Scrapbook Shop (formerly M & H Office Supply) at 126 W. Bridge St. in Blackfoot.
Jonas, who is a native of Shelley and currently a firefighter in Pocatello, published his first book in 1994. Since then he has published eleven novels.
The case of documents signed by trustees of the Blackfoot School District and former superintendent Scott Crane begs the question, of course, what's next?
According to Idaho Code 67-2347 (1), "If an action â€¦occurs at any meeting which fails to comply with the provisions of sections 67-2340 through 67-2346, Idaho Code, such action shall be null and void."
On Monday, the district admitted to violating the Idaho Open Meetings Law.
Interim Superintendent Chad Struhs said the board does realize the contract is now void. The trustees are working on deciding what to do, he said.
April Cox and Hugo Antonucci are mushers. They raise, rescue, re-home and race Huskies.
Cox is the daughter of Gayle and Luane Cox. She grew up in the Blackfoot area.
Antonucci was a senior configuration analyst for Rockwell Collins. He worked in the engineering core before he retired. Now he works with Huskies.
Cox and Antonucci each have brought eight-dog teams to compete in the West Yellowstone Sledding Race that begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with the "Parade of Lights."
Today, letâ€™s celebrate 12. As all math teachers will tell you, the number 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Three 12s in a row happens only once a centuryâ€”todayâ€”on 12-12-12.
Dexter Gordon Hale celebrates turning 12 today. Dexter is the son of Dandee and Sarah Hale of Blackfoot. He was born at Bingham Memorial Hospital at 6:06 a.m.
Dexter attends the Blackfoot Sixth Grade Center and is active in basketball, baseball and football. He also plays the trombone.
Blackfoot residents reacted mostly with anger and disbelief to the news that Blackfoot School District trustees violated Idaho Open Meeting Laws and spent over $220,000 of taxpayer money on a separation agreement between the district and former superintendent Scott Crane; with many questions still unanswered.
# 18 Pingree couple grand marshals
BLACKFOOT - The Eastern Idaho State Fairâ€™s board of directors named Gary and Muriel Judge of Pingree as grand marshals of the 2012 Eastern Idaho State Fair. They led the annual Fair Parade down Shilling Avenue.