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January 2nd

District 55 trustees to call for supplemental levy

January 3, 2013

Trustees of Blackfoot School District 55 are conducting a board meeting tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss the supplemental levy election.
The meeting will be conducted by interim superintendent Chad Struhs and will be held at the district office, 270 E. Bridge St., in Blackfoot.

First baby of 2013 arrives in Blackfoot

January 3, 2013

Blackfoot's first baby of the year couldn't wait to get here. Baby Naomi Baye Rowbury was born six weeks early to become the first baby of 2013 born at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Naomi was born at 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
She weighed five pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long. She has light brown hair.
Naomi is the first child of her parents, Jack and Loretta Rowbury, and the first grandchild of her paternal grandparents, Miriam and Paul Rowbury.
She is grandchild number five on her mother's side. Both of her mother's parents, Ron and Rhonda Birt, are deceased.

Former probation officer goes to jail

January 3, 2013

Former probation officer Daniel Darwin Orders, age 32, was sentenced to two years fixed and eight years indeterminate in the Idaho Department of Correction Wednesday morning for two counts of lewd conduct with a child under 16 and one count of rape of a female under 16.
Orders was sentenced Wednesday morning by Judge David Nye.
As part of his sentence, Orders must register as a sex offender. Both sentences will be served concurrently.
On Oct. 19, Orders pleaded guilty to these charges.

January 1st

Quilt spectacular coming to Shelley

January 1, 2013

Quilts are needed for display at the 14th annual Quilt Spectacular scheduled at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust St in Shelley.
This quilt show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Shelley facility.
Quilts are on display all around the library, plus free quilting classes are offered both days of the Quilt Spectacular.  
Call library personnel at (208) 357-7801 to tell them how many quilts you will bring.
Quilts will be displayed throughout the show.

December 31st

Top story will carry into 2013

January 1, 2013

The repercussions of the number one local story of 2012 - Joyce Bingham/Post Register vs. Blackfoot School District - will undoubtedly carry deep into the new year.
On Dec. 11, 2012, former Blackfoot High School and patron Joyce Bingham learned that she had won a lawsuit against Blackfoot School District in what was a six-month quest to view documents revealing a district payout of $105,428 listed as 'contracted services from July 2012.'

Helium shortage deflates store profits and party fun

January 1, 2013

New Year parties were filled with the traditional noisemakers and champagne bottles fizzing; however, any balloons that were dropped were probably sad and droopy-looking, filled with just a little bit of helium, if any at all.
A worldwide shortage of the 'lighter than air' non-renewable gas has not only sucked the air out of party plans, but has deflated the profits of local businesses since last spring's proms, weddings and graduations.
Kya Nelson, manger of Blackfoot's Honk's $1.00 Store, said her store has been out of helium for seven months.

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