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Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, one of the most beloved Big Bands in the country, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
The current band director is Terry Myers, a world-renowned clarinet and saxophone player.
"We play swing music from the 30's and 40's," he said.
"The music is great," Myers said. "I love it; we have a good time." Many great soloists started their careers with the Dorsey Orchestra, like Frank Sinatra, said Myers.
POCATELLO â€” "Cybersecurity Researchers" is the fancy new term for "hackers." But, whatever you call them, they are out there putting businesses, small and large, at risk of losing services, data and vital information while undermining top positions and a company's reputation.
Rita Wells, a cybersecurity specialist for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) addressed the issue at a seminar sponsored by the Pocatello Department of Labor on Thursday.
BLACKFOOTâ€” Shawn Peterson from Blackfoot is still missing.
He was last seen on Tuesday, March 26. His family has not seen or heard from him since this date.
"We've checked on a few tips and a few leads," Capt. Robert Sobieski from the Bingham County Sheriff's office. "We'd like to find him."
Peterson is 6-foot-1 with dark hair, slender build and blue eyes. He drives a 1991 or '92 two-wheel drive blue Ford truck with Bingham County plates.
If you have any information regarding Peterson, contact Debby at 681-4768 or Mavisat 785-8933.
Items of note from March 18-25.
Bingham County Sheriff
SUSPICIOUS: March 19, 9:14 a.m.: A woman said a purple Jeep is parked in front of her house and the is a male inside the Jeep that is acting suspicious.
STANDING AROUND: March 20, 12:47 a.m.: A man said there are three males standing around a vehicle off to the side of the road and he believes this to be suspicious.
Idaho Disposal Systems, a recycling business on Wilson Street in Blackfoot, closed down last fall. However, that didn't stop people from continuing to drop off their garbage (recyclable or otherwise) - creating what began to resemble a mini- landfill in the parking lot.
With the spring thaw and windy conditions, the garbage was becoming more than eyesore, blowing into yards and up and down the street; prompting complaints from residents in the area and throughout the community.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue signed a proclamation at a gathering at Blackfoot City Hall Tuesday morning proclaiming April 9, 2013 as the "Mayor's Day of Recognition for Volunteerism and National Service."
Volunteer representatives from about 20 non-profit service organizations from the community gathered for the signing which was coordinated with the help of Henry Henscheid of Blackfoot. He volunteers on the Serve Idaho Commission, a division of the idaho Department of Labor, encouraging volunteerism around the state.
Stalker Elementary School received a check for $1,500 from Idaho Power's "Powering Tomorrow Grants" on Monday. Now in its third year, the grant campaign recognizes schools and organizations working toward unique innovative educational programs with grants up to $1,500.
The money will be used to continue the "Learn and Be Fit" exercise program at the school in conjunction with Gold's Gym in Blackfoot.
Thirteen Blackfoot High School young men took the stage last Friday night to compete for Distinguished Dude 2013.
The young men are judged, roughly, on the same points as their counterpartsâ€”the young ladies competing for Distinguished Young Women.
The guys compete in talent, fitness and strut.
Distinguished Dude 2013 is Chris Fisk. For this honor, he earned $100 cash.
Zach Later won $50 for second place. Camdon Chidester won $25 for his third place finish. Haydon Acor was fourth.
BLACKFOOT â€” It's a sure sign of summertime fun in Blackfoot. The headgates are open and water is now filling the lake at Jensen Grove.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue said that this year's filling of the lake is starting about two weeks earlier than last year.
"Right now the reservoirs are in good shape and we can take advantage of the natural water flow coming from the Snake River until the irrigation season starts," he said.
Virtue said it will take about 10 days to completely fill the lake.