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February 27th, 2012

Students shot in Ohio school

February 27, 2012

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Gunfire at a high school outside Cleveland injured a number of students Monday morning, and at least one suspect has been taken into custody, officials said.
The shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. at the 1,100-student Chardon High School about 30 miles east of Cleveland, said Civil Deputy Erin Knife of the Geauga County Sheriff's Office. She didn't know the number of victims, but multiple news reports cited four students shot.
Television news footage showed anxious parents escorting children away from a school building, and ambulances could be seen outside.

February 26th

New flea market draws a crowd

February 27, 2012

Mike and Jennifer Burnside, Suzanne Cleveland and Derek Wheeler were among two dozen vendors who participated in a flea market at Krehbiel's Barn Event Center on Saturday.
Their products were as varied as they are. Burnsides sold custom wooden items ranging from clocks and jewelry to toys and decorative spoon sets. Cleveland sold baked goods, jams and dolls. And Wheeler sold items from storage units he had bought.

Artisan displays craft at local gallery

February 27, 2012

For 15 years, Blackfoot’s Jim Curlee has been practicing wood turning, the art of designing and building artistic bowls, vases, urns and hollow forms as well as user bowls, such as salad and fruit bowls. Some salad bowls measure 16 to 18 inches.
“I can make large bowls or smaller bowls; whatever people request,” Curlee said.
“Like most wood turners, I started out using solid pieces of wood,” he said. “I soon discovered that large, highly figured pieces of wood were hard to find and very expensive when you did find them.

Candidates can file for office starting today

February 27, 2012

BLACKFOOT – Bingham County residents who are interested in running for county public offices can pick up their Declaration of Candidacy packets in the County Clerk’s Election office at the courthouse in Blackfoot.
Today is the first day to file. Candidates may do so from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The filing period closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6.
The names of qualified candidates will be on the ballot for the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 15.

February 24th

Police Log

February 25, 2012

Items of note from Feb. 21-23.

Blackfoot Police

LITTERING: Feb. 21, 7:37 a.m.: A woman said someone put trash in her vehicle and on her windshield.

SHOTS FIRED: Feb. 21, 3:04 p.m.: A woman said she heard four gunshots near Goodwin Drive.

GAS THEFT: Feb. 21, 6:43 p.m.: A caller at Maverik reported a vehicle leaving without paying for $15.04 in gas.

JOYRIDING: Feb. 22, 2:35 a.m.: A woman said her daughter loaned her vehicle to a friend without permission.

Inquiries made about trustee recall

February 25, 2012

A local attorney made Inquiry on behalf of a client in the Bingham County clerk's office about the process of recalling a school trustee in the Blackfoot School District on Thursday.
This recall inquiry was made regarding school trustee Peter Lipovac who represents Zone 1. Lipovac was elected and took office in 2009. His term ends in 2013.
As of 2011, the county handles all elections.
According to Idaho Code 34-1702, the [recall] petition shall be filed with the county clerk of the county wherein the district is located.

Thumbs up for heart disease awareness

February 25, 2012

Steven Moldenhauer has found a unique way to raise awareness about heart disease. As part of his "Thumbs Up for Women's Heart Health Month" campaign, Moldenhauer is painting people's thumbnails aorta red. Moldenhauer is conducting this campaign in support of his sister, Brady Meline, who suffers from microvascular disfunction and Prinzmetal spasms.
Moldenhauer said he started to get the idea for the "Thumbs Up" campaign earlier this week as he watched Meline paint her thumbnails red.

Blackfoot horse wins race in Oregon

February 25, 2012

The quarter horse, BCR Buds For All, won the Portland Meadows quarter horse race Monday. This 5-year-old American Quarter Horse is owned by Jeff Steadman of Blackfoot.
"You have a 10 percent chance of winning because there are 10 horses running," Steadman said.
Steadman bought Buddy as a weinling—a 5-month-old colt—from Billingsley Creek Ranch.
Buddy was bred for running, Steadman said. Buddy is now 5 years old. Monday's race was Buddy's 26th. He has won seven starts.

February 23rd

Leaders learn about Boy Scout projects

February 24, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Some community leaders gathered at Tommy Vaughn's Grill Thursday morning to learn where money donated through the Friends of Scouting goes.
They learned that the $1,020,000 raised in the Grand Teton Council helped fund the activities of over 21,000 Scouts and 11,000 leaders in the local Boy Scouts of America units.
"You make a large difference in the lives of boys," noted Council president Jeff Wheeler.

Blackfoot School Board exploring possibilities

February 24, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Members of the Blackfoot School District board of trustees heard a report about the feasibility of consolidating the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School with Mountain View Middle School during Thursday's monthly meeting.
"Do we continue in the way we do business or be progressive in our thoughts," Deidre Taylor asked as she introduced the committee's report on the subject.
She said the possible move has two components—academic and financial.

 

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