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February 2nd, 2012

Farm Bureau offers scholarships

February 2, 2012

The Bingham County Farm Bureau Federation is offering $8,000 worth of scholarships to local high school and college students as well as $500 grants to each of the five school districts located in Bingham County.
“We want a lot of people to apply,” said Joyce Dalley, Bingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship Chair.
Six scholarships will be offered. Three are agriculture related scholarships; three are non-agriculture related scholarships.
Awards for the agriculture related scholarships are 1st place $2,500; 2nd $1,500 and 3rd $1,000.

February 1st

Otter celebrates RISE Complex at ISU

February 2, 2012

POCATELLO — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter toured the Research and Innovation in Science and Engineering (RISE) Complex at ISU and promoted the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Wednesday.
"I am passionate about IGEM because it's our future," Otter said. "We are engaging university campuses because from universities come the workforce of the next generation.
"IGEM combines investors with our research brain power to help Idaho become a major player in the world as we establish intellectual property," Otter said.

Police Log

February 1, 2012

Items of note from Jan. 24-30.

Blackfoot Police

BEER IN HIS PANTS: Jan. 24, 5:38 p.m.: A caller at White Eagle said a man came in and put a 40 ounce bottle of beer in his pants. They said they asked the man to put the beer back and he did. They then asked him to leave the store.

BOMB THREAT: Jan. 25, 3:47 p.m.: A woman said her sister's ex-boyfriend is threatening to put a bomb in her trailer.

STRAY DOG: Jan. 25, 5:52 p.m.: A caller at Bingham Memorial Hospital said a stray dog is running the halls of the hospital. They said he looks like Benji.

Three arrested in Shelley for heroin

February 1, 2012

Three individuals were arrested in Shelley Tuesday for drug trafficking after six grams of heroin were discovered on a routine traffic stop.
Detectives from the Bingham County Sheriff's Office and the Shelley Police Department arrested Liisa Kay Mills, 41, of Shelley, Duane Gene Harpe, 43, of Idaho Falls, and Timothy Sean Daugherty, 41, of Boise, after a traffic stop for displaying fictitious license plates at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday.
A search of the vehicle and the three subjects revealed six grams of heroin, 10 hits of LSD, methamphetamine and marijuana.

January 31st

Shelley Quilt Show today

February 1, 2012

The 13th annual Quilt Show continues today at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust in Shelley. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Classes begin at 10:15 and conclude at 4 p.m. Classes on disappearing blocks, good things come in small packages, a trunk show, pillow take and a valentine surprise. The last class at 3 p.m. will answer question about quilting problems.
Quilts can be picked up at 7 p.m. today.
On Tuesday, presenter Mona Taylor from Firth spoke about labeling quilts.

Bingham County whole as legislative district

February 1, 2012

It's official. The redistricting map that defines the legislative districts was submitted to and approved by the Secretary of State Monday.
This new plan, drafted following completion of the 2010 U.S. Census to preserve one-person, one-vote principles, will result in significant changes for the 2013 Legislature. It places at least 32 sitting representatives and senators in 10 of the 35 districts into potential primaries with incumbents, most of them Republicans.
Under the map L93 that has been approved, seven counties will be split.

BHS Renaissance Dinner this week

January 31, 2012

The Blackfoot High School Choral Department will present the popular Renaissance Dinner Feb. 2, 3 and 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
The Renaissance Dinner includes dinner and an entertaining night of music and theater. Tickets are $18.
Throughout the meal the choir students will perform a skit involving the audience as well as a number of songs. The event is fun for both the students and those in attendance.
The event will feature performances by the Blackfoot A Cappella, Concert and Madrigal choirs.

Ralph Hulse: Blackfoot's Biggest Fan

January 31, 2012

You've seen him hustling out to pick up the kicking tee after the start of a Blackfoot High School football game. You've also seen him making sure that all the Bronco basketball players are sufficiently hydrated during timeouts.
Ralph Hulse is more than just the Bronco's biggest fan. Ralph is the team manager and takes his responsibilities seriously.
Hulse gets things ready for the BHS teams before their games and looks out for the athletes. He tries to lift the players' spirits when they fall behind, and no one wants a win more.

January 30th

Firefighters promote reading with challenge

January 31, 2012

The local firefighters union has issued a challenge to elementary students in the Blackfoot and Snake River school districts during the month of February—read as much and as often as you can.
The students will be rewarded for their efforts, of course.
The Blackfoot Firefighters of Local 4454 will reward the students who read the most minutes with a ride to school in a fire truck and dinner with the firefighters at the station.
The top class in each district will receive cash and a pizza party. For the top school, firefighters will serve lunch to the students.

Woman, team investigate paranormal

January 30, 2012

Michelle Morgan was 14 years old when she first began considering the existence of ghosts. That intrigue has remained throughout her life, and today she works as a paranormal investigator to discover proof and to dispel misconceptions about paranormal activity.
Morgan is a certified paranormal investigator and founder of White Light Western Paranormal Investigations. Morgan’s team has conducted various investigations in Pocatello and Idaho Falls, and Morgan and her husband Rick regularly travel to the famously haunted Virginia City, Nev., where they have also done investigations.

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