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April 3rd, 2012

Snake River Distinguished Young Women claim awards

April 4, 2012

The Distinguished Young Women scholarship program at Snake River High School presented several young girls with awards last Saturday. They included:
Spirit of Distinguished Young Women- $350- Janalyce Turpin.
Be Your Best Self- $300- Jessica Williams, Kimille Furniss, Celeste Gepford.
Scholastic- $300- Celeste Gepford, Lariss Furniss, Malorie Smout.
Interview- $300- Kayla Weight, Annie Whittier, Janalyce Turpin.
Talent- $300-Whitney Powell, Kimille Furniss, Paige Watt.
Fitness-$300-Paige Watt, Janalyce Turpin, Xenia Reyes.

April 2nd

Timely Chunks moves to West Bridge

April 2, 2012

Timely Chunks has moved. The business that features beads and homemade wares from 30 different vendors is now at 488 W. Bridge in Blackfoot.
Store hours are from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday and Monday.
“Moving over here was the best move for us,” said shop owner Sydnee Hale. “With all the windows, people are able to see we have so much more than just beads.
“It gives the community another place to come for a gift,” she said.

Shelley seeks levy for fire district

April 2, 2012

Voters in the Shelley-Firth Fire District will be asked to approve a $1.7 million bond to build a new fire station in Shelley and to renovate the existing Firth fire station on the May 15 ballot.
The cost to property owners in the fire district depends on the tax value of the person's property.
If your home is worth $100,000, the rate for fire protection will increase $7 each year. This is a cost of 58 cents each month.
If your home is worth $200,000, the rate will increase $21.86 for a monthly increase of $1.82.
The installments for the bond will not extend over 30 years.

Police Log

April 2, 2012

Police log

Items of note from March 21-24.

Blackfoot Police

TRAPPED ANIMAL: March 21, 12:44 p.m.: A caller said there is an animal that appears to be trapped under a camper shell that is upside down in someone's yard. They said it looks like a small dog.

HARASSMENT: March 21, 6:05 p.m.: A caller said they are being chased by some bullet bikes in front of the high school and one of the subjects has threatened to kill someone. An arrest was made.

SHATTERED WINDOWS: March 22: Dispatch received multiple reports of windows being shattered and shot out.

Preparing for Power Outage in Fort Hall

April 2, 2012

Fort Hall –The Department of Public Safety, along with the Tribal Emergency Response Organization, have planned and prepared for an 8-hour scheduled power outage by Idaho Power on Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Thursday. 

Snake River Distinguished Young Women

April 2, 2012

The Snake River Distinguished Young Women announce the winners of the scholarship contest. Kimille Furniss, second alternate (left) Paige Watt, first alternate (right) and Janalyce Turpin 2013 winner.

April 1st

LDS leaders speak to members worldwide

April 1, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — Saturday morning well over 20,000 stood in unison as the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Thomas S. Monson entered the church’s conference center for 182nd Annual General Conference of the Church.
Visitors to the gathering in Salt Lake City are diverse coming from many nations and cultures. Steven Blaine from Edinburgh, Scotland traveled to the meeting without a ticket to the meetings. He hoped that someone would have an extra ticket to give him.
He said, “I want to hear and see the Prophet and our leaders.”

March 30th

Rupe's to celebrate 50th anniversary

March 30, 2012

As he prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of what started as Vaughn's A&W, Kevin Rupe pondered on the key to success.
"Dad set a high standard that I still try to uphold," said Rupe, who has operated Rupe's Burgers since 1987.
"You have to like people and be friendly," said Kevin's mother, Carol, as she watched him visit with the customers. "They were both like that."
Vaughn Rupe worked for Challenge Dairy back in 1962 when the previous owner suggested that he buy the business.
"I didn't see how we could afford to do it," Carol recalled. "He was making good money where he was.

Shelley golf course gets new owners

March 30, 2012

SHELLEY — Journey's End Golf Course in Shelley will open for the season Tuesday under a new owner — Neil Williams of Idaho Falls.
"When I tell people I've bought a golf course, they look at me funny," Williams said.
"You mean a miniature golf course?" they ask.
"No, I mean a real golf course," Williams replies. "I think this is an asset for the community and a great opportunity for my family."

Spelling Bee

March 30, 2012

THOMAS —Paige Williams out-spelled Alex VanOrden on the word "anti-pollution" and spelled "prejudice" for the win at Snake River Middle School's Spelling Bee on Thursday.
The students had the spelling words for about three weeks. Contests were held in each classroom until teachers had narrowed the field down to six students per classroom. The students then competed in a school-wide spell-off of 30 students.
Alysson Porter, who was unavailable for the photo, took third in the sixth grade bracket.

 

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