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November 24th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€“ Ken Spencer, a nationally recognized artist who calls Blackfoot, Idaho home, will show some of his original inspirational paintings at the prestigious Inspirational Artist Association Christmas Showcase at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City next week.
Spencer will exhibit some recent painting from his trip to Nauvoo and his adventures down the Grand Canyon. His works will include paintings of historical buildings in Nauvoo and breathtaking canyon scenes.
THOMAS â€” The life of Sarah Constance Asmus was celebrated Wednesday at her funeral.
Sarah Constance Asmus, age 18, died Sunday from injuries suffered in a car accident on Saturday as she was heading home from the University of Idaho for Thanksgiving break.
AsmusÂ graduated in 2011 from Snake River High School as the valedictorian of her class and president of the Honor Society.
Asmus is the daughter of Kurt Asmus, a captain with the Blackfoot Police Department, and Elaine Asmus, a science teacher at Snake River High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” Students at Donald D. Stalker Elementary collected more than 1,000 items in one month to donate to the Bingham Crisis Center. The donation drive kicked off Oct. 22 in conjunction with "Make a Difference Day."
The donation drive was organized by Stalker Elementary's Parent Teacher Association and Sheila Evans, the school's Idaho Reads! VISTA representative.
Students and their parents donated 1,300 items including food, toiletries and other items to the Bingham Crisis Center.
BLACKFOOT â€” Volunteers scurried about the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency Monday filling food boxes to go to those in need this Thanksgiving.
A total of 157 Thanksgiving food boxes will be distributed to families in Bingham County through the program. Applicants can receive boxes every other year to help feed their families during the holidays. Recipients applied earlier this month to receive the food boxes.
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BLACKFOOT â€“Â There is real genius behind some of the work being produced by a group of teenagers named Cannon.
Bobby, James, Justin, Paul, Rachel, Tyler and Scott Cannonâ€”a group of siblings and cousinsâ€”all gathered at Grandma Cannonâ€™s house to raid the candy bin, and, out of that meeting, Cannon Productions was born.
BOISE â€” A Blackfoot teen died Sunday after she was injured in a serious accident Saturday south of Smith's Ferry.
POCATELLO â€” The Eastern Idaho Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee's new training center in Pocatello was dedicated Friday night to Jon F. Walters. Walters is a longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 449 and is a resident of Moreland.
Walters retired in 2008, capping a 48-year career with the IBEW. He completed his Inside Apprenticeship Program in 1960 and became a journeyman wireman. He served as business manager of Local 449 from 1977 to 1982.
BLACKFOOT â€” In October, Ashfork Sanitation received the bid to haul solid waste from Bingham County's transfer station to Bannock County Landfill. Ashfork's bid was $7.60 per ton.
Thursday, Richard Stokes, owner of Ashfork Sanitation, and the Bingham County commissioners agreed to a "hold harmless clause."
"That's legalese for everyone walks away clean," said Mark Cornelison, Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Bingham County.
The two issues of disagreement were the unevenness of the loads (weight consistency) and the loading itself.
BOISE â€“ Members of the families of murder victims Stacy Baldwin, Nolan Haddon and Susan Michelbacher witnessed the administration of justice on Friday.
They watched from outside the execution chamber as Paul Ezra Rhoades, convicted in the 1987 deaths of the three, was executed. He received a lethal injection of drugs in the execution chamber of the Idaho Maximum Security Institution at 8:53 a.m. and Erwin Sonnenberg, the Ada County coroner, pronounced Rhoades dead at 9:15 a.m. Friday.
Gov. Otter releases statement on execution of Rhoades
BOISE â€” Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter released this statement today following the execution of Paul Ezra Rhoades.