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April 22nd, 2015

Weekend calendar

April 23, 2015

Saturday, April 25
• Walk a mile in her shoes at 11 a.m. at Jensen Grove. Registration opens at 10 a.m. at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1110 Parkway Dr. in Blackfoot. A cake auction begins at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Proceeds go to support the Bingham Crisis Center. For more information, go to www. walkamileinhershoes.org.

April 21st

Abraham Lincoln misquoted again on Ohio Statehouse banner

April 22, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Statehouse banner marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death includes his famous words "With malice to no one, with charity for all."

Except that's not exactly what Lincoln said in his second inaugural address. What he said was, "With malice toward none, with charity for all."

Train derailed at Rich Lane

April 21, 2015

A train has derailed at the Rich Lane crossing blocking the crossing. Crews are working to get the train back on track.

Idaho State Police investigate one-vehicle crash

April 21, 2015

SHELLEY — Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash near milepost 109 on Interstate 15 Monday night.
According to a news release, Jordan Furniss, 24, of Rigby was southbound in a 2006 Pontiac G6 about 8:24 p.m. when he drifted off the left shoulder of the road and into the median. At that point the vehicle overturned.
Furniss was wearing a seatbelt. He was taken to Easter Idaho Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance.
The Shelley Police Department and Bingham and Bonneville county sheriff's offices assisted the ISP.

April 20th

Coming up this week

April 21, 2015

Monday, April 20
• Softball registration at 6 p.m. at Snake River High School Library for girls 5-18. $45 sign-up fee. Please bring birth certificate. For more information contact Misti Nelson at 208-403-4819 or BinghamCountyGirlsSoftball@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, April 22
• Hiking program Craig Lathen will be in the Blackfoot Library at 7 p.m. to share information about local hiking locales and how to enjoy the experience safely. This is a free program with refreshments served.

Photo of the week

April 21, 2015

Morning News — Leslie Sieger
Tressia Knapp reads children's book "One of Each" by MaryAnn Hoberman, to her son William Saturday at the used book sale at the library.

Zions Bank rewards teen

April 20, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Today’s teenagers have a new hobby: taking selfies.
A 2013 Pew Research Center study found 91 percent of teens share photographs they’ve taken of themselves online, posing with friends or showing off their latest hairstyle.
School report card selfies have yet to go viral. But the Zions Bank Pays for A’s program might change that with Mountain View Middle School students like Cassie McDaniel, who won a $100 scholarship savings account in the program’s spring drawing.

April 19th

Mermaids preparing to run

April 19, 2015

BLACKFOOT — The Mini Mermaid Running Club (MMRC) started practicing two weeks ago. This club is only for girls.
These elementary girls are preparing to run in Tommy Vaughn's 5K run in May.
"MMRC focus on teaching girls to realize their full potential," said coach Josie Dye. "We use games, journal activities, team building and strength training. It's fun stuff."
The girls are taught the tools necessary to be strong and confident, and to see these things inside themselves. Each practice/lesson is aimed at helping every girl to see how amazing she is, regardless of her circumstances.

Agency that serves seniors needs funding assistance

April 19, 2015

POCATELLO (AP) — Faced with a growing population over the age of 60, the Area Agency on Aging for Southeast Idaho is struggling to provide services with a limited budget.
"We concentrate on those most vulnerable among us, and there are plenty out there," said Agency on Aging director Sister Anthony Marie Greving.

10 Things to Know for Today

April 19, 2015

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHAT ITALIAN LEADER, OBAMA WILL DISCUSS
Matteo Renzi and the U.S. president will be comparing notes on a range of issues, including Libya, the migrant issues stemming from the chaos there, Islamic State militants and Ukraine. UNITED STATES-ITALY

2. FIVE YEARS AFTER SPILL, GULF IS SCARRED
Scientists say there are lingering problems that affect the marine ecosystem half a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

3. WHO IS MULLING A CUBAN DETOUR

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