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November 23rd, 2010

County shut down roads, offices due to blizzard Tuesday

November 23, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County was shut down Tuesday because of a blizzard that roared through the region. Schools and government offices closed as roads were impassable due to blowing and drifting snow.
Tuesday morning the Bingham County Sheriff's Office announced all roads in Bingham County were closed unless there was an emergency. The roads were to remain closed until they could be cleared by the County Road and Bridge Department. The County Courthouse also closed. All travelers were urged to stay home and off the roads.

November 22nd

Pingree church prepares for bazaar

November 22, 2010

PINGREE — Ashley Lambson and Trina Nicholson were among a group of people drying noodles at St. John’s Catholic Church on Sunday.
“My grandmother (Rosemary Ray) has done this for years, so we help her out,” said Lambson.
Members of the parish make homemade noodles for about three weeks each November. The noodles are among the items sold at the church’s annual Christmas bazaar, scheduled on Dec. 4 this year.
“It gives the money to the church to be able to help the community out,” Nicholson explained.

November 19th

Watkins finds path in radio

November 19, 2010

BLACKFOOT – When Carl Watkins served part of his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Blackfoot, he probably didn’t expect to return and make his home here.
But that’s what happened. After working in radio around the West, he, his wife Linda and their children landed in Blackfoot about 1988. Most of them are still here.

November 18th

Saxophobia to Perform at the BPAC

November 18, 2010

BLACKFOOT – Saxophobia brings to the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center Backstage Events a “Who’s Who” of sax gone wild! Friday at 7:30 p.m. audience members will see and hear a sopranino—the smallest saxophone in the world; a mammoth six-and-one-half-foot contrabass sax; and virtually everything in between.

Lindsay pleads guilty, charges reduced

November 18, 2010

LOGAN, Utah — Former Bingham County Coroner Kyle B. Lindsay has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in Logan, Utah, reducing felony burglary and drug charges to misdemeanors.
Lindsay was sentenced last week to serve 10 days in jail and one year of probation. He has until Dec. 1 to report for his sentencing.

November 17th

Seats available on bus to Boise

November 17, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Fans of the Blackfoot High School football team have the opportunity to travel to Boise on a chartered bus to support the Broncos at the 4A state championship game against Bishop Kelly Saturday.
Buses chartered through Teton Stage Lines will leave at 7 a.m. from the carnival entrance at the East Idaho State Fairgrounds. The game will be at Boise State University at 1 p.m. Saturday. The bus will leave Boise at 5 p.m. and be back in Blackfoot at 10 p.m. There will be regular rest stops, but no stops for meals.

Conn Sentenced: Former city employee gets seven to 17 years

November 17, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Former Blackfoot City Parks department employee Michael Roy Conn was sentenced to seven years to 17 years in prison on Tuesday. Conn pled guilty to one count of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old.
Conn was initially charged with five counts of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old stemming from incidents in 2008. Charges were filed against him in April 2010.
The plea agreement recommended probation with conditions. This agreement was recommended by the prosecuting attorney, defense attorney and the pre-sentence evaluator.

November 15th

Fort Hall students visit Blackfoot Library

November 16, 2010

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net

BLACKFOOT — Fort Hall students who attend the after-school program at Fort Hall Elementary visited the Blackfoot Public Library Monday afternoon.
"There's over 60,000 books in the library," said librarian Brenda Wilcox. "There's always new things to see in the library."
Besides books, there are computers, videos, DVDs, newspapers and activities.
"We want you to have a good time when you come to the library," Wilcox said.

November 14th

Students learn about Veterans Day first-hand

November 15, 2010

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone@net
BLACKFOOT — On Thursday, students attending Wapello Elementary spoke with the father of fourth grader Trevor Robertson during the Veterans' Day assembly at the school.
Trevor's dad is Staff Sgt. D.J. Robertson who is deployed with the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team. The 116th is the Idaho National Guard unit currently stationed at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Troops began deployment to Kuwait and Iraq on Sunday.

November 12th

Veterans gather at Firth assembly

November 12, 2010

FIRTH — Ninety-eight veterans attended the veterans’ day assembly at Firth High School Thursday morning. The gym was mostly full as veterans, members of the community and the student bodies of Firth High School and Firth Middle School were present.
The assembly honored veterans and their families.
Mel Richardson, one of the hosts of the Probing America Radio Talk Show, was the speaker. He was impressed with the number of veterans in attendance at the assembly.
“My dad fought in “The Great War,” Richardson said. “He was part of Pershing’s troops in the war to end all wars—World War I.”

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