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November 29th, 2010

Teacher takes a different route

November 29, 2010

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT – Robert “Bob” Hemmert followed a circuitous path to get to working with students. He is the Career Center Coordinator at Blackfoot High School.
“I love my job,” Hemmert said.
Among other things, the people in the Career Center at the high school help students develop their portfolio, as they line up their classes to meet their long-term goals. On-line classes from Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) are also available. Students can earn both high school and college credit from IDLA classes.

Concert-goers donate 100 coats

November 29, 2010

Blackfoot High School senior and trombonist Daniel Burt put on a benefit concert for Blackfoot Community Dinner Table Saturday evening at BPAC. It was also his Eagle Scout project.

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT – The 125 people in the audience at the benefit concert for the Blackfoot Community Dinner Table on Saturday were treated to a fun evening filled with music from a wide spectrum of genre.
People donated 100 coats and $493.

November 27th

A lifetime of ministry

November 27, 2010

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net
SHELLEY — Missionary-pastor John Lovegrove and his wife, Sue, had been married one month when they accepted their first calling at the church in Howe, Idaho. That was August 1958. The Lovegroves have been in the ministry 52 years.
John grew up in Sault Sainte Marie in northern Michigan, while Sue grew up in West Virginia. The couple met while they were students at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.

Santa comes to Blackfoot

November 27, 2010

Christmas Tree Fantasy begins Tuesday

November 27, 2010

Morning News — Melanie Moore
Past chairperson of the Christmas Tree Fantasy Board Linda Seward, who now chairs the gift boutique, shows off some of the items that will be for sale at the Fantasy next week alongside current chairperson Susan Nalley. The Christmas Tree Fantasy begins Nov. 30 with a tea. The tree room will be open Dec. 1-4.

Christmas Tree Fantasy begins Tuesday

By MELANIE MOORE
mmoore@cableone.net

November 23rd

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.

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