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BLACKFOOT â€”Â Required space for multi-family dwellings and the fall height of cell towers were the topics of discussion for the first couple hours of the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) work meeting on Draft 14.
P&Z commissioners Ann Christensen, Gay Sorensen, Larry Kohler and Randy Turpin participated in this work session Wednesday.
Kohler disagreed with enforcement of single wide homes under Manufactured Homes, Article 5.2.26(4)(a).
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot School Board Trustee Pat Colman has resigned from her position on the board, citing personal reasons. Colman was the trustee for zone 3.
Colman said she gave her resignation prior to the Nov. 18 board meeting. She was not present at that meeting.
Colman, who served as treasurer on the board, said she had wanted to resign from that position but ended up totally resigning as a trustee.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â The Fantasy officially opens todayâ€”the tree room will be open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The tree auction will be Thursday at 7 p.m. The gift boutique and Sweet Shoppe will also be open all days.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€“ Robert â€śBobâ€ť Hemmert followed a circuitous path to get to working with students. He is the Career Center Coordinator at Blackfoot High School.
â€śI love my job,â€ť 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.
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
BLACKFOOT â€“ 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.
By LESLIE MIELKE
SHELLEY â€”Â 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.
Morning News â€” 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
BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
PINGREE â€” Ashley Lambson and Trina Nicholson were among a group of people drying noodles at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church on Sunday.
â€śMy grandmother (Rosemary Ray) has done this for years, so we help her out,â€ť said Lambson.
Members of the parish make homemade noodles for about three weeks each November. The noodles are among the items sold at the churchâ€™s annual Christmas bazaar, scheduled on Dec. 4 this year.
â€śIt gives the money to the church to be able to help the community out,â€ť Nicholson explained.