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October 12th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€” Even though the City of Blackfoot was denied the $1 million Tiger Grant to pay for a feasibility study on building an overpass (or underpass) over the train tracks, city leaders will move forward with another plan in its ongoing effort to help remedy the "train problem" in the city.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) â€” A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon.
KVAL-TV says police in Eugene, Oregon, arrested Jahson Marryshow around 5 p.m. last Sunday.
The Ulster County sheriff's office in New York says the 32-year-old, formerly of Woodstock, New York, was indicted in late 2010 on charges of robbing a Bank of America there. Marryshow is also accused of stealing a car and setting a barn on fire as a diversion.
BLACKFOOTâ€”The Ridge Crest Elementary school jumprope team students are jumping to new heights thanks to a $2,500 grant from Bingham Memorial Hospital. The team of 130 students (grades 1-5) had a chance to learn from some of the best when the award winning "ProForm Airborne" Jumprope team from Idaho Falls came to their school on Friday. Not only did the team show off its best moves, but they stayed afterwards to conduct a workshop with the students.
The participants learned new rope tricks in single rope, double dutch, partner skills and much more.
BOISE (AP) â€” Cynthia Adams took a 2,400-mile trip down memory lane in late September.
It wasn't something she planned. It just happened, she said.
Now the 52-year-old and her family are searching for answers to what triggered the four-day episode, which began when she abandoned daily errands after a Sept. 24 psychologist appointment and â€” without telling anyone â€” set out on a solo trip to her childhood home in Clara, Miss.
BLACKFOOT â€” Some winced, some cried, some giggled - while others stayed stiff as a board - as Idaho State University nursing students administered over 500 free flu shots to folks young and old at Bingham Memorial Hospital's open house celebration on Thursday evening.
In addition to drawing a crowd with the free shots, hospital officials presented an evening of food, entertainment and prizes. There was face painting, balloons and a food table for the kids, giving parents a chance to mingle and visit with the new healthcare providers who were there to meet the community.
It was a magical evening for princesses (from tots to teens) and their fathers as they enjoyed an evening on stage at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center Daddy/Daughter Dance Wednesday evening.
The stage was aglow in soft pink with white twinkle lights adding to the ambiance of the fairy tale like evening as about 50 daddy/daughter couples enjoyed games, refreshments and danced across the stage. There was even dance instructions offered for those dads with "two left feet" who felt a little awkward on the dance floor.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) â€” Police officers often deliver citations, and in urgent circumstances they've been known to deliver a baby. Now, here comes pizza.
When a Pizza Hut driver hurt his neck and back in a crash earlier this month, two Portland Police Bureau officers heard him call his boss, and they offered to finish the delivery for him.
Steve Huckins says he and his wife were a little worried when Officers Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss showed up at the door Sept. 1, but when they heard the whole story, they broke out laughing.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot city leaders are looking at making some big changes to how the city's golf course is operated in an effort to make the popular facility a profitable entitiy. Some of the possible changes include hiring the city's golf pros as city employees and taking over the golf carts to use as city rentals.
Blackfoot city councilman Chris Jensen shared some of his ideas on managing the course at Tuesday's city council meeting after taking a closer look at how neighboring cities Pocatello and Idaho Falls operate their golf courses.
This week, Oct. 5-11, is National Fire Prevention Week.
"People are encouraged to check their smoke alarms," said Blackfoot Fire Department Capt. Dave Krumenacker. "This is one of the easiest things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your valuables.
"Whenever you change your clocks [for Mountain Standard Time], change batteries in your smoke detectors," he said.
The time change is on Sunday, Nov. 2.