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February 27th, 2012

Man charged with attempted murder

February 28, 2012

Jesse William A. Whipkey, age 66, had his first appearance before Seventh District Magistrate Judge Ryan Boyer Monday on a charge of attempted murder.
"This appearance is to explain the charges against you," Judge Boyer said.
On count one, Whipkey was charged with attempted murder. On count two, he was charged with extended sentence for use of a firearm or deadly weapon. Both are felonies.
Whipkey could face 15 years in the Idaho Department of Corrections, a fine of $50,000 or both on count one. Count two doubles the possibility of imprisonment and/or fine.

Republicans to caucus on March 6

February 28, 2012

In July 2011, the Idaho State Republican Party put in place a new process to determine the selection of the state’s delegates to the Republican National Convention.
The new process is a caucus system. The Idaho Republican Caucus is scheduled on Super Tuesday, March 6. The caucus is scheduled in each county.

UPDATE; Teen shooter kills one at Ohio school

February 27, 2012

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at his suburban Cleveland high school Monday, killing one student and wounding four others before he was chased from the building by a teacher and captured a short distance away, authorities said.
A student who saw the attack up close said it appeared that the gunman targeted a group of students sitting together and that the one who was killed was gunned down while trying to duck under the cafeteria table.

UPDATE: Suspect in Ohio school shooting targeted victims

February 27, 2012

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A student who witnessed a deadly Ohio school shooting says it appeared the gunman was targeting a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table.
Freshman Danny Komertz says he was just about to leave for his first-period health class Monday when he heard a loud popping sound and then saw the gunman open fire.
He says one student who authorities say was killed was trying to get under a table to protect himself and shield his face.
Komertz says the shooter was known as an outcast who had apparently been bullied.

Francisco Becerra, 82

February 27, 2012

Francisco Becerra, 82, of Blackfoot died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at his home following an illness.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home.

Update: 5 students shot in Ohio school

February 27, 2012

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — An FBI spokeswoman says five students were injured when a shooter described as a classmate opened fire at an Ohio high school.
Special Agent Vicki Anderson said Monday the shooter was taken into custody near his car about half a mile away from the high school.
A spokeswoman for the Cleveland Clinic says two students were taken to the clinic's Hillcrest Hospital in suburban Cleveland.
A spokeswoman for the Cleveland MetroHealth System says an additional three students were taken to the Cleveland hospital.
There was no word on the extent of injuries.

Students shot in Ohio school

February 27, 2012

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Gunfire at a high school outside Cleveland injured a number of students Monday morning, and at least one suspect has been taken into custody, officials said.
The shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. at the 1,100-student Chardon High School about 30 miles east of Cleveland, said Civil Deputy Erin Knife of the Geauga County Sheriff's Office. She didn't know the number of victims, but multiple news reports cited four students shot.
Television news footage showed anxious parents escorting children away from a school building, and ambulances could be seen outside.

Students shot in Ohio school

February 27, 2012

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Gunfire at a high school outside Cleveland injured a number of students Monday morning, and at least one suspect has been taken into custody, officials said.
The shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. at the 1,100-student Chardon High School about 30 miles east of Cleveland, said Civil Deputy Erin Knife of the Geauga County Sheriff's Office. She didn't know the number of victims, but multiple news reports cited four students shot.
Television news footage showed anxious parents escorting children away from a school building, and ambulances could be seen outside.

February 26th

New flea market draws a crowd

February 27, 2012

Mike and Jennifer Burnside, Suzanne Cleveland and Derek Wheeler were among two dozen vendors who participated in a flea market at Krehbiel's Barn Event Center on Saturday.
Their products were as varied as they are. Burnsides sold custom wooden items ranging from clocks and jewelry to toys and decorative spoon sets. Cleveland sold baked goods, jams and dolls. And Wheeler sold items from storage units he had bought.

Artisan displays craft at local gallery

February 27, 2012

For 15 years, Blackfoot’s Jim Curlee has been practicing wood turning, the art of designing and building artistic bowls, vases, urns and hollow forms as well as user bowls, such as salad and fruit bowls. Some salad bowls measure 16 to 18 inches.
“I can make large bowls or smaller bowls; whatever people request,” Curlee said.
“Like most wood turners, I started out using solid pieces of wood,” he said. “I soon discovered that large, highly figured pieces of wood were hard to find and very expensive when you did find them.

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