November 7th, 2011
The Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Chief Judge Luanne Olsen and election official Paige Hyde in Precincts 3 and 23 put up a precinct map at Mountain View Middle School in preparation for today's election.
Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at regular polling places. Elections for city positions, tax districts and the permanent ambulance override are up for a vote today. To vote, electors need to bring picture identification to their regular polling places.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Environmental Protection Agency has added a series of follow-up public meetings focused on the FMC Operable Unit of the Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund Site.
There will be three additional public meetingsâ€”the first Nov. 15 from 4-7 p.m. in the Chubbuck City Council Chambers and two Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Fort Hall Business Center.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” The Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole says it won't consider a clemency request from condemned inmate Paul Ezra Rhoades.
Rhoades is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Nov. 18 for the murders of Susan Michelbacher and Stacy Baldwin in 1987.
POCATELLO â€” It was a good old fashioned slugfest on Saturday afternoon as the Snake River Panthers took on the undefeated Salmon Savages in the quarterfinal round of the 3A state football championships.
At the end of the day, the game came down to the kickers with Snake River's Cooper Peterson hitting his lone field goal attempt and Salmons kicker failing on a potential game winner with 0:06 remaining as the Panthers escaped Holt Arena with a thrilling 23-21 victory.
Stanley C. Howe, 76, of Shelley, passed away Nov. 4, 2011 at the Safe Haven Assisted Living Center.
He was born Sept. 20, 1935 in Lava, Idaho to Clarence Joseph and Ida Potter Howe.
He married Lila Hill and they had four children. They later divorced.
Stanley served in the United State Army from 1951 to 1953.
He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventists.
He loved to fish and go hunting with his oldest son, Robert. He loved NFL football, especially the Green Bay Packers. He will be missed and loved by all his family and friends.
The Morning News congratulates the winners of our Disney on Ice contest. The winners are Melissa Hunt, Maureen Sanchez, Anna Blonquist and Kaiya Wallace. You can pick up your tickets at the Morning News office, 34 North Ash.
Don't forget you can still enter to win an i-Pod Touch. To enter click on the contest on the top right corner of our home page.
BLACKFOOT â€” As a member of the United Nations Military Armistice Commission, Monroe (Monte) Beach of Blackfoot was an eyewitness to history on July 27, 1953.
That was the day the fighting in the Korean War officially ended when Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison of the United States and his counterparts in the North Korean army and Chinese volunteers signed 18 tri-language documents at Panmunjom.
While that sight is stored in his memory banks, another more important one is stored there, too.
POCATELLO â€“ Verna Anderson sits in the living room chair, rocking her granddaughter Olivia and quietly wiping tears as she talks about her beautiful, funny daughter Stacy Baldwin. Baldwin was just 21 years old and starting the life she wanted when Paul Ezra Rhoades abducted and killed her in 1987.
DECLO â€” Mitch Orme caught three footballs in the fourth quarter of Firths quarterfinal game on Friday evening at Declo, two of which were in the endzone as the Cougars upset the Hornets, despite the home field advantage and advanced to next weeks semi-finals with a 18-15 victory.
"Are you kidding me? We started 0-4 to begin the season and now we are in the state semi-finals," Firth head coach Keith Drake said. "Everyone has improved across the board and we are getting contributions from everyone."
The Morning Newsâ€”Melanie Moore
Rhonda Wixom paints the exterior of the Nuart Theater in Blackfoot Friday. Wixom has been working for the past several months to paint and restore the theater. It is part of a restoration and improvement project that included painting, purchasing the new new sign, new microphones and new marquee lettering. The Blackfoot Urban Renewal Agency provided funding for the project.