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October 25th, 2011

Groveland students learn about agriculture

October 26, 2011

Morning News — Leslie Mielke
First graders Halley Boyack and Chaz Spraker at Groveland Elementary take turns grinding wheat during the Idaho Farm Bureau's "Agriculture in the Classroom" Tuesday. After grinding wheat, teachers prepared pancakes for the students to eat. Students also milked a cow.

Do you dare?

October 26, 2011

The Morning News – Katie Harris
Kelsey Baguley prepares to scare at the Grandstands of Terror Tuesday night. The Community Players along with aspiring Blackfoot student actors will be scaring patrons from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and Thursday and until 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They are closed Sunday. Grandstands of Terror concludes Halloween night. The Grandstands of Terror is at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.

Petitions pending in Rhoades case

October 26, 2011

 BLACKFOOT -- Administrative District Judge Jon Shindurling heard two pending petitions on the Paul Ezra Rhoades case Monday in Bingham County.
"I do not have the authority to issue a stay of execution in this case," Judge Shindurling said.
Rhoades is scheduled to be put to death Nov. 18 in the Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise. Rhoades was convicted for the 1987 murders of Susan Michelbacher in Bonneville County and Stacy Baldwin in Bingham County.

Three seek Blackfoot council seat

October 26, 2011

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot City Council will have one new face after the Nov. 8 elections. Clair L. Broadhead, Randy Herbert and Butch Hulse are seeking to fill seat 4 vacated by councilman Robert Layton. Incumbents Rich Woodfin and Farrell D. Cammack are running unopposed for their respective seats.

Clair L. Broadhead

October 24th

MVMS students honor local heroes

October 25, 2011

The Morning News—Melanie Moore
Bingham County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jon Croxford meets with Mountain View Middle School students after their 6th annual "Cookies for Courage" assembly Monday. Students gave cookies to the Bingham County Sheriff's Office, Blackfoot Police Department and Blackfoot Fire Department to thank them for their service. The assembly kicked off Red Ribbon Week at MVMS. Throughout the week students will wear red and participate in various activities to pledge to live a drug-free life.

4-H members receive leadership awards

October 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Three 4-H members were recognized for their leadership last year.
Chase Herbst, son of Layne and Michaelene Herbst, received the Spirit of 4-H Award. He received $200 for this award that is sponsored by Randy and Julie Wilmot.
"I think this award is amazing," Herbst said. "I like to help the kids and helping to keep the program going." He turns 18 on Saturday and figures the money will go into his truck.

BHS grows dual enrollment program

October 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot High School's dual enrollment program has grown in recent years and students are now able to choose from 33 dual credit courses and other college credit options while in high school.
Blackfoot High School Principal John Pearce and Dean of Students and Counselor Vicki Johnson made a presentation to the Blackfoot School Board of Trustees last week about the advanced education opportunities currently offered at BHS.

Former parks employee seeks reduction of sentence

October 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The attorney representing Michael Roy Conn was in court Monday requesting reconsideration of Rule 35, a motion for reduction of sentence.
Conn is a former Blackfoot City Parks department employee who pled guilty to one count of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old in September 2010. He was sentenced to seven to 17 years in prison. He must also register as a sex offender.

October 23rd

Black-Snake alums win pair of state soccer championships

October 24, 2011

CALDWELL — It was a scene that played out all year long. Anytime Blackfoot or Snake River soccer was discussed you couldn't help but notice the smiles and the pride that fans showed towards the two teams.
What will catch those unfamiliar with the two squads by surprise is the genuine love that the two teams have for one another. Yes, long time rivals have become best of friends both on and off the field, well at least on the soccer pitch that is.

Community welcomes 116th soldiers home

October 24, 2011

BLACKFOOT — For many members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team of the Idaho National Guard, being away from their homes and families is not a new experience — several just completed their second or third deployment— but each time coming home is just as sweet.
The community of Blackfoot welcomed home the 116th Saturday night with an informal bonfire and chili dinner. Several guardsmen and their families were in attendance.

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