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February 11th, 2015

Free Medicare Supplements Seminar tonight

February 11, 2015

BLACKFOOT — A free seminar about Medicare supplements begins at 6 p.m. tonight at the Senior Citizens Center, 20 E. Pacific St. in Blackfoot.
Matthew Rust is the presenter. He is a licensed insurance agent with the State of Idaho.
"I offer these seminars free of charge," said Rust. "I work for the American Senior Benefits agency; I do not work with any insurance company."
His expertise is helping senior citizens learn about Medicare supplements—
° their rights
° their options
° the different parts of Medicare supplements
° how the different parts work together

February 10th

Lady Panthers live to play another day with 43-41 over Marsh Valley

February 11, 2015

ARIMO — Snake River's Alyssa Crumley scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Panthers to a 43-41 win over Marsh Valley in their 3A District 5 tournament game Tuesday night at Marsh Valley High School.
For more on the game pick up a copy of Wednesday's Morning News or visit the e-edition.

10 fresh ideas for using slow cooker pulled chicken and pork

February 10, 2015

ALISON LADMAN, Associated Press

Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.

Our objections come down to taste and texture. Too many slow cooker recipes taste just like every other slow cooker recipe, no matter what the ingredients. And after bubbling away for so many hours, most recipes end up with that just-shy-of-mush texture. No thanks.

February 8th

Blackfoot RadioShack to stay open

February 8, 2015

BLACKFOOT — At least three Eastern Idaho RadioShack stores are scheduled for closure between now and March 31. They're among 1,784 which will be closed as a result of the corporate filing for bankruptcy on Feb. 5. Those stores are in Pocatello, Chubbuck and Rexburg.
Vern's RadioShack of Blackfoot is among 800 independently owned stores which will not be affected by the corporate closures.
For Vern Murray and his six employees, the closures are a good news, bad news situation.

February 6th

No. 1 Preston cruises past Blackfoot

February 7, 2015

The Blackfoot Broncos fell to the top ranked Preston Indians 72-43 Friday night. For more on the game pick up Saturday's Morning News of visit the e-edition.

'People' are champs again

February 7, 2015

BLACKFOOT — State champs again! For the eighth year in a row, Blackfoot High School's "We The People" competitive government students claimed the first place trophy at the We The People: Citizen and Constitutional Congressional State Competition" in Boise on Thursday.
With government teacher Holly Kartchner leading the way, the 23 seniors have spent many hours—before school, during school, after school and on the weekends studying and working with their local coaches preparing for the state competition.

February 5th

Blackfoot grapplers come back to top city rival Snake River 41-39

February 6, 2015

The Blackfoot wrestling team took down city rival Snake River 41-39 on Thursday night. For more on the match pick up a copy of Friday's Morning News or visit the e-edition.

February 4th

Big fourth quarter not enough for Broncos in 61-47 loss to Rigby

February 5, 2015

Blackfoot fell to Rigby 61-47 Wednesday night at Blackfoot High School. For more on the game pick up Thursday's Morning News or read the e-edition.

Pro wrestler cheats at Wing Bowl, hides food in fanny pack

February 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.
People following the event on social media dubbed Foley's attempt at boosting his wing total "inflate gate," a play on the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots' deflated football controversy.
Chicago's Patrick Bertoletti won with a Wing Bowl record 444 wings in 26 minutes. He edged out 2014 champion Molly Schuyler, of Bellevue, Nebraska, who eclipsed her record 363-wing mark with 440 wings.

City looking at requiring landlords to take over utility bills

February 4, 2015

BLACKFOOT-Blackfoot city leaders are considering "requiring the town's landlords to take on the responsibility of paying the utility bills at their rental properties." The motive behind the idea is to cut down on down on city collections and lost revenue primarily due to renters who leave a residence and then skip out on their water bill.

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