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March 20th, 2012
This Friday Blackfoot High School students will enchant audiences with their musical production of "Beauty and the Beast."
This grand performance will include a cast of about 50 students, a full orchestra directed by Jan Eddington and a choir directed by Andrew Hames.
Though "Beauty and the Beast" is a "tale as old as time," director Sharon Hoge said the play will be unique. Hoge is a master at making plays distinct through special effects and she says this show will include those impressive elements.
The Morning News â€” Jen Wacaser
Steve Cederberg of Shelley is running for Bingham County commissioner, seeking to replace the retiring Cleone Jolley. He is among six Republican candidates for the post who are seeking votes in the May 15 primary.
â€śWe have a GREAT county and it has been well-run," Cederberg said. "I consider Cleon Jolley to have been a valuable asset to the county and a friend. He leaves behind big shoes to fill, but I believe my well-rounded background and experience with local and state government, roads and bridges, docks and waterways and other county entities makes me a very strong candidate.
BLACKFOOT â€” Fransisco Lazalde, 86, of Idaho Falls died Sunday in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 near Blackfoot.
According to Idaho State Police reports, Lazalde was traveling northbound when his vehicle left the roadway and into the borrow pit before hitting a fallen tree, which caused his vehicle to go airborne and hit an embankment before coming to rest on its wheels in a canal. Lazalde was pronounced deceased at the scene and was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Jeff Deru has opened Meridian Street Automotive. His garage at the south end of Meridian Street was previously owned by Bill Wissert.
"I came to Idaho to be a manager for Snap-On Tools," Deru said. After he and that company parted ways, he managed a repair shop in Idaho Falls.
"I've been in the automotive industry for 28 years," he said. "I owned two auto shops in Layton, Utah."
A native of Layton, Deru said the community has lost the small-town feel he enjoyed when he was growing up.
For the MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT â€” After 49 years, Rockymountain Machinery Company will change ownership! On Friday Rockymountain Machinery Company, a 49-year-old John Deere Dealership in Blackfoot, announced an agreement to sell has been made with C & B Operations, LLC headquartered in Gettysburg, South Dakota.
â€śWe here at Rockymountain Machinery Company are all very excited about joining C & B Operations, LLC, and look forward to a continued strong presence in the local agricultural communityâ€ť, said company president and CEO Darwin Harrington.
Former Moreland resident Kimberly Grant always knew writing would have an influence on her life. This knowledge led her to become a freelance magazine writer and an author. Recently, Grant published her third novel, "Venom," through Covenant Communications.
Grant began writing articles in 2006 for family-oriented magazines. She has contributed to magazines such as "LDS Living," "The Washington Family" and "Parents & Kids."
BLACKFOOT â€” Jacob Harris of Troop 235 knew what he wanted to do for his Eagle Scout project.
"I wanted to do something for kids," he said.
He found the ideal project when Neils and Susan Anderson, who are serving an LDS Church mission in Guam, told him the school children needed books.
So, with the help of family, friends and some fellow Scouts, he began collecting books. "I wanted children's books, but I got some young adult books for older kids."
Those books came from collection boxes at the Morning News, the Blackfoot City Library and the Snake River Library.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot High School's state championship We The People competition government team showed about 35 community members its skills on Thursday.
Fourteen of the 16 students who have qualified for the national competition in Washington, D.C., next month answered questions about the U.S. Constitution from a panel of judges including Mayor Mike Virtue, assistant prosecuting attorney Mark Cornelison and Independence Alternative High School teacher Dan Grimes.
Blackfoot and the Idaho Potato Museum got a brief mention on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" recently. Follow this link to watch the video. The Blackfoot mention is about 2 minutes, 53 seconds in.