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November 11th, 2014

Veterans honored with assemblies

November 12, 2014

FIRTH — Speaking at the 21st annual Firth High School Veterans Day assembly on Tuesday, Col. Guy Hollingsworth said, "please understand, freedom is hard to come by and even harder to hold on to."
Quoting a former Secretary of Agriculture he didn't name, Hollingsworth pointed out that only one-half of one percent of the men and women who have been and are now on the Earth have enjoyed the freedom "that you and I enjoy today. Many people are envious of what we have."

November 10th

Honoree's name spelled wrong on street signs

November 11, 2014

Is it Wooton Way or Wooten Way? Actually, neither is correct. The spelling of the peaceful residential street that runs north of Blackfoot was recently a topic of discussion on Facebook. It was discovered that the street has been spelled incorrectly for over 40 years. The street signs (on both ends of the street) read "Wooton," while the city maps in the local phone books have it spelled "Wooten." However, the correct spelling should be "WOOTTON" after its namesake local farmer and former Bingham County Clerk Vincent Fredrick (V.F.) Wootton.

Woman finds intruder snacking on cookie dough

November 10, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a Wichita woman found him eating cookie dough from her freezer in the early-morning hours.
The Wichita Eagle reports the woman came out of her bedroom shortly before 3:30 a.m. Thursday and found the stranger in her kitchen.
Wichita police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza says the man told police he thought he was at his aunt's house and was hungry.
Police say the man entered the home through an unlocked back door. The 52-year-old woman who lives there was not hurt.

November 9th

Firth assembly to honor area veterans

November 9, 2014

Veterans and their families are special guests at the Veterans' Day Assembly at Firth High School (FHS). The assembly begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Firth High School gymnasium, 101 N. Park Ave. in Firth and is open to the public.
The Community Orchestra at Firth will begin playing prelude music at 9:30 a.m.
"This is our way of honoring the heroes who have given us our freedoms so that we can exercise our liberties," said FHS military history teacher Stewart Portela.
This the the 21st year FHS has hosted a Veterans' Day Assembly.

November 7th

Courtroom named in honor of longtime judge

November 8, 2014

 A roomful of jurists, lawyers, clerks and guests filled courtroom three in the Bingham County Courthouse on Friday to participate in the naming of a courtroom in honor of Judge Robert C. Brower.
What was known as courtroom three will now be called the Judge Robert C. Brower Courtroom.
"I would argue it is the highest honor to be bestowed upon a jurist or lawyer by their peers upon death: the naming of a courtroom in honor of service," said Roger Burdick, Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court.

November 6th

Presidio Brass to present movie theme music "Sounds of the Cinema"

November 7, 2014

It's not often that Blackfoot is treated to a live performance of movie tunes from blockbusters like Star Wars, Fantasia and West Side Story, but that's exactly what the five-man band Presidio Brass is bringing to Blackfoot Performing Arts Center stage on Saturday night with their "Sounds of the Cinema" performance.
The band's tuba player Scott Sutherland told the Morning News on Thursday that they are finishing some performances in Tennessee and "can't wait to roll into Blackfoot on Saturday."

November 5th

Policeman who asked to smell woman's feet arrested

November 6, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-area authorities say they believe a school district police officer who pulled over a motorist and then asked to smell her feet may have made similar demands of others.
Twenty-six-year-old Patrick Quinn is charged with two counts of "official oppression." He's free on $2,000 bond.
The Harris County district attorney's office says Quinn stopped the woman in August and said he found marijuana paraphernalia. Authorities say Quinn told her he has a foot fetish and would release her if she let him smell her feet.

Fundraiser scheduled for local woman

November 5, 2014

Tammie Winkler Baker needs financial help to pay medical bills. Fundraisers are planned through November to help raise money for these medical needs.
Two bake sales are planned from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on two Saturdays — Nov. 8 and Nov. 15—at Kesler's in Blackfoot.
The fundraiser, "Tacos for Tammie," is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Mama Inez in Pocatello. Tickets are $17 at the door or $15 in advance.
The price includes one raffle ticket and dinner to be redeemed the night of the event.

Election Results

November 5, 2014

Local Election Results

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST 1
Mark R. Bair (REP) . . . . . . . 9,086

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST 2
Whitney Manwaring (REP). . . . . . 9,135

COUNTY CLERK
Pam Wray Eckhardt (REP). . . . . . 9,257

COUNTY TREASURER
Tanna Beal (REP) . . . . . . . . 9,181

COUNTY ASSESSOR
Ronald J. Simmons (REP). . . . . . 9,314

COUNTY CORONER
Mike Gardner (REP) . . . . . . . 9,194

7TH DIST CRT JUDGE - Jon J. Shindurling
Bruce L. Pickett . . . . . . . . 4,829

November 4th

REpublican candidates sail to victory

November 5, 2014

It's no surprise, Bingham County votes Republican.
The election for officers Bingham County was determined in the primary election. No county officer had opposition in the general election. All were elected on Tuesday.
By 11 p.m., 28 of the 29 precincts in Bingham County had reported.
Election totals for county officers were:
Steve Bair was reelected as the State Senator from District 31 (Bingham County). He received 8,148 votes.
Neil Anderson was reelected State Representative in District 31, position A. He received 8,187 votes.

 

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