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October 15th, 2014

Alternate route to graduation at Snake River

October 16, 2014

THOMAS — Each school district must have in place an alternate pathway to graduation for those students who need it.
Snake River High School counselor Karen Crook presented the recommendations for an alternate route to graduation to Snake River school board members on Wednesday evening. These rubrics were designed by Crook, high school counselor Brian Goff and counselor secretary Cindy Williams.
It was patterned after the alternative pathway designed by Century High.

Crew makes 1,126-pound bowl of Hawaii rice dish

October 15, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy.
Chef Hideaki Miyoshi of Tokkuri Tei restaurant and volunteers at the Fifth Annual Rice Festival assembled a bowl of loco moco that weighed 1,126 pounds.
Loco moco was invented in the late 1940s in Hilo. There are varieties, but the basic dish consists of hot white rice, a hamburger patty, an over-easy fried egg and brown gravy.
Guinness World Records said the dish would have to weigh at least 1,100 pounds for consideration.

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October 15, 2014

Helen Merkley Madsen, 87

October 15, 2014

Helen Merkley Madsen, 87,  left our world to be with Dad, the love of her life, on September 23, 2014.  
Born on February 1, 1927 to Chauncey and Rosella Merkley in Blackfoot, Idaho, she was the youngest of four children.  She grew up on the family farm northeast of Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School.  After graduation, she took a job with the Bingham County Extension Agent.  

Adell (Minton) Gilton, Corgatelli, 93

October 15, 2014

Adell (Minton) Gilton, Corgatelli died peacefully at the home of her daughter, Janie Secrist, surrounded by loving family on 12 October, 2014 in Arco, Idaho at the age of 93.

Bertha May Butler, 83

October 15, 2014

Bertha May Butler, 83
Bertha May Butler, 83, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
She was born November 12, 1930 in Salmon, Idaho, to Waldemar Alexander and Verna May Brown Halton. She was raised in Salmon and attended school there. Following graduation, she attended Albion State Normal School, and then went to Ricks College to obtain her teaching certificate. 

Robert Claude Brower, 69

October 15, 2014

The Honorable Robert Claude Brower died Sunday, October 12 at the University of Utah Medical Center from cancer. Brower was best known as Magistrate of the Seventh District Court of Idaho, serving in Bingham County from 1975 to 1996.

October 14th

Scouting for Food Drive Saturday

October 15, 2014

BLACKFOOT — The annual "Scouting of Food" drive begins this week. Scouts with the Grand Teton Council of the Boy Scouts of America have distributed door hangers to local residences.
Starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 18, Scouts will go door-to-door collecting the canned goods and non-perishables for donation to local food banks to help feed the area's hungry.
Citizens are asked to put their donations of food on their doorsteps.

Lady Broncos battle to straight set senior night win over Pocatello

October 15, 2014

BLACKFOOT — With the 4A District 5/6 volleyball tournament being played on their home floor next week, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos were looking to close out the regular season with a big conference win over a scrappy Pocatello team that was looking to ruin senior night.
After one set the Bronco faithful were excited as the team cruised to a 25-14 win.
But it was the second set that showed just how far the Broncos have come this season.

Illinois city marks birthday with mega bratwurst

October 14, 2014

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.
Larry Schubert and his team from Schubert's Packing Co. in Millstadt used about 120 pounds of meat to make the brat, which volunteers grilled Sunday, the final day of the city's bicentennial celebration, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.
A few days earlier, a saloon hosted a half-size practice run for grilling the mega-bratwurst.

 

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