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May 26th, 2015

Illinois couple welcomes their 100th grandchild

May 26, 2015

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois couple recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild.

Leo and Ruth Zanger of Quincy have 53 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The birth of great-grandson Jaxton Leo on April 8 made the number 100.

Leo Zanger tells The Quincy Herald-Whig ( ) that "the good Lord has just kept sending them." He says his family "could start our own town." Ruth Zanger says "there's always room for one more."

BHS alumnus Potter named new head volleyball coach

May 26, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Christi Potter was named the new head volleyball coach at Blackfoot High School on Tuesday. For more on Potter pick up Wednesday's Morning News or visit the e-edition.

This week's calendar

May 26, 2015

Wednesday, may 27
• Blackfoot Community Pantry class taught by Denise Durocher each Wednesday at the Food Pantry Education Center on Sexton St. from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary. The classes are:
-May 27: Emergency Plans for Bingham County.
For more information go to
• Snake River High School graduation at 8 p.m. in the SRHS gymnasium.

Thursday, may 28
• Aberdeen High School graduation at 7 p.m. in the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium.

10 things to know for Tuesday

May 26, 2015

The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Torrential rains in the Lone Star state spawn floods that leave 12 people missing, while at least 13 die in the tornado's wake.


May 25th

Photo of the week

May 26, 2015

Heather Peterson submitted this photo of a "Memorial Day ride with the POW MIA!"

May 24th

Coming up this week

May 25, 2015

Monday, May 25
• Memorial Day BBQ at Gem Village Assisted Living from 12-2 p.m. $5 a plate. There will be a bouncy house for kids.
• Memorial Day ceremony at Grove City Cemetery that will include a presentation of wreaths by community organizations. The presentation begins with a special speaker and raising of the flag, then the presentation of the wreath on the tombstone representing the unknown soldier. The American Legion will conclude the ceremony with 21 gun salute. There will be a BBQ afterward at the American Legion Hall at 436 N. Fisher in Blackfoot.

Wednesday, May 27

May 23rd

Popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for now

May 23, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Two of the most heavily used day-hiking routes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming are closed for the time being because of weather damage and maintenance.
In Yellowstone, the iconic Brink of the Lower Falls trail is closed in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone because of a mud and rock slide that deposited a 7-by-8-foot boulder on the route, effectively blocking the path.

Zipline course coming to Idaho's Beauty Bay

May 23, 2015

COEUR D'ALENE (AP) — For $95, almost anyone can zip through the trees in the steep hills overlooking Lake Coeur d'Alene's Beauty Bay.
Timberline Adventures, of Coeur d'Alene, is finishing up a "tree canopy" style zipline course there, where customers can travel from platforms built high in towering Ponderosa pine trees, Douglas fir and tamarack. Tours will be available Mondays through Saturdays during the season.

May 22nd

Crank your lemonade cred with 5 easy sweet-tart infusions

May 23, 2015

Associated Press

We're going to come at this one a little backward, and you're going to love us for it.

Straight up fresh lemonade is, of course, delicious. It's the classic summer refreshment. And we're going to walk you through making a truly wonderful basic lemonade, as well as some terrific infused lemonades that doctor up that basic batch with some fantastic complementary flavors.

BLM offers tips for holiday weekend

May 22, 2015

BOISE — A wide range of recreational opportunities abounds for individuals of all ages and interests in Idaho. As Memorial Day approaches, BLM offers the following tips for safe enjoyment of the outdoors:
Camping: Most BLM campgrounds throughout Idaho are open and ready for the weekend. Please keep these tips in mind:
• BLM campsites in Idaho are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis; online reservations are not offered.
• Recreation use fees are in effect for many established BLM sites; please be responsible.

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