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March 30, 2015

Morning News – Leslie Mielke
The top three contenders at the Snake River Distinguished Young Women program salute the audience. From left are First Alternate Natalie Henicksman, SR DYW Joslyn Phillips, and Second Alternate Rylee Miller.

Zonta honors local poet

March 30, 2015

The Blackfoot Chapter of Zonta International has honored local poet Billie Cullimore. The organization presented a yellow rose to Cullimore in March in honor of her many artistic contributions to the various communities where she has lived.

New, Affordable Marathon Sponsorships Available

March 30, 2015

The 4th Annual Tommy Vaughn's Blackfoot Marathon and More is approaching its running date of Saturday, May 16, and we are pleased to offer some new opportunities for community support.

Thanks to the continued support of our Title, Presenting (Idaho Central CU), and Supporting (Portneuf Medical Center) Sponsors, we are able to offer sponsorship of our HYDRATION STATIONS at a reduced fee of $100. There are 14 of these stations that are looking for sponsors, and this amount will adequately cover the cost of energy gels, cups, electyrolyte mix, and other supplies.

Underwood sentenced

March 30, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Jody Wrenn Underwood, 40, was sentenced on Monday to the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) by Seventh Judicial District Judge Darren Simpson.
Charged with vehicular manslaughter, Underwood will serve seven years fixed and eight years indeterminate for this felony.
On Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, Underwood was northbound in the southbound lane, traveling at 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. He had passed several cars when he crashed head-on with another vehicle driven by Richard "Tazzy" Peyope, 45, of Fort Hall.
Peyope was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

Joslyn Phillips Snake River 2015 Distinguished Young Woman

March 30, 2015

THOMAS — Joslyn Phillips earned the Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) medallion and will represent Snake River at the Idaho state DYW program on Sept. 17, 18 and 19 in Pocatello.
She will be joined by the Distinguished Young Women from Blackfoot, Firth-Shelley and Aberdeen.
The Blackfoot DYW program begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at BPAC.
The Firth-Shelley DYW program begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, in the Firth High School auditorium.
The Aberdeen DYW program begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, in the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium.

Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar

March 30, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn't stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin.
Miss March, who's 88, wears a green top hat and not much else in the calendar from Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living, and the centerfolds are two women in their 90s who seem to be playing poker with strategically placed oversize cards.
Flip to February and you'll see a smiling, white-haired Dottie Rutter soaking in a bubble bath and flower petals, with chocolates and lingerie nearby.

Things to know about Monday

March 30, 2015

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

1. CO-PILOT IN FRANCE PLANE CRASH HAD BEEN TREATED FOR SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

German prosecutors say Andreas Lubitz had received psychotherapy for years before becoming a pilot.

2. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD SAYS U.S. DRONE STRIKE KILLS TWO OF ITS ADVISERS IN IRAQ

However, Washington says it only struck militants in its campaign against the Islamic State group.

3. EX-ISRAELI PREMIER CONVICTED IN BRIBERY CASE

Idaho Supreme Court upholds award in driver's ed crash

March 30, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday upheld a ruling that awards $3.5 million in damages to the family of a 15-year-old central Idaho boy who died in a crash during his driver's education class.

The court rejected an appeal of the award by the Blaine County School District.

A jury in May 2013 found Carey School driver's education instructor Jeffrey Mecham was 100 percent responsible for the Oct. 26, 2010, crash that killed Austin Hennefer.

Peter Pan to be performed at BPAC Monday and Tuesday.

March 29, 2015

Idaho man finds hidden history in rolls of film

January 31, 2015

BOISE (AP) — Last fall, a camera dealer in Ohio contacted Levi Bettweiser to tell him he had come across 31 rolls of undeveloped black-and-white film at an auction. The dealer wondered whether Bettweiser was interested in them.
For two years, Bettweiser, 28, of Boise, had scoured Treasure Valley camera stores, flea markets and yard sales looking for old, neglected rolls of undeveloped film. Whenever he came across a roll, he took it home and processed it to see what images the negatives held.

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