Remains of missing Montpelier woman found in rural area of northwest Nevada
The remains of a Montpelier woman who was reported missing last year were recently discovered in a remote area of northwest Nevada. The skeletal remains of Christine Passey Parker, 55, were discovered on Feb. 20 by a resident who had come across a human skeleton in the area of Mill City, an unincorporated community in Pershing County, Nevada, according to a news release from the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies...
BIGGER AND BETTER: Major expansion of Broulim's in Montpelier to be completed in May
MONTPELIER — The Broulim’s Fresh Foods in Montpelier is undergoing a major expansion that is sure to make the supermarket even more popular with its customers. Dan Hemmert, manager of the store, said they are expanding the south side of the building. He said the new space will include a new service center and new offices.
Higher Ed Days held at Bear Lake High School
MONTPELIER — On Tuesday, Feb. 27, recruiters from eight colleges and universities traveled to Bear Lake High School and met with the juniors for the annual Higher Ed Days. Everyone met as a group first to get an overview of which colleges had come and then juniors were able to pick three colleges to visit for 30 minute sessions.
Student of the Week
Bear Lake High School proudly spotlights senior Bryson Crane as the student of the week. Bryson is an athlete, honor student and student leader. His mentor and college English teacher Tabetha Bissegger nominated him because he “is a good student, a gentleman, and the best athlete in the history of Bear Lake High School. He is an all-star!”
ITD crews repairing Ovid bridge
OVID — On Feb. 22 the Idaho Transportation Department began the replacement of the concrete approach slabs on the U.S. Highway 89 bridge near Ovid. This is follow-up to recent pothole repairs done last month. Single lane closures will be in place while work is being done. The project will take until the end of March to complete.
Cache County Clerk responds to concerns about his office's practices
Cache County Clerk David Benson held a public press meeting on Friday to address questions and concerns about controversies surrounding the clerk’s officein recent months. Benson focused on three main issues he wanted to address in the meeting. “One is the stop or resume mailed ballot form that we...
Looking back: Man mistaken for robber has arm cut off by train, and rats become a problem near Preston
IDAHO FALLS — EastIdahoNews.com is looking back at what life was like during the week of Feb. 26 to March 3 in east Idaho history. DUBOIS — A man was mistaken for a robber and was kicked off a train and had his arm cut off, The Sugar City Times reported on Feb. 26, 1914.
Weber County man dies after experiencing health issue while snowmobiling
AVON, Cache County — A 51-year-old Weber County man died while snowmobiling Thursday afternoon. Officials with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office said the man was riding in Scare Canyon, a remote area in southeast Cache County near Hardware Ranch, when he became short of breath and stopped his snowmobile.
Sidney's opens in Preston
On Feb. 12 a new restaurant opened its doors in Preston at the former New York Deli location. Sydney’s held a ribbon cutting and soft opening that day and their Grand Opening on Feb. 13 just in time for Valentine’s Day. Mayor Keller welcomed Sydney’s to town in...
Preparing for Idaho Republican Caucus
The Franklin County Republican Central Committee (FCRCC) has been working diligently to prepare for what is hopefully the only caucus we will have to sponsor for the presidential candidates. As the date is approaching quickly, I wanted to publicize one last article with some details everyone might find helpful.
Coroner identifies double fatality crash victims
The Bannock County Coroner’s Office, in cooperation with Idaho State Police, has confirmed the identity of the deceased following a double fatality crash Saturday.
Pizza Stop owner born to make quality pizza
PRESTON, Idaho — For Collin Brackin, the Pizza Stop has been a life-long labor of love. The owner of the Pizza Stop restaurants in Preston, Idaho, and its new location in Smithfield, Utah, was born at the original Preston location 27 years ago. “I was literally born into the business,” Brackin said proudly. Brackin bought the business from his parents so they could enjoy retirement. The Smithfield resident said he...