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Thursday 110118

A message written on a bathroom mirror caused the Kimberly School district and the Police to clear staff and students from the high school Tuesday.  After the building was cleared police said they searched but found nothing suspicious. 

The Twin Falls County Commissioners have given the green light to build a potato cellar in Kimberly.  Commissioners approved the conditional use permit this week for Eagle Eye Produce.  Earlier a neighbor filed a complaint that the facility will be very disruptive to the neighborhood.  The facility will be located in an area zoned for agriculture. 

Jeff Englehardt has been named by the City of Hailey to fill a city council seat that was left open when Colleen Teevin resigned earlier this month.  He will be sworn into office Monday November 26th.

An eastern Idaho man who threw a Molotov cocktail at the Bannock county courthouse has been sentenced to five years in prison.  Then the judge suspended the prison sentence and ordered 30-year-old Christopher E. Griffin serve four years of probation and pay $1,845 in fines.  Officials say Griffin was upset with having been charged with other crimes several weeks earlier.

Rescue workers responded to an accident where a person was crushed by equipment near Castleford Tuesday afternoon.  Air St. Luke’s responded to the scene at 4500 North 700 East.  No word on the condition or name of the victim.

A multiple vehicle crash east of Burley sent four people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.  The crash closed both east and westbound lanes of travel at the I-84-86 Junction for over two hours.  A semi-truck and a pickup that was attempting a U-turn collided causing the truck to become separated causing one trailer to block the eastbound lanes of travel.  The rest of the semi blocked the westbound lanes.

Authorities in northern Idaho say a preliminary investigation indicates a resident shot and killed a home intruder.  The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Mitchell C. Payette died Monday near Post Falls.  Two people in their 20s were asleep in the home when they awoke to loud crashes downstairs, and found that Payette had broken in through a door.  The resident told Payette to leave, but he refused and began advancing toward the resident, who opened fire with a handgun.  No charges have been filed.

Today:  Chance of a morning shower, mostly cloudy skies and windy. Winds: West 15-25 mph. High: 61 (Mountains: 56)

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 48F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine and a few clouds with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 61F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, chance of a shower and breezy. Winds: WSW 10-20 mph. Low: 39 (Mountains: 31)

SATURDAY: Cooler with sun and clouds. High: 54 Low: 39 (Mountains: 50 Low: 33)

SUNDAY: Scattered rain showers with mountain snow showers. High: 53 Low: 37 (Mountains: 48 Low: 30)

MONDAY: Sun and clouds. High: 52 Low: 31 (Mountains: 45 Low: 26)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 53 Low: 30 (Mountains: 46 Low: 25)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 51 Low: 29 (Mountains: 45 Low: 23)

November 1st: On this day

Born on this day in Columbia, South Carolina, was James William Anderson III better known as singer, songwriter and television personality Bill Anderson. He has released more than 40 studio albums and has reached #1 on the country charts seven times: In 1995, Billboard magazine named four Anderson compositions -"City Lights," "Once A Day," "Still," and "Mama Sang A Song" - among the top 20 country songs of the past 35 years, more than any other songwriter.

Born on this day in Kerang, Victoria, was John Williamson, Australian country music singer-songwriter. Williamson has released over forty albums, and has received twenty-six Golden Guitar trophies at the Country Music Awards of Australia.

Born on this day in Wichita Falls, Texas, was Keith Stegall, country music recording artist and record producer. Stegall charted thirteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, with the highest-peaking being 1985's "Pretty Lady."

Born on this day in Houston, Texas, was Lyle Lovett, singer-songwriter and actor. Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. It's Not Big It's Large was released in 2007, where it debuted and peaked at #2 on the Top Country Albums chart.

Born on this day in Culpeper, Virginia, was Big Kenny, country music singer. He and John Rich comprise the duo Big & Rich, which has recorded three studio albums. Kenny has also written or co-written singles for Gretchen Wilson, Jason Aldean, McBride & the Ride and Tim McGraw. His first solo single, "Long After I'm Gone," was released in 2009.

Shania Twain's mother and stepfather died in a car accident approximately 50 kilometres north of Wawa, Ontario. As a result Twain moved back to Timmins to take care of her younger siblings and then took them all to Huntsville, Ontario. There, she supported them by earning money performing at the nearby Deerhurst Resort.

The Marty Stuart Show began airing on cable's RFD-TV. Each episode featured music by Stuart and his band the Fabulous Superlatives, as well as his wife, Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith, banjo-picker Leroy Troy, and guests.

Winners at the Country Music Association Awards included; Single of the Year - "Pontoon", Little Big Town, Song of the Year - "Over You", Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, Vocal Group of the Year - Little Big Town, New Artist of the Year - Hunter Hayes, Album of the Year - Chief, Eric Church, Vocal Duo - Thompson Square, Music Video - "Red Solo Cup", Toby Keith, Male Vocalist - Blake Shelton, Female Vocalist - Miranda Lambert, Musical Event of the Year - "Feel Like a Rock Star", Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw and Entertainer of the Year went to Blake Shelton.