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27, 2012 Front Page
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This is not a scientific poll.
September 27 Poll Results
Does this election feel more politically
polarized to you than any previous election you can remember?
Yes, it does. (30)
No – I can remember at least one more polarized. (4)
I think it is tied with 2008 as the most polarized. (6)
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How's The Weather.
"You have to
have a sense of humor," says Lon Blades
Know anyone, from
around here, who lived in a tent with their wife and three kids
while they built their house? Well, now you do. Lon Blades said
he and his wife, Lin, did just that for a couple of seasons
(winter not included) as they built their family’s future home
on Upper Fords Creek – above Orofino. Lon, originally from the
Oklahoma panhandle, lived in Horseshoe Bend for eight years
before moving Lin, sons Levi, Lance, and daughter LeLoni to
Idaho’s panhandle. Lon met Lin at a Nazarene church, and they
married in 1971. Even though she was from the big city of Nampa,
“She has a pioneer heart,” he said. She heated their water and
cooked on a wood stove until they got better facilities. Lon
started out, in 1981, as a substitute driver for the school
district. The next year he got a regular route on Upper Fords
Creek. The third year, he went to the Timberline schools as a
bus driver, where he also served as the mechanic and supervisor.
He was there for 12 years. “It was very scenic, definitely” he
laughingly said of the area that would seem very remote to Boise
people. In the fall of 1995 he was transferred back to Orofino
to become the district supervisor.