Women’s empowerment helped pave way for modern childbirth

Kandi Kidder, left, a labor and delivery nurse, attaches the Monica Novii, a wireless heart rate and contraction monitor, to Serena Esplin, a labor and delivery nurse, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center on Feb. 21. The wireless system allows tracking of the heart rate of both the mother and baby as well as uterine contractions in a small package that also allows the mother to be more mobile than with wired systems. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

In the 1950s young women were wearing poodle skirts, pinning up their hair and enjoying the start of rock ’n’ roll.

Dr. Slaughter’s closing its doors after 18 years

Darrell Wagner walks passed props at Dr. Slaughter’s House of Terror on Friday. Dr. Slaughter’s will be closing down after 18 years; its last weekend will be April 13 and 14. The haunted house has raised nearly $2 million for the regional DARE program. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

For 18 years, Darrell Wagner operated his passion project, which also served as a charitable cornerstone in the community.



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