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Archive - Jun 2012

June 27th

Sharrell Esther MacDougall Walker, 69

June 27, 2012

Obituary
Sharrell Esther MacDougall Walker passed from this life on June 13, 2012, at home. Her life was taken as a result of a brain tumor. She was lovingly cared for by her husband, Marion, and many of her family members. It was an honor to serve the wife, mother, and mother-in-law who has cared for us over many years.

June 26th

Blackfoot man is arm wrestling champ

June 27, 2012

ABERDEEN — Shawn Kirkpatrick has been training for arm wrestling since he was 12 and after his latest competition in Reno, Nevada, he can now tout the title "the best in the United States" as he took first place in the 2012 USAF Unified National Championship in left 64kg open men's division. Winning this title pulls him in as a qualifier to compete for the National Championship in Saio, Brazil.

Broncos pound out 29 hits in doubl header sweep

June 26, 2012

AMMON — The Blackfoot Bronco American Legion baseball squad entered Tuesday's double header against the Eastern Division leading Idaho Falls Royals a little short handed as a pair of their big bats were missing.
You never would have noticed the absence however as the Broncos pounded away at the Royal pitching staff for 10 runs on 29 hits over the double header as the Broncos swept the Royals 10-4 and 10-9.
"It was good to pick up a pair of wins today," Blackfoot head coach Jeff Katseanes said.

Committee raising funds for Springfield Park

June 26, 2012

SPRINGFIELD — Nestled along the shore of Springfield Lake in the cozy neighborhood of Springfield lies a park with green grass, a home-built swing and two large tires partially buried in the earth.

Boys lucky to be alive

June 26, 2012

ROSE — Two of Blackfoot's youth are lucky to be alive after an intense one vehicle rollover. Tyler Condon, 19 and Alex Condon, 16 were driving too fast for a corner near Rose Canal and 450 North Sunday evening. "I was driving to fast, took the corner and the car caught and rolled on the bank and flew into the canal." said Tyler. Once the car hit the water, Tyler yelled "seatbelts!" and the boys frantically grasped their seatbelts to get out of the car that was quickly filling with water. Tyler punctured the air bag and kicked out the driver's side window to escape.

June 25th

Blaze erupts along I-15

June 25, 2012

BLACKFOOT— Blackfoot Firefighters respond to yet another fire call this morning, June 25, 2012 as fire erupted along north bound I-15 between mile markers 95-103. Two separate spots were ablaze. One from 95-97 and another near Rose Ponds both along the edge of the freeway. Smoke drifted into traffic causing minor visual problems for commuters. The fire department states that the cause of the fires is unknown.

Teens safe after vehicle crashes into canal

June 25, 2012

BLACKFOOT — A one vehicle accident occurred last night, Sunday June 24, 2012 involving two teen boys, 19 and 16, near Rose and 450 N. The car, borrowed from their grandmother, ended up in the Rose Canal. The car traveling too fast for the roadway lost traction around the sharp corner and plunged into the canal. Bingham County Search and Rescue sent out the dive team to located the vehicle. The boys were treated for minor injuries and released. Look for more of the story in tomorrow's paper.

June 24th

Jimmy Burnett fires Sunday 66 for Von Elm Championship

June 25, 2012

BLACKFOOT — As Shelley native, Tanner Higham stood on the eighteenth tee box he held a slim one shot lead over soon to be pro Jimmy Burnett. After an errant tee shot into the pond on the right side of the fairway, Higham's shot at a Von Elm Golf Championship came crashing down as Burnett's second day 66 carried him to the 2012 championship.
"I knew that Tanner was one shot ahead when I was on eighteen and I had a ten footer for birdie which I thought that I would have to have but Tanner kind of helped me out a bit," Jimmy Burnett said.

Blackfoot Community Center receives grants for improvements

June 24, 2012

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot Community Center (BCC) received two grants last week. One grant was from the Bistline Foundation Fund and the other was received from the CHC Foundation, Inc.
BCC received a grant for $3,000 from the F.M. and Anne G. and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation to purchase exhibits for the art and music rooms of BCC’s Children’s Museum of Idaho.
“We are fortunate to receive the Bistline Grant,” said Ashlee Howell, Director of BCC. “The grant money will be used to expand the children’s theater.

June 22nd

No one hurt in I-15 rollover

June 23, 2012

No one sustained injuries Friday afternoon when a pickup hauling a trailer and boat rolled on Interstate 15 about milepost 83.
The pickup was driven by a 40-year-old male. He and his wife were not injured in the accident.
The pickup with Fremont County plates was headed south on I-15. The accident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Friday.
The trailer and boat were attached to the pickup. As the trailer and boat began to fishtail, the driver slowed down.
The momentum of the trailer and boat caused the pickup to roll.

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