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Archive - Jul 17, 2012

OBITUARY - ROSEMARY SUSAN SJOSTROM, 65

July 17, 2012

Rosemary Susan Sjostrom, 65, of Salt Lake City, Utah and formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Rosemary was born on March 5, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Merrill William Curtis (Utah’s 1958 Top Pop) and Leola Jex Freshwater. She was raised in the Salt Lake area and graduated from Granite High School.

Biking Across America stops in Blackfoot

July 17, 2012

Twenty-seven bicyclists had a stopover in Blackfoot Monday night as they continued their 4K (4,000) miles in 70 days biking adventure across the U.S.
They ride with an organization called Biking Across America whose purpose to highlight cancer awareness. This ride started May 27 from Baltimore, Maryland, and will end Aug. 4 in Portland, Ore.  
Each rider raised at least $4,500 before taking on the challenge of this ride across America. Rider Venkatesh Srinivas from New Jersey raised $10,000; rider Joshua Wilkins from Philadelphia raised $11,000.

Plane crashes near Rockford Airport

July 17, 2012

A plane belonging to AvCenter of Pocatello crashed in a grain field near the Rockford Airport at 9:50 a.m. Monday, said Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson.
The single engine, two-passenger plane was on a cross country flight when the engine lost power, Johnson said. Bobby Picker, 63, of Idaho Falls was piloting the plane and had one passenger, Craig Hansen, 30, also of Idaho Falls.
Picker tried to glide the plane into the Rockford Airport but was short of the airport and landed in the field. The plane flipped upside down because of the muddy, uneven ground.

 

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