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July 19th

Obituary Kenneth Albert Anderson, 73

July 19, 2012

Kenneth Albert Anderson, 73, passed away at his home in Henderson, Nev., on July 1, 2012, of natural causes.
He was born Nov. 28, 1938, in Riverside, the son of Claus Albert Anderson and Iris Wray Anderson Cammack.  He grew up there and attended schools in Riverside and Moreland.  He graduated from Snake River High School in May of 1955.

Kidney treatment offers patients mobility

July 19, 2012

 POCATELLO — Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), also called home dialysis, gives mobility to patients with End-Stage Renal Disease. The patients are taught how to treat themselves at home, at work and even while traveling.
As Brooks Barthlome explained, “I am hooked up to the home dialysis machine nine to 12 hours each night.”
“It’s a little inconvenient since the machine and all the supplies takes up about half the trunk space when we are traveling,” said his wife, Andrea, “but we are able to travel.”  
Brooks Barthlome, from Grace, has suffered from kidney disease since he was an infant.

July 18th

Police seek Jensen Grove vandals

July 19, 2012

Blackfoot city mayor Mike Virtue is asking the public's vigilance to help stop vandalism at Jensen Grove, after the brand new restrooms that opened on the park's east side on July 4th were vandalized, just nine days later, on the night of July 13.
Blackfoot police officer Scott Rasmussen responded to Jensen Grove for a report of malicious injury to the new bathrooms on the evening of the 13th. He reported that a divider between the urinals had been torn from the wall and was laying on the ground.

Children receive summer reading rewards

July 19, 2012

Amongst bouts of laughter and shouts of happy children Wednesday afternoon, Blackfoot librarian Lisa Harral explained just what all commotion about reading is about.
"It's our last adventure day for the summer reading program."
Brightly colored bounce houses lined the taped-off parking lot of the library for the "No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" activity.
The library has had just over 1,200 children sign up for the program that featured points and prizes for reading. This year's theme, "Dream Big" was part of a collaborative program through the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

July 17th

Royals topple Panthers

July 18, 2012

AMMON — A short handed Snake River American Legion squad took to the field at Hillcrest on Tuesday evening in a make up game between the Royals and Panthers from an earlier season rain out.
At the end of seven innings of play Snake River were unable to overcome a slow night at the plate as they fell to the Royals 6-0.

Police Log

July 18, 2012

Items of note from June 22-July 13.

Blackfoot Police

BUSINESS BREAK-IN: June 22, 7:34 a.m.: A caller at the Y Motel said someone broke into the office of the business and all the money has been taken. They said the window was broken.

COULD IT BE A SNIPE?: June 22, 9:35 a.m.: A caller said there is a "funny looking bird" in their yard that is making odd noises. They said they are worried the bird may get hit by a car.

EXPOSED: June 23, 12:40 a.m.: A caller said someone just exposed himself to the cheerleaders at Jensen Grove.

Commissioners review proposed P&Z ordinance

July 18, 2012

County officials spent all day Tuesday reviewing and discussing the proposed Bingham County Zoning Ordinance.
The officials taking part in this discussion were Bingham County Commissioners Cleone Jolley, Ladd Carter and Whitney Manwaring, Planning & Zoning Administrator Allen Jensen, Bingham County Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mark Cornelison, Planning & Zoning (P&Z) staff and P&Z commissioners.
The review of the ordinance was completed by 4:30 p.m.

Rockford Cafe and Bakery to celebrate grand opening

July 18, 2012

Darin and Kristen Perry of Rockford want to teach their children how to work.
"There aren't many opportunities for 14- and 15-year-olds to get part-time jobs," Kristen said on Tuesday. "We tried farming, but that didn't work out."
So, the couple has opened Rockford Cafe and Bakery. It's in the same building as Rockford Ranch and Farm Supply at 53 South 1200 West.
Kristen noted that she managed a pizza place when attending college at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

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.

July 16th

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.

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