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Archive - Jul 2012

July 16th

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.

July 15th

Blackfoot helps Pocatello clean up from fire

July 15, 2012

POCATELLO — With their distinctive yellow vests standing out against the black and barren hillsides, they called themselves the 'worker-bees,' and swarms of them converged upon the fire ravaged hills of Pocatello Saturday afternoon — eager to lend a helping hand to a neighboring community in need during a massive fire clean-up effort organized by the LDS Church.

Collins/Lippiello 2012 Rupes Two-Man Champions

July 15, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Russ Collins and Stephan Lippiello fired a 61.25 on Saturday and then followed that up with a solid 64.5 on Sunday to take the 2012 Rupes Two-Man Golf Tournament by four shots over the second place finishers in the Championship Flight at Blackfoot Municipal Golf Course.
"I felt like I played the best golf that I have ever played," Collins said. "My drives were long and straight this weekend."
"I think that the biggest thing was that we minimized our mistakes," Lippiello said. "We did a good job of keeping it out of trouble."

July 13th

Pork Producers sponsor swine camp at EISF

July 13, 2012

The theory of how to show a pig sounds pretty simple, even fun, right up to the point when a live pig is added to the equation.
4-H kids spent Friday learning about swine, how to take care of them and show them at the first Eastern Idaho Swine Camp at the state fairgrounds. The kids learned how to give shots, how to notch ears, the different breeds of pigs, what to feed them and how to show them.
Presenter Lynsee Shaffer from Albany, Ind., taught four tips about showing swine.
"My first and most important tip is always maintain eye contact with the judge," Shaffer said.

State fairgrounds are site of miniature horse show

July 13, 2012

The showmen range in ages from four to 70 and come from all walks of life. The one thing they have in common is a love for tiny horses. All were gathered at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds Friday for the 10th annual Snake River Miniature Horse Club (SRMHC) Show.

Police Log

July 13, 2012

Items of note from June 11-21.

Blackfoot Police

COIN FRAUD: June 11, 12:46 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop said a man came in and traded a roll of dimes for cash. The caller said they just discovered the dimes are actually pennies and said the incident was caught on video.

ROCK VS WINDOW: June 11, 8:44 p.m.: A woman said someone threw a rock through her window.

POOL OF BLOOD: June 11, 10:58 p.m.: A man said his friend is laying in a pool of blood.

Wanda Mae Anderson Hahn, 89

July 13, 2012

Obituary
          Wanda Mae Anderson Hahn, 89, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
            Wanda was born January 28, 1923 in Moreland, Idaho to Chester Alberto Grimmett and Mae Elizabeth Ellis.  She lived her entire life in Blackfoot. 
            On July 22, 1940, Wanda married Max Wendell Anderson in Blackfoot, Idaho.  He preceded her in death in 1973.  She married Alfred Hahn in 1981 in Blackfoot, Idaho.  He also precedes her in death.

July 12th

Yesterday's Bread opens in Blackfoot

July 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Everyone is looking for ways to stretch their dollar in these tough economic times. That is why business woman Heidi Sasser said she and her husband Dev Sasser decided to open 'Yesterday's Bread & More' in Blackfoot.
"We've been looking for a small business opportunity," said Sasser. "We realize people are pinching their pennies these days and we thought opening 'Yesterday's Bread' in Blackfoot would be a good way to help people save money and give back to the community."

July 11th

Snowcones — a summer delight

July 11, 2012

This if the fourth year that Mac's Sno-Shack has been positioned in the triangle across from Les Schwab Tire Center.
This family business is owned by Terrel and Carma McDermott.
"I think we have this business because my mom feel in love with the flavors," said daughter Pam McDermott. "It's good to be young at heart."
The shaved ice is ordered from Grey Ice. Reed's Dairy delivers the cream. The sugar is purchased at Ridley's.

Chamber hires new director

July 11, 2012

Shirley Brumfield, president of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce, introduced Letitia (Tish) Dahmen as the organization's new executive director on Wednesday.
Dahmen replaces Leah Rigby, who resigned for personal reasons, effective Monday.
She has a journalism degree from the University of Idaho and has worked in marketing, advertising and editing.
"I worked for the Chamber in Heber City (Utah) for five years and I loved the work," Dahmen said of her decision to seek the director's position.

 

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