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Archive - Aug 29, 2012

Aberdeen mayor offers reward for toilet vandals

August 29, 2012

Aberdeen mayor Morgan Anderson is offering a $100 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person (or persons) who plugged up the toilets and left the men's and women's bathrooms in ruin at Aberdeen City Park last week.
"The toilets were plugged up with toilet paper, the floors and sinks were dirty and there was mess everywhere," Anderson said. "We have to go to the expense of cleaning everything up."
Anderson said that the park bathrooms, which were upgraded last year, are locked up at night and that city crews check the bathrooms throughout the day.

District 55 patron seeks answers about 'out of ordinary' six-figure payment

August 29, 2012

Patron and former Blackfoot High School teacher Joyce Bingham simply wants to know who was paid (and why were they paid) $105,428 out of the Blackfoot School District No. 55 bank account on July 2, 2012. The payment was made using 'Auto Pay-Zions Bank' (Salt Lake City, UT) and is noted under description as AP Contract Services.

Fay Floretta McCurdy Bailey, 93

August 29, 2012

Fay Floretta McCurdy Bailey, 93, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, from causes incident to age at the Bingham County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  
Mom was born March 17, 1919, in Blackfoot, the daughter of Frank Logan McCurdy and Clara Floretta Steffenson McCurdy.
She attended elementary school in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1937.           

Curtis MacFee, 40

August 29, 2012

Curtis MacFee, 40, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, near the Blackfoot Reservoir from injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident.
He was born Sept. 15, 1971, in Pocatello, the son of Ralph “Buster” MacFee and Junette Dalton MacFee.
Curtis lived most of his life in the Blackfoot area and was raised at the bowling alley, Pindale Lanes.  He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1990.

Alice Tucker, 83

August 29, 2012

Alice Tucker, 83, passed away peacefully at the Bingham Memorial Care Center in Blackfoot, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.
Alice was born on Sept. 12, 1928, to Harold and Ethel Peterson. She married Grady Cannon and they had three sons. They later divorced. She then married Vernon D. Tucker on Nov. 12, 1955, and they had three children.
She loved her family and enjoyed playing Bingo and painting.

Grizz top Broncos 3-0

August 29, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Bronco volleyball squad opened their home portion of the 2012 schedule on Tuesday evening as they welcomed 5A Skyline to town for a non-conference tilt on the hardwood.
The Broncos and Grizz battled into extra points in the first game before the Grizz emerged triumphant with a 27-25 victory and then cruised home from their by sweeping the Broncos in three games with 25-15 and 15-13 tallies in the second and third games.

Lipovac survives recall vote

August 29, 2012

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot School District trustee Peter Lipovac retained his position as Zone 1 trustee. Electors voted to retain him by a count of 101 for the recall; 180 against it.
By precinct, vote totals are:
Blackfoot precinct 4 (Stalker Elementary)—for the recall 52 votes; against the recall 13 votes.
Blackfoot Precinct 6 (Blackfoot Performing Arts Center)—for the recall 3 votes; against the recall 3 votes.  
Fort Hall 20 (Fort Hall Elementary)—for the recall 28 votes; against the recall 135 votes.
Absentee votes—18 votes for the recall; 29 votes against it.

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