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Archive - Oct 2013

October 11th

Name of crash victim released

October 11, 2013

SHELLEY — Idaho State Police have released the name of the 19-year-old female who died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash on I15, south of Shelley. She is Colleen N. Jackson, 19, of Saugus, Calif. Her name was withheld until relatives in California were notified.
On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, Jackson was driving northbound on I15 in a 2005 Dodge pickup when she approached a slower moving vehicle.
Jackson made an abrupt lane change from the right lane to the left lane. She over corrected back to the right lane where she lost control of the vehicle and rolled.

Angry Pumpkin Chuckin Catapault Contest Saturday

October 11, 2013

The Angry Pumpkin Chuckin' catapult contest is an event within an event. The pumpkin launching, cannon shooting, egg tossing blast is part of the Wild Adventure Corn Maze, now located off Exit 98 on Rose Road.
"This event is just a blast," said Richard Johnson, owner of the Wild Adventure Corn Maze. "We have everything from small egg launchers to huge catapults. It is amazing to see what people are able to create."
Admission to watch the contest is free and all proceeds go towards prizes and cash awards for the winners.

October 10th

Local women network and learn at symposium

October 11, 2013

POCATELLO — There was something for everyone - from the young entrepreneur to the seasoned business woman at the Working Women’s Business Symposium in Pocatello on Thursday.
Women from Bingham County and throughout the region were able to network and learn business and personal skills from the various speakers and breakout sessions offered at the annual conference sponsored by the Pocatello Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Broncos earn bye win 1-0 over Preston

October 10, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Before the season began Blackfoot boys soccer coach Liam Pope said his team had one goal for the 2013 season and that was to earn one of the top two seeds in the 4A District 5/6 tournament and the first round bye.
With one strike off the leg of senior Ozzy Oseguera and some tough back lien defense the Broncos earned a 1-0 win, the number two seed and a first round bye in the district tournament.

ISU student died on I15 near Shelley

October 10, 2013

SHELLEY — One Idaho State University student died in an early morning accident on Interstate 15 at milepost 105 south of Shelley on Thursday, Oct. 10.
At 6:28 a.m., the Idaho State Police were investigating a one-vehicle fatality crash south of Shelley.
A woman was northbound in a 2005 Dodge pickup when she approached a slower moving vehicle. She mad an abrupt lane change from the right lane to the left lane. She overcorrected back to the right lane where she lost control of the vehicle. The pickup rolled.
No one was wearing seat belts, said ISP. All three people inside were ejected.

October 9th

Chamber honors first responders at Officer Appreciation Day

October 9, 2013

The Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce honored nine first responders on Wednesday.
"I continue to be amazed and pleased with the kind of service offered by first responders to our community," said Mayor Mike Virtue. "They are clearly unsung heroes."
The Chamber honors three deputies from the Bingham County Sheriff's Office, three Blackfoot police officers and three Blackfoot fire fighters.
Sheriff Craig Rowland presented certificates to Shirley Featherston, Mike Johnson and Brad Lulloff.
Featherston manages the Civil Office, making sure all papers are processed and served properly.

Stone Soup draws a large crowd in support of SEICAA

October 9, 2013

Ricky Gardner and his wife Carissa were among the people who enjoyed Stone Soup at Mountain View Middle School on Wednesday.
The fundraiser for Bingham County's SouthEast Idaho Community Action Agency drew at least 400 people during its two-and-one-half hour run.
"We just moved to the area," Gardner said, noting that his family had come from South Bend, Ind. "We're thrilled to see the community come together like this."
Angie Goodyear and Barb Parris helped with the setup of the children's carnival and the auction.

October 8th

Diamondbacks shutout Broncos 3-0

October 9, 2013

POCATELLO — Over the years the Century and Blackfoot boys soccer teams have been involved in some memorable games with each team taking their fair share of victories.
But Tuesday's meeting at Century had implications on seeding for this weekend's 4A District 5/6 tournament.

Dawn Enterprises celebrates Disability Awareness

October 9, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Dawn Enterprises in Blackfoot celebrated its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEAM) month, with Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue reading a proclamation and tours offered throughout the facility on Tuesday.
Sindi Crosland, vocational coordinator for the company, said Dawn Enterprises (on Cedar Street) in Blackfoot has been in business since 1974 employing individuals who are socially, mentally or physically challenged.

Glen E. Kirkpatrick, 92

October 8, 2013

Glen E. Kirkpatrick, 92, a former Blackfoot resident, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 in Portland, Oregon of age related illness.
Glen was born June 3, 1921on his grandfather’s homestead on Riverton Road in Blackfoot to James and Mary Cotton Kirkpatrick.  He was the grandson of William and Henage Garrett Kirkpatrick, one of the first homesteaders in the Blackfoot area, arriving in 1866.  He spent his youth helping his father farm.
 He attended school in Blackfoot, and high school at Gem State Academy in Caldwell.  He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

 

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