Archive - Sep 2013
Ominous storm clouds loomed over the Eastern Idaho State Fair Grounds Thursday evening threatening the first grandstand concert of the week featuring country star Chris Young. Thankfully, the only thunder was the thunderous applause and the roar of the crowd from the near sold out audience who came for the concert.
SHELLEY â€” For 79:40 the Shelley High School girls soccer team played with and even at one time led a very feisty Rigby squad.
But with the seconds winding down Rigby's Kaylin Jensen sent a free kick into the upper left corner of the goal from 35 yards out to give the Trojans a 3-2 over the Lady Russets.
Wilmer E. Wheeler, â€śWimpâ€ť, passed away on Sept. 1, 2013 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.Â He was 81 years old.Â
Wilmer was born in 1932 in Moreland.Â He is the son of Austin and Lurlean Wheeler.Â Wimp loved his family the most, but horse racing, fishing, farming and ranching were all close seconds.Â He was always willing to give a helping hand, a friendly wave and a beautiful smile.Â Â Â
New clothes, new books, new teachers and friends...and for some, a brand new school...marked the the first day of school on Wednesday for Blackfoot School District 55. The start of this year's school year marked the first day for 17 students, teachers Amy Wren and Garth Carlson and principal Brandee Hewatt at the new Summit Middle School, located upstairs in the district office on Shilling Street.
The school received a 21st Century Grant in Mid-April to offer a non-tradtional type of school, focused on "project-based learning."
The Monster FreestyleMX.com Worldwide Tour is coming to the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) for the ninth year in a row tonight at 8 p.m. in the Grandstand arena at the EISF grounds.
Each year 10 of the best FMX riders from around the world are picked to go on this particular tour. They travel all around the country, logging an average of about 85,000 miles on their tour -bus, according to the founder of Freestylemx.com, Marc Burnett.
"The EISF show is by far the best crowd we have all year long," said Burnett.
The Blackfoot City Council unanimously approved pursuing 'judicial confirmation' for a new clarifier and improvements at the city's wastewater treatment plant at Tuesday's city council meeting.
A "judicial confirmation" means asking a judge to review the costs and deem it an ordinary and necessary city expense. If a judge agrees, then the city does not have to have a public vote to take on the debt.
A clarifier tank removes solids from coming into the plant from the city's sanitary sewer system and removes deposits (such as scum and oil) off the top of the water.
BLACKFOOT â€” The 2013 State Arm Wrestling Championship took place on Saturday at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. The 21st annual championship drew 158 participants from Idaho, Utah, Montana and Nevada.
Another two vehicle injury crash has been reported at 1250 W on Highway 39. Please take caution, there is a road blockage present.
BLACKFOOTâ€”You may not have intended to stop and watch Paul Issak perform on the free stage at the Eastern Idaho State Fair, but the comedian/juggler has a way of raising the enthusiasm and drawing people, young and old, to his show once he hits the stage.
Jason and Joni Bateman of Burley settled in to watch the show with their two children after being drawn in by the laughter and cheers of the crowds.
"We're glad we stopped in. This is fun...it's free and our kids are loving it. Look at their smiles," Joni said.
On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 7:27 a.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash, westbound on State Highway 39, near milepost 47, near Blackfoot.
Bronson Smith, 17, of Pingree, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 39 in a 1991 Nissan Sentra. Olivia Anderson, 17, of Blackfoot, was traveling westbound on State Highway 39 in a 1992 Ford Victoria. Smith was turning northbound into All American Gas when he failed to yeild to Anderson.
Smith was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.