Archive - 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” Working as the head maintenance man for the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) may not be the most glamourous job in the world, but it is an important one and a job that Barry Adams has enjoyed for over 20 years.
As a Blackfoot native, Adams grew up enjoying the EISF. These days he sees it from quite a different perspective saying, " As maintenance manager, it's my job to make sure that everything at the fair operates smoothly and there's a lot more to it than people think. The fair couldn't operate without us [the maintenance department]," he exclaimed.
James "Jim" Lee Dial of Shelley lost his battle with cancer August 28 2013.Â
James was born in Blackfoot, July 17, 1951 to Bob and LaVaun Beasley Dial. His early years were spent on Cedar Creek Ranch. Â At the age of three the family moved to Firth where he resided till moving to Shelley in 1989.
Â Â Â Â In August of 1974 he met the love of his life and soul mate Kristina Johnson and they were married April 19, 1975.
BLACKFOOT â€” If you want to know where the best fair food is, you should ask members of the media. After all, they're accustomed to eating on the run, as many people do when they're enjoying the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
On Thursday about 20 media members gathered at the Fairgrounds to judge this year's entries in the Fairest of Them All and Best New Fair Food categories.
Outlaw Catering took away the golden corndog trophy in both categories, winning with its Bullseye Burger in the Fairest of Them All and with their Grilled Cheese Donot in the Best New Food competition.
THOMAS â€” Last week Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said she wanted to fight for every win she got during the season.
Well in Thursday night's season opener against Sugar-Salem, the Panthers got the fight she wanted.
THOMASâ€” The Bingham County Sheriff's Department reports that some power poles were damaged by a truck this morning on Highway 39 and Thomas Roads and that traffic may be slow in the area while they're getting repaired.
THOMAS â€” Snake River's offensive players spent a lot of time in front of South Fremont's goal on Wednesday.
Administrators of the North Bingham County District Library in Shelley are asking voters to approve a $5 million bond for a new library. A super majority or two-thirds approval is required to pass this bond.
"We need a new library because we need more space for programing, computers, books and materials," said Heidi Riddoch, director of the library. "It's impossible to do everything so that we can offer what we need to offer.
"We need to stay up to date to meet the needs of the community," she said. "We also need more than one community room.
ABERDEEN â€” The plant facility levy for the Aberdeen School District was approved by voters Tuesday. Voters were asked to approve a plant facility levy in the amount of $275,000 per year for five years.
The levy needed a super majority to pass; at least 67 percent of the voters needed to approve the levy.
The final tally was 147 for and 66 against. Sixty-nine percent of the voters approved the levy; 31 percent opposed it.
The vote totals were:
Â° absenteeâ€”9 for; 16 against.
Â° Springfield precinct 16â€”40 for; 20 against.
Â° Aberdeen precinct 15â€”98 for; 30 against.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The schedule may have said this was the first game of the season for the Blackfoot Broncos boys soccer team, but Tuesday's opener with Skyline had all the make up of a playoff game.
The Blackfoot Elks are raffling a "Herby Derby" Demolition car and giving it away at the Demolition Derby 'Kick-off' Party at the Elks Lodge on Sept. 6. The annual "Herby Derby" raffle and the ever popular Demolition Derby held each year at the Eastern Idaho State Fair, are sponsored by the Elks each year to raise money for local youth organizations.