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July 5th

Pride Days gets off to good start

July 5, 2013

Free swimming, a family carnival, an open house at the Historical Museum and the "Guns & Hoses" Softball Tournament were among the many activities happening Friday for Blackfoot Pride Days. Business leaders and members of the community were enjoying the events to the fullest.
Chantel Bame, manager of the Blackfoot Municipal Swimming Pool, didn't mind a bit letting everyone swim for free on Friday.
"I absolutely love Pride Days," she said. "The community is so good to us all year long, it's nice to have this opportunity to give back to the community. Blackfoot is filled with good people."

July 4th

County officials add names to veterans' memorial

July 4, 2013

The Fourth of July proved to be the perfect day to celebrate the sacrifices of Bingham County's veterans.
With a newly refurbished memorial serving as the backdrop. county commissioners, representatives of the Sheriff's Office, the American Legion and family members celebrated the addition of four names to that memorial.
Scott Summers, the acting maintenance director at the courthouse, said one family member noted the absence of a relative on the memorial and got the ball rolling to find other omissions.

July 3rd

Vets to be honored today

July 3, 2013

BLACKFOOT — A ceremony to honor four veterans from Bingham County will take place at 4 p.m. today at the veterans' monument in front of the Bingham County Courthouse. The public is welcome to attend.
Scott Summers, acting maintenance director in the courthouse, is spearheading the plan to refurbish this monument.
"We want to include the name of every person from Bingham County on the monument who is a veteran," he said. "The commissioners and the county have plans to rework this monument.

July 2nd

Fireworks an important part of Pride Days, 4th celebration

July 3, 2013

Bingham County residents won't have to drive to a big city to see some great fireworks on the 4th of July. Bingham Memorial Hospital has stepped up to be the title sponsor, in conjunction with the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce, for what is to be a spectacular firework show, starting at 10 p.m., over Blackfoot's own Jensen Grove Lake.

Shelley sweeps Idaho Falls in Legion baseball play

July 3, 2013

After watching their final game of the Idaho Sporting Goods Wood Bat Tournament get cancelled after a four-hour delay thanks in part to a monsoon that blew through Pocatello Saturday night, the Shelley Russets American Legion baseball team took to the field Tuesday.
While not as hot as it has been, the temperature hovered in the low 90’s at Tautphaus Park in Idaho Falls, it was the humidity and the threat of rain that the fans wishing for a quick two games.
As uncomfortable as it was to watch, the Russets' batters seemed to like the conditions just fine.

Historic cafe in danger

July 2, 2013

FORT HALL—The Fort Hall Cafe on Highway 91 is the oldest operating
business within the boundaries of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and
owner Ginger Blevins does not want to see it close.
However, a sluggish economy the past few years has Blevin struggling to keep the doors open.
The building, on the grounds of the original Fort Hall townsite, was built
in 1918. It served as the Wigwam Bar back in the 50’s and 60’s until the reservation went dry. It then served as a bustling restaurant and coffee shop for locals and those passing through town.

Blackfoot policeman a hero at accident

July 2, 2013

BLACKFOOT — An Idaho State Police trooper is among those crediting
a Blackfoot police officer with saving a man’s life on Saturday.
At approximately 8:45 a.m., ISP’s Marcus Graham investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on US91 at milepost 103, just north of Blackfoot.
Boyd Gettman, 47, of Pocatello, was traveling west in a 2000 Ford Expedition on N. 100 W. (Merkley Lane), when he made a left turn unto
US 91.
A 1980 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Kenneth Sellers, age 60, was
traveling northbound on US91 when the impactoccurred.


July 2, 2013

Idaho Falls — Amy Marlette, 55, of Idaho Falls, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, after a courageous six-year battle with breast cancer.

Sylvester “Arod” Seaman, 68

July 2, 2013

Sylvester “Arod” Seaman, 68, passed away June 30, 2013 in Pocatello. 
He was born Oct. 19, 1944 to Gordon Seaman and Mamie Holbrook Seaman in Fort Hall.  He was raised by his Aunt Ella Penn. 
He graduated from Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, Okla. and was the captain of the Riverside Indian School football team his Senior Year.  After high school he joined the United States Army and went to Vietnam. 

Wesley J. High, 59

July 2, 2013

Wesley J. High, 59 of Firth passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.  Wes fought a hard battle against esophageal cancer but with recent complications of pneumonia, he slipped away peacefully while surrounded by his family.
Wes was born on April 21, 1954, in Idaho Falls, to Willis and Darlene (Leonard) High.  Wes and his two brothers and two sisters grew up in Basalt.    

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