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July 2nd, 2012

Connie Chadbourne, 74

July 2, 2012

Connie Chadbourne, 74, of American Falls, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
She was born Dec. 18, 1937 to Elmer and Ella Richardson in American Falls. She married Amos Alcorn July7, 1954 and they made their home in Chicago, IL, until 1977, when they moved back to American Falls. They had two children, Edna Fay Alcorn (3/5/1955- 1/28/1962) and Elmer Edward Acorn.
Amos Alcorn passed away on Dec. 29, 1982. Connie later married Elwood Charles "Chuck" Chadbourne on Aug.14, 1983. Chuck Chadbourne passed away on Nov. 12, 2007.

July 1st

Equifest wraps up with close trainers' finale

July 1, 2012

The first Intermountain Equifest at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds concluded Sunday evening.
The Equifest featured horses, trainers, vendors and concessionaires. Trainers came from Colorado, California and Coeur d'Alene.
Trainer Aaron Ralston from Silt, Colo., demonstrated bridleless horsemanship. He worked with a 4-year-old Appaloosa stallion named Chief who had been ridden 20 times.

One man dies in rollover

July 1, 2012

FORT HALL — One man is dead following a one-car rollover near Fort Hall about 1:10 a.m. Saturday.
Cullen Fights Over, 19, of Fort Hall died at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello of injuries he suffered in the rollover, according to an Idaho State Police report.
Fights Over and Danae Jimmie, 19, of Blackfoot were passengers in a 1999 pickup which Kendall Perry, 21, of Blackfoot was driving on Philbin Road when Perry lost control and went off the road. The vehicle rolled into a field.
Jimmie and Fights Over were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

June 29th

Wild Adventure Corn Maze moves

June 30, 2012

ROSE — The Wild Adventure Corn Maze has a new owner and location with the old price, said owner Richard Johnson.
The new location is one-quarter mile west of Exit 98 on Interstate 15 (the Rose-Firth exit). Coming from Rose, the maze is located east of the Rose corner.
Last Wednesday, Shawn Stolworthy and Chayce Whitworth were at the corn maze doing some trim work.
The Rose corn maze was planted with the insignia for the 75th anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission. The corn maze covers 10 acres with five miles of trail.
Shawn Stolworthy designs and cuts mazes into field corn.

June 28th

Whipkey takes plea deal

June 29, 2012

BLACKFOOT – Jesse William Allen Whipkey, 67, accepted a plea agreement to aggravated assault with an enhancement for use of a deadly weapon in committing a felony Thursday afternoon.
He faces a maximum sentence of five years for aggravated assault with an additional 15 years for using or attempting to use a firearm in commission of a felony.
The aggravated assault charge states Whipkey intentionally tried to do violence to another person, namely his daughter, Amy Mayer, when he aimed a .22 pistol at her and pulled the trigger.

Blackfoot teens make music video

June 28, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot teens Cameron Baker (vocalist) and Josh Spencer (pianist) had their first taste of performing live music together in a large concert venue Tuesday evening in Salt Lake City and now have their first music video out on Youtube.
The teens were chosen from an audition tape to open for popular singer Dia Frampton (well known for being a runner up on the reality TV show - 'The Voice') at the concert venue 'The Complex'.
"I was a little nervous stepping out and singing that first song," Baker said, "but then I was able to relax a little and enjoy the moments."

June 27th

Shelley school district budget approved

June 28, 2012

SHELLEY — Shelley school board trustees approved the school district's budget for school year 2012-13.
"There are no real surprises," said Shelley Business Manager Trish Dixon.
"The first 10 days of enrollment will determine if the trustees need to decide on an emergency levy for the coming year," said Dixon.
In Shelley, an emergency levy is based on the first nine days of enrollment compared to the first nine days of the previous school year, she said. If there is an unexpected increase in the number of students, a certain formula is applied to cover costs of the unexpected students.

Panthers tame Rebels

June 28, 2012

POCATELLO — Shane Parkinson scattered three hits over seven innings while Cash Cardona and Travis Robertson reached base eight times between them as the Snake River Panthers picked up a big road win against the Pocatello Rebels on Wednesday evening.
"We had men on base in every inning it seemed like," Snake River head coach Tom Strickland said. "The kids were just really hitting the ball well and really, this game could have been a ten run ball game if not for a couple of balls that we hit right at them."

Whipkey trial begins

June 27, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The trial of Jesse William Whipkey, age 67, started Tuesday afternoon before Seventh District Judge David C. Nye.
A jury of six men and seven women are impaneled to hear this case. The 13th juror hears the case but will not deliberate with the other jurors.
Whipkey faces two charges. On count one, Whipkey is charged with attempted murder. Count two is an enhancement charge for use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Both charges are felonies.
Tuesday, Whipkey's daughters explained the circumstances that led up to this alleged crime.

Jacquelyn Sykes Johnson,83,

June 27, 2012

Jacquelyn Sykes Johnson,83, passed away peacefully at her home in Inkom, June 21 2012, surrounded by her family.
Jackie was born in Roberts, Idaho on December 6, 1928 to Jack and Pearl Sykes. She was the eighth of nine children. She was raised and went to school in the Mudlake / Territon area.
At the age of 16, Jackie met and fell in love with a returning soldier. Dean Chapman Johnson took Jackie as his bride on December 28, 1945. They celebrated nearly 64 years together before Dean passed away in October of 2009.

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