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August 26th, 2011

Broncos pound Trojans 8-0

August 26, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The conference season couldn't have began any better for the Blackfoot Bronco soccer squad as they annihilated the team from Rigby 8-0 on Thursday afternoon.
"In last nights practice during the scrimmage it was some of the best passing that we've ever done and we are a good passing team when we put the ball on the deck and work together as a unit," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "The practice carried over today and we were sharp and it was a conference game, which is as good as it gets for me."

D55 passes merit pay plan

August 26, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees passed a local pay for performance plan that will reward teachers based on student growth, but not without ensuring parental involvement will be taken into consideration in student achievement.
The plan, which was developed by a committee of administrators and teachers, will use two assessment tools—the Idaho Reading Indicator for kindergarten through second grade and PLATO grade level standards benchmark assessments, both of which are already in place.

August 25th

Man wanted by police turns self in

August 25, 2011

UPDATE 3:50 p.m.

At about 1:45 PM today Byron D. Crofts turned himself in at the Bingham County Courthouse. Crofts was questioned by detectives from the Bingham County-Blackfoot Joint Investigations Division then booked into the Bingham County Jail for the charges of Rape, Kidnapping in the First Degree, and Battery With Intent To Commit A Serious Felony.

See below for original press release.

August 24th

Preston trips up Shelley 2-1

August 24, 2011

SHELLEY — It was unknown which was tougher on the Shelley Russet boys soccer team. The strong opening first half by the visiting Preston Indians or the constant cloud of grain dust from the farmer in the adjacent field which certainly didn't help the overall health of anyone in the vicinity.
After the dust had settled on the Shelley pitch, the visiting Indians did just enough to hold off a strong rally by the Russets in a 2-1 win.

Elks raffling Herby Derby demolition car

August 24, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Elks Lodge is raffling a Herby Derby demolition car to raise money for area youth organizations. The winner of the raffle will drive the bright red car at the demolition derby at the Eastern Idaho State Fair Sept. 10 for a chance to win up to $1,000.
Raffle tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Blackfoot Motorsports, Bowers Collision, Rupe's Burgers and at the Blackfoot Elks Lodge. The winner will be drawn Sept. 9. All safety equipment will be provided to the driver.

General Mills grants money for after-school program

August 24, 2011

BLACKFOOT — General Mills officials presented Stoddard Elementary in Blackfoot a $2,500 grant for an after-school physical education program.
The grant money has been used to purchase mats and a stereo, said Brint Jefferis, Stoddard Elementary physical education teacher. Still on the "to be purchased" list are sports equipment for movement and fitness.
Students attending Stoddard Elementary can apply for this after-school program from 3—4 p.m. this Thursday and Friday in the Stoddard cafeteria. The students need to be in the third, fourth and/or fifth grades.

August 23rd

Kent G. Ogden May, 24 1963 – Aug. 19, 2011

August 23, 2011

Mom and dad brought Kent home in May of 1963. 
Kent was a smiling and funny little kid who grew into a very funny and always smiling man. 
Kent loved people; he loved being around them and he loved being the center of attention...no matter what it took. Kent loved to laugh. Everything was a joke with Kent whether you thought it was funny or not just didn't matter to Kent, as long as he'd get a laugh out of it. 
Another of Kent's favorite activities was switching jobs. Kent worked for more companies and people than anyone else I've ever met.

Train crews work from Pocatello to Idaho Falls

August 23, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The question is, how many choruses of "I've been working on the railroad" have the men and women who make up the two tie gangs and one surface and lining gang presently working in Bingham County endured?
Between Pocatello and Idaho Falls, two Union Pacific tie gangs, number 62 and number 65, are working to replace ties on the railroad tracks. One Union Pacific surface and lining gang, number 82, works tampering the rails.
Forty-two people are in each tie gang; 30 people are in each surface and lining gang.

Fire activity picks up after lightning storm

August 23, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Lightning sparked several fires throughout Southeast Idaho over the weekend, including two large fires near American Falls and Fort Hall.
The largest, the Garden Fire, burned 1,750 acres southeast of American Falls. The fire started approximately 3 a.m. Sunday and was caused by lightning, according to the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center.

August 22nd

Kent G. Ogden, 48

August 22, 2011

Kent G. Ogden, 48, of Glenns Ferry, died on Aug,19, 2011, at Pine, Idaho.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

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