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Retiree late for his own party

May 31, 2012

He may have been fashionably late for his own retirement party, but Ken Saunders was never late for work (in over 30 for years) for a job that he loved - working for the Bingham County Road and Bridge Department.
Saunders said he made the decision to retire at this time "to give someone else the opportunity to have what he had."

Students play with their food creatively

May 31, 2012

While your mother may tell you 'not to play with your food,' that rule went out that window as students from Snake River Middle School (SRMS) made 'fruit and veggie-mobiles' with the intention of racing them down a ramp and smashing them into a juicy mess at Jensen Grove Thursday afternoon.
It was all part of the 'last day of school' celebration put on by SRMS teachers Lisa Martin, Jill Munson, Suzanne Hieb, Susan Shawver, Sydnee Hale and Carol Adams.

Police investigating allegations of BMH wrongdoing

May 31, 2012

Blackfoot Police Chief Dave Moore confirmed Thursday that his department is looking into allegations on the criminal side against Bingham Memorial Hospital.
“We met with the prosecuting attorney this morning [Thursday] asking for direction,” said Moore, “whether we should continue the investigation or not.
“The prosecutor told us to continue moving forward,” he said, “so we are in an ongoing investigation.  
“We hope to sort out allegations cited by former employees about business practices at the hospital to determine if anything happened or if it didn’t happen,” said Moore.

May 30th

Snake River graduates 126

May 31, 2012

Family, friends, teachers, administrators and staff members celebrated with the 126 graduates of Snake River HIgh School Wednesday evening.
"Every class forges its own identity; its own uniqueness," said SRHS principal Dean Bonney.
The class of 2012 has received $247,000 in scholarships and awards.
Three more banners have been hung in the gymnasium—for state championships in boys soccer, football and volleyball.
Twelve different teams represented Snake River at state events.
"What's unique about this class is how well you treat one another," Bonney said.

Three Dog Night, Heart are featured acts at EISF

May 30, 2012

The Eastern Idaho State Fair is celebrating its 110th birthday and you're invited to the Barnyard Birthday Bash Sept. 1-8.
"It's the place for lots of excitement and fun," said fair director Brandon Bird. He announced this year's grandstand entertainment at the offices of I.E. Productions, the company charged with promoting the fair.
On Thursday and Friday of fair week there will be two concerts sure to please rock and roll fans, Bird said.

Blackfoot councilman will be missed

May 30, 2012

As the longest running city councilmen in Blackfoot, Farrell Cammack was clearly loved and respected by his friends and colleagues within the city offices and will be sorely missed. Cammack died at his home Tuesday evening after a tough battle with cancer.
Cammack had just been re-elected to another four-year term last November, making it his fifth term and his 17th year of service to the city. He continued to serve right up to his death.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue thought earnestly before speaking of his councilman and friend.

Death warrant stands in Leavitt case

May 30, 2012

Seventh District Judge Jon J. Shindurling heard arguments for quashing the death warrant issued against former Blackfoot resident Richard A. Leavitt Wednesday.
Leavitt was convicted of first-degree murder in 1985 for the mutilation and stabbing of Danette Elg. He is set to be executed on June 12.
After hearing all the arguments, Shindurling left the death warrant in place.

Death warrant stands in Leavitt case

May 30, 2012

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Death warrant still stands in Leavitt case

Seventh District Judge Jon J. Shindurling heard arguments for quashing the death warrant issued against former Blackfoot resident Richard A. Leavitt Wednesday.
Leavitt was convicted of first-degree murder in 1985 for the mutilation and stabbing of Danette Elg. He is set to be executed on June 12.
After hearing all the arguments, Shindurling left the death warrant in place.

May 29th

Relay for Life schedules more fundraisers

May 30, 2012

MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT — Relay for Life is scheduled at the Blackfoot High School track June 15 and 16. There are still a couple of fundraising events leading up to the finale. All funds raised will go to the American Cancer Society.

Team Faith and Team Faith 2
These teams will be sponsoring a fundraising event at Chick-Fil-A in Idaho Falls on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.  Anyone who eats there and mentions Relay for Life will get 20 percent of the cost of their meal donated to the local Relay for Life Event.

City councilman dies

May 30, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot city councilman Farrell Cammack died Tuesday night. Despite a lingering illness Cammack continued to serve until his death.
Cammack was in his 17th year of service to the city. He was reelected to another four-year term in 2011.
Mayor Mike Virtue emailed the following statement on Cammack's death:
"Farrell was substance, not form. He was not pretentious; he was a "boots on the ground" type of guy, a participant, not a spectator...

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