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Morning News - Jen Andrus
Chaune Bumgarner proudly displays some of her students' artwork that will be showcased in an art show Thursday.
Chaune Bumgarner has an eye for art and the endless capacity to love children. That is why Bumgarner is thrilled to present "Art by Kids" first ever art show Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The 37 students will be showcasing five to seven of their best pieces including brightly colored art of dinosaurs, fairies, flowers and abstract images in various different mediums.
While Cushman's craft stores in Blackfoot and Pocatello were open for business Monday, the steady stream of those coming in were there to offer their condolences to the Cushman family over the
loss of their mother, businesswoman and longtime Blackfoot resident - Maxine Cushman.
Cushman, 93, died from injuries received in a car accident north of the Fort Hall exit on Interstate 15 Friday evening. Idaho State Police officials said Cushman, who was driving a 2002 Honda Odyssey van, came upon
Items of note from June 2-9.
PLAYING IN THE FOUNTAIN: June 2, 7:44 p.m.: A caller said there are two young kids playing in the fountain across from the mortuary and no adults are around. They were concerned the kids might drown.
WHAT'S IN THE BAG?: June 2, 10:12 p.m.: A woman said she found a black bag on her property and has no idea who it belongs to or what is in it.
IPAD THEFT: June 2, 10:12 p.m.: A woman said someone has broken into her home and stolen her IPAD. She said the screen to her window is broken.
Clint Krehbiel caught the collecting bug early in life.
He still has the double barrel shotgun he bought when he was 12 years old.
And, he has a whole lot more, including guns, lots and lots of wrenches and other tools, advertising signs, three jailhouse doors. The list goes on and on.
"I have always enjoyed antiques," Krehbiel said. "It has just been a hobby."
The Kansas native and his wife Marge, an Aberdeen native who headed east for college, returned to Idaho in the early 1960s.
The gallery of the Blackfoot Livestock Auction was about three-quarters full Friday afternoon for the auction of the sorrel filly quarter horse named Mini. The Relay for Life team, "Pony Up for a Cure," donated the money raised to the Blackfoot Relay for Life.
Tracy and Tess Lake donated the 2-year-old filly, Mini.
Jack Webb was the highest bidder. He purchased Mini for $1,075. Other people donated items that were also auctioned.
The high bidder (two times) for a painting and scarf was the Blackfoot Livestock Auction. The bids totaled $160.
If there's one thing that comes to a person's mind when observing the happenings at Bingham County Relay for Life it's that 'cancer doesn't discriminate.' The purple 'survivor T-shirts' worn by hundreds of men, women and children dotted the Blackfoot High School football field as over 2,500 volunteers, 58 teams and numerous cancer survivors gathered for the annual event Friday evening.
Everyone had a story-with cancer being the common theme â€” similiar but different â€” both heartbreaking and inspiring.
There are lots of questions and investigations going on at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) since current and former employees have been speaking out about certain actions there.
The Idaho Attorney General's office "indicated that they will likely be able to assist," said Robert Cooper, Director, Constituent Information & Communication officer for that office.
Blackfoot Police Chief Dave Moore said his department is working with the Attorney General's office.
King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb opens Friday at the Museum of Idaho, 200 N. Eastern Ave. in Idaho Falls.
Ten years in the making from the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Giza, Egypt, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this exhibition displays a dazzling collection of Tutankhamen's (King Tut) legendary treasures and recreates the richest archaeological find of all time.
Items of note from May 23-June 2.
SHOPLIFTING: May 23, 8:34 p.m.: A caller at Walmart reported having two females detained for shoplifting.
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE: May 25, 1:11 a.m.: A caller said two people are getting into people's cars.
CAN'T MOVE ON: May 25, 10:09 a.m.: A man said he arranged to buy a camper about a month ago but it fell through because the seller couldn't provide the title. He said he got his check back but still finds the situation odd and wanted to know if anything else could be done about it.