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ISU family mourns death of assistant track coach

August 31, 2012

The death of Jacquelyn (Jackie) Poulson, age 31, will be felt hard by so many family, friends and the Idaho State University (ISU) athletic department.
A native of American Falls, Poulson was active at ISU for over 12 years where she attended school and competed as a track and field student athlete before becoming a coach.
According to a press release from ISU, Poulson was going into her ninth year as assistant track and field coach, where she assisted coach Dave Nielsen in training multi-event athletes.

Three electrocuted in rescue attempt

August 31, 2012

Three people were electrocuted after trying to rescue a dog in Groveland Thursday night.
According to Sheriff Dave Johnson, 31-year-old Jacquelyn (Jackie) Poulson was reported missing just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Johnson said Poulson had left her home in search of the family dog. She had taken another dog with her.
When she didn't return, a group of neighbors and family began looking for her along with Bingham County Sheriff's deputies and Search and Rescue.

August 30th

Police Log

August 31, 2012

Items of note from Aug. 19-27.

Blackfoot Police

STOLEN RIFLE: Aug. 19, 11:11 a.m.: A caller reported a rifle being taken from his vehicle last night.

FREE BANDANAS: Aug. 20, 5:37 a.m.: A caller said someone has been inside their residence and they don't think anything has been taken but there are bandanas that were left at the house.

STOLEN FLASHLIGHT: Aug. 20, 10:28 a.m.: A man said some got into his Surburban and stole his flashlight and threw bandaids all over his front yard. He said the vehicle was left unlocked.

EISF generates big bucks

August 31, 2012

BLACKFOOT — It’s estimated that the Eastern Idaho State Fair brings in over $6 million in commerce the eight days that is open to the public and while that’s a ‘huge chunk of change,’ it doesn’t include the multiplying effect that spills outside of the fairgrounds, according to Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tish Dahmen.

Rollene waives preliminary

August 30, 2012

POCATELLO —Jason Lee Rollene, 37, of Blackfoot waived his preliminary hearing before Judge David Evans Wednesday morning. He is charged with three counts of video voyeurism.
According to the Idaho Repository, the criminal complaint against Rollene was filed July 16, 2012. He posted bond on July 31.
His arraignment is scheduled for next Tuesday at the Bannock County Courthouse Wednesday morning.
Rollene is a former manager at Jensen Jewelers in Pocatello.

August 29th

Aberdeen mayor offers reward for toilet vandals

August 29, 2012

Aberdeen mayor Morgan Anderson is offering a $100 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person (or persons) who plugged up the toilets and left the men's and women's bathrooms in ruin at Aberdeen City Park last week.
"The toilets were plugged up with toilet paper, the floors and sinks were dirty and there was mess everywhere," Anderson said. "We have to go to the expense of cleaning everything up."
Anderson said that the park bathrooms, which were upgraded last year, are locked up at night and that city crews check the bathrooms throughout the day.

District 55 patron seeks answers about 'out of ordinary' six-figure payment

August 29, 2012

Patron and former Blackfoot High School teacher Joyce Bingham simply wants to know who was paid (and why were they paid) $105,428 out of the Blackfoot School District No. 55 bank account on July 2, 2012. The payment was made using 'Auto Pay-Zions Bank' (Salt Lake City, UT) and is noted under description as AP Contract Services.

August 28th

Lipovac survives recall vote

August 29, 2012

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot School District trustee Peter Lipovac retained his position as Zone 1 trustee. Electors voted to retain him by a count of 101 for the recall; 180 against it.
By precinct, vote totals are:
Blackfoot precinct 4 (Stalker Elementary)—for the recall 52 votes; against the recall 13 votes.
Blackfoot Precinct 6 (Blackfoot Performing Arts Center)—for the recall 3 votes; against the recall 3 votes.  
Fort Hall 20 (Fort Hall Elementary)—for the recall 28 votes; against the recall 135 votes.
Absentee votes—18 votes for the recall; 29 votes against it.

August 27th

Taxes decrease in 2013 Bingham County budget

August 27, 2012

The 2013 budget for Bingham County is lower than the 2012 version and the levy is also lower. In the upcoming budget, taxpayers will pay $15.53 less per $100,000 taxable value.
Taxable values in the county have increased.
"Levies are down because [taxable] values went up," said Bingham County Clerk Sara Staub.
Bingham County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2013 budget.
There is a $35,943 decrease in the 2013 budget. In 2012, the budget totaled $27,250,512. Next year's budget totals $27,214,469.

Zone 1 voters to cast ballots on Lipovac recall

August 27, 2012

Only electors living in Blackfoot School Zone 1 can vote in the recall election of trustee Peter Lipovac from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.
Electors living in Precinct 6 will vote at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. Electors living in Precinct 4 will vote at Stalker Elementary and electors living on the reservation will vote at Fort Hall Elementary.
The reasons for the recall and Lipovac's comments about the recall are printed on the ballot.

 

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