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Items of note from Aug. 28-Sept. 6.
OFF-ROADING: Aug. 28, 12:09 a.m.: A woman said someone is driving a car in the pasture next to her house.
THEFT: Aug. 28, 9:24 a.m.: A woman said some juveniles were at her residence during the weekend and now four PSP games and two controllers are missing.
GUN THEFT: Aug. 28, 3:35 p.m.: A man said he loaned a gun to someone and it was stolen from his friends car.
BROKEN DOOR: Aug. 7:55 p.m.: A man said he came home and found his door kicked in. He said nothing has been taken.
Blackfoot School District 55 board members have implemented a plan to move forward in the process of replacing former superintendent Scott Crane, who resigned in June. The plan includes the implementation of a 15-member committee made up of teachers, administrators, students, business people and ethnic leaders, along with a series of public hearings within the district to gain community input on what they would like to see in a new superintendent.
The railroad crossing on Highway 91 toward the south end of Blackfoot will be smooth by the end of the week. Workmen with the Union Pacific Railroad are replacing the crossing on Highway 91 between Lincoln St. and Grant St.
Only this section of Highway 91, between Lincoln and Grant Streets will be closed from Tuesday morning (today) to Friday evening.
To avoid construction, people can travel on S. Meridian, Shilling Ave. or any number of cross streets, said Mayor Mike Virtue. The businesses along Highway 91 will remain open.
The Demolition Derby got off to an atypical start Saturday night at the closing night of the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
Instead of the sound of engines roaring, there was the sound of absolute silence as hundreds of spectators paid a moment of reverence, thought and respect to several fallen Bingham County residents who were taken tragically over the last several weeks.
4-H marked its 100th birthday in Idaho with style Saturday. Following the style revue, 4-H celebrated its century mark with birthday cake.
â€ś4-H is fun for kids,â€ť said Barbara Petty, Eastern District Director of University of Idaho Extension. â€śIt provides for them to have positive interactions with adults.
â€śIt prepares our youth to be productive and contributing members of society as adults,â€ť she said.
BLACKFOOT â€” It was a tough job, but someone had to do it. Judges Bob Beckwith, Matt Spann, Lisa Smith and Greg Smith of Idaho Falls were selected to be judges this year's 18th Annual Homebrew Competition at the Eastern Idaho State Fair swilling over 150 entries of homemade beer, wine and mead.
This year's home Homebrew Competion was sponsored for the first time by Wild Hops Homebrewers Club out of Idaho Falls, according to David Quattlebaum, the club's president.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Springfield Park committee presented an $8,000 check to the Bingham County Commissioners Wednesday. The money will be used for playground equipment at the community's park.
All equipment at the park will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), noted committee member Herb Bohrer.
Committee members started raising funds for this project last March. They have sponsored dinners, swap meets, a fun run and a yard sale.
The yard sale raised $4,000, said Bohrer.
Thursday was day two of the Indian Relay National Finals. The races will continue today with the finals on Saturday at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
The Indian Relay is a thrill to see. It's a quick sport with plenty of spills and unexpected turns. One of the handlers was bowled over by a horse and rider as the team was coming out of the starting partition.
Twenty-four teams are competing in this year's finals. Ten of these are home teams.
These teams will split a $50,000 purse.
"Joy to the world...all the boys girls now. Joy to the fishies in the deep blue sea...joy to you and me." It was the classic rock tune that everyone, young and old, seemed to know the words to as multiple generations of fans converged upon the grandstand for the Three Dog Night concert at the Eastern Idaho State Fair Thursday night.
Virtually every fair-goer who has attended the Eastern Idaho State Fair over the past 110 years has fond memories of the sweet smell of sugar wafting through the air and the gooey goodness of the golden brown caramel covering tart apples.
Pam and Brian Price began working at the EISFas a young couple trying to earn extra money for their small children. Both are graduates from Snake River High School, Blackfoot is home and has kept them returning to the fair year after year.