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January 22nd

Rollin' For A Cause matches funds for diabetic teen

January 22, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Rollin' For A Cause, a foundation formed by Susan Jensen of Blackfoot to help those in the area struggling with the cost of juvenile diabetes, is assisting Pocatello teen Kaela Collazo in her efforts to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Collazo, who is a Type 1 diabetic, is organizing a 'talent show' fundraiser at Pocatello High School (where she attends school) on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Collazo received permission from the district's school board to have the event, but learned that there is a $300 fee to use the school's facilities.

Relief available for diabetes bills

January 22, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Families in the area who are struggling financially this winter due to medical costs incurred from juvenile diabetes can contact Rollin' For A Cause' for some financial relief.
Susan Jensen of Blackfoot started Rollin' For A Cause in 2011 to help those in need after suffering financial stress and losing her 12 year old daughter, Camille to juvenile diabetes.
"If there is anyone out there who needs help (or knows of anyone who needs help), please let us know," Jensen said. "We are here to help."

January 21st

Blackfoot man missing in Arizona

January 21, 2013

Retired Blackfoot resident Laurence J. "Jack" Doering, 82, who has been wintering in the Yuma, Ariz. area with his life Leah, has been missing since Jan. 17. According to [Leah] Doering's daugher, Sandra Chamberlain, [Jack] Doering has suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the past four years and is likely "lost and confused."
The Yuma County Sheriff's Office reports that [Jack] Doering was last seen at the Foothills Plaza Shopping Center near Yuma on Thursday at approximately 9:45 a.m.

Ag Expo, potato conference come to Pocatello

January 21, 2013

Activities for the Eastern Idaho Ag Expo begin today.
The Ag Expo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at Holt Arena.
Over 125 exhibitors are participating. On display are the latest in farm equipment, products and services. This is one of the largest equipment shows in the nation.
The Idaho Seed Potato Grower's Seminar, sponsored by the Idaho Crop Improvement Association, is from noon to 5 p.m. today at the Clarion Inn. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to noon and costs $30 for person.

January 20th

Pingree couple finds business they can involve family in

January 20, 2013

Scott and Melissa Merrill wanted a business/product they could involve their children in.
Eventually they settled upon a Murphy bed company which a Utah man had decided to sell.
"It's something we could do together," Scott said of building and selling the wall beds often seen in old movies.
"They're better than anything on the market and priced better than anyone else, too," he said.
According to Wikipedia, a Murphy bed is also called a pull down or fold-down bed. It is a bed that is hinged at one end to store vertically against the wall, or inside a closet or cabinet.

Blackfoot man charged with murder

January 20, 2013

A Blackfoot man is in the Bonneville County Jail charged with murder following the death of an Idaho Falls woman on Saturday.
According to Sheriff Paul Wilde, about 12:50 p.m. deputies responded to call that a woman had been shot and two men were running from the scene in the 5100 block of East Lincoln Road.
When deputies arrived, they found 21-year-old Kristy M. Aschliman just off the road. They rendered first aid but paramedics determined that she was dead. Her vehicle was stuck in the snow 50 yards from the scene.

January 18th

Crane issues statement; patrons question reaffirmation

January 19, 2013

Former Blackfoot School District Superintendent Scott Crane issued a brief (but vague) statement following Thursday night's meeting where the board voted to reinstate the $220,000 separation agreement between Crane and the district. Patrons in the district are, again, asking, "Now what?" in what has been a long and drawn-out ordeal for the community.

Police Log

January 18, 2013

Items of note from Jan. 2-14.

Blackfoot Police

INCOMING: Jan. 2, 11:15 p.m.: A woman said an unknown object just hit the side of her residence.

THEFT: Jan. 3, 6:38 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop said a man left with alcohol that was not paid for and there are cameras and a customer witness to the incident.

COOKIES: Jan. 5, 10:23 p.m.: A caller said some teenagers are doing cookies in the parking lot between Taco Bell and Ridley's and there is a female on top of the car.

SHOTS FIRED: Jan. 7, 7:27 a.m.: A caller on South Pendlebury said she heard five shots fired.

January 17th

District 55 trustees reaffirm Crane's payout

January 17, 2013

Patrons were not happy at Blackfoot School District's, standing room only board meeting Thursday night when, in another strange twist of events, former superintendent Scott Crane's quarter million dollar separation agreement with the district was "reaffirmed and ratified." Board members voted 4-1 that the the terms of the agreement will continue to be honored.

January 16th

Williams takes oath as Snake River School Board member

January 17, 2013

Annis Williams was appointed Snake River trustee representing Zone Two. She will complete the term of Julie VanOrden who was elected to the legislature.
Her position comes up for election in May 2013 when she will have an opportunity, should she desire, to run for this office.
Snake River trustees unanimously approved asking their patrons to approve a $900,000 supplemental levy in their January meeting on Wednesday evening.

 

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