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July 3rd

Vets to be honored today

July 3, 2013

BLACKFOOT — A ceremony to honor four veterans from Bingham County will take place at 4 p.m. today at the veterans' monument in front of the Bingham County Courthouse. The public is welcome to attend.
Scott Summers, acting maintenance director in the courthouse, is spearheading the plan to refurbish this monument.
"We want to include the name of every person from Bingham County on the monument who is a veteran," he said. "The commissioners and the county have plans to rework this monument.

July 2nd

Fireworks an important part of Pride Days, 4th celebration

July 2, 2013

Bingham County residents won't have to drive to a big city to see some great fireworks on the 4th of July. Bingham Memorial Hospital has stepped up to be the title sponsor, in conjunction with the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce, for what is to be a spectacular firework show, starting at 10 p.m., over Blackfoot's own Jensen Grove Lake.

Shelley sweeps Idaho Falls in Legion baseball play

July 2, 2013

After watching their final game of the Idaho Sporting Goods Wood Bat Tournament get cancelled after a four-hour delay thanks in part to a monsoon that blew through Pocatello Saturday night, the Shelley Russets American Legion baseball team took to the field Tuesday.
While not as hot as it has been, the temperature hovered in the low 90’s at Tautphaus Park in Idaho Falls, it was the humidity and the threat of rain that the fans wishing for a quick two games.
As uncomfortable as it was to watch, the Russets' batters seemed to like the conditions just fine.

Historic cafe in danger

July 2, 2013

FORT HALL—The Fort Hall Cafe on Highway 91 is the oldest operating
business within the boundaries of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and
owner Ginger Blevins does not want to see it close.
However, a sluggish economy the past few years has Blevin struggling to keep the doors open.
The building, on the grounds of the original Fort Hall townsite, was built
in 1918. It served as the Wigwam Bar back in the 50’s and 60’s until the reservation went dry. It then served as a bustling restaurant and coffee shop for locals and those passing through town.

Blackfoot policeman a hero at accident

July 2, 2013

BLACKFOOT — An Idaho State Police trooper is among those crediting
a Blackfoot police officer with saving a man’s life on Saturday.
At approximately 8:45 a.m., ISP’s Marcus Graham investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on US91 at milepost 103, just north of Blackfoot.
Boyd Gettman, 47, of Pocatello, was traveling west in a 2000 Ford Expedition on N. 100 W. (Merkley Lane), when he made a left turn unto
US 91.
A 1980 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Kenneth Sellers, age 60, was
traveling northbound on US91 when the impactoccurred.

July 1st

City ready for Pride Days

July 1, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Hold on to today's copy of the Morning News. It holds the full July 4th/Blackfoot Pride Days schedule featuring three packed days of food and fun July 4-6.
The summertime tradition, which started back in the 1980's to "celebrate the community," kicks off with July 4th celebrations including the Fireworks Show at Jensen Grove at dusk and two community concerts.

Blackfoot High students scoop up scholarships

July 1, 2013

Students from Blackfoot High School's 'Class of 2013' scooped up an impressive amount of scholarships (totaling $511,357) this year. Vicki Johnson, BHS counselor and Dean of Students, said, "It's very impressive the amount of students who have earned scholarships for themselves. This is a great class."
The scholarships earned are as follows:

USU/Idaho scholarship: Donovan Andrew Stott - $12,000

City ready for Pride Days

July 1, 2013

Grab a copy of today's print edition of the Morning News. It holds the full July 4th/Blackfoot Pride Days schedule featuring three packed days of food and fun July 4-6.
The summertime tradition, which started back in the 1980's to "celebrate the community," kicks off with July 4th celebrations including the Fireworks Show at Jensen Grove at dusk and two community concerts.

Blackfoot High students scoop up scholarships

July 1, 2013

Students from Blackfoot High School's 'Class of 2013' scooped up an impressive amount of scholarships (totaling $511,357) this year. Vicki Johnson, BHS counselor and Dean of Students, said, "It's very impressive the amount of students who have earned scholarships for themselves. This is a great class."
The scholarships earned are as follows:

USU/Idaho scholarship: Donovan Andrew Stott - $12,000

"Cop on Top' to aid Special Olympics

July 1, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Idaho State Patrolman Horacio Caldera of Blackfoot will have the “best seat in the house” watching the 4th of July fireworks at Jensen Grove this year.
He will be sitting on top of Tommy Vaughn’s Restaurant for the second
annual “Cop on Top” event to raise money for Special Olympics.
This is the second year that Caldera has volunteered to sit on top
of the roof to help raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics
- a sports training and athletic competition of “Olympic-like” like sports
for children and young adults with intellectual difficulties.

 

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