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September 13th, 2012

Fundraisers planned for Hansen family

September 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Friends and family of Brent and Emilie Hansen are working together with local Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Clubs to raise funds to support the Hansen family.
Brent was killed in a recent motorcycle accident.
All money raised will go directly to supporting the Hansen family.
The following events are currently scheduled:
A silent auction is currently on online. Over 100 items are up for bid.

September 12th

Fair breaks records as most attended ever

September 13, 2012

Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) officials have been busily crunching numbers since the fair ended on Saturday. The ending results revealed that the "Barnyard Birthday Bash" of 2012 will go down in the record books as the most attended fair in Blackfoot's history, setting a new attendance record of over 224,000 visitors. This beats the former record of 221,000 visitors set in 2009.

Community outraged

September 13, 2012

Patrons and school teachers are reacting to the news that Blackfoot School District officials denied Joyce Bingham's request to view copies of a payout from the school district's bank account in the amount of $105,428 on July 2, 2012.
Bingham discovered the payout while examining public records. The payment was made through Zion's Bank (Salt Lake City, UT) and is noted on the expenditure description as AP Contract Services.

September 11th

Demolition derby winners announced

September 12, 2012

The Demolition Derby sold out on Saturday night at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
The Demo Derby is sponsored by the Blackfoot Elks.
Winners for this year's Demo Derby were:
Main Event
First — Robb Young
Second — Zach Matz
Third — Jarod Brown
Stock
First — Morgan Smith
Second Aaron Watkins
Rick Moore won the PIN.
Compact (Minis)
First — Pat Owens
Second — Amber Parris
Pat Owens won the PIN.
Powder Puff
First — Ashleigh Jones
Second — Cheyenne Hill
Ariel Tedrow won the PIN.
Mods Heat #1
George Sandoval won the PIN.
Mods Heat #2

Request denied

September 12, 2012

Officials of Blackfoot School District No. 55 have rejected a patron's request to view copies of a payout in the amount of $105,428 on July 2, 2012.
Former Blackfoot High School teacher Joyce Bingham discovered the payout from the Blackfoot School District 55 Bank account when she examined public records. The payment was made using using 'Auto Pay-Zions Bank' (Salt Lake City, UT) and is noted on the expenditure description as AP Contract Services.

Police Log

September 11, 2012

Police Log

Items of note from Aug. 28-Sept. 6.

Blackfoot Police

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.

September 10th

District 55 moving forward to replace superintendent

September 11, 2012

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.

Roads close in Blackfoot until Friday

September 11, 2012

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.

September 9th

Demolition derby wraps up Eastern Idaho State Fair

September 9, 2012

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 celebrates a century in Idaho

September 9, 2012

4-H marked its 100th birthday in Idaho with style Saturday. Following the style revue, 4-H celebrated its century mark with birthday cake.
“4-H is fun for kids,” said Barbara Petty, Eastern District Director of University of Idaho Extension. “It provides for them to have positive interactions with adults.
“It prepares our youth to be productive and contributing members of society as adults,” she said.

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