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April 4th, 2012

Elawadly pleads guilty to second degree murder

April 4, 2012

IDAHO FALLS — Geoffrey Salem Elawadly, age 24, of Shelley pleaded guilty to the charge of second degree murder Wednesday morning before Seventh District Judge Jon Shindurling.
Elawadly appeared before the judge in Bonneville County.
In his plea agreement, Elawadly admitted to shooting a gun into a car on March 22, 2011. Using a handgun, he shot and killed 24-year-old Anthony Keith "A.J." Camp of Firth.

April 3rd

Blackfoot council approves fee increases

April 4, 2012

Blackfoot council approves fee increases

April 4, 2012

Members of the Blackfoot City Council approved increases to several city fees on Tuesday.
Effective Oct. 1, the fee for rental of shelters at Jensen Grove and other city parks will increase from $50 to $75. Participation in city recreation leagues will be $15 for everyone regardless of whether they live in the city limits or outside of them.
On May 1, the cost of an annual family pass at the Blackfoot Swimming Pool will go from $375 to $425.

Snake River Distinguished Young Women claim awards

April 4, 2012

The Distinguished Young Women scholarship program at Snake River High School presented several young girls with awards last Saturday. They included:
Spirit of Distinguished Young Women- $350- Janalyce Turpin.
Be Your Best Self- $300- Jessica Williams, Kimille Furniss, Celeste Gepford.
Scholastic- $300- Celeste Gepford, Lariss Furniss, Malorie Smout.
Interview- $300- Kayla Weight, Annie Whittier, Janalyce Turpin.
Talent- $300-Whitney Powell, Kimille Furniss, Paige Watt.
Fitness-$300-Paige Watt, Janalyce Turpin, Xenia Reyes.

Snake River Distinguished Young Women claim awards

April 4, 2012

The Distinguished Young Women scholarship program at Snake River High School presented several young girls with awards last Saturday. They included:
Spirit of Distinguished Young Women- $350- Janalyce Turpin.
Be Your Best Self- $300- Jessica Williams, Kimille Furniss, Celeste Gepford.
Scholastic- $300- Celeste Gepford, Lariss Furniss, Malorie Smout.
Interview- $300- Kayla Weight, Annie Whittier, Janalyce Turpin.
Talent- $300-Whitney Powell, Kimille Furniss, Paige Watt.
Fitness-$300-Paige Watt, Janalyce Turpin, Xenia Reyes.

April 2nd

Timely Chunks moves to West Bridge

April 3, 2012

Timely Chunks has moved. The business that features beads and homemade wares from 30 different vendors is now at 488 W. Bridge in Blackfoot.
Store hours are from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday and Monday.
“Moving over here was the best move for us,” said shop owner Sydnee Hale. “With all the windows, people are able to see we have so much more than just beads.
“It gives the community another place to come for a gift,” she said.

Shelley seeks levy for fire district

April 3, 2012

Voters in the Shelley-Firth Fire District will be asked to approve a $1.7 million bond to build a new fire station in Shelley and to renovate the existing Firth fire station on the May 15 ballot.
The cost to property owners in the fire district depends on the tax value of the person's property.
If your home is worth $100,000, the rate for fire protection will increase $7 each year. This is a cost of 58 cents each month.
If your home is worth $200,000, the rate will increase $21.86 for a monthly increase of $1.82.
The installments for the bond will not extend over 30 years.

Police Log

April 2, 2012

Police log

Items of note from March 21-24.

Blackfoot Police

TRAPPED ANIMAL: March 21, 12:44 p.m.: A caller said there is an animal that appears to be trapped under a camper shell that is upside down in someone's yard. They said it looks like a small dog.

HARASSMENT: March 21, 6:05 p.m.: A caller said they are being chased by some bullet bikes in front of the high school and one of the subjects has threatened to kill someone. An arrest was made.

SHATTERED WINDOWS: March 22: Dispatch received multiple reports of windows being shattered and shot out.

Preparing for Power Outage in Fort Hall

April 2, 2012

Fort Hall –The Department of Public Safety, along with the Tribal Emergency Response Organization, have planned and prepared for an 8-hour scheduled power outage by Idaho Power on Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Thursday. 

Snake River Distinguished Young Women

April 2, 2012

The Snake River Distinguished Young Women announce the winners of the scholarship contest. Kimille Furniss, second alternate (left) Paige Watt, first alternate (right) and Janalyce Turpin 2013 winner.

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