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May 30th, 2012

Snake River graduates 126

May 31, 2012

Family, friends, teachers, administrators and staff members celebrated with the 126 graduates of Snake River HIgh School Wednesday evening.
"Every class forges its own identity; its own uniqueness," said SRHS principal Dean Bonney.
The class of 2012 has received $247,000 in scholarships and awards.
Three more banners have been hung in the gymnasium—for state championships in boys soccer, football and volleyball.
Twelve different teams represented Snake River at state events.
"What's unique about this class is how well you treat one another," Bonney said.

Three Dog Night, Heart are featured acts at EISF

May 30, 2012

The Eastern Idaho State Fair is celebrating its 110th birthday and you're invited to the Barnyard Birthday Bash Sept. 1-8.
"It's the place for lots of excitement and fun," said fair director Brandon Bird. He announced this year's grandstand entertainment at the offices of I.E. Productions, the company charged with promoting the fair.
On Thursday and Friday of fair week there will be two concerts sure to please rock and roll fans, Bird said.

Blackfoot councilman will be missed

May 30, 2012

As the longest running city councilmen in Blackfoot, Farrell Cammack was clearly loved and respected by his friends and colleagues within the city offices and will be sorely missed. Cammack died at his home Tuesday evening after a tough battle with cancer.
Cammack had just been re-elected to another four-year term last November, making it his fifth term and his 17th year of service to the city. He continued to serve right up to his death.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue thought earnestly before speaking of his councilman and friend.

Death warrant stands in Leavitt case

May 30, 2012

Seventh District Judge Jon J. Shindurling heard arguments for quashing the death warrant issued against former Blackfoot resident Richard A. Leavitt Wednesday.
Leavitt was convicted of first-degree murder in 1985 for the mutilation and stabbing of Danette Elg. He is set to be executed on June 12.
After hearing all the arguments, Shindurling left the death warrant in place.

Death warrant stands in Leavitt case

May 30, 2012

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Death warrant still stands in Leavitt case

Seventh District Judge Jon J. Shindurling heard arguments for quashing the death warrant issued against former Blackfoot resident Richard A. Leavitt Wednesday.
Leavitt was convicted of first-degree murder in 1985 for the mutilation and stabbing of Danette Elg. He is set to be executed on June 12.
After hearing all the arguments, Shindurling left the death warrant in place.

May 29th

Relay for Life schedules more fundraisers

May 30, 2012

MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT — Relay for Life is scheduled at the Blackfoot High School track June 15 and 16. There are still a couple of fundraising events leading up to the finale. All funds raised will go to the American Cancer Society.

Team Faith and Team Faith 2
These teams will be sponsoring a fundraising event at Chick-Fil-A in Idaho Falls on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.  Anyone who eats there and mentions Relay for Life will get 20 percent of the cost of their meal donated to the local Relay for Life Event.

City councilman dies

May 30, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot city councilman Farrell Cammack died Tuesday night. Despite a lingering illness Cammack continued to serve until his death.
Cammack was in his 17th year of service to the city. He was reelected to another four-year term in 2011.
Mayor Mike Virtue emailed the following statement on Cammack's death:
"Farrell was substance, not form. He was not pretentious; he was a "boots on the ground" type of guy, a participant, not a spectator...

Prosecutor: 'Dialogue exists between hospital, county'

May 30, 2012

Bingham County Commissioner Chairman Cleone Jolley explained the role of the county and Bingham Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon.
Jolley suggested questions or concerns be directed to the hospital's board or staff or to the other agencies dealing with issues related to the hospital.
"If you have further questions after this meeting, we ask that these be directed to the prosecuting attorney's office."
Questioned, Bingham County prosecuting attorney Scott Andrew said, "This is going to be a dialogue with the hospital."

Commissioner reaffirms relationship with BMH

May 30, 2012

Bingham County Commissioner Chairman Cleone Jolley read a statement regarding the present-day relationship between Bingham County and BMH, Inc., Tuesday afternoon in the commissioners' chamber.
"In June of 2007, Bingham County transferred operations of what had been the county hospital to BMH, Inc.," said Jolley. "BMH, Inc., is a non-profit organization that works autonomously to provide services consistent with those that were previously provded by the county hospital.

Crane wraps up Blackfoot career

May 30, 2012

After five years as superintendent for Blackfoot School District School District 55 and a total of 26 years with the district, Scott Crane will sit behind his desk at the district office for the last time Thursday, tying up loose ends and saying goodbye to dear friends and colleagues that he has met along the way.

 

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