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September 6th, 2013
Prayers, kind words and financial donations have been pouring in from people of all faiths from around the world, for the family of Elder Taylor Ward of Vacaville, Calif. He is the LDS missionary who died from injuries received in a car accident near Rockford on Tuesday evening. An online fundraising effort is underway to help Ward's family with funeral expenses and the cost of transporting his body back to California.
Ominous storm clouds loomed over the Eastern Idaho State Fair Grounds Thursday evening threatening the first grandstand concert of the week featuring country star Chris Young. Thankfully, the only thunder was the thunderous applause and the roar of the crowd from the near sold out audience who came for the concert.
New clothes, new books, new teachers and friends...and for some, a brand new school...marked the the first day of school on Wednesday for Blackfoot School District 55. The start of this year's school year marked the first day for 17 students, teachers Amy Wren and Garth Carlson and principal Brandee Hewatt at the new Summit Middle School, located upstairs in the district office on Shilling Street.
The school received a 21st Century Grant in Mid-April to offer a non-tradtional type of school, focused on "project-based learning."
The Monster FreestyleMX.com Worldwide Tour is coming to the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) for the ninth year in a row tonight at 8 p.m. in the Grandstand arena at the EISF grounds.
Each year 10 of the best FMX riders from around the world are picked to go on this particular tour. They travel all around the country, logging an average of about 85,000 miles on their tour -bus, according to the founder of Freestylemx.com, Marc Burnett.
"The EISF show is by far the best crowd we have all year long," said Burnett.
The Blackfoot City Council unanimously approved pursuing 'judicial confirmation' for a new clarifier and improvements at the city's wastewater treatment plant at Tuesday's city council meeting.
A "judicial confirmation" means asking a judge to review the costs and deem it an ordinary and necessary city expense. If a judge agrees, then the city does not have to have a public vote to take on the debt.
A clarifier tank removes solids from coming into the plant from the city's sanitary sewer system and removes deposits (such as scum and oil) off the top of the water.
Another two vehicle injury crash has been reported at 1250 W on Highway 39. Please take caution, there is a road blockage present.
BLACKFOOTâ€”You may not have intended to stop and watch Paul Issak perform on the free stage at the Eastern Idaho State Fair, but the comedian/juggler has a way of raising the enthusiasm and drawing people, young and old, to his show once he hits the stage.
Jason and Joni Bateman of Burley settled in to watch the show with their two children after being drawn in by the laughter and cheers of the crowds.
"We're glad we stopped in. This is fun...it's free and our kids are loving it. Look at their smiles," Joni said.
On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 7:27 a.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash, westbound on State Highway 39, near milepost 47, near Blackfoot.
Bronson Smith, 17, of Pingree, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 39 in a 1991 Nissan Sentra. Olivia Anderson, 17, of Blackfoot, was traveling westbound on State Highway 39 in a 1992 Ford Victoria. Smith was turning northbound into All American Gas when he failed to yeild to Anderson.
Smith was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
POCATELLO â€” Bingham County residents Hero Shiosaki of Blackfoot and Jose Antonio Quezada, along with Idaho Governor Butch Otter, were among 11 medal recipients honored at the 3rd Annual â€śIdahoâ€™s Hometown Heroâ€ť Medal Ceremony held at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello on Friday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Working as the head maintenance man for the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) may not be the most glamourous job in the world, but it is an important one and a job that Barry Adams has enjoyed for over 20 years.
As a Blackfoot native, Adams grew up enjoying the EISF. These days he sees it from quite a different perspective saying, " As maintenance manager, it's my job to make sure that everything at the fair operates smoothly and there's a lot more to it than people think. The fair couldn't operate without us [the maintenance department]," he exclaimed.