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July 1st, 2012
The first Intermountain Equifest at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds concluded Sunday evening.
The Equifest featured horses, trainers, vendors and concessionaires. Trainers came from Colorado, California and Coeur d'Alene.
Trainer Aaron Ralston from Silt, Colo., demonstrated bridleless horsemanship. He worked with a 4-year-old Appaloosa stallion named Chief who had been ridden 20 times.
FORT HALL â€” One man is dead following a one-car rollover near Fort Hall about 1:10 a.m. Saturday.
Cullen Fights Over, 19, of Fort Hall died at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello of injuries he suffered in the rollover, according to an Idaho State Police report.
Fights Over and Danae Jimmie, 19, of Blackfoot were passengers in a 1999 pickup which Kendall Perry, 21, of Blackfoot was driving on Philbin Road when Perry lost control and went off the road. The vehicle rolled into a field.
Jimmie and Fights Over were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
ROSE â€” The Wild Adventure Corn Maze has a new owner and location with the old price, said owner Richard Johnson.
The new location is one-quarter mile west of Exit 98 on Interstate 15 (the Rose-Firth exit). Coming from Rose, the maze is located east of the Rose corner.
Last Wednesday, Shawn Stolworthy and Chayce Whitworth were at the corn maze doing some trim work.
The Rose corn maze was planted with the insignia for the 75th anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission. The corn maze covers 10 acres with five miles of trail.
Shawn Stolworthy designs and cuts mazes into field corn.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Jesse William Allen Whipkey, 67,Â accepted a plea agreement to aggravated assault with an enhancement for use of a deadly weapon in committing a felony Thursday afternoon.
He faces a maximum sentence of five years for aggravated assault with an additional 15 years for using or attempting to use a firearm in commission of a felony.
The aggravated assault charge states Whipkey intentionally tried to do violence to another person, namely his daughter, Amy Mayer, when he aimed a .22 pistol at her and pulled the trigger.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot teens Cameron Baker (vocalist) and Josh Spencer (pianist) had their first taste of performing live music together in a large concert venue Tuesday evening in Salt Lake City and now have their first music video out on Youtube.
The teens were chosen from an audition tape to open for popular singer Dia Frampton (well known for being a runner up on the reality TV show - 'The Voice') at the concert venue 'The Complex'.
"I was a little nervous stepping out and singing that first song," Baker said, "but then I was able to relax a little and enjoy the moments."
SHELLEY â€” Shelley school board trustees approved the school district's budget for school year 2012-13.
"There are no real surprises," said Shelley Business Manager Trish Dixon.
"The first 10 days of enrollment will determine if the trustees need to decide on an emergency levy for the coming year," said Dixon.
In Shelley, an emergency levy is based on the first nine days of enrollment compared to the first nine days of the previous school year, she said. If there is an unexpected increase in the number of students, a certain formula is applied to cover costs of the unexpected students.
BLACKFOOT â€” The trial of Jesse William Whipkey, age 67, started Tuesday afternoon before Seventh District Judge David C. Nye.
A jury of six men and seven women are impaneled to hear this case. The 13th juror hears the case but will not deliberate with the other jurors.
Whipkey faces two charges. On count one, Whipkey is charged with attempted murder. Count two is an enhancement charge for use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Both charges are felonies.
Tuesday, Whipkey's daughters explained the circumstances that led up to this alleged crime.
ABERDEEN â€” Shawn Kirkpatrick has been training for arm wrestling since he was 12 and after his latest competition in Reno, Nevada, he can now tout the title "the best in the United States" as he took first place in the 2012 USAF Unified National Championship in left 64kg open men's division. Winning this title pulls him in as a qualifier to compete for the National Championship in Saio, Brazil.
SPRINGFIELD â€” Nestled along the shore of Springfield Lake in the cozy neighborhood of Springfield lies a park with green grass, a home-built swing and two large tires partially buried in the earth.
ROSE â€” Two of Blackfoot's youth are lucky to be alive after an intense one vehicle rollover. Tyler Condon, 19 and Alex Condon, 16 were driving too fast for a corner near Rose Canal and 450 North Sunday evening. "I was driving to fast, took the corner and the car caught and rolled on the bank and flew into the canal." said Tyler. Once the car hit the water, Tyler yelled "seatbelts!" and the boys frantically grasped their seatbelts to get out of the car that was quickly filling with water. Tyler punctured the air bag and kicked out the driver's side window to escape.