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June 26th, 2012
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.
BLACKFOOTâ€” Blackfoot Firefighters respond to yet another fire call this morning, June 25, 2012 as fire erupted along north bound I-15 between mile markers 95-103. Two separate spots were ablaze. One from 95-97 and another near Rose Ponds both along the edge of the freeway. Smoke drifted into traffic causing minor visual problems for commuters. The fire department states that the cause of the fires is unknown.
BLACKFOOT â€” A one vehicle accident occurred last night, Sunday June 24, 2012 involving two teen boys, 19 and 16, near Rose and 450 N. The car, borrowed from their grandmother, ended up in the Rose Canal. The car traveling too fast for the roadway lost traction around the sharp corner and plunged into the canal. Bingham County Search and Rescue sent out the dive team to located the vehicle. The boys were treated for minor injuries and released. Look for more of the story in tomorrow's paper.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Blackfoot Community Center (BCC) received two grants last week. One grant was from the Bistline Foundation Fund and the other was received from the CHC Foundation, Inc.
BCC received a grant for $3,000 from the F.M. and Anne G. and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation to purchase exhibits for the art and music rooms of BCCâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Museum of Idaho.
â€śWe are fortunate to receive the Bistline Grant,â€ť said Ashlee Howell, Director of BCC. â€śThe grant money will be used to expand the childrenâ€™s theater.
No one sustained injuries Friday afternoon when a pickup hauling a trailer and boat rolled on Interstate 15 about milepost 83.
The pickup was driven by a 40-year-old male. He and his wife were not injured in the accident.
The pickup with Fremont County plates was headed south on I-15. The accident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Friday.
The trailer and boat were attached to the pickup. As the trailer and boat began to fishtail, the driver slowed down.
The momentum of the trailer and boat caused the pickup to roll.
The Idaho Attorney General's office received authority to take over a criminal investigation of Bingham Memorial Hospital on Friday.
"We will conduct a thorough and deliberate investigation," said Robert Cooper, Director of Constituent Information & Communication with the Attorney General's office.
"I understand there is a great deal of interest in Blackfoot about this investigation in Blackfoot," he said. "There is no target date.
"We expect this investigation will take weeks and months rather than a few days," Cooper said.
BLACKFOOT â€” Elementary school age migrant students are enjoying an educational blend of Mexican and American culture at the Idaho Migrant - English Language Learners (ELL) summer school program currently underway at Ridge Crest Elementary School.
It was a Facebook message retrieved at midnight that held the good news that 18-year-old Cameron Baker of Blackfoot had been waiting and hoping to hear...leaving him shocked, excited and unable to sleep!
Baker, a vocalist and recent graduate of Blackfoot High School, learned via Facebook that the audition tape of the original music he had sent to The Complex (a large concert venue in Salt Lake City) landed him and his pianist, Blackfoot High School student Josh Spencer, a gig as one of two opening acts at the Dia Frampton concert in Salt Lake City next Tuesday night.