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March 18th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” Fransisco Lazalde, 86, of Idaho Falls died Sunday in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 near Blackfoot.
According to Idaho State Police reports, Lazalde was traveling northbound when his vehicle left the roadway and into the borrow pit before hitting a fallen tree, which caused his vehicle to go airborne and hit an embankment before coming to rest on its wheels in a canal. Lazalde was pronounced deceased at the scene and was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Jeff Deru has opened Meridian Street Automotive. His garage at the south end of Meridian Street was previously owned by Bill Wissert.
"I came to Idaho to be a manager for Snap-On Tools," Deru said. After he and that company parted ways, he managed a repair shop in Idaho Falls.
"I've been in the automotive industry for 28 years," he said. "I owned two auto shops in Layton, Utah."
A native of Layton, Deru said the community has lost the small-town feel he enjoyed when he was growing up.
For the MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT â€” After 49 years, Rockymountain Machinery Company will change ownership! On Friday Rockymountain Machinery Company, a 49-year-old John Deere Dealership in Blackfoot, announced an agreement to sell has been made with C & B Operations, LLC headquartered in Gettysburg, South Dakota.
â€śWe here at Rockymountain Machinery Company are all very excited about joining C & B Operations, LLC, and look forward to a continued strong presence in the local agricultural communityâ€ť, said company president and CEO Darwin Harrington.
Former Moreland resident Kimberly Grant always knew writing would have an influence on her life. This knowledge led her to become a freelance magazine writer and an author. Recently, Grant published her third novel, "Venom," through Covenant Communications.
Grant began writing articles in 2006 for family-oriented magazines. She has contributed to magazines such as "LDS Living," "The Washington Family" and "Parents & Kids."
BLACKFOOT â€” Jacob Harris of Troop 235 knew what he wanted to do for his Eagle Scout project.
"I wanted to do something for kids," he said.
He found the ideal project when Neils and Susan Anderson, who are serving an LDS Church mission in Guam, told him the school children needed books.
So, with the help of family, friends and some fellow Scouts, he began collecting books. "I wanted children's books, but I got some young adult books for older kids."
Those books came from collection boxes at the Morning News, the Blackfoot City Library and the Snake River Library.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot High School's state championship We The People competition government team showed about 35 community members its skills on Thursday.
Fourteen of the 16 students who have qualified for the national competition in Washington, D.C., next month answered questions about the U.S. Constitution from a panel of judges including Mayor Mike Virtue, assistant prosecuting attorney Mark Cornelison and Independence Alternative High School teacher Dan Grimes.
Blackfoot and the Idaho Potato Museum got a brief mention on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" recently. Follow this link to watch the video. The Blackfoot mention is about 2 minutes, 53 seconds in.
BLACKFOOT â€” Lawrence James Crow, age 25, pleaded guilty to attempted murder Wednesday when he appeared before Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson.
Crow was arrested July 22, 2010, and charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of batteryâ€”domestic violence. On that date, the Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Blackfoot Police Department responded to a shots fired call in the Groveland area. After arriving, officers learned of a gunshot victim with a wound to the lower left arm.
The victim was transported to Bingham Memorial Hospital.
BLACKFOOT â€” After nearly two hours in executive session on Tuesday, members of the Blackfoot School District board of trustees returned to open session long enough for vice chairman Peter A. Lipovac to admit he did not have permission of the full board to attend an Indian education conference last year.
His attendance at that conference, without permission of the board, is at the crux of a recall petition which has been certified by Bingham County director of elections Marlene Jensen.
Items of note from March 1-5.
STABBING: March 1, 1:38 a.m.: A caller said a male has been stabbed in the neck. An arrest was made.
HOSTAGE SITUATION: March 1, 2:41 p.m.: A woman said a man is refusing to return her vehicle and the parts. She said he got into her face and yelled at her that he was going to "hold her truck hostage."
GAS THEFT: March 1, 7:10 p.m.: A caller at White Eagle reported a vehicle leaving without paying for $35.40 in gas.