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September 13th, 2012

Firth romps over West Jefferson

September 14, 2012

FIRTH - The Firth Cougars opened their conference slate on Thursday evening as they welcomed the West Jefferson Panthers to town for what proved to be a quick night of volleyball.
On the bright side for West Jefferson they were able to make the return trip back to Terreton with a little sunlight remaining as Firth crushed the Panthers 25-6, 25-15 and 25-6 in a little under an hour of game time.
"West Jefferson are a really young team so this is a rebuilding year for them," Firth head coach Carla Reeves said. "We've been there before so I know what they're going through."

Blackfoot native becomes first female two star general in Texas National Guard

September 14, 2012

CAMP MABRY, Texas — Brigadier General Joyce Stevens was promoted to the rank of Major General at the Texas Military Forces Museum in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Stevens became the first female two star general in the Texas National Guard. The announcement was made by Adjutant General of Texas, Maj. Gen. John Nichols.
Assuming the dual roles of Commander for the Texas Army National Guard and Assistant Adjutant General in March 2009, Stevens serves as the principal advisor to The Adjutant General for all Army operations.

Emma June Eaton, 59

September 13, 2012

Emma June Eaton, 59, of Moreland passed away at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.
She was born July 3, 1953 in Kremmling, Colo., to Daniel Albert Neal and Gertrude Juanita Orr.
She was raised and attended schools in Nevada.
On Nov. 16, 2007, she married Ron Eaton in Blackfoot.
Emma worked as a waitress and bartender in the Burley and Boise areas.  She also raised horses and drove truck.
She enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses and watching squirrels.

Fundraisers planned for Hansen family

September 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Friends and family of Brent and Emilie Hansen are working together with local Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Clubs to raise funds to support the Hansen family.
Brent was killed in a recent motorcycle accident.
All money raised will go directly to supporting the Hansen family.
The following events are currently scheduled:
A silent auction is currently on online. Over 100 items are up for bid.

September 12th

Fair breaks records as most attended ever

September 13, 2012

Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) officials have been busily crunching numbers since the fair ended on Saturday. The ending results revealed that the "Barnyard Birthday Bash" of 2012 will go down in the record books as the most attended fair in Blackfoot's history, setting a new attendance record of over 224,000 visitors. This beats the former record of 221,000 visitors set in 2009.

Community outraged

September 13, 2012

Patrons and school teachers are reacting to the news that Blackfoot School District officials denied Joyce Bingham's request to view copies of a payout from the school district's bank account in the amount of $105,428 on July 2, 2012.
Bingham discovered the payout while examining public records. The payment was made through Zion's Bank (Salt Lake City, UT) and is noted on the expenditure description as AP Contract Services.

September 11th

Blackfoot remains unbeaten in 1-0 win over Century

September 12, 2012

BLACKFOOT - A week removed from their last contest the Blackfoot Broncos welcomed Century to town for a big conference match between a pair of upper echelon teams from Southeastern Idaho.
At the end of a blustery afternoon on the pitch the Bronco's remained unblemished as they walked away with a 1-0 victory.
"The wind played a part today. It made it difficult to control the ball the way that we would have liked," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "I think that the problem for us today was even though we had a lot of possession we didn't do anything with it. We just seemed a little disjointed."

Demolition derby winners announced

September 12, 2012

The Demolition Derby sold out on Saturday night at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
The Demo Derby is sponsored by the Blackfoot Elks.
Winners for this year's Demo Derby were:
Main Event
First — Robb Young
Second — Zach Matz
Third — Jarod Brown
Stock
First — Morgan Smith
Second Aaron Watkins
Rick Moore won the PIN.
Compact (Minis)
First — Pat Owens
Second — Amber Parris
Pat Owens won the PIN.
Powder Puff
First — Ashleigh Jones
Second — Cheyenne Hill
Ariel Tedrow won the PIN.
Mods Heat #1
George Sandoval won the PIN.
Mods Heat #2

Request denied

September 12, 2012

Officials of Blackfoot School District No. 55 have rejected a patron's request to view copies of a payout in the amount of $105,428 on July 2, 2012.
Former Blackfoot High School teacher Joyce Bingham discovered the payout from the Blackfoot School District 55 Bank account when she examined public records. The payment was made using using 'Auto Pay-Zions Bank' (Salt Lake City, UT) and is noted on the expenditure description as AP Contract Services.

Police Log

September 11, 2012

Police Log

Items of note from Aug. 28-Sept. 6.

Blackfoot Police

OFF-ROADING: Aug. 28, 12:09 a.m.: A woman said someone is driving a car in the pasture next to her house.

THEFT: Aug. 28, 9:24 a.m.: A woman said some juveniles were at her residence during the weekend and now four PSP games and two controllers are missing.

GUN THEFT: Aug. 28, 3:35 p.m.: A man said he loaned a gun to someone and it was stolen from his friends car.

BROKEN DOOR: Aug. 7:55 p.m.: A man said he came home and found his door kicked in. He said nothing has been taken.

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