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September 7th, 2012

Cougars slay Dragons, remain unbeaten

September 8, 2012

FIRTH — Starting the season 2-0, the Firth Cougars sought to slay the Malad Dragons. With the running forces of Mitch Orme and Connor Montgomery for the Cougars and the passing threat of Griffin Green for the Dragons, the contrasting styles took center stage. Head
Coach Keith Drake before the game was asked what he believed were the keys to winning. “Stop the long pass.” Simple yet to the point, he went on to make the points that the Malad had very large offensive tackles and that Green through the ball well. “Putting pressure on the QB is going to be very important to help defend with the deep pass. Firth went on to do exactly that, defend the deep pass and force Green to throw short most of the night.

Homebrew competition a unique fair event

September 8, 2012

BLACKFOOT — It was a tough job, but someone had to do it. Judges Bob Beckwith, Matt Spann, Lisa Smith and Greg Smith of Idaho Falls were selected to be judges this year's 18th Annual Homebrew Competition at the Eastern Idaho State Fair swilling over 150 entries of homemade beer, wine and mead.
This year's home Homebrew Competion was sponsored for the first time by Wild Hops Homebrewers Club out of Idaho Falls, according to David Quattlebaum, the club's president.

Springfield Park closer to completion

September 8, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Springfield Park committee presented an $8,000 check to the Bingham County Commissioners Wednesday. The money will be used for playground equipment at the community's park.
All equipment at the park will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), noted committee member Herb Bohrer.
Committee members started raising funds for this project last March. They have sponsored dinners, swap meets, a fun run and a yard sale.
The yard sale raised $4,000, said Bohrer.

September 6th

Indian Relays wow the crowd

September 7, 2012

Thursday was day two of the Indian Relay National Finals. The races will continue today with the finals on Saturday at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
The Indian Relay is a thrill to see. It's a quick sport with plenty of spills and unexpected turns. One of the handlers was bowled over by a horse and rider as the team was coming out of the starting partition.
Twenty-four teams are competing in this year's finals. Ten of these are home teams.
These teams will split a $50,000 purse.

Multiple generations enjoy Three Dog Night concert

September 7, 2012

"Joy to the world...all the boys girls now. Joy to the fishies in the deep blue to you and me." It was the classic rock tune that everyone, young and old, seemed to know the words to as multiple generations of fans converged upon the grandstand for the Three Dog Night concert at the Eastern Idaho State Fair Thursday night.

September 5th

Panthers outlast Russets in five game thriller

September 6, 2012

THOMAS — For the second time in the past week the Snake River Panthers and the Shelley Russets collided on the volleyball court for a good old fashioned slugfest and for the second time in the past week it was the two time defending state champion Panthers who emerged victorious with a thrilling five game victory 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 26-24 and 15-9.
It was a southern match all evening as all five games were won by the team playing on the south end of the court, including the five and final game which witnessed the Russets taking a quick 7-3 lead before the Panthers came roaring back with a 12-2 run to close out the match with the 15-9 fifth game victory.
"I hate the hole that we dug and I really don't know why we have to make it so difficult on ourselves," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said. "Shelley are a very good, well coached team though and we feel lucky to get the win."

Caramel apple booth a family a'fair

September 5, 2012

Virtually every fair-goer who has attended the Eastern Idaho State Fair over the past 110 years has fond memories of the sweet smell of sugar wafting through the air and the gooey goodness of the golden brown caramel covering tart apples.
Pam and Brian Price began working at the EISFas a young couple trying to earn extra money for their small children. Both are graduates from Snake River High School, Blackfoot is home and has kept them returning to the fair year after year.

Electrocution probe continues

September 5, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Officials from several agencies are still working to determine just what caused the water in an eastern Idaho irrigation ditch to become electrified, killing three people.
Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson says his office, state and private investigators and Idaho Power Company officials are all reviewing the deaths of 31-year-old Jacquelyn Poulson, 41-year-old Lance Hicks and 49-year-old Keith Tarpley. The three died in succession Thursday after entering an irrigation ditch containing electrified water.

Bingham County gets grants

September 5, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Nearly $8,000 in funds from the Idaho Community Foundation's (ICF) Eastern Regional Grants Panel will directly benefit five projects in Bingham County. Butch Hulse of Blackfoot, who is on the grant awards committee, was instrumental in getting the funds headed to the county.
The ICF selected 54 non-profit organizations in East Idaho to receive more than $83,000 through its annual grant cycle.
"I am very pleased," Hulse said. "This is a competitive grant program; I worked hard and was able to get a good share of this money for Bingham County"

September 4th

Lady Broncos blow past Lady Indians

September 5, 2012

BLACKFOOT - Cassandra Clarke tallied four second half goals and the Blackfoot Lady Broncos opened their conference season with a convincing5-1 victory over visiting Pocatello on Tuesday evening.
"It's big to start conference with a win because now we aren't playing catch up," Blackfoot head coach Scott Stufflebeam said. "The girls did an excellent job and I really don't have anything to complain about."
Facing a stiff Southwesterly wind throughout the first half Blackfoot stood their ground defensively and actually took the1-0 lead when Emma Steidly cleaned up a rebound for a Lady Bronco lead that was never threatened.

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