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August 2nd, 2012

LeAnn Paxton

August 2, 2012

 LeAnn Paxton passed away Saturday night in Aberdeen following an eight-year battle with breast cancer.
She was born in Ogden, Utah, to Norman and Birtha Hoskins, where they lived till she was a freshman in high school. Then finished out her high school years in Blackfoot.
She loved being with her family more then anything. She also loved classical rock, her Camaro, BBQ's, and just hanging out and shooting the breeze with friends.

Bonnie Rae Allison Harmon, 83

August 2, 2012

Obituary
Bonnie Rae Allison Harmon, 83, died July 30, 2012, in Logan, Utahah, of causes incident to old age.
Bonnie was born on Sept. 16, 1928, in Pocatello to Ray Theodore and Grace Foster Allison (later Rohde). She was the oldest of four children and cared steadfastly for her three younger brothers.
She married Edgar Allen Harmon, the love of her life, on Aug. 6, 1948, in the Idaho Falls LDS temple.

Alta Capson, 79

August 2, 2012

Obituary 
Alta Evans Capson, 79, of Blackfoot, Mother, Grandma and friend, returned home quietly on July 30, 2012, after a short stay at Bingham Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends.
Alta was born May 3, 1933 in Downey, the daughter of James Phillip Evans and Freda Layton Evans.

August 1st

Plaza Twin Theater to close its doors

August 1, 2012

The blockbuster movies on the big screen and the smell of buttery popcorn will soon be fading away at the Plaza Twin Theater as management prepares to close Blackfoot's only movie theater on Aug. 9.
The Plaza Twin Theater (currently a $2 discount theater) has been owned and operated by the May family for the past four years. Manager Bradley May said that while the community did support the theater, they [the family] have collectively made the decision to close the theater for a variety of reasons.

Fire fighters knock down shed blaze

August 1, 2012

Sparks from cutting metal with a skill saw ignited a fire at 713 W. 10 N. in Riverside Wednesday afternoon, said Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray. A shed, pump house and a couple of salvaged cars were burned at Dwain Sjostrom's property.
Blackfoot firemen and volunteers protected the double wide mobile home on the property. No one was injured.
The neighbor whose home was northwest of the fire was evacuated as the black smoke drifted in that direction.
Neighbor Charlene Cherry had called 911.

4-H exhibitors sell their animals

August 1, 2012

The 4-H market animal sale took place on Wednesday in the Goddard Livestock Pavilion on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. This is the grand finale of the 4-H year.
Recognized for their showmanship in the round robin competition were Grand Champion Cassidy Quinn and Reserve Champion Katie Van Stone.
"I love showmanship," Cassidy said.
"I remember what I learned in the past," she said. "I study each animal; watch each species in competition and ask questions of the exhibitors who win."

July 31st

Tribal officials honor educators

August 1, 2012

Shoshone-Bannock tribal officials recognized 10 individuals at a reservation-wide graduation ceremony for their contributions to Indian education recently. The Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center was the gathering place for nearly 400 people.
Tribal youth education coordinator Claudia Washakie said the ceremony is something new that tribal leaders are planning to do yearly in an effort to honor and recognize those who have given so much to education, while they are still here.

4-H officials crown goat champions

August 1, 2012

Dairymen and women, of both goats and cows, traditionally show in all white clothing.
Goats are judged in two shows—the meat goat show that took place on Monday and the dairy goat show on Tuesday.
"I love the teaching that goes with judging," said judge Judy Novak.
"Primarily what I'm looking for in a goat is feet and legs," Novak said. "They're not going to last as a milk and baby producer if they don't have straight feet and legs.
"Eventually, they can't walk," she said.
"If you want to buy a goat, everything needs to blend smoothly into the next feature—from muzzle to tail.

Police Log

July 31, 2012

Items of note from July 18-27.

Blackfoot Police

CHUCKY?: July 18, 9:10 p.m.: A man said he found a doll holding a knife on a bathroom sink. He thinks it happened while he was out of town.

BURGLARY: July 20, 4:17 p.m.: A man said he had some wheels and tires stolen from a truck parked on W. Bridge St.

INCOMING EGG: July 21, 12:10 a.m.: A man said someone has thrown an egg at the back of his vehicle.

PROWLER: July 21, 12:09 a.m.: A man said there is a prowler outside his house.

ISP reporting one-vehicle roll over accident-

July 31, 2012

UPDATE- 12:43
Both lanes are now open to traffic.

—The Idaho State Police is on scene of a one-vehicle crash southbound I15 at milepost 83. Two unknown females have are involved. FT. Hall EMS has responded. Injuries are reported of a concussion and possible difficulty breathing from the victims. Life-flight is en-route to the scene.  Both southbound lanes are currently blocked from milepost 84. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route, if possible.  

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