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May 11th, 2012

Fire fighters pay off reading challenge

May 11, 2012

The second annual Fireman's Reading Challenge caught fire this year with almost all of Blackfoot School District participating along with several from Snake River School District. The total of reading minutes tallied up to nearly 5 million. The firefighters started the contest last year in an effort to engage local students in reading.
Winning this years contest was Ridgecrest Elementary with a total of 1,563,671 minutes read by 430 students. This was 500,000 minutes more than the next closest school.

Police Log

May 11, 2012

Items of note from April 26 - May 6.

Aberdeen Police

CANADIAN FRAUD: April 26, 4:25 p.m.: A man said he had been working with a Canadian company that has been ordering potatoes and then once the potatoes have been sent the company puts a stop payment on the checks they wrote for the potatoes.

Blackfoot Police

ATTEMPTED VEHICLE BREAK-IN: April 27, 3:28 p.m.: A caller said two juveniles are attempting for force their way into vehicles near the tennis courts.

Candidates Speak- Forum for those running for House, Prosecutor

May 11, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Jean Nilsson has attended several candidate forums, including Thursday's event which the Blackfoot Association of Realtors sponsored.
"I came here to become better-informed so I can make a better decision when I vote," Nilsson said.
Shane Gifford, a realtor, added, "I came to here what the people say and feel what their passion is.
"They gave us some good information," Gifford added.
Speakers were the four candidates for state House of Representatives Seats A and B and for Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney in Tuesday's Republican primary election.

Blood and Guts-

May 11, 2012

BLACKFOOT—There was something 'fishy' going on at Wapello Elementary school Thursday afternoon...literally! It was 'Celebrate Fish Day' and fourth graders were enjoying quite the conglomerate of activities: Dutch oven cooking, t-shirt painting, churning homemade butter and dissecting fish!
Fourth grade teacher Amy Wren said that 'Celebrate Fish Day' is a fun day that she has made into annual event to help make up for the lack of field trips because of budget cuts.

David 'Dave' Adams, 61

May 11, 2012

David Randall “Dave” Adams, 61, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at his home following a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born Dec. 1, 1950 in Wendell to William David and Imogene Cannon Adams.  Dave was raised in Wendell and has also lived in Idaho Falls, Boise and Blackfoot. He spent 37 years in Groveland surrounded by friends and family.
On March 8, 1974 Dave married Dorine Munk in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple.

May 10th

Candidates speak at forum

May 11, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Jean Nilsson has attended several candidate forums, including Thursday's event which the Blackfoot Association of Realtors sponsored.
"I came here to become better-informed so I can make a better decision when I vote," Nilsson said.
Shane Gifford, a realtor, added, "I came to here what the people say and feel what their passion is.
"They gave us some good information," Gifford added.
Speakers were the four candidates for state House of Representatives Seats A and B and for Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney in Tuesday's Republican primary election.

Bronco rally falls just short

May 10, 2012

IDAHO FALLS — The number was one on Thursday night for the Blackfoot Broncos as they stood one game away from the coveted berth into the state tournament. One team stood in their way and at the end of seven innings of hard fought baseball, one run prevented the Broncos from fulfilling their season long goal as they fell 9-8 to the Knights of Hillcrest at Melalueca Field.
"One more out," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "We made a huge step as a program. We were one out from getting into the state tournament. These kids battled all year long, they battled all day today. I'm proud of them and I think that our program is heading in the right direction."

May 9th

Lady Broncos punch ticket to state tournament

May 9, 2012

AMMON — "We're going to state!" That was the refrain following Blackfoots 7-5 victory over Bonneville on Wednesday afternoon as the Blackfoot Lady Broncos punched their ticket to the big dance after a one year absence.
"These girls are just pumped to go show off their skills at state," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "We really want a chance to redeem ourselves if we get a chance to play Rigby again."

Broncos keep season alive with 3-2 victory

May 9, 2012

IDAHO FALLS — With the season in the balance the Blackfoot Broncos entered their loser out contest with Madison tied at 2-2 to begin the seventh inning. Colby Pearson was able to move himself into scoring position and senior Shawn Whitehead came through with an RBI single which allowed Pearson to run into home, putting the Broncos ahead.
With the Blackfoot’s strong defense working together, they were able to hold the Bobcats in the bottom of the seventh as they took the 3-2 win.

Law enforcement issues scam alert

May 9, 2012

For the MORNING NEWS
The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office-Blackfoot Police Department Joint Investigations Division want to make the public aware of a scam and suspicious activity that has been reported to law enforcement officials in Bingham County.

 

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