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February 25th, 2012

Photo gallery from 2012 state wrestling finals

February 26, 2012

Eight Bingham County wrestlers took to the mats for the state finals and at the end of the evening, five of them raised their fists in victory! Here are some pictures from the finals. enjoy!

February 24th

Bingham County sends 12 to semifinals at State Wrestling Championships

February 25, 2012

POCATELLO — Day one of the Idaho State Wrestling Championships are in the books and after a long day on the mats, 21 of the Counties 58 wrestlers remain alive in the two day battle royal.
Of the 21 remaining wrestlers, 12 of those remain unbeaten and will be looking for the top spot on their respective medal podiums early this evening.

Police Log

February 25, 2012

Items of note from Feb. 21-23.

Blackfoot Police

LITTERING: Feb. 21, 7:37 a.m.: A woman said someone put trash in her vehicle and on her windshield.

SHOTS FIRED: Feb. 21, 3:04 p.m.: A woman said she heard four gunshots near Goodwin Drive.

GAS THEFT: Feb. 21, 6:43 p.m.: A caller at Maverik reported a vehicle leaving without paying for $15.04 in gas.

JOYRIDING: Feb. 22, 2:35 a.m.: A woman said her daughter loaned her vehicle to a friend without permission.

Martha Marlene 'Molly' Caldwell, 21

February 25, 2012

Martha Marlene “Molly” Caldwell, 81, of Blackfoot passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 in Blackfoot.
Molly was born April 9, 1930 in Idaho Falls to David John and Martha Surilda Elliott. She grew up in the Lincoln area and graduated from Ammon High School in 1948.

James 'Jim" Carl Knudsen, 65

February 25, 2012

James “Jim” Carl Knudsen, 65, of Hayden Lake passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene.
Jim was born July 27, 1946 in Chico, Calif., to Carl Einar Knudsen and Catherine Lawrence. He attended school in California, graduating from high school in Santa Rosa, Calif. 

Inquiries made about trustee recall

February 25, 2012

A local attorney made Inquiry on behalf of a client in the Bingham County clerk's office about the process of recalling a school trustee in the Blackfoot School District on Thursday.
This recall inquiry was made regarding school trustee Peter Lipovac who represents Zone 1. Lipovac was elected and took office in 2009. His term ends in 2013.
As of 2011, the county handles all elections.
According to Idaho Code 34-1702, the [recall] petition shall be filed with the county clerk of the county wherein the district is located.

Thumbs up for heart disease awareness

February 25, 2012

Steven Moldenhauer has found a unique way to raise awareness about heart disease. As part of his "Thumbs Up for Women's Heart Health Month" campaign, Moldenhauer is painting people's thumbnails aorta red. Moldenhauer is conducting this campaign in support of his sister, Brady Meline, who suffers from microvascular disfunction and Prinzmetal spasms.
Moldenhauer said he started to get the idea for the "Thumbs Up" campaign earlier this week as he watched Meline paint her thumbnails red.

Blackfoot horse wins race in Oregon

February 25, 2012

The quarter horse, BCR Buds For All, won the Portland Meadows quarter horse race Monday. This 5-year-old American Quarter Horse is owned by Jeff Steadman of Blackfoot.
"You have a 10 percent chance of winning because there are 10 horses running," Steadman said.
Steadman bought Buddy as a weinling—a 5-month-old colt—from Billingsley Creek Ranch.
Buddy was bred for running, Steadman said. Buddy is now 5 years old. Monday's race was Buddy's 26th. He has won seven starts.

February 23rd

Leaders learn about Boy Scout projects

February 24, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Some community leaders gathered at Tommy Vaughn's Grill Thursday morning to learn where money donated through the Friends of Scouting goes.
They learned that the $1,020,000 raised in the Grand Teton Council helped fund the activities of over 21,000 Scouts and 11,000 leaders in the local Boy Scouts of America units.
"You make a large difference in the lives of boys," noted Council president Jeff Wheeler.

Blackfoot School Board exploring possibilities

February 24, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Members of the Blackfoot School District board of trustees heard a report about the feasibility of consolidating the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School with Mountain View Middle School during Thursday's monthly meeting.
"Do we continue in the way we do business or be progressive in our thoughts," Deidre Taylor asked as she introduced the committee's report on the subject.
She said the possible move has two components—academic and financial.

 

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