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August 1st, 2011

Rollin' for a Cause raises $11,000 quickly

August 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT – The "Rollin' for a Cause" fundraiser to benefit children living with juvenile diabetes in Bingham County started Saturday morning with bikes rollin' out and concluded later that evening with donations rollin' in.
As the roar of Harley engines could be heard coming up the road an emotional Susan Jensen said "I love that sound!"
"This is just awesome and amazing," said Jensen, co-organizer of Rollin' for a Cause. "I can't believe this many people showed up."

July 30th

Company explores farm safety

July 30, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Farm safety was emphasized at the InteGrow Malt, LLC, in Idaho Falls last week.
The goal of children's farm safety was to train the trainers — the parents and other adults around children on a farm.
"The farm is the only place where the workplace and living area are one and the same," said Shari Burgus. "As such, children are exposed to the same hazards as their parents are in the workplace."

County 4-H Fair continues

July 30, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The 4-H Horse Show begins at 8 a.m. and ends about 1 p.m. today at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds (EISF).
Horsemen will compete in Junior English, jumper, bareback, and Western equitation. Next follows walk/trot, Western, English trail horse and Intermediate/Senior Western reining and Western horsemanship.
The 4-H Fair is Monday through Wednesday at the EISF.
The schedule is as follows:

Monday
7:30 a.m.—Market Lamb/MeatGoat/Rabbit Weigh-in
8 a.m.—Rabbit Show
Enter Home Ec., Miscellaneous (Misc.) Projects and Secretary books until 9:30 a.m.
Enter Dairy Goats

July 28th

Friendship brings noted pianist to town

July 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A longtime friendship with a Blackfoot woman is one thing that will bring noted pianist Marvin Goldstein to the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Saturday. All tickets to the free concert are gone.
Kim Olsen laughs when she tells the story of her meeting with Goldstein, who lives in Tallahassee, Fla.
"I met Marvin when I went to BYU-Provo's Education Week in 1996," Olsen said. "I had gone with a friend and she kept telling me she had heard this wonderful piano player, he would be doing a class that week, and she wanted me to hear him."

Blackfoot School Board reorganized

July 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees selected R. Scott Reese to serve as chairman during their meeting Thursday night.
Pete Lipovac was elected vice-chairman and Jenny Hong was elected to the position of clerk/treasurer.

Giannini captures 3rd at National Rodeo

July 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — With spurs jingling and the flash of a shiny new belt buckle, Blackfoot cowboy Colby Giannini retells his exploits at the recently completed National Finals High School Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming where the soon to be senior captured third place in the cow cutting event.
"It was a really good time," Giannini said. "I had my buddies there, Stetson Jorgenson also qualified for Nationals so I was able to hang out all week. This was definitely the high light of my summer."

July 28th

Ray D. DeRoche, 83

July 28, 2011

Ray D. DeRoche, 83, of Blackfoot passed away July 25, 2011, in Idaho Falls at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 14, 1927 in Cascade, Mont., to Leo and Gladys Kinghorn DeRoche, the eighth of 10 children. He spent most of his childhood years in the Annis and Clark areas near Rigby.

Area youth attend alcohol conference

July 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Fifteen students with the Blackfoot/Bingham County Youth Coalition attended the Northwest Alcohol Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. earlier this month.
The students—from Blackfoot, Snake River, Shelley and Aberdeen high schools—were among 70 youth from throughout the country who gathered at the conference to discuss alcohol issues and ways to combat issues facing youth.
Youth Coalition Chairman Mark Cowley said the conference focused on the use of positive messaging to promote change rather than using anti-message campaigns.

July 27th

Fundraiser set for juvenile diabetes battle

July 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A fundraiser to benefit and raise awareness of juvenile diabetes in Bingham County will be Saturday and organizers have lined up a full schedule of events that will be fun for all.

Christina Marie Sorensen, 92

July 27, 2011

Christina Marie Sorensen, 92, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Marie was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Yates, Utah, to Lorenzo and Margaret Munson.  She lived in Utah until the age of two when she moved to Idaho. She spent most of her youth working on the family farm. She was next to youngest of five children.
Marie married Harris “Doc” Sorensen in Blackfoot. They had three sons, Dale, Claren and Grant. They were later divorced.

 

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