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June 10th, 2012

Panthers take two from Beavers

June 10, 2012

AMERICAN FALLS — Familiar foes collided on the diamond Saturday evening as the Snake River Panthers and the American Falls Beavers squared off on the Beavers home field for an American Legion double dip.
At the end of a miserable day weather wise, the Panthers picked up a pair of wins over the Beavers as Cash Cardona struck out 16 would be hitters in game one in a 13-9 win and in the nightcap, Snake River pounded out 13 hits in a 10-6 game which was called when the automatic sprinkler system turned on in the home half of the sixth inning.

June 7th

Former Blackfoot man to run across Idaho

June 8, 2012

This morning, as most of us were wiping the sleep from our eyes and heading to work, former Blackfoot resident was beginning a 435-mile run across Idaho.
Starting from Fruitland, about 50 miles west of Boise, Evans will run about 50 miles a day until he reaches his home in Victor.
Evans is running to raise funds for the Tenley Foundation, a nonprofit organization which distributes funds to the families of children with cancer.
Evans explained that the organization provides funds for unexpected expenses, such as an extra trip to Salt Lake City, that insurance won't cover.

Correction It's J&J Chemical not J&J Construction

June 7, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Special agents of the Internal Revenue Service carried files out of J&J Chemical, Inc., at 50 N. Ash in Blackfoot on Wednesday.
There is no relationship between J&J Construction, owned by Jerry Stuart, and J&J Chemical. J&J Construction is a reputable company that has been in business in Blackfoot for the past five or six years.
The Morning News apologizes for this error.

June 6th

Bingham Economic Development Council recruiting more participants

June 6, 2012

Although the results aren't visible just yet, representatives of various companies have shown an interest in bringing them and jobs to Bingham County.
"Economic development is just like a good courtship," county commissioner Ladd Carter said during a recruitment luncheon on Wednesday.
Roger Chase, who is a consultant to the Bingham Economic Development Council (BEDC), noted that representatives of five companies have made site visits to possible locations in the county.

Shelley Police seek suspect vehicle

June 6, 2012

Shelley Police are asking the public to help in locating a white truck. Specifically, it is thought the vehicle is a Ford Ranger with an extended cab, a late 90s, early 2000s model, said Cpl. Kent Swanson.
"We would like to locate the owner of the white truck to question about possible involvement," said Swanson.
About 4 p.m. Tuesday, an unarmed man walked into the East Idaho Credit Union, 418 W. Fir St. in Shelley, passed a note to a teller demanding money. He escaped on foot with an unspecified amount of cash. No one was hurt.

Samboree rolls into town

June 6, 2012

The Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds will be lively with activity now through Sunday as members of the Idaho Good Sam Organization (RV Club) roll into Blackfoot with their RV's and an agenda filled with food, learning, entertainment and fellowship for the club's annual camp out and rally - '2012 Samboree.'
This year's Samboree theme is 'Here We Have Idaho,' and Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue, along with state directors from the various Good Sam chapters, signed an official proclamation Tuesday afternoon welcoming them to Blackfoot for the week.

Hospital officials recognize donations for cemetery headstones

June 6, 2012

On a blustery Wednesday morning, officials from State Hospital South recognized the donations of family and community members which has enabled them to memorialize 30 people who are buried in their cemetery.
"We placed 30 headstones in the last month, bringing the total to 48," said assistant hospital administrator Diane Yarrington. She pointed out that approximately 1,000 people were buried in the cemetery east of the main campus from 1886 to the early 1980s.

Donna Jane Lott Johnson

June 6, 2012

Donna Jane Lott Johnson was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Wellsville, Cache County, Utah.  Her parents are Roy Neal Lott and Elizabeth Ardell Yonk Lott.  She passed June 2, 2012 at The Gables of Blackfoot, Bingham County, the widow of Whitney Owen Johnson.

Marley Reianna Tubbs Chatterton, 29

June 6, 2012

Marley Reianna Tubbs Chatterton, 29, of Pocatello returned into her Heavenly Father’s embrace Thursday, May 31, 2012.  
 Marley was born May 8, 1983 in Palmer, Alaska, to Sid and Tina Tubbs.  She was raised in Firth where she graduated high school in 2001.  After high school, Marley’s love for learning continued as she received her bachelor's degree in Business from Idaho State University in 2011.
 At the time of Marley’s passing she was the state of Oregon marketing director for Farmer’s Insurance Federal Credit Union.

June 5th

Credit union robbed in Shelley

June 6, 2012

The East Idaho Credit Union at 418 W. Fir St. in Shelley was robbed around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The suspect is one male subject. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black hat, red hoodie and sunglasses. He appeared to in his late teens, early 20s.
There were no weapons, Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson said.
Shortly after the credit union was robbed, a stolen vehicle was reported.
"We assume the two incidents are tied together," the sheriff said.
Police later reported that they had recovered the stolen vehicle in another part of the community.

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