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September 26th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot High School Homecoming pep assembly on Friday was full of energy and full of surprises as the student body got pumped up for Friday's football game against the Madison High School Bobcats. This year's Homecoming theme is "Flashback to the 50s."
As was anticipated, a brand new "lean, mean and green," Bronco mascot was unveiled in a humorous student skit, officially retiring the worn out 1970s and 1990s mascots.
See the full story in Saturday's Morning News.
HUDSON, Maine (AP) â€” A woman in Maine has come across a two-headed baby snapping turtle that was trying to cross the road.
Kathleen Talbot of Hudson tells WLBZ-TV she found the tiny creature this week while she was watching turtle hatchlings to make sure they arrived safely at the other side of the street.
She noticed one of the turtles had been left behind. It was so dirty she thought at first that it had two feet in front.
It wasn't until she got home and washed off the turtle that she realized it had two heads. The turtle fits easily into the palm of her hand.
SHELLEY â€” The name of the man who died after being pinned between farm trucks has been released.
The man who died was Armando Madrid-Rivera, age 61, from Roberts. Family members have been notified.
The accident occurred at 6:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in front of a potato cellar on the R&C Farms. The farm is located west of Shelley, just west of exit 108 on Interstate 15.
BLACKFOOT â€“ The Bingham County Historical Gallery at 3 NW Main in Blackfoot received a grant to help preserve its collection.
This grant was for $7,025. It was provided by the CHC Foundation based in Idaho Falls. (CHC stands for Community Hospital Foundation but the foundation now uses only initials.)
Janet Alvarez, the former president of the Bingham County Historical Gallery, did the research for the grant and then wrote it.
The letter confirming the grant was received on June 1, 2014. All money was to be spent in one year.
â€śWeâ€™ve already spent the money,â€ť said Alvarez.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) â€” An employee of an Idaho trucking company abandoned a trailer load of frozen chicken at a western Montana truck stop after the company reportedly refused a ransom demand.
The Missoulian reports that the trailer, dripping the juices of rotting chicken, was discovered at the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula on Tuesday. Truck stop manager Crystal Friede said the trailer had been there since at least Saturday.
Just days after retiring from his 28 years of service to the Blackfoot Fire Department, firefighter Kurt Aikele succumbed to lung cancer in 2012. Kurt worked full time as a paid firefighter for 21 years and then volunteered for about seven years after that. On Saturday, Kurt was honored for dying in the line of duty at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) memorial service in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Over 1,000 honor guards were on hand at the ceremony to give a touching and patriotic tribute to the fallen firefighters and their families.
n celebration of Indian Days, five students from Fort Hall Elementary School, dressed in a traditional Native American costume, presented a talent and a speech before judges on Tuesday afternoon in hopes of being selected as school royalty. A "Brave" and a "Princess" will be announced on Thursday.
Organizer and school secretary Cindy Jay said this is a way for the students to celebrate their Indian heritage and show their school pride.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County commissioners approved the budget for the Bingham County Ambulance District on Monday.
The fixed amount for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 is $851,084.
Projected revenue comes from property taxes for a total of $743,376. Other revenue is anticipated to come from the PacifiCorp Judgment ($7,268); Ag Replacement Monies ($23,886); Personal Property Replacement ($10,554) and Sales Tax/Other Revenue ($64,000).
The project revenue total is $851,084.
The Bingham County Volunteer Council wants the community of Aberdeen to know that "they are here for them and have resources to help if there is a need."
The small agricultural community has taken an economic hit with the closure of the Simplot potato processing planet which affected about 200 workers in the area.