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POCATELLO — Colin Reese Diggie, 36, of Fort Hall, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.

MONTPELIER — A juvenile is being charged with felony involuntary manslaughter in connection to the shooting death of a 10-year-old Blackfoot girl near Montpelier on June 9, the Bear Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday.

CHUBBUCK — A 27-year-old Aberdeen man was killed early Friday from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Philbin Road near Siphon Road, Idaho State Police said.

BLACKFOOT — In a 14-minute meeting Tuesday night, the Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission approved conditional use permits (CUPs) for the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center elementary and middle school facilities.

BLACKFOOT — The Idaho Transportation Department will close the Rose Road Interchange (Exit 98) and the north and southbound I-15 off-ramps for paving on Friday, July 26.

SHELLEY – The Shelley School Board ushered in the era of new Superintendent Chad Williams during its monthly meeting Thursday night.

SHELLEY – Hometown author Dayle King Searle was the guest speaker at Ladies’ Night Out last Friday at the North Bingham County District Library here.

THOMAS – Most times when people begin talking about camping in July, they are thinking of heading up into the mountains for some clean air and fishing and sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows.

ROYAL PORTRUSH, IRELAND – The British Open, golf’s fourth major of the year, was all set to begin on Thursday and they had all but crowned the winner of the event before it actually started.

SHELLEY – The Shelley High School Russets volleyball team and their new coach Savannah Leckington have released their 2019 schedule and it is packed with exciting and entertaining matches beginning with the season opener against the Thunder Ridge Titans on August 28.

WOLVERINE CANYON – The Annual Wolverine Canyon Marathon kicked off on Saturday without any hitches and as one runner put it, “It isn’t about who wins, it is about survival and proving to yourself that you can do it.”

POCATELLO – The 2019 Blackfoot American Legion Broncos AA baseball team was a very talented bunch of players. They had to be in order to beat a team that only lost a single game to an Idaho-based club and will go into the state tournament as the favorite to win it all.

ROYAL PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND – The first round of the final major golf championship of 2019, the British Open, is in the books and it has been a totally different day on the course for the leaders and some of the pre-tournament favorites.

BLACKFOOT – A total of 96 teams have ponied up the entry fee and are set to go as the Blackfoot Municipal Golf Course presents the 20th Annual Rupe’s Two Man Golf Tournament.

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Let me first say this: I have nothing against charter schools.

We’re now three issues into the new Bingham County Chronicle. This has been a vastly new experience, it’s had a couple of growing pains, but we’re still excited about the prospects for this endeavor.