Bedke Returns To Work
A state lawmaker injured in a farming accident earlier this month has returned to work at the Idaho Legislature. Representative Scott Bedke, of Oakley, briefly addressed his colleagues in the Idaho House on Monday. Bedke, the assistant majority leader, told lawmakers he had been humbled by his experience and in the wake of the accident: Bedke says “Every day is a holiday, every meal a feast.” The Republican leader was injured a week ago when a hay bale weighing about a ton fell on him. Bedke was able to call 911 and taken to the Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley, where he was treated for minor fractures to his spine and sternum. His wife, Sarah Bedke, temporarily took over his legislative duties last week while he recovered.