Archive - Oct 2010
By MELANIE MOORE
SHELLEY â€” Starla Thompson was just 39 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, seven years later, she is free and clear of the deadly disease.
Thompson found a lump in her breast, but hesitated to have it checked. Three months later, in May of 2003, she again found the the lumpâ€”this time it was larger.
"I decided 'I can't just ignore this anymore,'" Thompson said.
Thompson scheduled an appointment at the Blackfoot Medical Center. Shortly after her exam, she had a mammogram and biopsy. It was cancer.
IDAHO FALLS â€” After a 9-1 conference record and a first place finish in the regular season the Blackfoot Broncos looked poised for a deep run through the post season. That is why they continue to play the games however as the Broncos were upset for the second straight day, this time 4-2 at the hands of the Madison Bobcats.
THOMAS â€” The top two teams in the 3A fifth district collided at Snake River High School and after the dust had settled, Snake River emerged triumphant after a five game thriller 20-25, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20 and 15-6.
"I think that we just had to get the jitters out to start," Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said. "We are mentally strong, we have a lot of experience and we just fought through it tonight."
After dropping the first two games Snake River roared back to life in the third game behind the very vocal, loud support of the home crowd.
POCATELLO â€” Late Tuesday, Idaho State Police officials reported the arrest of a suspect in a hit-and-run accident which occurred on Sunday, Oct. 9.
An ISP spokesman said information provided by members of the public resulted in the arrest of Kelsey Schlenker of Idaho Falls.
Schlenker was arrested for the felony charge of Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident and the misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving.
THOMAS â€” For the fourth year in a row, the Snake River Lady Panther soccer squad are heading to the state tournament, representing the fifth district as the conference champions.
"I told these girls that this is our field and we don't want to go home without winning on this field with this team," Snake River head coach Randy Turpin said. "We had play out of kids all day long like they wanted to win and I'm sorry but American Falls didn't know what to do with us. These dang kids have so much heart and I can't say enough."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot volleyball program paid a fond farewell to four seniors on Tuesday night as Taylor Sheepskin, Quinci Mortensen, Vanessa Wislodoski and Andrea Smith took to the home court for the final time in their prep careers.
At the end of the evening Hillcrest proved to be inhospitable house guests however, as they spoiled the evening by winning the match 3-1.
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” After months of planning and weeks of construction and design work, the Grandstands of Terror are prepared to open this week.
The Grandstands of Terror, a haunted spook alley located in the grandstands at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds, opens this Thursday and runs through Nov. 1, excluding Sundays. All proceeds from the haunted house benefit the Blackfoot Community Players and the Nuart Theater.
BLACKFOOT â€“ It is fundraising season at Ridge Crest Elementary and a couple of area businesses have come forward with big donations.
Both Brent Gordon Law Firm and Brandon and Summer Jackman with local State Farm offices have boosted fundraising efforts at Ridge Crest by each donating $600 which will result in two new projectors for classrooms.
FIRTH â€” This week is National School Lunch Week.
â€śIdaho is one of the leaders in the national for nutrition standards,â€ť said Amy Dye, Food Service Supervisor in the Firth School District. â€śIdahoâ€™s nutrition standards were put in place three years ago.â€ť
Menus must have the right proportion of calories and fiber. They must be low fat with whole grains, including vitamins A and C, she said. â€śWe bring in fresh fruit and vegetables instead of canned fruits in syrup or canned vegetables.â€ť
â€śEverything is analyzed through a computer,â€ť Dye said.
BLACKFOOT â€” A longtime Blackfoot business is getting a new look.
The owners of Keslerâ€™s Market have decided to upgrade their storefront for an updated look and improved customer experience.
The new storefront, which is expected to be complete by December, will have two entrances and an enclosed patio area. There will be automatic doors on the west and south walls, with secondary doors inside to prevent cold winter air from entering the store.
â€śWeâ€™re pretty excited about it,â€ť said Kelly Kesler, who co-owns the store with his brother Bob.