Archive - Sep 2010
BLACKFOOT - Pride and pain. Applause and tears. All were present Saturday as the community lined the streets from the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds to Jensen Grove.
The city send-off for members of the 116th Brigade started with a parade. Followed by a presentation to Mayor Mike Virtue. The community then enjoyed a free barbecue while they mingled with the soldiers.
The troops will fly-out of the area September 21.
BLACKFOOT â€” Approximately 250 people worked moving corn from the field to freezer bags Saturday morning.
Members of three faith groups â€” the Blackfoot South and West stakes from the LDS Church, Emanuel Lutheran and Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist churches â€” prepared corn for use at the Community Dinner Table later this year.
"The Community Dinner Table is such a fantastic idea," said Craig Atwood, who trimmed corn from the cob at the Methodist church. "They need all the help they can get."
Kay Perkins Lyman, 95, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15,
2010, in Blackfoot.
Kay was a long-time resident of Blanding, Utah, but had come to live with his daughter, Deana Day, and be near his other children in Blackfoot after the death of his wife in December of last year. Since June he had been living at the Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot.
LeeAnna Z. M. Tinno, 39
LeeAnna Z. M. Tinno, 39, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
LeeAnna was born on Feb. 12, 1971, in Pocatello to Marge Galloway and Zilford Tinno. She was raised in the Blackfoot area and attended schools in the Blackfoot school district.
FIRTH â€” Constitution Day was Friday. To remember this event, elementary students dressed in a sea of red, white and blue at A. W. Johnson Elementary in Firth.
"The Constitution is the highest law of the country," kindergartner Aiden Clayson said.
The Constitution was taught to each class, grades kindergarten through fourth, throughout the week. Kindergarten teacher and counselor Mary Harshbarger taught these classes.
At the Firth Middle School, students participated in a poster contest. The winners were Allie Gibson, Hannah Esplin, Victor Burkhart and Savannah Brewington.
RIVERSIDE â€” After raising six children of their own, Rudy and Veronica deWit were faced with an empty house.
"I saw Wednesday's Child and wanted to adopt," Veronica said of their initial journey into the world of foster care.
That was five years ago. Although Rudy wasn't too keen on the idea of adoption or foster care at first, he eventually warmed to the idea.
"We've fostered 11 kids since then," Rudy said as he sat at the kitchen table earlier this week. He noted how easy it is for anyone who have ever considered providing such a service to begin the process.
REXBURG - The Blackfoot Broncos travelled north to Rexburg to take on the Madison for the Bobcats homecoming game and came away with a 31-8 victory.
The Broncos took advantage of some Bobcat miscues, including hitting a seam pass on the second play of the game, good for a 68 yard pass and catch play for the game's opening score.
"Pilster really made some nice throws tonight," said Coach Stan Buck. "The first pass to (Beau) Hoskins really set the tone for the game tonight."
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panthers reverted to the time tested football formula on Saturday evening, pounding the rock with seven different running backs, who amassed 221-yards of rushing between them and then turned the ball over to their stingy defense who collected a trio of turnovers, leading the Panthers to a 26-7 homecoming victory over the Savages of Salmon.
By MARK HIGH
SHELLEY â€” Bingham County rivals collided on the volleyball court on Thursday evening as Blackfoot made their inaugural visit to Shelley for a good old fashioned High Country Conference duel.
At the end of the night the host Russets emerged victorious, winning the match in 4 sets 25-22, 21-25, 25-19 and 25-12.
â€śBeating these 4A and 5A teams has been phenomenal,â€ť Shelley head coach Ceanna Larson said. â€śThere have been many people who have doubted that we could even compete at this level so it is awesome to come out and prove what we can do.â€ť
POCATELLO â€” In about a year, Portneuf Medical Center will have a new cancer center. It will open at the same time as the hospital's new facility does the summer of 2011.
"This is really a historic day for the people of Pocatello and all of Eastern Idaho," said Dr. Scott Pierson, a medical oncologist and hematologist at the current cancer center.
Speaking to a small group of cancer survivors and other dignitaries at a ground-breaking ceremony on Sept. 16, Pierson noted that medical and radiation oncology will be under one roof in the new facility.