Archive - 2010
SHELLEY â€“ Thousands took in activities at Spud Day last Saturday. Spud Party USA 2010 was the theme for this, the 82nd annual Spud Day.
In the adult division of the popular Spud Tug, after a long, hard-fought tug, the Mike Crapo team bested the Versey team, which had won the Spud Tug for the past five years. There were 13 teams entered. The winning team took home a tall trophy and $100.
Rules for the Spud Tug are simple. The number of people on the team doesnâ€™t matter as long as their combined weight does not exceed 1,000 pounds. It is also a single-elimination contest.
ST. ANTHONY â€” The Aberdeen Tigers commenced on a rare double header on the pitch Saturday as they took on both Fremont County teams at their respective home fields.
After catching a 6 A.M bus ride to Ashton the Aberdeen squad picked up a nice 3-2 victory over North Fremont. After that win, Aberdeen then traveled to St. Anthony where they tangled with the Cougars, eventually dropping a defensive struggle 1-0.
BLACKFOOT â€“ The first ever Buddy Walk in Blackfoot was a huge success with hundreds showing up to give their support for people with Down Syndrome and their families.
The teams walked the greenbelt and played games. The South Eastern Idaho Down Syndrome Organization has been very small in size, however today's event raise over $7,000 and exceeded all expectations.
The goals of the organization is to help make people aware of individuals with Down Syndrome and recruit people to the group.
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."