Archive - Oct 2012
Over 400 balloons will be released from Jensen Grove as part of a 'domestic violence awareness campaign' sponsored by Bingham Crisis Center Thursday at 6 p.m. The balloons are in honor of those who have lost their lives to domestic violence and for all of the men, women and children who were assisted at the crisis center this past year.
BLACKFOOT â€” It was the close of the 2012 regular soccer season for the Blackfoot Lady Broncos on Tuesday evening and for a trio of seniors, Alexsys Ramirez, Diana Hernandez and Sharon Varela, it was the final home game for them as well.
Unfortunately, on a day in which the wind was howling, the Lady Broncos were unable to muster the offense necessary to win as they fell 3-0 to conference foe Preston.
Items of note from Sept. 18-26.
ROAD RAGE: Sept. 18, 10 a.m.: A caller said an elderly female passed him on the right hand side of Judicial and rolled down her window and yelled obscenities at him.
STILL IN THE CAR: Sept. 18, 3 p.m.: A caller said there is a vehicle that has been in the parking lot for several hours and there is a man inside that has never exited the vehicle.
GRAND THEFT AUTO: Sept. 19, 9:45 a.m.: A caller reported a truck stolen from the fairgrounds and said it happened sometime last weekend.
Don Dewey and his wife Charlene live near exit 93 off Interstate 15.
About 2 a.m. on Tuesday they were awakened by two explosions.
"We thought the Sinclair had blown up," Don said. "We thought one of their tanks had blown."
The Deweys live about one block from the Snake River Sinclair station on U.S. Highway 26.
Don got up and made his way to Anytime Fitness where he and others watched the fire caused when two semi-trucks collided. He said several people working out at the gym had to have witnessed the explosion.
Idaho State senior tight end Josh Hill has been named the National Tight End of the Week by College Football Performance Awards for his performance on Saturday against Sacramento State.
Hill, a Blackfoot High School graduate, had a career afternoon as he caught 12 passes for 123 yards against the Hornets. His previous career high was nine catches against Portland State last year and 92 yards receiving against Western State in the 2011 home opener. For the season Hill has 25 catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns.
Friends and family of Brent and Emilie Hanson, with the support of Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Clubs, raised over $13,000 for the Hanson family through fundraising events in late September.
Emilie's husband, Brent, was killed in a motorcycle accident last month.
"It was inspiring to see the community pull together and do so much for one person," said Hanson. "I am grateful for the hard work and generosity, the giving hearts and love given from this community.
"We are really held up by the community and we are really grateful," she said.
City Clerk Suzanne McNeel, a Blackfoot native, has been elected vice president by members of the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers Association (ICCTFOA) for 2012-2013.
The ICCTFOA was formed to increase the professionalism of its members; improve city administration; advance the fullest measure of responsibility in local government and to cooperate with federal, state and local agencies, the Association of Idaho Cities, Idaho universities and other organizations to upgrade the efficiency of city government.
Pay-for-performance is a concept nearly everyone understands, but a group of Bingham County educators say they will never qualify.
They are those who teach and guide students at Independence Alternative High School, which serves all five districts in the county.
"People in the community are under the impression that good teachers will be rewarded" under the state's pay-for-performance or merit pay law," said Dan Grimes, who teaches government at IAHS. "But that's not true."
The five siblings from Blackfoot's Kesler family were all smiles and their camaraderie and enthusiasm was evident over the airwaves as they took on the Iantello family from Woodstock, Ga., on the popular game show Family Feud Monday afternoon on KPVI (Channel 6).
BLACKFOOT â€” The Bingham County Senior Center "Meals on Wheels" program is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens in the area on Mondays and Tuesdays from approximately 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pam Beus, executive director of the senior center, said she believes that one of the best offerings of the senior center is the meals that are provided at the center and through "Meals on Wheels."
"Volunteer drivers are provided with a vehicle and gas," Beus noted. "All that is donated is time."