Archive - Apr 2012
During the early hours of the morning, wagonmasters Lenna and Bruce Dawkins begin harnessing their horses.The warm breath of the animals billows out, cutting through the cold air. The mules and horses neigh, showing their anticipation of the journey.
The party of 10â€” five teams â€” will be hauling wagons for a five-night, six-day journey through Goodall's Cutoff to the old post known as Frenchman's Cabin at the bottom of the Butte.
The Dawkins, husband and wife, have gone on several treks prior to this. This is the first that they have organized themselves.
BLACKFOOT- The 3rd annual talent show, Bingham's Got Talent, will be hosted at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) Saturday night, April 14th at 7 p.m. The talent show was organized by Angels Among Us, the Relay for Life team from the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church.
Stacy Hastriter is the chairman for Bingham's Got Talent. Tom Drysdale is the chairman of the Angels Among Us relay team.
This year there are 22 entries. All spectacular in differing ways. Landon Delaney, 13-years-old, will be playing the cello and Alyssa Delaney, his sister, will be playing the fiddle.
BLACKFOOT â€” It was a mixed day on the diamond for the Blackfoot softball squad on Thursday as they started out like gangbusters for a 8-7 first game win before fizzling out in game two for an 8-2 loss against fifth district foe Pocatello.
BLACKFOOT â€” Stepping into the Bingham County Historical Societies (BCHS) new location is like stepping into a time machine. Black and white photos line the walls and shelves. Unknown faces from the past stare blankly shouting out stories of their history. People enjoying a day at the Eastern Idaho State fair, an old drugstore with various commodities stacked floor to ceiling, an ice cream parlor- all part of Bingham County's rich history.
Wilford C. â€śNickâ€ťNicholson, 80, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at his home.
He was born Aug.14, 1931 in Battle Mountain, Nev., to Wilford Leslie Nicholson and Dolly Brown.
He was raised in Elko, Nev., and attended schools there.Â He moved around the country with his military family to various stations.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
On May 3, 1954, he married Lenus Wright in Reno, Nev..Â She preceded him in death on July 1, 2009.
Â He later married Dolores R. Jordan on Dec. 8, 2010.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Russets rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as they evened the season series with the Rigby Trojans with a 3-2 High Country Conference victory at Shelley High School on Wednesday afternoon.
"I'm very happy with the win and very happy with the way that the team came back from yesterday and did the things that we talked about," Shelley head coach Yence Mora said. "We've talked about three things. Get on base, get the base runner over and then get the base runner home and we did that today which was the key."
BLACKFOOT â€” A day removed from a hard fought loss to conference rival Hillcrest, the Blackfoot tennis team took to the home courts looking to exact a little vengeance on the Pocatello Indians.
At the end of the day Blackfoot accomplished the mission on all fronts as they swept the Indians 12-0.
Stephanie Palmer, a young mother of two, had her life turned upside down when she suddenly became paralyzed. Palmer is now reaching out to the community after she entered a national contest to win a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.
Nineteen candidates for five county and state officers introduced themselves to the members of the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
They are running for sheriff, the state House of Representatives, county prosecutor and two county commission seats.
Each had two minutes to briefly explain their reason for seeking their office. All are Republicans whose numbers will be winnowed in the primary election on May 15.
Registration for Cattle Kids is open. Contact the Extension office in Blackfoot at 785-8060 to sign up.
"Cattle Kids gives city kids an opportunity to raise cattle," said organizer Neil Anderson. "Kids have an opportunity to be in the cattle business.
"The program builds character and helps develop responsibility," said Anderson. "They make money in the process.
Cattle Kids is for kids ages 8 through 15, inclusive. This is the fourth year for this program.