Archive - Sep 2012
EAGLE â€” James Withers, the defending Class 3A state champion from Snake River, placed 17th in the elite division of the Bob Firman Invitational cross country meet on Saturday.
Whittier's time over the 5-kilometer course at Eagle Island State Park was 16 minutes 5 seconds.
The meet drew 140 teams from throughout the West including Utah, Oregon, Washington and, of course, Idaho.
"We were very honored to have been invited to participate in it," said Panther coach Mike Kirkham.
Representatives of Bingham Memorial Hospital presented Bingham County Commissioner Cleone Jolley with a check in the amount of $356,628.33 on Friday. It is the latest payment made as a result of an agreement signed in 2007 when the hospital converted from a county-owned and operated facility to a non-profit, 501(c)3 private entity.
The payment amount comes from three funds:
Â° the annual lease payment for the liquid asset transfer,
Â° reimbursement for indigent care provided by the county to area residents and
Students and staff at Fort Hall Elementary School are enjoying bright colors and more of nature's beauty on the grounds of their school with the completion of a landscaping project made possible by a $5,000 grant from Lowe's
Fifth grade teacher Garth Carlson applied for the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant last year in hopes of getting the money "to help make the world a nicer place for the students." He was thrilled to receive the funds in time to get much of the landscaping done throughout the summer before school started.
â€śI got into education so I could have the same impact on students that certain teachers and coaches had on me,â€ť said Thomas.
Â [When this opportunity came up], â€śI was ready for a change,â€ť he said. â€śI wanted to have more of an impact on education than I had in my own classroom.
Thomas grew up in Blackfoot, graduated from Blackfoot High in 1990 and then taught in American Falls.
â€śAs I looked over the river, I was always a bit envious of Snake River,â€ť he said.
THOMAS â€” County foes collided for the second straight Saturday as the Shelley Russets and the Snake River Panthers butted heads on the soccer pitch. Snake River came into the contest looking for the season sweep of the Russets and after a three goal first half that is exactly what they got for their efforts as they shut out the visiting Russets 3-0.
"We were a little tired but everyone came out and played really hard today," Snake River head coach Trevor Peterson said. "I thought that we came out and made good passes, had some good runs, moved the ball well and finished the game hard."
THOMAS â€” A week removed from a nil-nil tie at Shelley High School, the Snake River Lady Panthers and the Shelley Lady Russets resumed their county rivalry on Saturday as they returned to the pitch looking for a definitive winner.
At the end of the day it was the visiting Shelley squad who stood triumphant as the final whistle blew as they celebrated a solid 3-1 victory.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos built a five touchdown first half advantage and then coasted home for a 34-21 home victory over the Preston Indians on Friday evening.
Blackfoot out gained the Indians 314-73 in a first half that witnessed a dominating first half performance from the defending state champions as the Broncos tallied a pair of touchdowns through the air and a trio of rushing touchdowns for the 34-0 halftime lead.
THOMAS â€” Nate Martin knew the key to his success on Friday night.
"The key was the line. They did unreal. They did their jobs and we played good as a team," Martin said after rushing for 140 yards and three touchdowns to lead Snake River to a 20-3 non-conference football win over Aberdeen.
"I worked hard this week in practice," Martin said. "I kept my head up and followed my blockers."
ABERDEEN â€” The Tectron harvester is a monster of a machine. It is the only one of its kind in the United States and has found a happy home digging up spuds in Bingham County.
FORT HALL â€” Grappling with a classroom supply budget of only $75 per year, a group of teachers from Fort Hall Elementary School have found a gem of website - www.DonorsChoose.org - that has helped them get thousands of dollars worth of books, equipment, furniture and other much needed supplies for their classrooms. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity for the classroom.