Archive - Sep 2012
Matt Thompson has thrown in his cowboy hat into the ring to run a write-in campaign for Bingham County commissioner in District One.
Mark Bair won the Republican nomination for this office in the primary election.
Thompson was second in the race.
So why is he running?
Based on the precinct reports, if the commissioner office was elected by districts, Bair would have finished third or fourth, Thompson said.
Anyone affected by cancer knows it's not always easy to find a path back to good health. Trevor Bennion, the only certified health and fitness specialist in east Idaho and one of only two specialists in the state who is certified as a 'cancer exercise trainer,' has found his passion helping cancer patients (and others with chronic diseases) find hope by gaining control of their health through exercise and nutrition.
Jacee Jensen scored three goals, leading Firth to a 3-2 girls' soccer win at South Fremont. The Cougars are now 2-4 on the season and will entertain Shelley at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Members of the Blackfoot school board remain tight lipped as suspicion grows throughout the community as to whether the board paid former Blackfoot School District superintendent Scott Crane to 'go away' while he still had up to three years left on his contract.
SHELLEY â€“ Thousands took in the activities of Spud Day in Shelley on Saturday. This year was the 84th yearly celebration of the Russet potato and the City of Shelley.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the Idaho Potato Commission hauled the worldâ€™s biggest potato to Shelley to participate in the parade.
Whitney Wood is the current Miss Idaho. She will compete in the Miss America Pageant come January. Saturday, she joined in the festivities, including being pulled into the vat of potatoes during the Spud Tug.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panthers Bret Parkinson had just scored on an 89 yard kick off return to pull the Panthers to within a score at 14-8 with 9:48 remaining in the first half on Friday evening.
Blackfoot put the kibosh on any thoughts of a Panther victory moments later however as they reeled off 21 points over the remainder of the second quarter on their way to a commanding 56-22 victory.
"Up front our offensive line did a good job and executed well," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "All week long in practice it was business as usual. We just try to come out and get better each day and tonight we got a couple of big plays, stayed focused and didn't have any confusion."
BLACKFOOT â€” People and organizations in the Blackfoot community have donated $28,549 to the families of the three electrocution victims, said organizer Douglas Bowers.
"Each family will receive $9,516," Bowers said.
He delivered the money to the families at 6 p.m. on Friday.
"I'm thankful to God and this community for coming together to support the survivors of such a tragedy," Bowers said. "This is a great community effort.
"Some money came in anonymously," he said. "The Blackfoot Elks donated a sum from the Demolition Derby."
FORT HALL â€” The public got a sneak peek of the plans for the second phase of the new Shoshone-Bannock Sports and Wellness Complex at the Wellness Gathering held at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Convention Center Friday afternoon. Architects, tribal officials and community members shared their vision for this state-of-the art facility designed to meet the wellness needs of a growing community.
FIRTH - The Firth Cougars opened their conference slate on Thursday evening as they welcomed the West Jefferson Panthers to town for what proved to be a quick night of volleyball.
On the bright side for West Jefferson they were able to make the return trip back to Terreton with a little sunlight remaining as Firth crushed the Panthers 25-6, 25-15 and 25-6 in a little under an hour of game time.
"West Jefferson are a really young team so this is a rebuilding year for them," Firth head coach Carla Reeves said. "We've been there before so I know what they're going through."
CAMP MABRY, Texas â€” Brigadier General Joyce Stevens was promoted to the rank of Major General at the Texas Military Forces Museum in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Stevens became the first female two star general in the Texas National Guard. The announcement was made by Adjutant General of Texas, Maj. Gen. John Nichols.
Assuming the dual roles of Commander for the Texas Army National Guard and Assistant Adjutant General in March 2009, Stevens serves as the principal advisor to The Adjutant General for all Army operations.