Archive - 2012
It's the moment that you've all been waiting for. It's championship Friday and by nights end Bingham County could be celebrating not one, not two, but three different state football titles in three different classifications as the Blackfoot Broncos, Shelley Russets and Firth Cougars will all take to their respective fields looking to etch their names into the lore of their respective programs.
Last season Bingham County took home two of the three title games in which they participated in and this year a large contingent of fans from the respective schools are hoping for a little bit more.
The fearless predictions are a perfect 11-0 on the playoffs looking to go a perfect 14-0 with this weeks picks and so, without further adoâ€¦..
WHAT DO YOU THINK? WHO WILL WIN AND WHY?
November is National Adoption Month. Today is National Adoption Day.
Amber Marshall Baker, Kelby Dye and MaeLeigh Dye are Bingham County residents who shared their adoption stories.
Amber Marshall Baker was 8 1/2 months old when she was adopted by Doyle and Ila Marshall.
When she joined the family, she gained an older brother, Travis. He had also been adopted by the Marshalls.
"My life has been blessed beyond measure from the gift of being adopted," said Baker.
THOMAS â€” It took a little while longer for Snake River's opening night as the start time to the game was delayed by the opening games but when the contest finally tipped off, the Lady Panthers wasted little time dismantling South Fremont as they cruised to a 57-38 opening night victory.
"Defense, defense, defense. That's what we are and every team calls it something different but to us it's Panther defense and I think that we set that tone early and often," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "Last year on opening night after the first quarter it was 4-2 so tonight really shows, second year for most of these kids in the program in which we all are more on the same page. Every body participated in the summer program and even though it was South Fremont's second game of the season, they were the ones that looked rusty not us."
Students from Blackfoot's Independence Alternative High School's health council will be passing out smoking cessation kits from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for today's Great American Smokeout. The American Cancer Society is marking the 37th annual November 15th smokeout by encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit, or to at least quit smoking for the day.
"Even by quitting for one day, smokers will be taking a step towards a healthier life that can help reduce cancer risks," said Traci Lambson, tobacco prevention and cessation coordinator for Southeast Idaho Public Health.
Shelley Superintendent Bryan Jolley announced the school district will receive $208,000 in merit-pay bonuses this year at the trustees' monthly meeting Tuesday. The merit pay will be distributed to the school district today.
"The checks will be cut Dec. 5," said Jolley.
Idaho voters soundly defeated Props 1, 2 and 3. Prop 2 dealt with pay for performance.
Last Tuesday, the Idaho attorney general said the failure [of Prop 2] at the polls should not affect the payout.
Items of note from Oct. 24 - Nov. 3.
LOST WALLET: Oct. 24, 4:20 p.m.: A woman said she lost her wallet and she thinks she left it on top of her car in the Walmart parking lot. She returned to the parking lot but it was no longer there.
PIGGY BANK THEFT: Oct. 24, 6:15 p.m.: A woman said someone has stolen her three-year-old's piggy bank and there was $300-400 inside.
IDENTITY THEFT: Oct. 24, 6:17 p.m.: A man said he received a power bill for a residence in Pocatello in his name, but he has always lived with his mom and never had power under his name.
Kebler Miller, 91, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at The
Gables with his family by his side.
Kebler was born March 4, 1921 to Bert and Susie Miller in Laurel Springs, North Carolina.Â
Â Â He was in the Army and fought in France during World War II. He was wounded and received a Purple Heart.Â
On Nov. 16, 1951 Kebler married Evon Wyatt and they made their home in Blackfoot.Â They had three children, two sons and a daughter.
Deborah Jean Thomas, 63, of Blackfoot, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
Deborah was born March 24, 1949 in Wendell, to Glendon Myers Nicholls and Crystal Pauline White.Â Â She spent her youth in Blackfoot and graduated from Snake River High School in 1968. She went on to pursue a tech degree in office management.
She married her husband Lester Craig Thomas on Nov. 2, 1974 and together had two beautiful sons â€” Benjamin and Eric. Lester and Deborah were later divorced.
FORT HALLâ€”In celebration of the newly declared National Native American Heritage Month, members of Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are having some fun by participating in "Wear Your Moccasins To Work Day" all day Thursday.
"Someone started this up on Facebook and email as a way to show Native pride and we thought it sounded like fun," said Randy'L Teton, public affairs manager for the tribes. "We're just going to roll with the punches and join in."