Archive - 2012
Bingham County Clerk Sara Staub has reported a scam related to jury duty.
On Tuesday Staub said several people have recently come into the courthouse to report that they had received text messages saying they were being fined for failure to report for jury duty.
"We've been told the text message tells the people they're being fined $100 for failure to report," Staub said. She added that the people who have reported the text messages were not on a jury duty list.
Close to 100 individuals representing each branch of the Armed Forces were honored at the Firth Veterans' Assembly Monday morning.
The community and student bodies from both Firth High School and Firth Middle School attended. The students dressed in their best clothes. They looked good and were respectful.
Military historian Rob Morris, a history teacher at Idaho Falls High School, said, "Each veteran is a piece of the puzzle.
"There are so many vets and so few people to record their histories," he said. "When that person leaves this planet, his/her stories need to be immortalized.
BLACKFOOT -- Peyton Astle recorded the fastest time in the Tater Trot 5-kilometer run at Airport Park on Saturday. His top time was 23 minutes, 57.36 seconds.
Marlene Lyksett had the best time of 1:30.24.50 in the 10-kilometer walk and Chris Davis had the best of 43:23.40 in the 10-kilometer run.
The event was a fundraiser for the Community Dinner Table's Christmas box project.
5K Run Results
1 Peyton Astle 23:57.36
2 Lexi Ferrin 24:09.99
3 Paul Bingham 24:22.34
4 Elizabeth Murray 24:38.95
BLACKFOOT â€” Runners and volunteers came together to raise nearly $2,000 for the Community Dinner Tableâ€™s Christmas box project on Saturday.
â€śThis will buy a lot of the staple foods,â€ť said CDT treasurer Ronda Cheatham.
Cheatham said that the Christmas boxes will contain enough food for two meals for a family of four.
In addition to its weekly meals on Tuesday, CDTâ€™s next event will be a Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 22. Cheatham said CDT officials anticipate serving 200 meals. She said, â€śweâ€™ve had just a wonderful response. People want to be a part of this.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” Clive Lott and Jim Lindsay are among those who are honored every Nov. 11 when the country celebrates Veterans Day.
Lott, 89, joined the U.S. Army Air Corps shortly after his 18th birthday. He spent some of World War II in England.
â€śI was nearly killed by a buzz bomb,â€ť he recalled recently. A buzz bomb was the vernacular for Germanyâ€™s V-2, an unmanned aircraft packed with explosives.
POCATELLO â€” That very large exhale heard from Idaho State's Holt Arena late Saturday night was the huge sigh of relieve from the large Blackfoot contingent as their defense made not one, but two huge stops late in the fourth quarter to seal the 34-27 semi-final victory over the Skyview Hawks.
Kyler Haddon scores on a first and goal from the one with a plunge over left guard. PAT is blocked Blackfoot up 6-0 8:09
Jaxon Pryor scores from four yards out for Skyview. PAT snap bobbled score tied 6-6 3:44 remaining.
First quarter ends, score tied at 6-6.
Alonzo Ramos hits Colby Pearson in the corner of the endzone on an 11 yard touchdown pass. Gabby Bartollo extra point is good! Blackfoot leads 13-6 with 6:03 remaining in the half.
James Korth intercepts a pass on the 30, returns the ball to the Skyview 13. 5:17
POCATELLO â€“ A 2A state championship game berth was on the line Saturday afternoon as the undefeated Firth Cougars battled with West Side in a rematch from week one of the regular season.
In that opening game Firth was never challenged, much like the majority of the season but on Saturday, the Pirates came out fighting as they led for most of the contest. In the end the Cougars were able to fend off the pesky Pirates however as they escaped Holt Arena with a hard fought 22-14 victory.
BLACKFOOT â€” Delbert Baron figures he has easily driven over a million miles behind the wheel of a school bus in his 38 years of driving bus for Blackfoot School District 55. Because of health problems, Baron has reluctantly handed over the bus keys to settle into retirement with his wife of 57 years, Nettie.
"Bus driving is serious business," said Baron. "There comes a time in life when safety is more important than trying to do the job."
BLACKFOOT â€” Students, staff and guests were were humbled and inspired at a Veteran's Day assembly at Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) on Friday. Veterans from past and recent wars were honored and remembered.
Student Jesus Espinoza welcomed the veterans saying, "We cannot and will not forget those who paid the price for our freedom."