Archive - 2012
LaVerne Fallis Olson, 88, of Blackfoot returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.
LaVerne was born April 2, 1924, in Hatch, Garfield County, Utah, to Jacob Alonzo and Abigail Clove Fallis.Â She was the third daughter and the fourth child born to this union.Â Early in LaVerneâ€™s life it was apparent that physical health was a problem, which also affected her emotional health somewhat all of her life.Â The doctors diagnosed her condition as St. Vitus Dance.
Tuesday was delivery day at Snake River High School.
Eight families and 16 individuals in the Snake River School District received gifts, food and toiletries from money and food collected from students and faculty at SRHS.
Members of the student executive council and Jodi Togiai's leadership class headed up this annual Charity Week.
The families received ham, potatoes, canned goods, toiletry items and presents for the children.
"People are so grateful," said Togiai. "Families have told us they wouldn't have had Christmas without our help."
ABERDEEN â€” The Aberdeen Tigers hosted Snake River in another installment of the highway 39 rivalry on Tuesday evening and by evenings end, it was the visiting Panthers who prevailed with a 60-45 victory.
The Panthers got off to about as good a start as one could have wanted as they sprinted to an 11-3 lead midway through the first quarter. That lead grew to double digits late in the second quarter when Cole Rushton dialed long distance for a 29-19 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the first half.
Items of note from Nov. 28-Dec. 5.
BIRD HUNTERS: Nov. 28, 7:53 a.m.: A man said a group of juveniles go around the neighborhood shooting birds with BB guns and they have shot his dog as well.
SEX OFFENSE: Nov. 28, 11:43 a.m.: A caller said a man did not want to go to the Willow's because he was sexually assaulted by his roommate.
CANDY BARS: Nov. 28, 12:14 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop said a male took one or two candy bars without paying for them.
# 12 P&Z ordinance controversial
By Lisa Lete
BLACKFOOT - Tempers flared between county residents and county commissioners following a 'standing room only' work session on Nov. 14 The commissioners unanimously approved wording changes to the controversial planning and zoning ordinance. The ordinance will be in effect at the first hearing of the new year on Jan. 9, 2013.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson said deputies have gone into every school in the county this school year. He noted those visits when questioned about safety measures in light of the elementary school shooting tragedy in Connecticut last Friday.
"We have trained administrators and teachers throughout the county," Johnson said. "We teach people what to watch for and how to report any action â€” whether that action be a weapon or verbal threat â€” until we can get there to take over security of the buildings.
BLACKFOOT â€” The horrific event Friday morning at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, where a gunman killed 7 adults and 20 children, shocked the nation and has everyone talking and asking about the safety of the schools in their own communities. Local superintendents say the tragedy has greatly impacted the teachers, students and staff at every school and that student safety is always of top concern.
Bryan Jolley, superintendent of Shelley School District, assured the public that school safety is always on the mind of the district, not just in the wake of a tragedy.
BLACKFOOT â€” When he was in sixth grade, Kirby Jonas fell in love with writing.
Jonas, a Pocatello firefighter, was at Stinkin' Cute signing his latest novel, "The Secret of Two Hawks" on Saturday. It is his 11th book.
Kirby said a teacher in Shelley, whose name he doesn't remember, assigned his students to write a short story. He wrote four words, including "stream," as a possible theme.
"I thought "stream," I can write a Western story about that," Jonas said. He did, the teacher liked it and Jonas' career as an author began. "From then on, I had the urge.
IONA â€” The Blackfoot Bronco wrestling team capped a very busy eight day stretch of wrestling with a perfect 9-0 record at the Bonneville Duels over the weekend, good enough for second place in the massive tournament just five points behind the Bees of Bonneville.
"The team showed a lot of heart," Blackfoot head coach Thain Cashmore said. "I was impressed with how the team stepped up. It was a good ending to a hard week of wrestling."