Archive - 2013
Five students have traveled to Blackfoot and Idaho Falls from all over the world through the American Intercultural Student Exchange(AISE).
"I've hosted since 1994 and we've had probably around 39 exchange students. To offer another adolescent the opportunity to see the world and to share cultures is priceless,"said one of the host mothers, Traci Leonardson.
Two of the exchange students are young men, who are living in Idaho Falls with their host family. They are juniors at Idaho Falls High School (IFHS).
Robert Verland â€śBobâ€ť Haddon, 61, of Blackfoot passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.
Bob was born Jan. 14, 1952 to Charles Vernon Haddon and Cora Bell Wagner-Haddon.Â He was the second child of what grew to be 7.
Steven Brent Cronquist, 58, of Pingree passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family following a lingering illness.Â
Steven was born on Feb. 4, 1955 in Logan, Utah to Carl and VaLoye Balls Cronquist, Jr.Â He was raised in the Blackfoot area and attended Snake River schools, graduating from Snake River High School. He married Diane Schobe and together they had two sons, Jimmy and John.Â They were later divorced.Â Later in life he found companionship with Debbie Thomas and they remained together until her passing on Nov. 9, 2012.
Believe it or not we have just finished the first month of the high school football season.
While most teams in the state are wrapping up their non-conference match-ups and preparing for the meat of their schedule, there will still be a few big non-conference match-ups later in the season.
Saturday was a glorious day to celebrate the 85th edition of Shelleyâ€™s Spud Day. Thousands attended.
This yearâ€™s theme was â€śUnder the Big Top" and the Spud Day committee certainly delivered.
The parade featured Miss Russet--Carly Nelson--and her court, cheerleaders, dancers, politicians, floats and farm equipment.
Seven thousand baked potatoes were prepared for all comers. At noon, people lined up across the city park to receive a potato loaded with butter, sour cream and cheese. Milk was also served.
BLACKFOOT â€” What the Mangum brothers wanted was a dog. What they gained was a summer of experience and a Summer of Service Award from ABC.
Starting in June, Braden Mangum, 13, an eighth grader at Snake River Junior High, and Tracen Mangum, 11, a sixth grader at Snake River Middle School, worked at the Blackfoot Animal Shelter. Since school has started, they continue to work each Friday at the shelter.
The shelter is open from 12 noon to 1 p.m., each weekday, Monday through Friday.
FIRTH â€” Coltyr Brewington had a great night on Friday. First he was named Firth's Homecoming King and then he led his Cougars to a 39-20 rout of South Fremont.
SHELLEY â€” Kaden Schmitt passed for 191 yards and five touchdowns as Shelley pounded Pocatello 41-14 in non-conference play on Friday.
"I've got to give it up to our offensive line," said Schmitt. "They gave me time and gave my receivers time to get open."
BLACKFOOT â€” After a week off the Blackfoot Broncos took to the field Friday night for homecoming, it was also the 4A District 5/6 opener as the Century Diamondbacks came to town.
There were a lot of fireworks in Blackfoot Friday night, unfortunately for Bronco fans Century made more than the hometown team.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham Academy, a new public charter high school, will open in August 2014 in Blackfoot. It will be located in the corner of Riverside Plaza that had formerly been the home of the Plaza Twin Theater, Bradbury College and Blackfoot Bookstore.
Doug Owen has been hired as the principal.
"I've always wanted the opportunity to open a new school; to put it all together," said Owen. "This is a really good bonus.
"I've always wanted the opportunity to hire a new faculty; to hire a complete staff," he said.