Archive - 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” Madison Leslie hit two more bombs, including a walk off dinger in the bottom of the sixth inning of the second game as Blackfoot remained perfect in conference play with a double header sweep of Century on Tuesday evening.
"Madison is really starting to swing a big bat for us," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "You could see it in the cage earlier in the season and I knew that it was only a matter of time before she started terrorizing pitchers. She is just so strong and our line up has no holes in it. There isn't a spot in the batting order where you can pitch around a hitter."
Dan Cravens, a regional economist with the Idaho Department of Labor, has scheduled a news conference at noon Thursday at the Blackfoot City Hall.
While sources close to Cravens have indicated that he plans to announce a run for mayor of Blackfoot, Cravens said he will have no comment until Thursday.
Mayor Mike Virtue has indicated that he will not seek another term. He has been in office since 2006.
In addition to his job with the state, Cravens is vice-president of the Bingham Economic Development Corporation and is chairman of the Bingham County Republican Party.
Mary Evelyn Draper Findlay Thompson, 87, of Idaho Falls passed away April 19, 2013 of causes incident to age. She was under the care of One Source Hospice andÂ Fairwinds â€“ Sandcreek Assisted Living Center.
Evelyn was born May 12, 1925 in Bingham Canyon, Utah, to Francis Marion Draper and Mary Wright Draper Lim.Â SheÂ graduated from Moreland High School.
She married Leonard Dee Findlay on Feb. 17, 1944 in Blackfoot. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. Leonard passed away Feb. 20, 1960.
Arva Mae Romrell, 85, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
She was born March 2, 1928 in Garfield, Utah to Robert and Mae Watson Reid.Â She attended school in Magna, graduating from Magna High School.Â Arva had lived in Magna, Utah andÂ St. Anthony, Idaho before moving to Blackfoot, where she has resided since.
She married Milton â€śBudâ€ť Romrell Sr. on June 8, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah.Â Bud preceded her in death on December 7, 1998.Â
Arva was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Fred Bennett Reid passed away peacefully Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home near Firth.
He was born Feb. 25, 1919, at the family ranch along the Blackfoot River in Presto, Idaho, to Robert E. and Agnes Just Reid. He was the middle child of a loving family of five boys.Â He had a wonderful childhood roughhousing with his brothers, Eldro, Vin, Wallace and Doug.
Howard C. Ketchum, 88, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Willows Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot.
Â He was born March 24, 1925 in Sandpoint, the son of William and Mary Grace Ketchum
Â He attended school through the 8th grade and joined the Army on Sept. 6, 1943.Â He served in the 79th Infantry Division during World War II and was honorably discharged on April 2, 1946.
Â He married Carol Jean Hunt and they were later divorced.
POCATELLO â€“ A new surgery to help patients with chronic reflux disease is available exclusively at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
"Chronic reflux disease, heartburn and Barrett's esophagus has been my passion for 30 years," said surgeon Kurt Birkenhagen. He has offices in In Blackfoot and Pocatello.
Birkenhagen's interest is not only professional but also personal. He has personally suffered from chronic acid reflux, heartburn and Barrett's esophagus.
AMMON â€” You will have to excuse the Blackfoot Lady Broncos softball squad if they weren't just a little bit overanxious to play some ball on Monday. Due to weather and the schedule it had been ten days since they last set foot on the diamond as they traveled to Hillcrest for a make up game at the Lady Knights home field.
By days end Blackfoot doubled up the home team in a 4-2 win to run the season record to a most impressive 12-1.
Items of note from March 22-April 3.
Bingham County Sheriff
TAPE RECORDING: March 24, 7:08 p.m.: A woman said she has a tape recording that she needs an officer to listen to.
GAS CAPS: March 24, 9:41 a.m.: A caller at Pratt Truck Service said several vehicles are missing the gas caps.
FAKE COINS: March 25, 1:36 p.m.: A man said he bought coins at an auction and found out that they are counterfeit when he took them to be appraised.
BREAK-IN: March 26, 6:27 p.m.: A man said someone has broken into his house but he has not noticed anything missing.
Despite Friday's pesky rain and wind, the Blackfoot High School prom and the festivities surrounding it went perfectly for Rachael Slay, her date Nathaniel Stansfield and a group of friends, who arrived at the prom like royalty in the luxury of shiny,10-seat limousine with leather interior.