Archive - 2013
PRESTON â€” Make no mistake about it. Blackfoot was in trouble heading into the fourth quarter of their opening round conference tournament game at Preston on Tuesday night. That is until a small defensive shift to a pressure man-to-man look. That subtle adjustment on the defensive end sparked a fourth quarter comeback as the men in black advanced to the right side of the tournament bracket with a hard fought 48-45 victory.
"We just put our emphasis on more pressure in our man defense," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "We wanted to see how they would react to it and we were able to get into the passing lanes which disrupted what they were trying to do."
Pam Beus, executive director of Bingham County's Senior Citizen Center, was pleased to accept a $2,000 donation from Greg Rose, vice president and branch manager of Idaho AgCredit in Blackfoot on Tuesday.
The funding comes from a charitable program called "Sharing Success" started by CoBank, the bank that funds Idaho AgCredit's loans, and is a part of a $1 million campaign donating to "Feeding America," the nation's leading hunger relief charity.
Blackfoot High School students from Holly Kartchner's government class proved their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, once again by taking first place in the state for the sixth year in a row at the "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution" mock congressional hearing competition in Boise on Feb. 6.
The class of 20 students is now eligible to to participate in the national "We the People" competition April 25-May 1 in Washington, D.C.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The Shelley Russets got a good view of just what can happen in district tournament play as they watched game one go double overtime before the top seeded Sugar-Salem Diggers finally prevailed over the fourth seeded South Fremont squad.
That eye opener served the Russets well as any thoughts of a Teton upset was quickly dispelled as the Russets rolled throughout the night to a convincing 64-34 victory.
Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Benjamin Sorensen, 36, of Blackfoot hit the end of a guard rail on the right side of Interstate 15 at milepost 109 on Monday afternoon. He then continued driving south in the burrow pit, aiming to return to the Interstate. Sorensen hit the bridge and had enough momentum to get across the irrigation canal.
When stopped, the pickup was resting on the passenger side, just south of the irrigation canal. The grill of the Chevy pickup was pushed in and the front wheel on the driver's side had come off.
Alton James Reay
July 26, 1942 - Jan. 20, 2013
Surrounded by loving family members, Alton James Reay, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away on Jan. 20, 2013, at Providence St Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. He will be remembered as a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
Vonda Lee Wilson, 57, of Fort Hall, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at her home.Â Â Â
She was born February 13, 2013 in Blackfoot, Idaho the daughter of George Charles and Wanda Clements Wilson.
She attended school in Snake River.Â She never married but enjoyed the companionshipâ€™s with her dogs.
She is survived by brothers, Merlin and Melvin Wilson of Blackfoot and sister, Karen (Rick) Stecklein of Blackfoot.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Rhowanda Wilson.
BLACKFOOT â€” Law enforcement officers in Yuma, Arizona are outright stumped as to what has become of missing Blackfoot man Jack Doering.
Doering, 82, who suffers from Alzheimerâ€™s Disease, went missing in the Yuma area at about 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 17 after he got ahold of the keys to his gold 2002 Chevrolet Suburban, and took off by himself from a shopping center where he and his wife, Leah, were getting haircuts. The two Blackfoot residents have been wintering in the area since October.
FIRTH â€” Behind a 30 point night from senior guard Mitch Orme the Firth Cougars picked up a regular season split with Nuclear Conference rival North Fremont with a 72-52 victory on Friday evening.
Following a pre game ceremony honoring the five seniors on the squad, Braden Boyer, Luis Avila, Kent Jolley, Quinn Alvey and the aforementioned Mitch Orme exploded out of the gates as they outscored the visiting Huskies 31-11 in the first quarter.
BLACKFOOT â€” Two Blackfoot High School (BHS) automotive technologies students placed third at Weber State University's Automotive Contest in Ogden, Utah, last Thursday.
Cade Hebdon and Joey Snapp earned their honors at the multi-state invitational.
"Just to get on the podium is really doing something," said BHS Auto Instructor Dallen Worthington. "It's pretty competitive.
"Some of my students come into this program with their sights set on winning this competition," he said. "It's pretty neat when their work comes to fruition for some of them."