Archive - Jan 2014
IDAHO FALLS â€” After two days and hundreds of matches wrestlers from 30 high schools were working towards reaching the big stage and the final mat and the shot to crowned Tiger/Grizz Invitational champion.
Two wrestlers from Bingham County would survive the weekend and get the chance to win the elusive title on the single mat in the center of gym at Skyline High School on Saturday.
When the day was done, just one took home a title.
The one, Snake River's Treyton Nilsson.
SHELLEY â€“ In a game that featured all the momentum swings you would expect between the Snake River and Shelley boys basketball teams a couple of questionable calls in the final 7.6 seconds of the game proved to be the difference.
A foul called on an attempted steal by the Panthers Kade Keller sent the Russets Blaine Rumsey to the free throw line for what turned out to be the game-winning points as the Russets handed the Panthers their second loss of the season 48-46 Saturday night.
THOMAS â€” If you were one of the fans in attendance at Snake River High School Friday night and were hoping to see an offensive show, you went home disappointed.
Instead fans were witness to another strong defensive effort from the Lady Panthers as the earned a hard fought 30-25 win over fifth district rival Marsh Valley.
BLACKFOOT â€” Judge David Nye issued a hefty 15-year sentence (5 years fixed/10 years indeterminate) to Charles Neff (21) of Blackfoot on Friday for vehicular manslaughter in the death of his friend Madison Bartausky last summer.
However, the court will retain jurisdiction for 365 days, giving Neff the opportunity to successfully complete a 6-month Rider Program followed by 100 hours of community service - at which point Judge Nye can reconsider his decision.
See Saturday's Morning News for more on this story.
St. George, Utah - James M. Burningham, 97, of St, George, Utah, and formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away Jan. 9, 2014 in St. George, Utah.
He was born Aug. 25, 1916 to James Valentine and Annie Muir Burningham. He married Ida Johnson on July 10, 1939. She passed away on Jan. 4, 2006.
In his younger years, he farmed. He then worked for Bauer Equipment for many years. He also worked in road construction as a heavy equipment operator.
SHELLEY â€” Coming into Thursday's game with Rigby, the Shelley Russets had won their last three games.
And after the opening minute of the game Thursday it looked as if the streak would continue.
But a strong fourth quarter by the two-time defending 4A state champs including a 7-0 run in the final 1:14 of the game was the difference as the Trojans took down the Russets 57-50.
SPRINGFIELD â€” The Thelin Family of Springfield is counting their blessings and hoping to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving after an impaired driver ran a stop sign, T-boning a vehicle driven by Elizabeth Thelin Young (25) of Pocatello. Passengers in the car were Elizabeth's 18-month-old daughter Esabella; her sister Crystal Thelin (22) and Crystal's boyfriend Derek Bilancia (23) who were visiting from Oregon. The accident occurred on Sunday around 3 p.m.
LaRue Fackrell Cox. July 25, 1924-Jan. 14, 2014
LaRue F. Cox passed away quietly at home Jan. 14, 2014.
LaRue was born July 25, 1924 in the home of her parents at Thomas. LaRue was the third of six children born to Lewis N. Fackrell and Amanda M. Dance Fackrell. She joined sister Thelda and brother Quinten. Eventually brothers Ivan and Arlis and sister Lois completed the family.Â
Carolyn Taylor Tripp, 64, of Inkom passed away peacefully following a brief yet aggressive illness at a local hospital Jan. 13, 2014 surrounded by her family.
Carolyn was born in Butte, Mont., the daughter of John Thomas and Delilah (Weeks) Taylor. When she was two, her family moved to Moreland and when she was four, they moved to Blackfoot, where she attended public schools, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1967.
Carolyn married John Tripp on May 18, 1969. They moved their young family to Inkom in 1976 and were later divorced on May 18, 2003.
FIRTH â€” Firth started slowly, but eventually sped to a 52-34 Nuclear Conference win over Salmon in girls' basketball on Wednesday.
Kayla Jensen scored 15 points and Bailey Nelson added 14 for the Cougars (2-2, 11-4). Shantel Miller led Salmon with 12 points.