Archive - Feb 2014
About 30 students from Ridge Crest, Moreland and Arco elementary schools were honored Tuesday evening for their award-winning artistic endeavors in this year's regional Reflections Program.
Sponsored by the school's PTA, Reflections gives students an opportunity to create works of art through dance choreography, film/video production, visual arts, music composition, literature and photography - based around a designated theme. This year's Reflections theme was "Believe, Dream, Inspire." The entries are then judged by community volunteers requested by the PTA.
Florian Eugene Wernette, 95, passed away in Pocatello Sunday morning,Â Feb. 9, 2014
Florian was born May 5, 1918, on the family farm near Firth to Eugene Poe and Florence Martina Wernette.Â He attended St. Margaretâ€™s Catholic Boarding School in Blackfoot and later graduated from Firth High School in 1963.Â During World War II, he was employed for a short time at the Willamette Shipyard in Portland, Ore., but he soon returned to work on his parentsâ€™ farm and ranch.Â
Elden Duane Rabuck, of Blackfoot, stepped into Glory, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.Â He was born in Darien, Wisc. to Joseph Orville Rabuck and Lena Ester Clason on March 20, 1930.
After graduation with his class of 12 students at Darien High School, he served in the U.S. Army. During his service he was deployed to the Korean War as an ambulance driver/medic.
Letha Spaulding, a 93-year-old Blackfoot resident, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2014, from natural causes.
She was bornÂ May 26, 1920, in Blackfoot, the daughter of George Hofer and Clara Noack Hofer.
She has been a lifetime resident of the Blackfoot area where she received her education. Â
Martin Rodney Mickelsen, 59, of Blackfoot, passed away on Wednesday Feb. 4, 2014 in Wright, Wyo. from heart failure.
He was born on July 21, 1954 in Blackfoot. Martin was the fifth of six sons born to Lawerence and Jean Mickelsen of Groveland. After six boys were born to the Mickelsens, they welcomed Martinâ€™s sister, Carrie.
Mona Katherine Bailey Taylor, 94 passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Marie Taylor of Spokane, Wash., where she had been living for the past 14 years.
She was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Lyman, Idaho to Alfred Glen Bailey and Clara Lavina Fransen Bailey.Â She had five brothers, two older and three younger; Alfred Udale, Glen LeRoy, Jack Fransen, Clair Bryce, and JuelÂ Garth. They have all preceded her in death except her youngest brother, Juel Garth of Warren, Ore.
The standoff in Firth on Saturday afternoon started after a man was stabbed.
"We were first alerted by an anonymous caller who reported there was a fight," said Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland.
The man who was the center of the standoff, 59-year-old Roger Vincent Arellano, was arrested on Saturday.
Arellano has been charged with aggravated battery for use of a deadly weapon and causing great bodily harm. The maximum sentence is up to 15 years and/or $50,000 fine.
There were plenty of police officers and guns in Firth for about three hours on Saturday afternoon.
Law enforcement officers were responding to a stabbing in an alley in Firth. The suspect, identified on Sunday as 55-year-old Roger Arellano, had barricaded himself in a house on Wilson Street.
â€śI was watching it from a fire truck,â€ť said Firth Mayor Vincent Winn Larson. â€śWe were just doing traffic control.
â€śThere sure were a lot of officers with a lot of guns,â€ť he said. â€śThey took their time; no one else was hurt.
BLACKFOOT â€” On the back of the back of the Blackfoot Lady Broncos warmup shirts is the slogan "beware of the dark horse."
In the first week of the 4A District 5/6 Tournament the Broncos have shown the rest of the league this team is determined to make it to the state tournament.
But Saturday afternoon the Lady Broncos faced an elimination game against Preston a team the beat by 33 points the week before.
The game plan for Blackfoot was simple, repeat the pressure defense and hot shooting from the previous meeting and keep the season alive.
Thanks in part to Ella Alvarez Morningrose Tobey and Cassandra Clarke the Broncos plan came to fruition.
The trio combined to score 63 of the teams 75 points as Blackfoot earned a 75-60 victory.
FIRTH â€“ There were plenty of flashing lights in Firth Saturday afternoon. Law enforcement vehicles, a fire engine and QRU units were on hand along Hwy. 91.
A fight in an alley on Saturday ended with a man being stabbed.
The suspect then barricaded himself in a house on Wilson Street near Hwy. 91.
The confrontation started at 15:59 hours (almost 4 oâ€™clock) and ended at 18:33 hours (about 6:30 p.m.).
Law enforcement officers breeched the house, knocking down the door, and arrested the suspect.