Archive - Feb 2014
BLACKFOOT â€” Golfers will pay between 2 and 4 percent more to play at Blackfoot Golf Course this season.
That's because the members of the Blackfoot City Council approved the increases at Tuesday's meeting.
Head PGA professional Mike Dayley said, "this fee increase will generate roughly $12,000-$15,000 in additional revenue.
"The increase will help to plug a continuing hole," Dayley added, noting that nearly all costs related to operating golf courses are rising. "Thank goodness the city is proactive. Last year, 157 golf courses shut down nationwide; only 14 opened."
BLACKFOOT â€” With less than three minutes to go in the game the Blackfoot Lady Broncos found themselves in a three-point hole to the visiting Bonneville Bees and their hopes of competing for a district championship was dwindling away.
But a running layup by Morningrose Tobey sparked a 9-2 game ending run as the Broncos won their first 4A District 5/6 game in years and advanced to take on top seeded Century with a 61-57 win over the Bees.
BLACKFOOT â€” When the Morning News asked readers to submit love stories of longtime married couples, such as their parents or grandparents, Lindsey Spanbauer quickly took advantage.
"My sweet little grandma, Zola Sorensen, at the time was 19 years old and my grandpa, Thomas Lavere John was 23 years old," she said of their marriage.
"He knew he wanted to make her his wife, so he asked her and she didn't hesitate for a second before saying, "yes!" Spanbauer wrote.
"He knew she was excited when she said, 'I will tell my parents tonight that we are getting married!'
Librarians at the Blackfoot Public Library, 129 N. Broadway, are inviting patrons to take out a book on a blind date.
Each wrapped book has been selected by the librarians and has a staff endorsement.
By way of introduction, each book features its date of birth (when published), its gender (genre-fiction, adventure, romance, etc.), the number of pages and a short description.
"We wrapped 50 books; we figured that amount would last all week," said Library Director Lisa Harral. "The books are almost gone on the first day.
"We will all be wrapping books tonight," she said.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. â€” They shut down Peyton Manning and shut up their critics.
And then, in the happy celebration of the Seahawksâ€™ first Super Bowl title in their 38-year history, defensive end Red Bryant stood up in the locker room and issued a challenge to everyone within earshot.
â€śThis team has got to go down as one of the best defenses of all time,â€™â€™ Bryant yelled after Seattleâ€™s 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. â€śItâ€™s got to. And the best thing about it is they called us misfits, overachievers, said that nobody wanted us. But now weâ€™re the best.â€™â€™
BLACKFOOT â€”Â A complaint against Blackfoot School District No. 55, Blackfoot High School, former Superintendent Scott Crane and former high school principal Blaine McInelly has been dismissed in a hazing case which originated in 2012.
Plaintiffs in the case are Logan Chidester, Tyson Katseanes and Nathan Walker. The case was filed in Bingham County.
Plaintiff John Doe filed a civil rights case in U.S. District Court. At the time of the charges in the hazing case, Doe was a minor under the age of 18.
Darin Alan Park, 49, of Kimberly and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the University of Utah Hospital, following a valiant battle with Antiphospholipid Syndrome.
Kenneth Jay Gray, 50, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at the Life Care Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born Nov. 13, 1963Â in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Jay R. and Karol KnightÂ Gray.Â Kenneth attended Oakley Elementary School in Heyburn and then attended Green River High School in Green River, Wyo.
He enjoyed movies, hard rock music, especially KISS.
Kenneth is survived by his parents Jay and Karol Gray of Blackfoot; one sister, Lisa (Richard) Marsing of Green River, Wyo.; niece, Brooke (Alek) Anderson and nephews, Ashton and Alek, of Rock Springs, Wyo.
Since he was sworn in as Blackfoot's mayor one month ago, Paul Loomis has been out and about in the community while learning the ropes of his new job.
Loomis has engaged himself in a variety of events including City Legislature Day in Boise, speaking to students at local elementary schools, and giving his first State of the City address.
Loomis said that City Legislature Day was a "great experience" and he is looking forward to sharing what he learned with the city.