Archive - 2014
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Going into Wednesday night's senior night game the Blackfoot Broncos already knew they would be the number two seed in next week's District 5/6 soccer tournament.
But the goal was to earn the victory in front of a raucous home crowd under the light's of the Blackfoot High School football field.
For over 65 minutes the Broncos and Trojans played to a scoreless draw. But a free kick with 13:45 left in the game found the back of the net to give Rigby a 1-0 win spoiling senior night for the Broncos five seniors.
It was a magical evening for princesses (from tots to teens) and their fathers as they enjoyed an evening on stage at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center Daddy/Daughter Dance Wednesday evening.
The stage was aglow in soft pink with white twinkle lights adding to the ambiance of the fairy tale like evening as about 50 daddy/daughter couples enjoyed games, refreshments and danced across the stage. There was even dance instructions offered for those dads with "two left feet" who felt a little awkward on the dance floor.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) â€” Police officers often deliver citations, and in urgent circumstances they've been known to deliver a baby. Now, here comes pizza.
When a Pizza Hut driver hurt his neck and back in a crash earlier this month, two Portland Police Bureau officers heard him call his boss, and they offered to finish the delivery for him.
Steve Huckins says he and his wife were a little worried when Officers Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss showed up at the door Sept. 1, but when they heard the whole story, they broke out laughing.
Engelbert 'Bert' Wolfgang Schroeder, 80
Engelbert Wolfgang Schroeder "Bert," age 80 was born Oct. 21, 1933 in Rockford, Idaho. He passed away Oct. 2, 2014 at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev.
He was raised and graduated high school in Blackfoot Idaho. He was a longtime farmer who began farming in Taber, Idaho and eventually moved his family to Winnemucca, Nev. in 1977 to farm. He later was a heavy equipment operator for Hunewill Construction.
In 1958 he married Janet Bergeman from Pingree, Idaho and they celebrated their 56th anniversary this year.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â After taking a two sets to one lead over visiting Preston Tuesday night, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos needed to put together one clean set to earn a big district win.
But in that fourth set things fell apart very quickly.
The Lady Broncos fell behind 6-1 to start the set and never found and flow as Preston cruised to a 25-11 set win to force a decisive fifth set.
Prior to that fifth and final set the Lady Broncos huddled around head coach Mindy Baldwin to hear some final instructions before hitting the floor.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot city leaders are looking at making some big changes to how the city's golf course is operated in an effort to make the popular facility a profitable entitiy. Some of the possible changes include hiring the city's golf pros as city employees and taking over the golf carts to use as city rentals.
Blackfoot city councilman Chris Jensen shared some of his ideas on managing the course at Tuesday's city council meeting after taking a closer look at how neighboring cities Pocatello and Idaho Falls operate their golf courses.
Dora Anderson Pratt Barnes, 88, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, October 4, 2014,Â after courageously battling cancer and a stroke.Â
She was born in Jamestown, Idaho,Â on July 23, 1926 to Terrence Christian and Cora Harker Anderson.Â During childhood the family moved several times, eventually ending up in Blackfoot.
Ileen Fried, 67
One of earthâ€™s most beautiful souls left to start a journey in the heavens as our angel. Before she left she planted seeds that have grown into the most beautiful flowers. These flowers blossomed into wonderful children, and deeply rooted friendships.
On Oct. 2, 2014, Ileen Fried, 67, passed away surrounded by loved ones.
This week, Oct. 5-11, is National Fire Prevention Week.
"People are encouraged to check their smoke alarms," said Blackfoot Fire Department Capt. Dave Krumenacker. "This is one of the easiest things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your valuables.
"Whenever you change your clocks [for Mountain Standard Time], change batteries in your smoke detectors," he said.
The time change is on Sunday, Nov. 2.
Roscoe E. â€śBudâ€ť McMullin, 91, died of natural causes on Sept. 27, 2014.Â
He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1923. He married F. Yvonne Poulsen in 1943 who preceded him in death in 2007.
Bud is survived by his daughter, Sandra van der Meer of Spokane, Wash. and son Brent (and Betty) McMullin of Oregon City, Oregon, 4 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.Â