Archive - 2014
Bingham County commissioners declared April "Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation" month at the Bingham County Courthouse on Tuesday. Blackfoot women Paula Hulse and Megan Moore were there to share personal stories on the importance of organ donation, encouraging everyone to mark "Yes" on their drivers license application form.
Hulse, who works at the drivers license office in Bingham County, lost her husband Butch two years ago while he was awaiting a lung transplant.
SHELLEY â€” Prior to Shelley's game with Soda Springs on Wednesday head coach Trent Armstrong told his team one thing, be aggressive.
But after finding themselves in a 3-0 hole after an inning and a half Armstrong wondered if his team was listening.
The Russets exploded for 14 runs over the next four innings including a six-run fourth inning on the way to a 14-4, five inning win over the Cardinals at Shelley High School on Wednesday.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot City Council moved Tuesday evening to remove at least six of the eight spruce trees along Bergener Boulevard that have been the source of complaints from local business owners. However, the city will make every effort to transplant the trees to a different location while replacing them with smaller, aesthetically pleasing lowering pear trees.
Some local business owners complained to the city last summer that some of the trees were blocking their signs and storefronts; specifically Papa Murphy's and the strip plaza that houses Sally's Beauty Supply and GNC.
James (Jay) Dallas Stephens, Ph.D., professionally known as Doctor Stephens, a resident of Blackfoot, Idaho since November 1976 passed away at home on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Jay was the youngest of five siblings born to John W. Stephens and Ellen (Irene) Fogarty Stephens, at the hospital in Salmon City, Idaho on Nov. 27, 1931.
The Firth/Shelley Distinguished Young Women contest will begin at 7 p.m. this Friday, at the Firth High School Auditorium. The theme is "Toes in the Sand."
Tickets are available from the contestants for $8 or can be purchased at the door for $10.
Some of the sponsors for this contest are Andrea Jo Photography, Piano Gallery, Bingham Memorial Hospital, Steven Longhurst Farms, Adams Manufacturing, Holley Brothers, Farm Bureau and many others.
BLACKFOOT â€” The so-called hazing case returned to court Friday afternoon.
This hazing case involved five former Blackfoot High School students who faced various charges related to incidents which took place while they were members of the high school basketball team. It was filed in 2012.
Defendants include Scott Andrew, Kurt Asmus, Blackfoot School District 55, Bingham County, City of Blackfoot, R. David Moore, Paul Newbold and Randy Smith. The plaintiffs are Logan Chidester, Tyson Katseanes and Nathan Walker.
Arguments were presented before Sixth Judicial District Judge David Nye.
At least two dozen cancer survivors were among those in attendance at Saturday's Relay for Life fundraiser.
Many of those supporting the potato bar and cake auction which the team, Angels Among Us, sponsored have been touched by cancer.
"I have a sister who had cancer," said Bill Kelleher, who was among the supporters.
"It's a just a good cause, a worthwhile cause, I think," he added.
Ludean and Skip Yancey agreed. "It's a good cause. The money goes to a good cause, not to administrative costs.
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BLACKFOOT â€” Spring has finally sprung in Eastern Idaho and as the frequent wind storms become the norm and the NCAA Tournament is winding down and high schoolers all over are in the final few months of the school year.
And while the spring sports are in full swing let's take a brief look back at the boys high school basketball season and hand out the last postseason honors for the players in Bingham County as I name my All-Bingham County boys basketball team.
THOMAS â€”Â It wasn't the prettiest game the Snake River Panther had played so far on the young season, but with blustery weather and it being the teams third game since Tuesday, head coach Rich Dunn knew his team would have some issues.
After struggling for the first three innings the Panther trailed by one entering the fifth.
Brad Coombs hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game in the fifth and Snake River exploded for 10 runs in the sixth to win the game 19-9 in six innings Friday afternoon.
Colors, fabrics, sewing needs and sewing tips are available at the Blackfoot Quilt Fest today. This is the second year for this gathering of quilters.
The Blackfoot Quilt Fest is located at Blackfoot High School, 870 S. Fisher Ave. in Blackfoot.
Classes are offered, as well as a quilt show, vendors' mall and quilter's trunk show.
Classes begin today at 8 a.m. If interested, some classes still have space for students.
The Vendors' Mall and Quilt Show is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.