Archive - 2014
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.
THOMAS â€” Little Princesses are invited to a Princess Party on Saturday, April 12, at Snake River High School (SRHS).
Attendees can choose between two sessionsâ€”10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m.
Little princesses will enjoy:
Â° Tea Party with the Princesses
Â° Singing with the Princesses
Â° Dancing with the Princesses
Â° Princess Puppet Show
Â° Princess Charm School
Bring your camera. There are great photo opportunities.
Tickets are $12 per person. Tickets for escorts cost $5 per person.
Get your tickets early. This event has been sold out nearly every year.
ARLINGTON, Wash. â€“ Five days after tons of mud roared down a mountainside and obliterated the village of Oso, searchers on Thursday continued the arduous task of digging for victims.
"This is not an exact science," said Travis Hits, chief of Snohomish County Fire District 21. "A dog will go out there and get a hit in a particular area. But what happens is down in all that muck and debris, sometimes that scent doesn't come up where the person is.
"It can come up the path of least resistance. So that person could be 30 or 40 feet away."
Frank Thibeault, 91, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Rehab and Extended Care Facility.
He was born Oct. 8, 1922 in Tilbury, Ontario, Canada, to Laurent and Harriett Rowe Thibeault.Â Frank lived in Ontario, Canada and Blackfoot, Idaho.Â He attended school in Canada through the sixth grade.
On Nov. 17, 1951 Frank married Mabel Galbraith in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.Â Mabel preceded him in death.
Mark A Paladino, 53, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at Monte Vista in Pocatello, Idaho.
He was born March 5, 1961 in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of John Paladino and Gladys Poog. Mark was raised by his Aunt Elaine, and Uncle Jim Ingawanup. He lived in California; Missoula, Mont.; and Idaho. He attended Fort Hall Elementary, Blackfoot Jr. High School, and graduated from Missoula, Mont. High School.
Mark was a member of the Native American Church.Â
Gary Myers, 59, of Salmon, Idaho passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Jones & Casey Funeral Home with viewing one hour before services. Burial will be in the Salmon Cemetery.
Gary Cooper Myers was born on Nov. 24, 1954 in Salmon, Idaho, the son of Gilbert and Jeanne Myers. In 1964 Gary moved to Fort Hall with his father and sisters. He moved to Blackfoot where he worked at the Idaho potato plant.