September 14th, 2014
BLACKFOOT-Blackfoot School District official will have to revise the district's (2014-15) budget after a recent audit revealed that the district is at least $1 million in the hole. A revised budget hearing meeting will be held on Tuesday (6 p.m.) at the district office (270 E. Bridge St.) to address the shortfall and what district officials intend to do about it.
On Friday, Board chairman Dewane Wren acknowledged the massive deficit, saying, "There are three or four reasons why this happened. We'll be able to get past this and make it up but the budget will have to be revised."
The Blackfoot Broncos made a statement in Friday nightâ€™s 36-7 win over Idaho Falls. That statement is the Broncos are back and are going to be a force the remainder of the season.
Pacen Hayes threw for 186 yards and a touchdown and Damon Bodkin added 88 yards and a pair of touchdowns while the Broncos' defense played as close to a flawless game as possible to hand Blackfoot its third consecutive victory over a 5A opponent this season.
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BLACKFOOT â€” The ambulance budget will be continued until 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 in the Bingham County Commissioners' Chambers.
Two public hearings will take place at that time.
At the first public hearing, commissioners will reopen the 2014 budget to receive some grant money.
The second public hearing will add $7,268 to the ambulance budget. There are three ambulance districts in Bingham Countyâ€”Blackfoot, Shelley/Firth and Aberdeen. Each ambulance district receives a percentage of this amount based on the area the ambulance district covers.
Francisca R. Rodriguez, 69, of Montpelier and formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho passed awayÂ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Montpelier, Idaho.
She was born November 16, 1944 in Del Rio, Texas. Â
She is survived by her children, Lucille (Jim) Sanders, Alice (Laurencio) Almendarez, Daniel (Jenny) Robles, Adrian (Sylvia) Morado, Robert Luna; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cristina Luna.
NOKOMI, Fla. (AP) â€” Talk about a heavy sleeper.
Police say an accused burglar continued snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was allegedly planning to swipe even after deputies began snapping pictures of him.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, a cleaning lady discovered 29-year-old Dion Davis on a bed inside the victim's home Monday.
Deputies say they took several photographs of the sleeping Davis, but he didn't wake up.
The Herald Tribune reports Davis was charged with burglary and booked into jail on $10,000 bail.
FIRTH â€”Â A week ago the Firth and Sugar-Salem volleyball teams battled in a five set match in Sugar City in which the home standing Diggers won in five sets.
Thursday they met again this time in Firth, and again the home team won in five sets.
Firth earned a tough five set win 14-25, 25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 15-10 at a raucous Firth High School.
"We didn't play very well in that opening set," Firth head coach Carla Reeves said. "I told them before the game that our defense was lacking when we played them up there and after that first game we tightened all of that up."
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SHELLEY â€” The home opener usually brings lots of excitement and for the players usually lots of jitters.
For the Shelley Lady Russet volleyball team Wednesday night's home opener against Marsh Valley brought both.
The Russets started the match slow, struggling to get anything going in the first two sets before waking up in set three to take down the Eagles in three sets 25-19, 25-20, 25-11.
Aspiring authors can learn more about writing and getting published at a free workshop hosted by local author Linda Gatewood, tonight at 7 p.m., at the Blackfoot Public Library.
Gatewood, a longtime Blackfoot resident, has three published novels of suspense and romance ("Winter Secret," "Spring Promise" and "Summer Truth") under her belt since 2012. She is gearing up to write the fourth and final novel of the series titled "Autumn Hush."
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) â€” About 50 people volunteered to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst without burning or breaking it at a bar in Illinois.
Silver Creek Saloon hosted the practice run Tuesday to prepare for the city's 200th anniversary celebration, where the volunteers will attempt to grill a 200-foot-long bratwurst, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. The Bicentennial Oktoberfest Weekend Celebration is set to be held Sept. 19-21 in downtown Belleville.