April 24th, 2011
FIRTH â€” The six Distinguished Young Woman candidates at Firth took the stage with beauty and grace on Saturday evening.
Ashli Munger claimed the 2012 DYW title. Krista Holm was runnerup.
Besides Munger and Holm, Madalina Marie High, Charity Dawn Tew, Jeull Snedigar and Jennifer Ashley Mejia were the other competitors.
DYW was formerly known as Americaâ€™s Junior Miss. The named was changed in June 2010.
Emily Fielding, the 2011 Firth Junior Miss, will be the last young lady in town to carry that title.
REXBURG â€” The Blackfoot Broncos got a trio of home runs on Saturday afternoon from Dallas Bitton, Shawn Whitehead and Colby Pearson as they shrugged off a sloppy first game and split the double-header at Madison by cruising to a 11-1 win in the nightcap.
"That second game we came out and played baseball the way that we know that we can play," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "Top to bottom I thought that the kids did a tremendous job."
MORELAND â€”Â "Everyday Heroes" are recognized each month at Moreland Elementary.
Last Wednesday, Julie Wada, president of the Moreland PTA and the PTA board members, were recognized as "Everyday Heroes" for their contributions to students at Moreland Elementary throughout this school year.
"I have 13 on my board," Wada said. "For each person, there are four or five other people behind her."
PTA members contributed 304 hours to activities at the school.
"Reading with a Relative" was one of these activities. This reading activity took place on March 30 and 31.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Lady Broncos welcomed the Lady Tigers of Idaho Falls to town on Friday afternoon for a remake of an earlier season rain out. On the diamond the two teams played a pair of starkly different contests with Blackfoot winning game one in classic fashion 6-1 and Idaho Falls out slugging Blackfoot 21-11 in the nightcap.
Jessica Capson got the call in the circle in game one and the sophomore picked up right where she left off during her win on Thursday as she picked up the win by working a complete game, scattering 5 hits while striking out 8.
POCATELLO â€” Night three of a twelve night grind on the High School Rodeo circuit came to a frigid conclusion on Friday night as the 4th districts best cowboys and cowgirls battled the cold temperatures, the livestock and each other at Bannock County Fairgrounds.
The barrel racers opened the festivities with a pair of familiar faces finishing 1-2 as American Falls junior Kimberlyn Fehringer crossed the line with a time of 17.159, narrowly edging out Highland senior Shelby Freed who finished with a time of 17.180.
Bobbie Lou Hansen, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Vear R. Ellis, 90, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the Veteranâ€™s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, following surgery.
He was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Blackfoot, the son of Wilson Ellis and Sophronia Wolfley Ellis and the youngest of nine children.
He attended school in Riverside. He lived most of his life in the Riverside area with time served in World War II and a short time in California.
On April 2, 1941, he married Loraine Stander in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Eight children were born to this union. They had just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Sandra â€śSandyâ€ť Rossi of Pingree left our world on Sunday, April 17, 2011, from causes related to age and chronic illness.Â She was 66.Â
Sandra Sue Rodgers was born in Blackfoot April 23, 1944, the second daughter and child of Lawrence â€śLarryâ€ť Rodgers and Louise (Clarke) Rodgers.Â With her older sister Sharon, Sandy spent several years under the loving care of their maternal grandmother, Lydia (RaDue) LaFever, and step-grandfather, Bill LaFever, and in the company of many aunts, uncles, and cousins on the family farm at the edge of Blackfoot.
FIRTH â€“ The Firth school board has asked voters in the its district to pass a $300,000 per year supplemental levy for two years. The vote will be Tuesday, May 17, in the electorâ€™s regular polling place.
Thursday night, trustees presented a PowerPoint presentation before 110 people.
â€śThis supplemental levy is not meant to increase or enhance our programs but to maintain it,â€ť Board Chairman Barlow Cook said.
â€śIt comes down to a matter of trust,â€ť committee member Ron Carlson said. â€śOur elected board members said we need a supplemental levy.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Joint School District board of trustees met in a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night to discuss policy changes and programs within the district.
The board passed a resolution to void all sections of their policy that is in conflict with the new education reform laws, primarily pertaining to personnel. There have been 15 policies identified so far that are in conflict.
The board also granted the district permission to subscribe to the Idaho School Boards Association policy manual service at a cost of $300.