March 22nd, 2012
Items of note from March 6-12.
WELFARE CHECK: March 6, 11:35 a.m.: A caller requested to have an officer check on a woman who is sitting out in the cold and may possibly be homeless.
FOOTPRINTS: March 7, 9:16 a.m.: A woman said there are some suspicious footprints outside her window and she is concerned because she believes she is being stalked.
BURGLARY: March 7, 10:02 a.m.: A caller at El Vaquero reported that the back door to the business was open and there is money missing.
Ed Jenkins was born April 30, 1937 in Victor to Clyde and Blenda Jenkins. He passed away March 17, 2012 in Pocatello.
Ed was the 10th of 13 children. His twin brother Fred died in 1970. Ed was born with severe cognitive and health problems including hearing loss. Ed received treatment at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, until he was five years old.
Bill Duke, president of Grand Teton Local Lodge 2006 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers presented a check for nearly $2,000 to the Bingham County SouthEastern Idaho Community Action (SEICAA) Agency on Wednesday.
Staff members Angel Pitchford and Ofelia Osegura accepted the donation on behalf of the agency. Program coordinator Bobette Beasley was out of the office for training.
"We don't get a lot of cash donations this time of year," Beasley said. "To get a nice chunk in the spring will help build up our bank account a little bit.
Blackfoot Police are seeking four to six suspects who pulled off a brazen daylight robbery at Vern's RadioShack of Blackfoot last Friday.
Capt. Kurt Asmus said the suspects worked as a team in distracting the clerk and concealing different items of merchandise.
"I have great video surveillance but it doesn't prevent theft," said owner Vern Murray.
He said he spent all of Sunday putting that video together so law enforcement could use its tools to identify the suspects.
Murray said the thieves targeted a variety of high-end items, concealing them before leaving the store.
Students, parents, grandparents and teachers filled every couch and chair and most floor space in classrooms at Rockford Elementary Wednesday afternoon as they took part in the all-school Reading with Relatives.
"This is what education is all about," said Rockford principal Ed Jackson, "parents, grandparents, students and high school students involved with each other.
"This is incredible," he said.
"Don't you like the buzz?" asked Rockford PTA president Julie Wada.
New kindergarten schedule approved at Snake River
Snake River trustees approved a new schedule for kindergarten beginning in the 2012-2012 school year.
There will be four half days of instruction. There will be no mid-day kindergarten busings. It is the parents' responsibility to provide the transportation for the middle of the day.
Changing kindergarten to half days will add 40 minutes of instruction each week, said Moreland teacher Lisa Warren. That change will make a big impact on student achievement and will not cost the district one penny, she said.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos opened their conference slate on Wednesday afternoon as they welcomed the Bonneville Bees to town for the first game in the home and home series.
A disappointing top of the second inning as the Bronco defense made an uncharacteristic 4 errors in the frame led to 7 Bonneville runs and as it turned out, the first run was all the Bees needed as they left Blackfoot with an 8-0 victory.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Bronco tennis squad turned in a dominating performance on Wednesday afternoon as they dispatched with a Rigby Trojan squad by the final combined score of 11-1 between the boys and girls squads.
"This was a nice, decisive win today which shows just how hard we've been working," Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said. "I think that this was one of those matches which gives us a brief picture of how districts should look like."
A loaded potato truck overturns on Southbound I-15 just before the Hwy 20 exit. Check back later for more details.
Raona Ann (Sjostrom) Kesler, 80, a resident of Gooding, passed away March 17, 2012 at her home in Gooding.
She was born April 25, 1931 in Union (now Midvale), Utah, to Lester Charles Sjostrom and Orell Jensen Sjostrom. She attended schools in Rockford and Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1949.
On July 25, 1950, she married Ronald Lynn Clark in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were later divorced.