April 24th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” Nine seniors took to the home softball diamond at Blackfoot High School on Tuesday evening for the final time in their prep careers. At the end of the evening, Blackfoot sent Brielle Brower, Tylie Polatis, Makayla Rowsell, Jamie Horsely, Ally Smith, Tesia Trube, Miraya Castaneda, Jarissa Jensen and Bailey Miller out winners as they swept both ends of the conference double dip with Madison 6-4 in game one and 13-4 in the nightcap.
"It was definitely nice to send these seniors out with wins," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "They came out, stood up to the challenge and each and everyone of them contributed on a night that they weren't going to allow anyone to get a win on them."
The junior-senior prom at Blackfoot High School (BHS) is scheduled for May 12. Controversy about how a "guest" is defined erupted in the halls of the school this week.
The 2011-2012 Blackfoot High School planner book states, "The attendance to prom is limited to currently enrolled, full time Blackfoot High School juniors and seniors and their dates."
Dates and guests are the issue that is being defined.
The candidates for county sheriff and county prosecutor had the opportunity to ask each other one question during Tuesday's candidate forum at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
The Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event, which featured the candidates for those offices and those for House of Representative Seats A and B in the Idaho Legislature. A forum on Thursday will allow the nine candidates for the two Bingham County commission seats to respond to prepared questions.
Quoting Mark Twain and "the great philosopher Garth Brooks," Scott Crane announced his retirement as superintendent of schools at a meeting of the Blackfoot School District No. 55 board of trustees on Tuesday.
Crane has been superintendent of schools since 2007. He was assistant superintendent for 10 years before that. He has worked in the school district for 26 years.
"And I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
Â CHARLOTTE WESTOVER, 56
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah â€” Our loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Charlotte Westover, 56, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Ogden Regional Medical Center from cardiac arrest.
She was born on March 21, 1956 in St. Anthony, Idaho, a daughter of Glen Leonard and Genece Haws Brown.
Charlotte graduated from Snake River High School in Blackfoot.
Â She married her sweetheart, Robert S. Westover on June 16, 2006 in Blackfoot. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on June 16, 2007.
Sharon Wellman, 72
Â Our precious mother, grandmother and sister, Sharon May Gordon Wellman, 72, of Idaho Falls passed away April 21, 2012, at her home of natural causes.
Sharon was born Oct. 6, 1939, in Wapello to D. A. Gordon and Laura May Van Orden Gordon.Â She attended Groveland Elementary School and graduated from Blackfoot High School.Â She also earned her associate's degree in bookkeeping from Idaho State University.
Blackfoot Police Department did not reveal a lot of information about the home invasion/robbery that took place about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.
"We are being very careful what information we are releasing," said Blackfoot Police Capt. Kurt Asmus. "There is certain information that only the victims, police and suspect would know."
The burglary was on Fullmer Lane.
The suspect made contact with the family as they returned home, the police report stated. The couple and their pre-school children were ordered into a room at gunpoint and the suspect demanded money.
At the Bingham Crisis Center there is a wall filled with photos, coined "The wall of shame" by the Center staff. It features grim faces of those found guilty of sexual and domestic abuse stare unkindly from unblinking eyes. There are far too many faces than necessary for Bingham County and a stark reminder that Idaho is not exempt from the chilling statistics.
Paul Moore didn't quite understand why area Boy Scouts of America leaders wanted him to attend Saturday's awards presentation at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
"I had seen the program and I wasn't on it," Moore recalled on Monday.
While he may not have been on the program, Moore received a prestigious award â€” one which no one in the Grand Teton Council had received previously.
Lauren Sargent was named Aberdeenâ€™s 2013 Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) on Saturday. She had some stiff competition.
The Aberdeen Middle School auditorium was comfortably full as friends and family cheered on the young ladies.
The theme this year was Journey to Fearless.
The selection process for DYW is based on five categories:
Interview (25 percent). Fitness (15 percent), Talent (25 percent), Self-expression (15 percent) and Scholastics (20 percent).
Each participant stated what she has discovered on her lifeâ€™s journey for the self-expression part of the contest.