January 26th, 2012
Wendell Stander, 87, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at his home.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at the Thomas 4th Ward LDS Chapel with Bishop Tracy Hawker conducting.Â Family will meet with friends and relatives from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church.Â Interment will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.Â
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLACKFOOT â€” Erik Matthew Nava, age 27, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in the Idaho State Penitentiary by Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson. Nava's sentence is for not less than five years and not more than 12 years in the state penitentiary. He can seek help in the penitentiary if he asks for it.
Nava was also fined $1,000. He was given credit for 81 days served in the Bingham County Jail.
The felony charge of attempted strangulation against Nava was because Nava choked/ strangled his girlfriend for an hour to an hour and a half, said Chief Prosecuting Attorney Randy Smith.
Editor's Note: The BYU Ballroom Dance Company returns to Blackfoot at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC). This year they bring the world champion showcase, Capture the Magic!, to the BPAC stage. At 2 p.m., a free one-hour ballroom dance workshop, taught by the dancers, is open to all ages. No pre-registration is required.
SHELLEY â€”Â Nowadays, ballroom dancing is long past Viennese waltzes. Included in ballroom dancing are lifts, gymnastic moves, like splits and cartwheels, as well as waltz steps.
FORT HALL â€” Local law enforcement officers are investigating a reported altercation that took place on the side of Interstate 15 near Fort Hall.
A passerby called 911 and reported that she saw three peopleâ€”two men and one womanâ€”in an altercation on the side of the road, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes spokesperson Randy'L Teton said.
The Idaho State University Rugby Club, which compiled a 6-3 record last fall, has announced its spring 2012 match schedule, which begins Feb. 18.
â€śWeâ€™ve moved from the Utah Rugby Union to the Pacific Northwest League,â€ť said Ram Eddings, team coach and advisor. â€śThe new league is going to be much better for us.â€ť
Â The clubâ€™s tentative spring 2012 schedule is:
Feb. 18 â€“ Montana State University, home
Feb. 26 Â â€“ Southern Oregon University, away at Boise
March 3 â€“ Montana State University, away
March 4 â€“ University of Montana, away
FIRTH â€” Jacob Fielding scored 13 points and Austin Leslie added 11 to pace Firth to a 53-38 Nuclear League win over Ririe on Tuesday night.
The Cougars (14-2, 4-0 Nuclear League) led 31-20 at the half and maintained their advantage over the Bulldogs (5-11, 2-2 Nuclear League) the rest of the way.
"We played well enough to get a win," said Firth coach Scott Adams. "We did some good things to build on; what was not so good we can learn from."
Ririe 9 11 9 9 - 38
Firth 15 16 12 8 - 53
ABERDEEN â€” Jacoby Johnson and Brad Coombs helped get Snake River off to a fast start in the Panthers' 64-36 non-conference boys' basketball win over Aberdeen on Tuesday night.
Coombs had three steals in the early going, getting a layup off one theft and getting the ball to Johnson for layups on the others. Snake River opened with a 21-4 run with Johnson scoring 10.
But Aberdeen answered with a 15-3 run of its own to close within 26-23 at halftime. Austin Horrocks had five points in that spurt and Zeke Uribe added four.
SHELLEY â€” Senior night was a sweet success for the Shelley Lady Russets Tuesday night as they defeated Blackfoot 46-43 in High Country Conference play on Tuesday.
â€śThis was a very rewarding game for the seniors and possibly for our last home game,â€ť Shelley coach Burke Davis said, â€śThey are a special class of seniors. They established tradition and left examples for the younger classes.â€ť
See a feature on the Shelley High School Ballroom Dance team in Thursday's Morning News. The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center event organizers encourage everyone to take advantage of the free workshop that the BYU Ballroom Dance Company will conduct Saturday at 2 p.m.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â The BYU Ballroom Dance Company returns to Blackfoot Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. This year they bring the world champion showcase Capture the Magic! to the BPAC stage.
SHELLEY â€“ A diabetes workshop is from 6:30â€”7:30 this evening at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust St., Shelley. The workshop is free to all.
"We're going to talk about diabetesâ€”what it is, how to prevent it and tips on how to control blood sugar," said Barbara Moulton, a registered dietitian and diabetes educator.
"I've worked with Rocky Mountain Diabetes in Idaho Falls for 13 years," she said. "I love it.
"I love learning about the disease and the different tricks people can do to help themselves," Moulton said.