March 1st, 2011
BLACKFOOT â Jury pre-qualification began Tuesday in the second trial involving a former Blackfoot High School athlete, with 11 jurors passed for cause after the first day of voir dire.
Eighty-three jurors arrived Tuesday morning for jury selection in the trial for Logan Chidester. Chidester faces six counts of misdemeanor false imprisonment and two counts of battery. His trial is scheduled to begin March 22.
BLACKFOOT â Bingham County commissioners will soon be introduced to youngsters attending Head Start at the Blackfoot Center, 206 N. Ash, Blackfoot.
Commissioners have volunteered to read to the youngsters in the near future.
The ages of Head Start kids range from 3-years-old to 5.
"Now days, children are expected to know their colors and numbers and be pre-readers before entering kindergarten," said Michelle Dye, coordinator of Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (ECAP) Head Start Blackfoot Center.
Joann Jensen, 64, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Warren Israel âIsâ Merrill, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Renaissance Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 5, 2011. at Blackfoot 4th Ward, 520 N. Shilling Avenue.
Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011 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 Moreland Cemetery.
Eric was born in Columbus, Ohio, where his father was stationed in the military. He lived his first four years in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. In 1965, the family moved from Ohio to California; in 1970, from California to Blackfoot. He died of an apparent heart attack in Kent, Wash.
BLACKFOOT â A long-time school bus driver suffered a fatal medical condition Monday afternoon, causing her to lose control of the bus she was driving and strike a power pole.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Jewel and Camas streets approximately 2:04 p.m. Joann Jensen, 64, of Blackfoot, was driving the Teton Stage Lines bus with 34 students from Stalker Elementary School. She was traveling westbound on Jewel Street when police say she likely suffered a medical condition, causing her to lose control of the bus.
BLACKFOOT â Bingham County Search and Rescue Commander John Kluvers has stepped down from his position and handed responsibility to his son, Jim Kluvers, who will now assume the position as commander.
John Kluvers served a three-year term as commander and has been involved in Search and Rescue for seven years. Each commander serves a three-year team, at which point the vice-commander will assume the position. Casey Monson is now the vice-commander and Bill Brown will serve as the second vice-commander.
NAMPA â For the next year, the Snake River Panther wrestling team will be announced as the 3A state champions. This hard earned and well deserved title was awarded to the Panthers on Saturday evening as the Panthers came together as a team, at just the right moment, to capture their first state title in over a decade, outdistancing second place Bonners Ferry 165 to 151.5.
NAMPA â There was some fabulous wrestling on display over the three day Idaho State Championship wrestling tournament held at the Idaho Center in Nampa.
At the end of the tournament, Bingham County came home with a bucket full of medals, 28 to be exact, two of those the gold variety as Skylerr Valentine of Snake River and Chase Call of Shelley each stood atop the podium for their respective weight classes and classifications.
Joyce Driscoll from Pingree (on left) and Connie Dial from Shelley will appear on The Price is Right at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, on Channel 3. Watch to see who was the big winner for the day.
BLACKFOOT â Two local ladies will appear on The Price is Right at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, on Channel 3. One of these two ladies was the big winner for the day. Viewers will need to watch Tuesday to find out who won.
The two ladies are Joyce Driscoll from Pingree and Connie Dial from Shelley. They are sisters-in-law.