October 14th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€”Â With the 4A District 5/6 volleyball tournament being played on their home floor next week, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos were looking to close out the regular season with a big conference win over a scrappy Pocatello team that was looking to ruin senior night.
After one set the Bronco faithful were excited as the team cruised to a 25-14 win.
But it was the second set that showed just how far the Broncos have come this season.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) â€” Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.
Larry Schubert and his team from Schubert's Packing Co. in Millstadt used about 120 pounds of meat to make the brat, which volunteers grilled Sunday, the final day of the city's bicentennial celebration, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.
A few days earlier, a saloon hosted a half-size practice run for grilling the mega-bratwurst.
BLACKFOOT â€” There was a festive feeling in the air on Monday afternoon as Community Dinner Table (CDT) volunteers, community leaders and Bingham County residents gathered at what will soon be a new permanent food pantry inside the old Kirkhamâ€™s Auto Parts warehouse (245 W. Sexton) in Blackfoot.
Tours were given of the â€śwork on progressâ€ť as CDT board members were officially presented with a check for $25,000 from ALSCO officials. The CDT is made up of over 20 faith based group with a mission of helping to feed those who are hungry throughout Bingham County.
THOMAS â€“ Walking into the gym at Snake River High School on senior night for the Lady Panthers volleyball team last Thursday there was one lone name spelled out on the gym wall.
Under the painted Panther on the wall in black letters was the name Josey and the number 19.
In pregame warms Snake River senior Josey Carter came out in a grey t-shirt with a wolf on it to signify Carter being the lone wolf of the senior class for the Panthers as they look to repeat as 3A state volleyball champions.
Norris Daniel Randolph, 62, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away peacefully at his home on October 10, 2014.
Norris was born on December 13, 1951, in Anoka, Minnesota, to Robert Randolph and Ethel Tedman Randolph. At an early age, Norris left home and traveled to California where he enlisted in the United States Navy. Following his service, Norris moved to Idaho where he graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
BLACKFOOT â€” Even though the City of Blackfoot was denied the $1 million Tiger Grant to pay for a feasibility study on building an overpass (or underpass) over the train tracks, city leaders will move forward with another plan in its ongoing effort to help remedy the "train problem" in the city.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) â€” A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon.
KVAL-TV says police in Eugene, Oregon, arrested Jahson Marryshow around 5 p.m. last Sunday.
The Ulster County sheriff's office in New York says the 32-year-old, formerly of Woodstock, New York, was indicted in late 2010 on charges of robbing a Bank of America there. Marryshow is also accused of stealing a car and setting a barn on fire as a diversion.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â As the clock wound down in the fourth quarter the Blackfoot High School student section began chanting "seniors, seniors, seniors."
And with good reason the 24 seniors who were celebrating their final regular season home game Friday night left their mark on the visiting Preston Indians as the group of Damon Bodkin, Andrew Hatch and Si Hoskins combined for four touchdowns as the Broncos cruised to a 40-21 win at Blackfoot High School Friday night.
SHELLEYâ€”Entering the fourth quarter of Friday's homecoming football game, Shelley trailed South Fremont 14â€”10.
However, the Russets benefited from a 34-point fourth quarter to win their homecoming game 44â€”14 Friday night, getting two interception returns from Braxton Smith within the span of 40 seconds.
After the opening kickoff, the Russets marched 63 yards in 8 plays to the Cougars' 15-yard line.
However, the drive stalled, as Russets quarterback Tyler Fredrickson fumbled and the Cougars recovered at their own 10-yard line.
BLACKFOOTâ€”The Ridge Crest Elementary school jumprope team students are jumping to new heights thanks to a $2,500 grant from Bingham Memorial Hospital. The team of 130 students (grades 1-5) had a chance to learn from some of the best when the award winning "ProForm Airborne" Jumprope team from Idaho Falls came to their school on Friday. Not only did the team show off its best moves, but they stayed afterwards to conduct a workshop with the students.
The participants learned new rope tricks in single rope, double dutch, partner skills and much more.