April 1st, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” "The Music Man" rolled into Blackfoot for a one-night performance Friday night.
Twenty-five volunteers from Blackfoot were on hand to help set up props for this musical.
"We started at 8:15 Friday morning," said Blackfoot High School (BHS) junior Kiah Brown. "We do whatever they want us to do."
"I learned that putting a Broadway show together is very difficult," said Logan Lindholm, a junior at BHS.
"It's a lot of work," said BHS junior Cesilio Silveira.
BLACKFOOT â€” Fourteen local organizations are sharing in the $27,000 raised during last year's Bingham County Christmas Tree Fantasy.
Susan Nalley, 2010 Fantasy board chair, said they appreciate the generosity of those in Bingham County during the Christmas Tree Fantasy.
"We really appreciate Bingham County and how much they support the Christmas Tree Fantasy, which helps us help these local organizations," Nalley said.
John Wayne Chapman, 62, of Idaho Falls died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at his home from complications of diabetes.
John was born May 19, 1948, in Pocatello to LaWayne Chapman and Phyllis Marley Chapman. He grew up in Idaho Falls and graduated in 1966 from Idaho Falls High School.
On Aug. 16, 1993, he married Kay Munk in Idaho Falls.
THOMAS â€” Behind a pair of triples and 6 RBI by junior Shane Parkinson, the Snake River Panthers jumped all over South Fremont and then cruised to a 13-7 victory at Snake River High School on Thursday afternoon.
"The kids played good, Shane Parkinson hit the ball hard and we got some good pitching," Snake River head coach James Carter said. "There were a couple of things defensively that we could have done better but all in all it was a good win. You can't feel bad about a win."
RIVERSIDE â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers got a stellar pitching performance from sophomore hurler Alyssa Delaney and the offense erupted for a 10 hit outing as Snake River downed South Fremont 7-1 on Thursday afternoon.
"We'll take the win, we got some timely hits which was good," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "It's not completely freezing cold today so that was nice as well."
BLACKFOOT â€” Thanks to a church planter from Wyoming, Pastor Joshua Sykes is ministering in Eastern Idaho.
Sykes has been pastor of the small congregation at Fellowship Baptist Church in Blackfoot since July of 2010.
"When I was in high school, my home church had a mission conference each year and I met a church planter from Wyoming," Sykes recalled recently.
BLACKFOOT â€” Kids made and served breakfast at the Bingham County Extension Service office Thursday morning.
On the menu were scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, fried eggs, waffles, French toast, pancakes, smoothies, orange juice and milk.
Seven 4-H kids were the morning cooks. They not only prepared and ate their own breakfast but also prepared breakfast for all comers.
Twelve-year-old Jenna Salisbury liked the different varieties of food that can be prepared for breakfast.
"It's really important to get the right measurements," Jenna said.
BLACKFOOT â€” Two Blackfoot realtors have been recognized by the Idaho Housing and Fiance Association for their commitment to the IdaMortgage program.
Tami Fairchild of Heartland Real Estate received the gold STAR (Saluting Top Area Realtors Award) for representing eight IdaMortgage homebuyers. Andy Hasselbring of RE/MAX Preferred Properties received the silver STAR award for representing buyers on six IdaMortgage loans. The awards are based on the number of IdaMortgage loans closed over a two-year period.
THOMAS â€” In a murder trial, the most valuable evidence is a credible eyewitness to the crime, said WWII Jewish survivor Gloria Glantz.
"So I am giving you my testimony which makes you all eyewitnesses," said Glantz.
Jay Millan's history class at Snake River High School (SRHS) participated in a "virtual field trip" using the Idaho Education Network. With the help of a video camera, students could see, listen to and ask questions of Glantz. At the other end of this live feed, Glantz could see the class, speak with them and answer their questions.
IDAHO FALLS â€” After a two week hiatus, the Shelley Russet softball squad returned to the diamond on Wednesday afternoon as they opened their conference season with a double-header against Bonneville at Craver Field.
With the long lay off, the Lady Russets showed some rust, especially in the field as Bonneville swept both ends of the double dip 22-0 and 18-1.