August 22nd, 2011
BAGHDADâ€” Members of Alpha Troop, 2nd Squadron, 116th Cavalry Regiment, are reflecting on their tour as they prepare to re-deploy back to their home state of Idaho in the fall. The unit has spent nine months providing security for two camps at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad as one of the force protection units under the 116th Cavalry Brigade, United States Division â€“ Center, in support of Operation New Dawn.
SHELLEY â€” For fun, Ann Christensen from Shelley, and her trained cadaver dogs, Kessa, and Rocco, are working with the Idaho Chapter of the Oregon Trail Association to locate several suspected massacre sites along the Oregon Trial.
"Helping find historical graves is a wonderful break from what I normally use cadaver dogs for," Christensen said. "It was a blast."
To demonstrate the dogsâ€™ abilities to the large group accompanying them, the dogs were started a long way away from a few places graves have been identified.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The Blackfoot Bronco's weathered a physical start with the Skyline Grizzlies on Friday afternoon and the got a hat trick from Carlos Flores who scored three second half goals as the Broncos began their 2011 season with a 3-0 victory.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â How would you like to have a dish at Blackfoot's newest restaurant named after you? It could happenâ€”all while helping a good cause.
Bingham County Relay for Life is just $2,000 short of reaching their goal, so they are asking community members to donate $10 by Aug. 31. In exchange, one name will be drawn and a new menu item will be named after them.
For the Morning News
BOISE â€” After their yearlong mobilization and deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn, the deployed members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (116th CBCT) are scheduled to return to the U.S. beginning late this month.
Deployed Army National Guardsmen of the 116th CBCT include about 2,700 citizen soldiers from Idaho, Montana and Oregon, with about 1,500 from Idaho, 600 from Montana and 600 from Oregon.
THOMAS â€“ It is their youngest cast ever and they are doing their hardest show yet, but when the curtain opens Monday night, performers with the Snake River Musical Theatre department will be ready.
The group is teaming up with community sponsors to bring the acclaimed musical production "Phantom of the Opera" to the stage. The show, written and staged by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1986 has been on professional stages all over the world. But it was just recently released by the Rogers and Hammerstein Music Library to high school students across the nation.
Jack Cornia, 91, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at the Riverside 3rd Ward LDS Chapel with Bishop Craig Watkins conducting.
The family will meet with friends and family on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLACKFOOT â€” Canal company representatives met with Bingham County commissioners Wednesday to ask if there is money available to help repair the banks and the headgates of the various canals.
Representatives from Parsons, United, Lavaside, People's, Watson and Blackfoot Irrigation canal companies attended this meeting.
"There is damage to the main gates, the trees have piled up and the river is still running above normal," said one irrigator.
Claudon Lilya from the People's Canal said, "Right now, the reservoirs are full.
THOMAS â€” An open house for K-6 students and their parents in the Snake River School District is from 2:30â€”4:30 o'clock today at Moreland, Riverside, Rockford and the Snake River Middle School in Thomas.
Snake River trustees appointed Bill Martin to fill the Zone 3 trustee position.