September 28th, 2010
BLACKFOOT â€” Two fires kept the Blackfoot Fire Department busy Sunday and Monday.
The first fire occurred at 10:05 a.m. at 342 E. 100 N. Sunday. The fire consumed approximately 500 tons of hay, sending smoke throughout Bingham County. The cause of the fire is unknown, but Capt. Dave Krumenacker said he believes the fire was unintentional and accidental. Total losses exceed $40,000. As of 5 p.m. Monday, the fire was still smoldering and the fire department continued to monitor its activity.
BLACKFOOT â€” While students at the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School will have a permanent school building next year, they will also get to enjoy grass and trees thanks to donations from a local business and area organizations.
The new school building is being constructed behind the existing school, which currently consists of modular buildings. The new school will have 11 classrooms, including a music room, media room, technology lab and a gymnasium. Now it will also have grass and trees.
Where has the fall sports season gone? On the pitch area teams will be wrapping up their regular seasons in the next two weeks. Volleyball and cross country are right behind them and, to be perfectly honest, the only thing that I know for a certainty is that I have no clear idea of who will emerge from their respective leagues for a state tournament trip.
Joe H. Rainwater, 87, Pocatello resident passed away at his home following an illness on Sept. 24, 2010.
He was born January 18, 1923 in Porum, Oklahoma to a family of four children, two boys and two girls. He attended school in Porum, Oklahoma, graduating from high school in 1940.
Joe attended Conners State Ag. College, Warner, Oklahoma and O.S.U in 1942 until graduation in 1944. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, Joe was drafted in to the Army and was immediately put into the Navy as a Seaman 1st Class.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot Community Center administrators are seeking the publicâ€™s help in developing the programming and design of their proposed new facility.
The Community Center is hosting an initial interest meeting for anyone interested in serving on a Building Committee. The interest meeting will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Community Center at 157 W. Sexton.
Community Center Executive Director Ashlee Howell said the committee is an opportunity for the public to provide input on the new facility.
â€śWe hope to get a variety of people interested and involved,â€ť Howell said.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Offer a kid an apple and he will run a lap? That was the plan at Ridge Crest Elementary Friday and it worked.
In order to promote healthy lifestyles, students at Ridge Crest have the opportunity to walk or run laps during afternoon recess with volunteers standing at a checkpoint offering encouragement and punching walking cards. The physical activity is meant to help establish healthy habits for life.
The turnout on the track was much higher Friday when students learned there was a free apple after walking the first lap.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panther volleyball team shook off a slow start on Saturday afternoon to take down South Fremont 3-0 in a non-conference tilt.
Playing at the junior high school due to renovations in the high school gymnasium the Panthers came out sluggishly to open the first set.
The visiting Cougars on the other hand came out fast, taking an 8-2 lead before the Panthers began chipping away.
BLACKFOOT â€” Cross-Country runners from eighteen schools descended upon Blackfoot High School on Friday afternoon for the always popular Blackfoot Invitational. Four different Bingham County schools were in the field with Firth representing the 2A class. Snake River was the lone 3A school while Blackfoot and Shelley both represented in the 4A field.
At the end of the day local runners fared fairly well as several turned in solid times in the meet.
BLACKFOOT - From the moment a helicopter delivered the game ball Friday night the match up between the Skyline Grizzlies and the Blackfoot Broncos, had an electric feel to it. When the dust settled between the long time rivals, the Broncos had come away with a hard fought 35-24 win to move their season record to 3-1 at the half way mark of the regular season.
Utilizing the strong right arm of junior quarterback Trae Pilster, the Broncos turned to the passing game in the first half and Pilster responded with 13 completions in the half for a pair of touchdowns and a 21-14 lead.
ABERDEEN â€” Bingham County foes collided on Friday night as the Aberdeen Tigers welcomed Snake River to town for a non-conference tilt on the gridiron.
Snake River got a 3 touchdown performance from Emmett Smith and the Panthers defense turned in a stellar second half to lift the Panthers to a solid 28-14 win.
"Our offensive line did real well," Smith said. "They started to talk to each other and really played as a team."