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April 23rd, 2011

Broncos swat 3 dingers in split at Madison

April 23, 2011

REXBURG — The Blackfoot Broncos got a trio of home runs on Saturday afternoon from Dallas Bitton, Shawn Whitehead and Colby Pearson as they shrugged off a sloppy first game and split the double-header at Madison by cruising to a 11-1 win in the nightcap.
"That second game we came out and played baseball the way that we know that we can play," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "Top to bottom I thought that the kids did a tremendous job."

"Everyday Heroes" honored at Moreland Elementary

April 23, 2011

MORELAND — "Everyday Heroes" are recognized each month at Moreland Elementary.
Last Wednesday, Julie Wada, president of the Moreland PTA and the PTA board members, were recognized as "Everyday Heroes" for their contributions to students at Moreland Elementary throughout this school year.
"I have 13 on my board," Wada said. "For each person, there are four or five other people behind her."
PTA members contributed 304 hours to activities at the school.
"Reading with a Relative" was one of these activities. This reading activity took place on March 30 and 31.

April 22nd

Blackfoot softball splits with Idaho Falls

April 22, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Lady Broncos welcomed the Lady Tigers of Idaho Falls to town on Friday afternoon for a remake of an earlier season rain out. On the diamond the two teams played a pair of starkly different contests with Blackfoot winning game one in classic fashion 6-1 and Idaho Falls out slugging Blackfoot 21-11 in the nightcap.
Jessica Capson got the call in the circle in game one and the sophomore picked up right where she left off during her win on Thursday as she picked up the win by working a complete game, scattering 5 hits while striking out 8.

cowboys and cowgirls brave cold

April 22, 2011

POCATELLO — Night three of a twelve night grind on the High School Rodeo circuit came to a frigid conclusion on Friday night as the 4th districts best cowboys and cowgirls battled the cold temperatures, the livestock and each other at Bannock County Fairgrounds.
The barrel racers opened the festivities with a pair of familiar faces finishing 1-2 as American Falls junior Kimberlyn Fehringer crossed the line with a time of 17.159, narrowly edging out Highland senior Shelby Freed who finished with a time of 17.180.

Bobbie Lou Hansen, 82

April 22, 2011

Bobbie Lou Hansen, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.

Vear R. Ellis, 90

April 22, 2011

Vear R. Ellis, 90, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the Veteran’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, following surgery.
He was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Blackfoot, the son of Wilson Ellis and Sophronia Wolfley Ellis and the youngest of nine children.
He attended school in Riverside. He lived most of his life in the Riverside area with time served in World War II and a short time in California.
On April 2, 1941, he married Loraine Stander in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Eight children were born to this union. They had just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Sandra Rossi, 66

April 22, 2011

Sandra “Sandy” Rossi of Pingree left our world on Sunday, April 17, 2011, from causes related to age and chronic illness. She was 66. 
Sandra Sue Rodgers was born in Blackfoot April 23, 1944, the second daughter and child of Lawrence “Larry” Rodgers and Louise (Clarke) Rodgers. With her older sister Sharon, Sandy spent several years under the loving care of their maternal grandmother, Lydia (RaDue) LaFever, and step-grandfather, Bill LaFever, and in the company of many aunts, uncles, and cousins on the family farm at the edge of Blackfoot.

April 21st

Meeting on Firth levy draws a crowd

April 21, 2011

FIRTH – The Firth school board has asked voters in the its district to pass a $300,000 per year supplemental levy for two years. The vote will be Tuesday, May 17, in the elector’s regular polling place.
Thursday night, trustees presented a PowerPoint presentation before 110 people.
“This supplemental levy is not meant to increase or enhance our programs but to maintain it,” Board Chairman Barlow Cook said.
“It comes down to a matter of trust,” committee member Ron Carlson said. “Our elected board members said we need a supplemental levy.

Shelley High schedule may change

April 21, 2011

SHELLEY — The Shelley Joint School District board of trustees met in a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night to discuss policy changes and programs within the district.
The board passed a resolution to void all sections of their policy that is in conflict with the new education reform laws, primarily pertaining to personnel. There have been 15 policies identified so far that are in conflict.
The board also granted the district permission to subscribe to the Idaho School Boards Association policy manual service at a cost of $300.

Blackfoot splits with Hillcrest

April 21, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Playing into a gale force wind for the entirety of their double header with Hillcrest, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos led for 13 of the 14 innings, earning a split for their efforts on the day by dropping game one 11-8 and then rebounding for a 4-3 win in the nightcap.

 

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