September 27th, 2010
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."
BLACKFOOT â€” The fire Wednesday that destroyed a storage building for Sartori Foods was likely caused by an employee burning weeds outside the building, according to Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray.
The building contained packaging materials including cardboard and plastic as well as cleaning chemicals. Gray said the chemicals were typical household chemicals such as chlorine, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and hyrdocarbons.
Damages are estimated to be $65,000.
POCATELLO â€” Lon William Herbst, 60, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at his home.
Graveside services for Lon will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2010, at the Grove City Cemetery, 1 Willow Drive, with military rites provided by the American Legion Post No. 23.
The funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, 238-8000.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.wilksfuneralhome.com.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot school district trustees are looking to save taxpayers a little money.
Interest rates are low because the bond market is low, said Alan Westenskow, vice president of Zions Bank Public Finance. It's a good time to refinance.
The Blackfoot School District could get a triple A rating because Blackfoot's bonds would be backed by the State of idaho.
In 2002, the Blackfoot School District issued bonds totaling $7.5 million, Westenskow said. What is still owed on the bond issueâ€”$6.7 millionâ€”could be called and refinanced.