Archive - 2013 - Latest News
Miiko Lyneâ€™ Toussaint, the Distinguished Young Woman of Blackfoot, won the state title Saturday night at the Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls. She will represent Idaho at the national competition in June 2014 in Mobile, Ala.
Forty talented young ladies from across the state competed in fitness, talent, self-expression, scholastic, interview and Be Your Best Self.
Distinguished Young Women is a high school scholarship program. On Saturday night, scholarships totalling $25,000 were awarded.
For becoming DYW Idaho, Toussaint won a $5,000 scholarship.
Early voting will begin on Monday and will continue through to Nov. 1.
Early voting for all of the Bingham County elections will be at the Bingham County Courthouse. The hours for early voting will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Early voting will be for all elections that will be held in Bingham County on Nov. 5.
The cities of Aberdeen, Atomic City, Basalt, Blackfoot, Firth, and Shelley will be having elections. Also the Shelley/Firth Fire District, the North Bingham Library District, and the Groveland Cemetery will be holding elections.
BLACKFOOTâ€”A family who has given much to the community is now in need themselves as father/husband, Heath Young, has been hit with a lung disease and will need a lung transplant.
Young, a native of Blackfoot, grew up working on a dairy farm. He loved farming and has made a living through the years (for his wife Wendi and their five children) working on the family farm.
According to close family friend Tiffany Bartausky, in 2006 Young "began struggling with a persistent cough that wouldn't go away."
FORT HALL â€” The Idaho State Police investigated a fatal motorcycle crash on Thursday night on U.S. Highway 91 near Fort Hall.
Vieto S. Appenay, 40, of Fort Hall, was traveling northbound on US91 on a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle when Shirley R. Boles, 69, of Pocatello, failed to yield on Border School Crossing. Boles was driving a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup.
Appenay was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
The crash took place at 9:54 p.m. on Thursday at milepost 87 near the Shoshone-Bannock High School, south of Fort Hall.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Community members from all over Bingham County and law enforcement took part in two candlelight vigils to stand with victims of domestic violence and to also bring public awareness to this issue.
The two vigils took place at Jensen Grove on Wednesday evening, and the Shelley City Park on Thursday evening.
T-shirts were displayed. One read, â€śViolenceâ€”a legacy children should never inherit.â€ť
The Idaho State Police are currently investigating a vehicle versus motorcycle crash on US Highway 91, near milepost 87, south of Fort Hall. The road is completely blocked at this time. Traffic is being detoured onto Edmo Road, around the scene. More information will be released when it becomes available.
BLACKFOOT â€” October is breast cancer awareness month. To showcase the importance of breast health, Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot sponsored Brake for Breakfast on Wednesday.
Three thousand breakfasts were prepared for distribution.
People were lined up in their cars before 7 to receive breakfast, a booklet about breast cancer, a pink pen, fingernail file and bookmark. All 3,000 breakfasts were given away by 8:30 in the morning.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â A one vehicle fatality crash occurred early Wednesday morning.
At 3:16 a.m. on Oct. 2, 2013, the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash northbound on I15 at mile marker 82.4, north of the Fort Hall Casino.
Dorothy D. Harris, 26, of Blackfoot, was traveling northbound on I15 in a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am when she drove off the left shoulder of the road and into the median. Harris drove back onto the roadway and overcorrected causing the vehicle to slide into the median where it overturned and rolled coming to rest in the southbound lanes of travel.
BLACKFOOT â€” After hearing testimonies from members of Blackfoot's Independence High School student health council and Tracy Lambson from Southeastern Idaho Public Health - followed by a public hearing on a quest for 'smoke-free' parks in Blackfoot at Tuesday's city council meeting, the city council moved to table the issue until a committee is formed to study what areas of Jensen Grove could potentially be signed 'smoke-free.'
ABERDEEN â€” An interest in media and the impending closure of Aberdeen's J.R. Simplot plant in the spring of 2014 has prompted Terry and Cindy George of Aberdeen to take on a new venture.
The couple have opened "Home Video Studio" (a franchise under Idaho Gem State Media) at 251 S. 5th E. in Aberdeen where they specialize in video editing, video to DVD transfer, DVD and CD duplication, photo video montages, home movie transfers, video slide transfers, video tape repair and much more.