IONA â€” The Blackfoot Lady Broncos kicked off 4A District 5/6 play Thursday night with a 53-45 win over Bonneville at Bonneville High School.
Ella Alvarez scored a team-high 20 points after being held in check for the last three games.
MorningRose Tobey was held in check from the field by Bonneville, but she made her presence known in other ways.
Tobey had 10 assist and nine rebounds in the game.
"We are just about where we want to be," Blackfoot head coach Merle Smith said. "We have been playing well lately and when we can get our first league win on the road, that is big for us."
BLACKFOOT â€” Doug Coffman's earliest memories of ice fishing go back nearly five decades.
"When I was about 12 years old, my maternal grandfather (Lionel Harris) asked if I wanted to go ice fishing with him and I jumped at the chance," said Coffman, a Blackfoot businessman.
At that time, they went to Fish Creek Reservoir northwest of Craters of the Moon.
"The fishing was great," Coffman said. "It was hot."
In Eastern Idaho ice fishermen can catch trout, Kokanee salmon, yellow perch, bluegill and an occasional bass depending upon the waters.
FIRTH â€” While the temperature outside of Firth High School hovers around zero, the shooting on the floor was equally as cold as the Lady Cougar took on northern Bingham County rival Shelley Thursday night.
JoAnn Williams, 80, ofÂ Moreland passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 from a long term illness.
JoAnn was born Dec. 25, 1932 in Montpelier to James Rasmussen and Mary Emma Barkdull Rasmussen.Â She lived her early life in Pocatello and later moved to Moreland.Â She attended Pocatello High School.
On Oct. 31, 1951 JoAnn married Blake Williams in Winnemucca, Nev.Â They had three sons, Steve, Brent and Rick.
JoAnn was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed visiting teaching.Â
Greg â€śSlimâ€ť Smith, 63, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Slim came into this world on Aug. 2, 1950, born to Grant G. Smith and Charlotte Britt Smith.Â He was born in Helena, Montana and spent his early childhood years in Helena and Bozeman, Montana before his mom and step-dad located to Blackfoot in 1963.Â Slim quickly made Blackfoot his own, making friends along the way.Â He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1968 and has lived in Blackfoot since then.
FIRTH â€” When electric power goes out, it sure becomes quietâ€”and still.
Temperatures hovered about 1 degree Wednesday morning with a chill factor of -4 degrees when some 49,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers woke up to no power.
As of 4:20 p.m., the system showed all customers were restored to power.
CDR Ronald Stoddart, 82, died Nov. 23, 2013 after a brief struggle with leukemia.
Ron was born on Sept. 29, 1931, in Idaho Falls, the first child of Lewis James and Verda Mae Judd Stoddart.
When he was a young boy the family moved to Blackfoot where Ron attended school through graduation.
He joined the U.S. Navy in August 1950, and followed his dream to become a naval aviator.
He married his beloved wife, Jean Marie Harvey, on Dec. 18, 1965.
Grace Smith Lilya, 90, of Groveland/Rose, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at her home.
She was born July 9, 1923 in Riverside, the daughter of Don Cleveland Smith and Alice Velma Ogden.
On July 9, 1943 she married Claude Everett Lilya in the Logan LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on March 10, 2011.
he tree auction at the Christmas Tree Fantasy begins tonight at 7 p.m. at the Needlecraft building on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Registration for the auction begins at 6:30 p.m. Hors d'Ouerves will be served.
Nearly 50 items will be auctioned this evening. There are three memorial trees and one memorial wreath up for auction.
Paul Loomis was elected mayor of Blackfoot on Tuesday. The final tally was Loomis 923; Dan Cravens 502.
In the Nov. 5 election that set up this runoff election, voting tallies were Loomis 667; Cravens 452.
The total number of people who voted in this runoff election was 1,425. The total number of electors in the November election was 1,708. There were six candidates seeking the mayoral position in November.
The final voting tallies for this runoff election were posted in the Bingham County Clerk's election office 16 minutes after the polls closed.