September 11th, 2014
FIRTH â€”Â A week ago the Firth and Sugar-Salem volleyball teams battled in a five set match in Sugar City in which the home standing Diggers won in five sets.
Thursday they met again this time in Firth, and again the home team won in five sets.
Firth earned a tough five set win 14-25, 25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 15-10 at a raucous Firth High School.
"We didn't play very well in that opening set," Firth head coach Carla Reeves said. "I told them before the game that our defense was lacking when we played them up there and after that first game we tightened all of that up."
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SHELLEY â€” The home opener usually brings lots of excitement and for the players usually lots of jitters.
For the Shelley Lady Russet volleyball team Wednesday night's home opener against Marsh Valley brought both.
The Russets started the match slow, struggling to get anything going in the first two sets before waking up in set three to take down the Eagles in three sets 25-19, 25-20, 25-11.
Aspiring authors can learn more about writing and getting published at a free workshop hosted by local author Linda Gatewood, tonight at 7 p.m., at the Blackfoot Public Library.
Gatewood, a longtime Blackfoot resident, has three published novels of suspense and romance ("Winter Secret," "Spring Promise" and "Summer Truth") under her belt since 2012. She is gearing up to write the fourth and final novel of the series titled "Autumn Hush."
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) â€” About 50 people volunteered to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst without burning or breaking it at a bar in Illinois.
Silver Creek Saloon hosted the practice run Tuesday to prepare for the city's 200th anniversary celebration, where the volunteers will attempt to grill a 200-foot-long bratwurst, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. The Bicentennial Oktoberfest Weekend Celebration is set to be held Sept. 19-21 in downtown Belleville.
Delbert Farmer, Shoshone-Bannock tribal leader and lifetime resident of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, passed away Sept. 7, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho.
Delbert was born in Fort Hall, Idaho on May 24, 1942 to Davis and Irene Farmer.
TORONTO (AP) â€” One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a search for the fabled Northwest Passage has been found, Canada's prime minister announced Tuesday in a discovery that could unlock one of history's biggest mysteries and swell Canadian pride.
Last seen in the 1840s while under the command of Rear Adm. Sir John Franklin, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror have long been among the most sought-after prizes in marine archaeology and the subject of songs, poems and novels.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The vote was 249-163, with 22 Democrats â€” many locked in tough re-election races â€” breaking ranks and backing the nonbinding resolution.
"By setting free five top Taliban commanders from U.S. custody, the Obama administration made Americans less safe," Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement.
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Dewi David Washakie, 42, passed away at home surrounded by his family, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
He was born June 23, 1972 in Pocatello, Idaho to Romer Dewi Washakie and Mary Dixey Washakie. Â Dewi attended I.T. Stoddard Elementary, Blackfoot Junior High, Fort Washakie Middle School and Blackfoot High School.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, helping family with the family farm, and watching movies; his favorite movie was the Lord of the Ring series.
He participated in the traditional sun dance ceremony in Wyoming and Idaho.