November 11th, 2014
By JASON ENES
FIRTH â€”Â Bailey Nelson has been one of the top players in the Nuclear Conference for the last few season for the Cougar volleyball team.
Late last week Nelson was rewarded again for her stellar play helping lead the Cougars to a Nuclear Conference title and a runner-up finish at the 2A state tournament two weeks ago when she was named Nuclear Conference Player of the Year.
Nelson was one of six Cougars six players to earn all-conference honors.
LaWanna Rowsell Winters Fifield,79, passed away Nov. 7, 2014 at Ashley Manor Memory Care in Pocatello, Idaho of Alzheimer's Diease.
Katherine Terry Ellis, 66, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital due to sudden heart failure. She has been battling follicular lymphoma for the past five years.Â
Kathy was born July 30, 1948 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada to Archie Terry and Muriel Katherine Webster.Â She spent her childhood in Lethbridge, graduating from L.C.I. high school.Â She then graduated from Ricks College and attended BYU.Â She went on to finish her education at Idaho State University to become a fifth grade teacher at Snake River Middle School.
Is it Wooton Way or Wooten Way? Actually, neither is correct. The spelling of the peaceful residential street that runs north of Blackfoot was recently a topic of discussion on Facebook. It was discovered that the street has been spelled incorrectly for over 40 years. The street signs (on both ends of the street) read "Wooton," while the city maps in the local phone books have it spelled "Wooten." However, the correct spelling should be "WOOTTON" after its namesake local farmer and former Bingham County Clerk Vincent Fredrick (V.F.) Wootton.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) â€” A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a Wichita woman found him eating cookie dough from her freezer in the early-morning hours.
The Wichita Eagle reports the woman came out of her bedroom shortly before 3:30 a.m. Thursday and found the stranger in her kitchen.
Wichita police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza says the man told police he thought he was at his aunt's house and was hungry.
Police say the man entered the home through an unlocked back door. The 52-year-old woman who lives there was not hurt.
Dorothy Jean Small Casper, 85
St. George, Utah â€“ Dorothy Jean Small Casper, 85, died on Nov. 4, 2014 in St. George, Utah.Â
She was born on Aug. 12, 1929 in Gadsden, Alabama to Albert Luke Small and Prudence Johnston. She was married to Lorin Willis Casper in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Oct. 26, 1949. On Oct. 26, 2014, they had been sealed for 65 years.
Dorothy was born and raised in Alabama. She attended Emma Sampson High School, and later attended the University of Alabama, where she studied nursing.
Veterans and their families are special guests at the Veterans' Day Assembly at Firth High School (FHS). The assembly begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Firth High School gymnasium, 101 N. Park Ave. in Firth and is open to the public.
The Community Orchestra at Firth will begin playing prelude music at 9:30 a.m.
"This is our way of honoring the heroes who have given us our freedoms so that we can exercise our liberties," said FHS military history teacher Stewart Portela.
This the the 21st year FHS has hosted a Veterans' Day Assembly.
THOMAS â€” Wyatt Vogler wanted to make a statement on Saturday afternoon in Snake River's 3A state quarterfinal against South Fremont Saturday afternoon.
And when four quarters ended Saturday Vogler had made that statement and came within 12 yards of a school record.
Vogler ran for 278 yards as the Panthers defeated the Cougars 49-28 to punch their ticket to the 3A semifinals next week.
Â A roomful of jurists, lawyers, clerks and guests filled courtroom three in the Bingham County Courthouse on Friday to participate in the naming of a courtroom in honor of Judge Robert C. Brower.
What was known as courtroom three will now be called the Judge Robert C. Brower Courtroom.
"I would argue it is the highest honor to be bestowed upon a jurist or lawyer by their peers upon death: the naming of a courtroom in honor of service," said Roger Burdick, Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court.
BLACKFOOT â€” A 55 second span of the fourth quarter almost spelled disaster for the Blackfoot Broncos in their 4A state quarterfinal against Sandpoint Friday night.
With the Broncos leading 28-14 entering the fourth quarter a 22-yard punt set the Bulldogs up at the Broncos 22 yard line.
Two plays later Bulldogs quarterback Nate Loutzenhiser found Tyler Harris with a 19-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 28-21.