March 28th, 2013
IDAHO FALLS â€” The Firth Cougars opened the Skline tournament on Thursday afternoon with a match up with the Bonneville J.V. squad. In a twist, the Cougars were the home team on the scoreboard despite playing on Bonneville's home field. In the end, Firth dropped a heart breaker as Bonneville came from behind to down the Cougars 7-5.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River baseball team took to the home diamond looking for a season sweep of 6th district South Fremont on Wednesday afternoon but the visiting Cougars had other ideas as they rebounded from an earlier season loss to the Panthers with a 6-5 victory.
"Really today, our pitching kind of labored. We walked too many and we hit five batters and early on, I think that every runner we let on scored and then we left nine runner in scoring position," Snake River skipper Rich Dunn said. "We just let too many opportunities early slip away and it got us late."
RIVERSIDE â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers hosted the South Fremont Lady Cougars on Wednesday afternoon in a game that was originally scheduled to be played in St. Anthony. Due to poor field conditions the game was moved to Snake River's home field and the Lady Panthers took full advantage of both the home field and the gorgeous weather conditions in a 9-3 non-conference victory.
"It was just a great day," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "We have a solid core of girls and when we are rolling, playing relaxed, it just makes all the difference."
Representatives of the Central Bingham Conservation District (CBCD) are taking tree and shrub orders orders now through April 26 for the district's annual tree and shrub sale. According to Kathy Schafer, administrative assistant for the CBCD, the annual sale is non-profit service to the community, providing them an opportunity to buy low cost trees, shrubs and mulching fabric. The sale is done in conjunction with the Snake River High School FFA team to help them raise money for the state FFA competition in Moscow.
When the runners and walkers in the Tommy Vaughnâ€™s Blackfoot Marathon and More are making their way from the respective start lines to the finish, volunteers from the community will work to ensure their safety and comfort.
Gay Peterslie, 93, of Idaho Falls passed away March 24, 2013 at Life Care Center.
She was born on April 18, 1919 to Willard and jeannette Morgan in Shelton. Her early years were spent in Pocatello.
After her father's death in 1932, she and her brother, Verle Morgan, moved with their mother to Shelley.
She graduated from Shelley High School and married Max Kelsey in 1937. The resided on a farm southwest of Shelley where their four children were born and raised. In 1989, they relocated to Idaho Falls.
BLACKFOOT â€” It has been nearly five years since some friends saw a need to help hungry people in the community and put together the Community Dinner Table.
On Tuesday, members of the Christ's Cowboy Country Church served the final Community Dinner Table of the 2012-2013 year. The first on Oct. 28, 2008, drew just 92 participants. There were well over 300 this time around.
"We've served 23 meals over each winter for the past five years," said Elizabeth Fields, one of the officers in the non-profit organization. That has totaled over 31,500 since that first one.
FIRTH â€” The Firth Cougars welcomed next door neighbor Shelley to town on Tuesday afternoon for a game of hardball that eventually was won by the Russets 7-4 in a game that was called after five innings of play due to the muddy conditions.
"It went down hill fast and it got pretty sloppy out here and when the ball gets wet like this, it's hard for any pitcher to get a good grip and that's what happens when it just keeps raining," Shelley head coach Trent Armstrong said. "I give the kids credit though. They were able to stick it out and just keep trying."
Items of note from March 7-
BURGLARY: March 7, 6:52 p.m.: A caller said three checks totaling $1250 were taken from the business' drop box on Sunday.
NO AIR: March 8, 12:56 a.m.: A man said someone let the air out of all four of his tires.
BEER THEFT: March 8, 5:43 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop reported the theft of a case of beer. An arrest was made.
A BAD FEELING: March 9, 3:17 a.m.: A woman said she hasn't seen her nephew, but has a feeling that he is there. An arrest was made.
Cristel Handly, 70, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away on March 14, 2013. She died peacefully at her home. Her trial with ovarian cancer lasted over three years.
Cristel grew up in Shelley where she was born Sept. 9, 1942. She raised her family in Phoenix. After her children were grown she "snow-birded" summers in a home built near where she grew up. She loved being near her siblings.
Cristel was known for her can-do attitude, the principles of work she taught to her children, and a hospitable generosity.