January 25th, 2014
RUPERT â€” Bryant Sargent's first place finish at 170 pounds capped of an eighth place finish for the Blackfoot wrestling team at the Red Halverson Memorial Wrestling Invite at Minico High School on Saturday.
Sargent defeated Bonneville's Jared Bird in the finals of the 170 pound classification.
SUGAR CITY â€” The Firth Cougars wrestling team was one of four Bingham County schools that participated in the John Berry Classic Sugar Invitational at Sugar-Salem High School last weekend and the Cougars finished the two-day tournament in seventh place to lead the results for the county schools.
Layton Wasia kept his undefeated record intact after taking down Teton's Tristan Hansen in the 145 pound final.
Coltyr Brewington came home second in the 285 pound division, while Luke Madsen and Clay Elkington finished the weekend with third place finishes.
BLACKFOOT â€” When the Blackfoot and Bonneville basketball teams met in Iona on Dec. 18, the Broncos let a lead slip away in the final two minutes before falling by seven.
Friday night the top ranked team in the 4A ranks made the trip south to Blackfoot for the seasons second and final meeting.
The Broncos who came into the game on a six-game losing also needed to find a way to stop the Bees Jared Stutzman and Telly Davenport.
After one quarter the Bees duo established the control of the game scoring 23 of the Bees 25 first quarter points on the way to a 73-51 victory.
BLACKFOOT â€” "Be Someone's Hero" is the 2014 Relay for Life theme and the team in charge of decorating the Luminaria bags is hard at work making sure the bags are as special as ever.
"This event is so important for our community here in Blackfoot and we want to help make this year's Relay for Life extra special," said Relay for Life committee member Suzette Martinez.
Families or individuals purchase these special bags to honor loved ones who have lost the battle against cancer or for those who are still battling, by choosing a bag and putting the name of the loved one on the back.
FORT WORTH, Texas â€“ A judge on Friday ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman whose family had argued that she would not want to be kept in that condition.
Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. issued the ruling in the case of Marlise Munoz. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth has been keeping Munoz on life support against her family's wishes. The judge gave the hospital until 5 p.m. CST Monday to remove life support.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Cleve Colson announced Thursday that after careful consideration of the facts that led to the death of a hunting dog in Bingham County, there is no current law in Idaho that would make the events leading up to the dog's death a crime.
The hunting dog was named Gunner.
According to reports, a hunting dog was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 2013, in the Springfield area in Bingham County.
Colson said, "In Idaho, we have a cruelty to animals law (Idaho Code Â§25-3504), that makes it a crime to maliciously kill an animal."
BLACKFOOTâ€”Blackfoot woman Melissa Martinez was shocked and disgusted to find globs of what appeared to be mold or fungus in her daughter's Capri Sun juice pouch on Tuesday.
Martinez said her daughter Millie (4) took a Capri Sun foil pouch from one of the two boxes that she had purchased at Ridley's in Blackfoot. Upon taking a sip, Millie turned up her nose and said, "This tastes gross!"
BLACKFOOT â€” Co-founder and director of the Blackfoot Community Center (BCC), Ashlee Howell, came forth during the school board meeting, on Thursday, to report that their 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program grant is coming to a close.
The 21st CCLC is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the No Child Left Behind Act. It is conducted through the Idaho State Department of Education, as funding allows.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -A woman died in a one-vehicle crash early Friday morning.
Around 12:50 a.m., a 2007 silver Toyota Scion was traveling south down South Fifth West at a high speed. A male and female were inside the car.
The driver lost control and struck landscaping boulders on the east side of the road.
The female was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the crash. The male was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by ambulance and is in critical condition, Idaho Falls police said.
Police said they do not know who was driving the car. The crash is under investigation.
BLACKFOOT â€” Collecting a dollar at a time, Ly Young at Ly's Nail Salon and her customers raised money to buy winter coats for students at Ridge Crest Elementary in Blackfoot.
"We live right behind the school," Young said. "Some kids couldn't come outside the school to play because they didn't have a winter coat."
That's when she decided to sponsor this fund raiser.
Young asked her patrons if they would contribute $1 toward purchasing coats for Ridge Crest students. The fund raiser started the week before Christmas and concluded Thursday.