July 11th, 2014
FIRTH â€” Firth High School graduate Layton Wasia has had quite the year.
He won the state wrestling championship in February after going undefeated, he then followed that up with a solid rodeo season leading District 4 as the all-around cowboy.
His success on the back of bulls during the spring earned Wasia a spot at the National High School Finals Rodeo that begins Sunday in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Wasia will compete in the bull riding event this week and is one of three Bingham County cowboys who will be making the short drive east to Rock Springs.
Worshipers of all faiths are invited to join the area's Catholic Community on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the St. Kateri [Tekawitha] Catholic Church (Sheepskin Road) in Fort Hall for a special mass and "Feast Day" Celebration in honor of St. Kateri Tekawitha.
POCATELLOâ€”Who's Your Hero? Idaho's Hometown Hero committee members are ready to hear from you as they prepare for this year's Hometown Hero Medal award ceremony on Sept. 6 at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello.
Idaho's Hometown Hero founders (brothers) Dr. Fahim Rahim and Dr. Naeem Rahim, city officials and committee members, gathered in Pocatello on Tuesday to launch this year's event. Artist, volunteer and advocate for the Latino community, Jose Quezada of Aberdeen, who received a Hometown Hero Medal last year came as a special guest for the kick-off.
Lynn Dale Wiklund of Firth, Idaho passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Idaho Falls at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in the presence of his loving wife, friends, and family.
Lynn was born August 5, 1962, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, to Dale and Carol Wiklund of Firth, Idaho. He spent his early childhood on a farm west of Roberts, Idaho, and then moved with his family to the Wiklund family farm east of Firth, Idaho, where he lived until his untimely death.
BLACKFOOT â€” A Blackfoot man was sentenced Monday for stabbing a man twice in the back and punching him in the face.
Corey Seth Burns, 30, from Blackfoot was sentenced to a unified sentence of 14 years in the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC)â€”5 years determinate and 9 years indeterminate.
Burns accepted a plea agreement on May 19, 2014, in which he agreed to plead guilty to aggravated battery. He could have been facing a maximum sentence 15-years in the IDOC and/or a $50,000 fine and $5,000 civil fine with the aggravated battery charge.
BLACKFOOT â€” Offense, offense and more offense.
That was what the Blackfoot Broncos put on display on Tuesday afternoon against the visitors from Bear Lake.
The Broncos pounded out 19 hits and 22 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Bears 12-2 in five innings and 10-3 at Blackfoot High School on a very warm Tuesday afternoon.
But it was not just the offense that the Broncos showcased on Tuesday, the Broncos also got two very good starts from pitchers Kyle Scott and Brady Pearson.
BLACKFOOT â€” The City of Blackfoot will roll out the red carpet for visitors and residents alike for "Blackfoot Pride Days" this Friday and Saturday at Jensen Grove.
The annual summertime event started back in the 1980's to celebrate the community of Blackfoot and all that it has to offer. Pride Days usually falls on the heels of the city's 4th of July celebrations with two packed days of festivities throughout the city. Most of the events are "free" or "low cost" with the majority of events taking place at Jensen Grove unless otherwise specified.
Randy Darhl Hughes, 58, of Blackfoot, passed away July 2, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Randy was born November 18, 1955 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Darhl Hughes and Anna Richard Hughes Landon.Â He was raised and attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1974.Â Randy was a lifetime Blackfoot resident.
On February 18, 1977 he married his soul mate, Brenda Summers.Â Three children were born to this union,Â Randy Jr., Â Jessica Ann, and Ryan B. His family was his world.
Dolores L. Diehl (nĂ©e Domres), 86, of Chicago, beloved wife of the late Richard E. Diehl, passed away on June 29, 2014. Dear mother of Steven (the late Donna Ficcardi), Darlene (Karl) Nilsson, Linda (Lloyed Jr., M.D.) Calloway, and Phillip (Ruth). Loving grandmother of Alicia (George) Orr and Sara and Michael Calloway. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents Lillian K. (nĂ©e Bina) and George H. Domres, and her brothers Wilmer, Walter, Edward and George. Family and friends will gather for a graveside memorial at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2501 E.
BLACKFOOT â€” Americans have served in a variety of roles to make the world safer.
From 1954-1958, Ed Wagner from Blackfoot served on minesweepers that helped to clear the Pacific Ocean around Taiwan of mines.
"It was kind of a tense time," said Wagner. "WWII was over and the Korean War had just ended. France signed a peace treat with North Vietnam and was vacating that country. The Communist Chinese were chasing the Chinese Nationalists to Taiwan.
"The North Vietnamese had mined the Mekong Delta pretty heavy," he said. "At the time, everything was fluid and going.