October 24th, 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” All six Blackfoot mayoral candidates and seven candidates for the four councilman positions took part in the forum at the American Legion on Thursday.
Each candidate was given five minutes to introduce himself or herself and then questions were taken from the audience.
The mayoral candidates are Carlos Mercado, Dan Cravens, Paul Loomis, Carlos Martinez, John Hobbler and Rick Bigler.
Running for the Blackfoot City Council are:
Seat 1-Ken Ashcraft, Andy Hasselbring and Chris Jensen, who is the incumbent.
Seat 2-Layne (Skip) Gardner
Seat 3-Bart Brown
SHELLEY â€” Shelley senior quarterback Kaden Schmitt has been a key component for the Russets offense all season long.
Thursday night on senior night and the Mountain Rivers Conference title on the line Schmitt played one of his best games of the season throwing for 346 yards and four touchdowns and running for 102 yards and two more touchdowns as Shelley routed Teton 42-29 at Shelley High School.
Ashlee Howell, a co-founder of the Blackfoot Community Center, received the Extraordinary Under 40 award at the Idaho State Journal's Business & Achievement Awards on Wednesday.
"Lots of days I don't feel extraordinary," Howell said as she thanked her husband, Casey, and their four children for their support.
"I wish there could be two names on this plaque," Howell said, recognizing co-founder Sandra Weston.
Howell and Weston founder the center in 2007. It now serves over 400 children in the Blackfoot area.
BLACKFOOT â€” When first year head coach Alisha Yeates and her team talked prior to the 2013 season, the team set the goal to just improve over last season.
But when the season was all said and done the Lady Broncos had a little more success than anyone in District 5/6 was expecting.
BLACKFOOT â€” No one in Bingham County should have to go without a warm coat this year thanks to the success of the 6th annual 'coat drive' spearheaded by Blackfoot's "Bingham County Chiropractic." Organizers wrapped up the coat drive on Tuesday calling it "the most successful one yet."
"This was a great coat drive, better than years past," said Cari Garrett, office manager of Bingham County Chiropractic. "More businesses participated this year and we've received hundreds of clean, gently used coats and jackets."
AMERICAN FALLS â€” Over the past three years the Snake River High School volleyball team has established its dominance over the rest of the competition in the 3A Fifth District.
The Lady Panthers have been crowned district champions in each season earning the automatic state tournament berth that comes with it.
Tuesday at American Falls High School the Lady Panthers began their quest for a fourth consecutive district title with a straight set win over Bear Lake 25-17, 25-15, 25-8.
AMERICAN FALLSâ€” On October 22nd at approximately 2:40pm, Idaho State Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van, on Interstate 86 near milepost 29, near American Falls in Power County, Idaho.
The vehicle was traveling east and was stopped for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as 26 year old Michael Torgerson, from Leeds, North Dakota.
Pursuant to the traffic stop, 6 pounds of suspected marijuana was found and seized.
FORT HALLâ€” Fort Hall inmate Nathaniel Yabenay was captured by Bannock deputies on Vaughn street near a rest home in Pocatello on Oct 21 at 9:30 p.m..
Find out more information regarding the capture and collaboration of both departments in pursuing federal charges against Yabenay for his escape from lawful custody in tomorrow's paper.
Darlene Bitton Draper Poole was born May 5, 1923 in Riverside, ID and passed away in Bingham Memorial Hospital on October 18, 2013.Â She is the daughter of John W. Bitton and Althea Bingham Bitton.Â
Darlene graduated from Moreland High School in 1941 where she had enjoyed participating in music and played basketball.
Donna Marie Hall, 46, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Donna was born February 21, 1967 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Donn Austin and Maxine Jane Hunt Bate.Â She was raised in the Osgood-Roberts area and attended school in Rigby.Â Donna has lived in various places in Southeast Idaho and has resided in Blackfoot the last six years.
In 1987 she married Lewis Ehardt, they were later divorced.Â On February 7, 1994 she married William Hall in Idaho Falls.