May 15th, 2014
It may not have been the best season for the defending Class 3A state champion Snake River Panthers, but despite the injuries and getting tripped up in the District 5 tournament, the Panthers found their way back to state.
Thursday at Fruitland the Panthers began defense of their title with a healthy team for the first time since the opening weeks of the season.
With the full team at their disposal, coach Rich Dunn and the Panthers jumped on first round opponent Timberlake in the first inning and added a few more runs late on the way to a 7-1 win at Fruitland High School.
BLACKFOOT â The Bingham County inmate work crew have spent the past three weeks working on county property, said Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland.
The inmates work four days each weekâMonday through Thursday, said Rowland.
"This is what I ran on," said Rowland. "They get out of their cells and learn a trade skill.
"[Their work] saves the county money and beautifies the community," he said. "We are trying to make them better candidates to get jobs.
"I have a waiting list," said Rowland.
See Friday's Morning News for the full story.
Fun, sun, water, music and friends.
"It's Dare Day; what more can I say?" said Bingham County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Luker. He is the Dare officer in Bingham County.
"There are 800-900 fifth graders from every school in Bingham County celebrating their decisions to be drug free," he said. "They get to meet friends from across the county. High school role models from all five high schools are here to help."
Activities were set up in four areas on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. All the games were duplicated in each of these four areas.
Tami Robinson has held the title of Blackfoot School District's child nutrition supervisor for over 20 years but she is the first one to say, "I am not an 'official' nutritionist. People keep calling me a nutritionist, but my education only goes as far as high school."
Robinson claims that it was through hard word and dedication that she excelled in her job, earning her the title of nutrition supervisor. As Robinson prepares to retire in just a few weeks, she reflects on a rewarding career with the district's lunch program that began when she started as a substitute cook back in 1983.
BLACKFOOT â A mere hours after the Blackfoot High School tennis team qualified 12 players for this weeks state tennis tournament head coach Brint Jefferis had a nickname for his state bound group.
"The Dirty Dozen."
A year after finishing a half a point short of a boys team title, the Broncos are poised to make sure the hardware comes back to Blackfoot.
The doubles pair of Jacob Harris and Tanner Norton are a big reason for the Broncos success.
ElmaÂ 'Fuzz'Â Jensen, 79
Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend Elma âFuzzâ Jensen, 79, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 15, 1934 in Arco, Idaho, the daughter of Joseph and Ethel Mathie Winmill.
Elma attended grade school at Riverside and Pingree and high school at Snake River High.
On June 17, 1953, she married her best friend, Weldon Jensen in Blackfoot.Â Next month they would have celebrated their 61st anniversary. Â
National Hospital Week will be celebrated this week at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH).
Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis proclaimed May 11-17 as Hospital Week.
As stated in the proclamation, "Whereas the hard-working people that compose our hospitals deserve universal regard and appreciation for keeping our community healthy; âŠ [Loomis urges] all residents to express their appreciation for the people, facilities and technologies that make trustworthy, reliable healthcare possible in Blackfoot.
BLACKFOOT â Mail carriers and rural mail carriers in the Blackfoot area brought in almost three tons of non-perishable food on Saturday.
Almost 30 volunteers were on hand at the Blackfoot Post Office parking lot to sort the food contributed by Blackfoot residents.
The exact weight of food contributed on Saturday was 5,740 pounds.
The food bank at the SouthEastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) was the beneficiary of these food stuffs.
"We are happy," said Bobette Beesley, SEICAA Outreach Manager/Bingham County Coordinator. "It helps a lot.
BLACKFOOT â It wasn't exactly the warmest of May night's at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds Friday night, but the cowboys from Firth gave the fans in the stands a reason to get off their feet.
Colton Clemens started off the night with the only qualified ride in bareback and bull rider Brady Oleson recorded the only score in Saddle Bronc riding as the second night of the District 4 high school rodeo took to the arena of the EISF.
Our beloved mother, Fredrice Smith Morgan, 94, passed away 6 May 2014 at her home due to natural causes.
She was born to Edith Mitchell and Samuel Franklin Smith on 8 Feb. 1920 in Ora, Idaho. She was the eighth child with two sisters and five brothers.
She attended Moreland schools and graduated at age 16.