October 8th, 2013
Early the morning of Oct. 2, 2013 we lost one of the most precious loveâ€™s of our lives, our daughter Desiree. She succumbed to injuries sustained in a fatal rollover outside of Blackfoot. By Godâ€™s miraculous grace and loving hand her son Kamdon (3 years old) also in the car only sustained minor bruising and a couple of oweeâ€™s as he explains it. Desiree was on an attempt to get away from that which bound and caused her much sorrow in Salt Lake. She was 10 miles from her destination of her earthly fatherâ€™s arms. She did make it into her fatherâ€™s arms. her Heavenly Fatherâ€™s.
Vieto Sampson Appenay, 40, of Fort Hall passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born June 10, 1973 in Blackfoot, the son of Arnold Appenay and Sandra Strombeck.
He lived most of his life in Fort Hall.Â He attended schools in Fort Hall and Blackfoot.Â He later attended high school at Flandreau Boarding School in South Dakota and graduated in 1991.
Vieto was a security guard at the Fort Hall Casino for the past 10 years.Â He also worked at Teepee gas station and various other positions for the Sho-Ban Tribes.
ROYâ€”There was a rollover crash in Aberdeen Northbound on SH37 earlier this afternoon South of Roy.
Enrique Flores-Gonzales, of Aberdeen, was heading North on SH37 in a semi truck hauling potatoes when he drove off the left shoulder of the roadway and lost control, causing the truck to slide. He has been transported to Portneuf Medical Center via air ambulance.
Tune into tomorrow's paper to find out more about how Flores-Gonzales is doing.
Early the morning of Oct. 2, 2013 we lost one of the most precious loveâ€™s of our lives, our daughter Desiree. She succumbed to injuries sustained in a fatal rollover outside of Blackfoot.
The National Association of Health Underwriters will sponsor a free forum on the health insurance exchanges tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Senior Citizens Center.
It is open to everyone between the ages of 18-65 in Bingham County and surrounding areas.
Dawn Larsen, Troy Goodwin of Apex Insurance and Jerry Jensen of Jensco will talk about eligibility and tax credits and how they work, how the exchange itself works, open enrollment dates and when coverage takes effect.
As a candidate for Blackfoot City Council Seat 1, local realtor and businessman Andy Hasselbring has a fresh and long term vision for Blackfoot.
Hasselbring is vying for the seat against longtime incumbent Chris Jensen and newcomer Kenneth Ashcraft.
A Blackfoot native, Hasselbring said, "My vision for Blackfoot is to develop a culture in the city and help Blackfoot become the' best place to live and raise a family."
SPRINGFIELD â€” An American Falls man was injured in a one-vehicle crash about milepost 26.5 on State Highway 39 on Monday.
According to the Idaho State Police, Victor Soltero Contreras, 23, was driving south in a 1993 Ford Ranger near 2600 West about 7 a.m. when he drove off the right shoulder, over-corrected and lost control of his vehicle. His truck went onto the left shoulder of the road and then rolled.
Soltero Contreras was not wearing a seatbelt. Â He was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Miiko Lyneâ€™ Toussaint, the Distinguished Young Woman of Blackfoot, won the state title Saturday night at the Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls. She will represent Idaho at the national competition in June 2014 in Mobile, Ala.
Forty talented young ladies from across the state competed in fitness, talent, self-expression, scholastic, interview and Be Your Best Self.
Distinguished Young Women is a high school scholarship program. On Saturday night, scholarships totalling $25,000 were awarded.
For becoming DYW Idaho, Toussaint won a $5,000 scholarship.
THOMAS â€”Â Maybe it was the emotion of senior night or the fact that the Snake River Lady Panthers were playing under the lights on Harrison Field, a place they normally do not play, whatever the reason was the team did not look comfortable.
FIRTH â€” Last Friday night the Firth Cougars defense wanted to pitch the shutout against visiting Ririe.
But with a 59-0 lead in the fourth quarter head coach Keith Drake pulled his starters and put in his junior varsity players and Ririe was able to get a late touchdown.