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February 5th, 2014

Extradition sought in battery case

February 5, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Cleve Colson said the process of extraditing a Blackfoot man should be completed in the near future.
Colson said he was in the process of obtaining a governor's warrant to extradite Fernando Lee Naranjo, 33, who is charged with felony aggravated battery and felony injury to a child with bodily injury. The incident involved his 3-month-old daughter.
Naranjo was arrested in Ogden, Utah, on Jan. 23. He is in the Weber County Jail waiting extradition.

Joann Van Orden, 78

February 5, 2014

JoAnn F. Van Orden, 78, of Thomas, Idaho passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 peacefully in her home following a fall.
She was born May 15, 1935 to Burton and La Priel Furniss.  She was one of five daughters.  JoAnn attended school and graduated from Snake River High School.  
It was there in the seventh grade that she met her future husband, Glenn Van Orden.  She married Glenn, the love of her life, on Nov. 6, 1953 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.  They have five children; 22 grandchildren; and 29 great- grandchildren.  

Linda Broncho, 53

February 5, 2014

Linda Broncho, 53, of Gibson passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. 
She was born Sept. 8, 1960 in Pocatello, the daughter of Bert Broncho and Eva Hardy Broncho.
Linda received her GED at Washington State and then went to AGC Teamster Truck Driver Training in Weiser.  After working in these non-traditional fields, Linda went to college at ISU where she received her license as a nail technician and ultimately earned her associate’s degree in Marketing and Management.  

February 4th

Golf fees going up

February 5, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Golfers will pay between 2 and 4 percent more to play at Blackfoot Golf Course this season.
That's because the members of the Blackfoot City Council approved the increases at Tuesday's meeting.
Head PGA professional Mike Dayley said, "this fee increase will generate roughly $12,000-$15,000 in additional revenue.
"The increase will help to plug a continuing hole," Dayley added, noting that nearly all costs related to operating golf courses are rising. "Thank goodness the city is proactive. Last year, 157 golf courses shut down nationwide; only 14 opened."

Broncos beat Bees in district tourney opener

February 5, 2014

BLACKFOOT — With less than three minutes to go in the game the Blackfoot Lady Broncos found themselves in a three-point hole to the visiting Bonneville Bees and their hopes of competing for a district championship was dwindling away.
But a running layup by Morningrose Tobey sparked a 9-2 game ending run as the Broncos won their first 4A District 5/6 game in years and advanced to take on top seeded Century with a 61-57 win over the Bees.

Valentine

February 4, 2014

BLACKFOOT — When the Morning News asked readers to submit love stories of longtime married couples, such as their parents or grandparents, Lindsey Spanbauer quickly took advantage.
"My sweet little grandma, Zola Sorensen, at the time was 19 years old and my grandpa, Thomas Lavere John was 23 years old," she said of their marriage.
"He knew he wanted to make her his wife, so he asked her and she didn't hesitate for a second before saying, "yes!" Spanbauer wrote.
"He knew she was excited when she said, 'I will tell my parents tonight that we are getting married!'

Idaho Potato Museum on Yahoo

February 4, 2014

Check out the story here......

http://news.yahoo.com/waves-flag-50-states-video-154933083.html?vp=1

February 3rd

Take out 'a blind date' at the Blackfoot City Library

February 4, 2014

Librarians at the Blackfoot Public Library, 129 N. Broadway, are inviting patrons to take out a book on a blind date.
Each wrapped book has been selected by the librarians and has a staff endorsement.
By way of introduction, each book features its date of birth (when published), its gender (genre-fiction, adventure, romance, etc.), the number of pages and a short description.
"We wrapped 50 books; we figured that amount would last all week," said Library Director Lisa Harral. "The books are almost gone on the first day.
"We will all be wrapping books tonight," she said.

Seahawks dominate Denver from start to finish to win Super Bowl

February 3, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — They shut down Peyton Manning and shut up their critics.
And then, in the happy celebration of the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl title in their 38-year history, defensive end Red Bryant stood up in the locker room and issued a challenge to everyone within earshot.
“This team has got to go down as one of the best defenses of all time,’’ Bryant yelled after Seattle’s 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. “It’s got to. And the best thing about it is they called us misfits, overachievers, said that nobody wanted us. But now we’re the best.’’

Defendants dismissed from hazing case

February 3, 2014

BLACKFOOT — A complaint against Blackfoot School District No. 55, Blackfoot High School, former Superintendent Scott Crane and former high school principal Blaine McInelly has been dismissed in a hazing case which originated in 2012.
Plaintiffs in the case are Logan Chidester, Tyson Katseanes and Nathan Walker. The case was filed in Bingham County.
Plaintiff John Doe filed a civil rights case in U.S. District Court. At the time of the charges in the hazing case, Doe was a minor under the age of 18.

 

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