August 26th, 2012
With the voice of a smooth and mellow middle-aged man and the acoustic stylings on the strings of a guitar from a 28-year-old, Bart Bradford and Steven Muldenhauer create a sound that is undefinable. Bradford said, "I wanted to be more like Metallica but it comes out more like Simon and Garfunkelesque."
Bradford and Muldenhauer create an unlikely duo which came together after both were in the musical "Brigadoon" which The Blackfoot Community Players presented at the Nuart Theater.
David Kerns is the new principal at Rockford Elementary in the Snake River School District. He is also the federal programs director.
He brings lots of experience to these positions in that he is entering his 30th year in the education profession.
Kerns grew up in Potlatch.
â€śI grew up surrounded with dry land farming,â€ť Kerns said. â€śThis is like going home to me.
â€śI see it out my window every day,â€ť he said.
Kerns attend the University of Idaho before going on an LDS mission to Bolivia.
Two Bingham County natives were among 10 recipients (featuring veterans, businessmen, teachers and scientists) who received 2012 Idaho Hometown Hero Medals from U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, at a poignant and patriotic ceremony at Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello on Friday.
The awards are in celebration of individuals who show commitment in both their personal and professional lives to improve communities throughout Idaho and a create a better world for the future.
THOMAS â€” Wyatt Wray hit Bret Parkinson for a pair of touchdown passes and the Snake River Panthers opened defense of their 3A state title with a resounding 57-18 home win over South Fremont on Friday night.
"I told the kids before the game that if they did three things; no turnovers, no penalties and if they tackled that they would win and they took care of all three of them," Snake River head coach Jeff Dalley said. "I was happy with both sides of the ball. I thought that the kids played a good game."
FIRTH â€” For those who thought that last years run to the championship game was a fluke think again. The Firth Cougars are for real, and they showed that in good old Firth Football fashion Friday night as they dismantled West Side 44-18 in the season opener.
The Cougars started the first drive of the game at their own 32 yard line and called on Mitch Ormeâ€™s number 5, over and over again. Firth was facing a 4th and 17 as they drew something up out of the Boise State playbook with a hook and ladder to Orme, to get them down to the goal line where Nick Andersen punched it in from 3 yards out Orme got the 2 point conversion.
BLACKFOOT â€” Idaho's Senator Mike Crapo, veterans, families and friends honored Congressional Gold Medal winners Kazuo Endow and Agie Harada at the Blackfoot Senior Citizens Center Friday afternoon.
The two WWII veterans were part of Army 442nd Regiment that was the most decorated and most decimated unit of its size and length of service during the war. The unit served in Italy the last 11 months of WWII.
Every member of the battalion received a Congressional Gold Medal.
Many veterans from the 442nd received their medals in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 2, 2011.
Items of note from Aug. 13-19.
STOLEN MEDICATION: Aug. 13, 3:32 p.m.: A woman said her Methedone has been stolen and there were about 40 pills that were taken from her closet.
STOLEN CAMERA: Aug. 13, 4:58 p.m.: A man said a digital camera was taken out from his vehicle on Friday night.
BROKEN WINDOW: Aug. 14, 7:54 a.m.: A man caller said someone has broken the back window in his vehicle.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Bronco boys soccer squad turned in another stellar defensive performance on Thursday afternoon as they stifled the visiting Hillcrest Knights with a solid 1-0 non-conference victory.
"You know that Hillcrest is a good team and even though it's no longer conference you can feel it from the kids that this game is a big game because of it," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "Hillcrest is a big challenge and so this game had some bite to it."
THOMAS â€” The two time defending 3A state volleyball champion Snake River Panthers took to the home court for the first time in the 2012 season as they welcomed sixth district rival Sugar-Salem to town for a good old fashioned tussle on the court.
Snake River shook off an uncharacteristically shaky night from the service line as they dispatched with the pesky Diggers in four games 25-23, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-20.
BONE â€“ A 450-pound steer calf was killed and mutilated in the Bone, Homer Creek area. The calf belonged to Ted Thompson of Shelley.
Thompsonâ€™s son, Rick, found the calf Wednesday morning.
His brother, Matt, said he had been in that same area a day or two before â€śand there was no sign of a dead calf.â€ť
When they found it, Matt figures the calf had been dead about a day.
â€śIt didnâ€™t die of natural causes,â€ť he said. â€śThe hide was peeled back and it was mutilated by someone who knew what they were doing.â€ť
The meat was left on the calf.