May 10th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” Jean Nilsson has attended several candidate forums, including Thursday's event which the Blackfoot Association of Realtors sponsored.
"I came here to become better-informed so I can make a better decision when I vote," Nilsson said.
Shane Gifford, a realtor, added, "I came to here what the people say and feel what their passion is.
"They gave us some good information," Gifford added.
Speakers were the four candidates for state House of Representatives Seats A and B and for Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney in Tuesday's Republican primary election.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The number was one on Thursday night for the Blackfoot Broncos as they stood one game away from the coveted berth into the state tournament. One team stood in their way and at the end of seven innings of hard fought baseball, one run prevented the Broncos from fulfilling their season long goal as they fell 9-8 to the Knights of Hillcrest at Melalueca Field.
"One more out," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "We made a huge step as a program. We were one out from getting into the state tournament. These kids battled all year long, they battled all day today. I'm proud of them and I think that our program is heading in the right direction."
AMMON â€” "We're going to state!" That was the refrain following Blackfoots 7-5 victory over Bonneville on Wednesday afternoon as the Blackfoot Lady Broncos punched their ticket to the big dance after a one year absence.
"These girls are just pumped to go show off their skills at state," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "We really want a chance to redeem ourselves if we get a chance to play Rigby again."
IDAHO FALLS â€” With the season in the balance the Blackfoot Broncos entered their loser out contest with Madison tied at 2-2 to begin the seventh inning. Colby Pearson was able to move himself into scoring position and senior Shawn Whitehead came through with an RBI single which allowed Pearson to run into home, putting the Broncos ahead.
With the Blackfootâ€™s strong defense working together, they were able to hold the Bobcats in the bottom of the seventh as they took the 3-2 win.
For the MORNING NEWS
The Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office-Blackfoot Police Department Joint Investigations Division want to make the public aware of a scam and suspicious activity that has been reported to law enforcement officials in Bingham County.
Stephan O'Shaughnessy, a teacher at Shelley High School (SHS), believes in participation in his classrooms.
O'Shaughnessy said, "We do lots of board work in my classroom.
His enthusiastic teaching style is emulated after his calculus teacher at BYU-Idaho.
"I teach like him," O'Shaughnessy said. "He would jump on desks or play music. The class was at 7 a.m. and he kept me awake."
The calculus teacher emphasized the learner is the teacher, he said. The teacher would have us explain a problem to each other.
The Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Lawrence James Crow looks toward his family during his sentencing Tuesday afternoon in Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson's courtroom. Using an Alford plea in March, Crow plead guilty to attempted murder.
Lawrence James Crow was sentenced to at least nine years and not more than 15 years in the Idaho Department of Correction on a charge of attempted murder in the first degree.
Teachers at Stalker Elementary School were accosted with silly string, zapped with strange hair color and attacked with stickers and rubber stamps at school on Tuesday. Fifth grade teacher Amanda Jones even got her hair whacked off by a student! The culprits were all students...and no one got sent to the principal's office!
According to Stalker's office secretary Laurie Kearsley it was all part of a fun day to reward students who had a 7-point gain or received an 'advanced' or 'proficient' rating on their ISAT (Idaho Standard Achievement Test) scores.
IDAHO FALLS â€” You will have to excuse the Blackfoot tennis squad if they are walking just a little taller today because on Tuesday, they turned in one of the finest performances in program history as they have already qualified 9 players for next weeks state tournament.
The Broncos qualified all of those players in large part to having placed four and possibly a fifth competitor in Thursday afternoons district championship matches.
â€śDefinitely in my forty years of tennis I donâ€™t believe that Blackfoot has ever had this many finalists in the district tournament,â€ť Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said. â€śIt was a really incredible day. One of the best performances ever.â€ť
AMERICAN FALLS â€” After a near disastrous first inning that witnessed the Bear Lake Bears push 7 runs across the plate, Snake River head coach James Carter told his assistant coaches that they would now see just how good they really were.
Apparently, the Panthers are pretty good as they rode the right arm of Zane Stephenson as they roared back for the 9-7 victory for their second straight conference title.
"I just couldn't be prouder of the way that these kids came back," Coach Carter said. "The guys just wouldn't quit and they swung the bats really well. They played hard and they should be proud of themselves for digging deep for this one."