April 16th, 2012
Items of note from April 7-12.
ILLEGAL TATTOOS: April 7, 10:39 a.m.: A caller at a hotel said they found tattooing equipment in one of the rooms and believes someone was illegally tattooing in the room.
STEALING WINE: April 7, 12:33 p.m.: A caller at Ridley's said an employee has been caught on tape stealing wine from the business. An arrest was made.
FIRE CALL: April 7, 11:31 p.m.: A woman said her neighbors are upset that their fire was called in and are outside yelling and screaming and throwing items against her residence.
BLACKFOOT â€” What a great way to spend an evening â€” by attending the third annual Binghamâ€™s Got Talent.Â
Donations for this event totaled $2,770 â€” all of which benefits the American Cancer Society.
Twenty-two acts performed Saturday evening. These actsÂ included dancers, singers, pianists, a fiddler, cellist and bands.
â€śThis is the largest fund raiser we have,â€ť said Elizabeth Fields, one of the organizers. â€śI think we have the cream of the crop performing here tonight.â€ť
The winner of the Under 14 Age Division was 10-year-old pianist Mandi Xu.Â She won $100 and a trophy.
POCATELLO â€” The Fourth District rodeo season opened over the weekend with a pair of rodeos at the Bannock County Fairground indoor arena and during Saturday's competition a freshman from Firth highlighted the festivities as Rylie Clemens took home the top honors in two separate events to open his high school career.
Clemens opened his day with a 40 point winning ride in the bareback event before following that up with a win in the tie down roping with a time of 14.28.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot had a season sweep well within their grasp on Friday afternoon as they built a 5-1 lead over the first three innings of play.
Unfortunately the grip was tenuous as Hillcrest rallied for 7 unanswered runs to salvage the season split with an 8-5 win.
Micha Wixom, owner of Shutter Girl Photography, and Harmony Jones, owner of the Photography Boutique, are up-and-coming masters of their craft. Wixom and Jones recently returned from a four-day convention hosted by Professional Photographers of Idaho (PPof I). It is a non-profit organization geared to expanding and perfecting the talents of professional photographers in Idaho.
During the early hours of the morning, wagonmasters Lenna and Bruce Dawkins begin harnessing their horses.The warm breath of the animals billows out, cutting through the cold air. The mules and horses neigh, showing their anticipation of the journey.
The party of 10â€” five teams â€” will be hauling wagons for a five-night, six-day journey through Goodall's Cutoff to the old post known as Frenchman's Cabin at the bottom of the Butte.
The Dawkins, husband and wife, have gone on several treks prior to this. This is the first that they have organized themselves.
BLACKFOOT- The 3rd annual talent show, Bingham's Got Talent, will be hosted at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) Saturday night, April 14th at 7 p.m. The talent show was organized by Angels Among Us, the Relay for Life team from the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church.
Stacy Hastriter is the chairman for Bingham's Got Talent. Tom Drysdale is the chairman of the Angels Among Us relay team.
This year there are 22 entries. All spectacular in differing ways. Landon Delaney, 13-years-old, will be playing the cello and Alyssa Delaney, his sister, will be playing the fiddle.
BLACKFOOT â€” It was a mixed day on the diamond for the Blackfoot softball squad on Thursday as they started out like gangbusters for a 8-7 first game win before fizzling out in game two for an 8-2 loss against fifth district foe Pocatello.
BLACKFOOT â€” Stepping into the Bingham County Historical Societies (BCHS) new location is like stepping into a time machine. Black and white photos line the walls and shelves. Unknown faces from the past stare blankly shouting out stories of their history. People enjoying a day at the Eastern Idaho State fair, an old drugstore with various commodities stacked floor to ceiling, an ice cream parlor- all part of Bingham County's rich history.
Wilford C. â€śNickâ€ťNicholson, 80, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at his home.
He was born Aug.14, 1931 in Battle Mountain, Nev., to Wilford Leslie Nicholson and Dolly Brown.
He was raised in Elko, Nev., and attended schools there.Â He moved around the country with his military family to various stations.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
On May 3, 1954, he married Lenus Wright in Reno, Nev..Â She preceded him in death on July 1, 2009.
Â He later married Dolores R. Jordan on Dec. 8, 2010.