April 4th, 2014
Coming into Fridayâ€™s game
with Idaho Falls, Blackfoot
senior Cassandra Clarke
had never hit a home run
in her softball career.
That changed with one
swing in the bottom of the
Clarke crushed an 0-2
pitch over the left field
fence, one of two Broncos
home runs in the game as
Blackfoot downed Idaho
Falls 10-2 at Blackfoot
High School Friday afternoon.
After taking good swings
at the first two pitches in
her at-bat Clarke sat back
on the third pitch, which
just happened to be a
change up and crushed it
over the fence.
As she rounded first
THOMAS â€”Â The due process hearing of the Snake River trustees taking in consideration the renewal of Elaine Asmus' contract for the next school year takes place at 3 p.m. today at the Snake River High School Auditorium, 922 W. Hwy. 39, Blackfoot.
Asmus is a popular biology teacher at the Snake River High School.
Paul Stark, Asmus' attorney said she had a disagreement with teacher Laura Gabrylczyk, the wife of the district Superintendent Mark Gabrylczyk.
Stark said Laura Gabrylczyk filed a formal complaint that led to the decision not to renew Asmus' contract.
BLACKFOOT â€” First grader Alejandro Pelayo was a little nervous as he climbed into the dental chair in the makeshift dentist office at Stalker Elementary School on Thursday. He said it was the first time he had ever been to a "dentist."
Delta Dental hygienists have been at the school this week offering free dental sealants and fluoride varnish to first and second graders who need them. The dental sealants fill the deep grooves of a child's back teeth where 90 percent of cavities occur; while fluoride varnish helps protect the smooth surface of children's teeth.
THOMAS â€” With family and friends providing support, Makena Shelley of Snake River signed a letter-of-intent to play college basketball on Wednesday.
Shelley will play at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Wash.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to play basketball again," Shelley said. "And I'm excited to get a good education."
Shelley, daughter of Cody and Erin Shelley, said she will likely major in elementary education.
She said the biggest thing she will miss "is playing other sports with my teammates all four years."
Dennis â€śDennyâ€ť Ramey, 67, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2014 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Â
Bingham County commissioners declared April "Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation" month at the Bingham County Courthouse on Tuesday. Blackfoot women Paula Hulse and Megan Moore were there to share personal stories on the importance of organ donation, encouraging everyone to mark "Yes" on their drivers license application form.
Hulse, who works at the drivers license office in Bingham County, lost her husband Butch two years ago while he was awaiting a lung transplant.
SHELLEY â€” Prior to Shelley's game with Soda Springs on Wednesday head coach Trent Armstrong told his team one thing, be aggressive.
But after finding themselves in a 3-0 hole after an inning and a half Armstrong wondered if his team was listening.
The Russets exploded for 14 runs over the next four innings including a six-run fourth inning on the way to a 14-4, five inning win over the Cardinals at Shelley High School on Wednesday.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot City Council moved Tuesday evening to remove at least six of the eight spruce trees along Bergener Boulevard that have been the source of complaints from local business owners. However, the city will make every effort to transplant the trees to a different location while replacing them with smaller, aesthetically pleasing lowering pear trees.
Some local business owners complained to the city last summer that some of the trees were blocking their signs and storefronts; specifically Papa Murphy's and the strip plaza that houses Sally's Beauty Supply and GNC.
James (Jay) Dallas Stephens, Ph.D., professionally known as Doctor Stephens, a resident of Blackfoot, Idaho since November 1976 passed away at home on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Jay was the youngest of five siblings born to John W. Stephens and Ellen (Irene) Fogarty Stephens, at the hospital in Salmon City, Idaho on Nov. 27, 1931.
The Firth/Shelley Distinguished Young Women contest will begin at 7 p.m. this Friday, at the Firth High School Auditorium. The theme is "Toes in the Sand."
Tickets are available from the contestants for $8 or can be purchased at the door for $10.
Some of the sponsors for this contest are Andrea Jo Photography, Piano Gallery, Bingham Memorial Hospital, Steven Longhurst Farms, Adams Manufacturing, Holley Brothers, Farm Bureau and many others.