February 17th, 2012
The Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Blackfoot High School teacher Merri Ann Drake and her ESL class learn about Braille machines presented by Kevin Hughes (right) from HumanWare. "My students wanted to see what kind of technology was available," Drake said. 'They were amazed technology could help the blind learn to read and write and that [the bilnd] can learn to do so much."
Hughes and HumanWare is headquartered in Golden, Colo. Hughes was at Blackfoot High School Friday to demonstrate this technology.
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The case against Christopher Cox was sealed by the court Thursday.
Cox, the Snake River Junior High School principal, was arrested Wednesday and charged Thursday with three felony counts of sexual abuse of a child under 16 years old.
There are several reasons why a court may choose to seal a case. These include:
Â° the documents or materials contain highly intimate facts or statements, the publication of which would be highly objectionable to a reasonable person, or
Â° the documents or materials contain facts or statements that the court finds might be libelous, or
3A state semi-final
Snake River Panthers vs Timberlake Tigers
Winner will face winner of Marsh Valley and Priest River.
The score is tied 6-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Snake River takes its first lead of the game at 10-8 in the second quarter.
It was a defensive battle in the first half and the teams head to the locker room tied at 13-13. Shayla Christensen has six points and Jocelyn Harper has seven for the Panthers.
Snake River has taken an early 18-15 lead in the third quarter.
Items of note from Feb. 13-15.
BIKE FOUND: Feb. 13, 2:02 p.m.: A woman reported finding a bike in a ditch on Golden St.
SAY MY NAME: Feb. 13, 2:43 p.m.: A woman said she has received several calls from a man who said he is with the CIA. He told her he is investigating illegal purchases of prescription medications. He said two men with guns would come and arrest her and take her to jail. She said her front door is open and an officer should just come in and shout her name.
H. Terry Child, 65, of Firth passed away Feb. 15, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital. Services are pending under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley.Â Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Ruth Virginia Ellsworth, 87, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
No formal services are planned at this time.Â Family is under the care of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.Â
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floyd Junior Evans, 73, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 15, 1938 in Winnemucca, Nev., to Ernest V. Evans and Daisy M. Renfro.
Floyd moved to Blackfoot at the age of 15 and though he has lived in various places throughout his life, including the Salt Lake area from 1973-2003, he has always called Blackfoot his home.
He served in the US Army.
On March 16, 1962, he married Barbara Lamb in Elko, Nev.
Floyd owned a janitorial contracting business with his wife, Barbara since 1979 and cleaned many businesses in Blackfoot.
REXBURG- The top seeded Madison Bobcats built a double digit lead and then held off a hard charging Shelley Russet squad 70-64 during semi-final action at Madison High School on Thursday evening.
Early on it looked as if the entire game was going to be a nip-tuck affair as the squads traded blows during a highly entertaining first quarter.
AMERICAN FALLS â€” The defending 3A state champions took to the mats on Thursday morning, looking to add a Southeastern Idaho Conference title to their already impressive resume.
At the end of a hard day of wrestling, Snake River did just that as they qualified 14 wrestlers into next weekends state tournament. Crowned seven individual champions en route to their first district title in a few years.