October 6th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” Byron Delray Crofts appeared before magistrate Judge Robert C. Brower Thursday to answer to the charges of first degree kidnapping, rape and battery with intent to commit a serious crime and, in a separate charge, injury to jail.
Crofts had broken a window in the county jail in that charge.
Last week, Magistrate Judge James Martsch had added a persistent violator enhancement to Crofts' charges.
The alleged victim of the more serious charge of first degree kidnapping, rape and battery with intent to commit a serious crime was in the courtroom Thursday.
THOMAS â€” Brigham Young University's a cappella group Vocal Point has been delivering show-stopping performances on NBC's "The Sing-Off" the past two weeks, and they will be bringing their high-energy, entertaining show to Bingham County Nov. 5.
Sponsored by Snake River Fine Arts, Vocal Point will perform at Snake River High School at 7 p.m. that day. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 684-9684.
Ila Blanch Smith Backlund, 94, our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Gables in Shelley.
Ila was born Nov. 20, 1916 at home in Shelley to her parents, Francis Thomas Smith and Myrtle Anderson Smith.Â She was the sixth of 13 children.Â She grew up on the family farm where she learned to work at an early age.Â She attended and graduated from the schools in Shelley
Terry Erickson Birch, 66, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at her home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced in a full obituary.
BLACKFOOT â€” Representatives from Idaho's Office of the Attorney General met with senior citizens in Blackfoot Wednesday to discuss current scams and to provide consumer protection materials geared to seniors.
Lonny Tutko and Kim Youmans from the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General came to the Bingham County Senior Citizen Center to address the senior population as part of an ongoing consumer outreach program.
"We believe the best prevention to consumer fraud is information," Tutko said.
BLACKFOOT â€” People who would like to run as write-in candidates for city elections have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to file as a write-in candidate in the city's office.
The declaration of intent write-in candidate form is available at each city office. The candidate must go to the city office to sign the form and have it notarized.
In a city election, there is no minimum number of votes the candidate must garner in order to be elected. However, in a county election, the write-in candidate must garner five votes to be elected.
BLACKFOOT â€” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Bingham Memorial Hospital was one of several regional hospitals that raised breast cancer awareness through the popular Brake for Breakfast event Wednesday morning.
Brake for Breakfast events raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection through regular mammograms and self-exams.
The hospital handed out 2,000 free cooler bags with breakfast along with literature and breast cancer awareness gifts to those who drove by the hospital Wednesday morning.
Heber Glen Bevan, 83, a Riverside resident, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at his home.
We as a family would like to thank the many wonderful people from Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice and Heartworks Connections who helped take care of our great grandfather, grandfather, father and husband in his last years.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Riverside LDS 2nd Ward with Bishop Brett Williams conducting.
Dean Watt, 94, of Omaha, Neb., and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Sept. 28, 2011.
Dean was born on Sept. 1, 1917 in McCammon.
He graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in chemistry and received his doctorate in biochemistry from Iowa State University. In 1969 Dean began working at Creighton University. He taught biochemistry and did research on scorpion venom. He retired from teaching in 1989 but continued to do research until 2002.
BLACKFOOT-The Blackfoot Lady Broncos faced off against the Bonneville Lady Bees, Tuesday night and fought hard but came up short by one point with the Bees taking the win 4-3.
As the Bees and the Broncos faced off , the wind became a factor leading to many close attempts by the Bees but Blackfootâ€™s goalie Caya Ballesteros had good saves. Bonneville was able to make a goal in the tenth minute of play and then followed that up two minutes later with another goal making the score 2-0 Bonneville.