November 17th, 2010
BLACKFOOT â€” Former Blackfoot City Parks department employee Michael Roy Conn was sentenced to seven years to 17 years in prison on Tuesday. Conn pled guilty to one count of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old.
Conn was initially charged with five counts of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old stemming from incidents in 2008. Charges were filed against him in April 2010.
The plea agreement recommended probation with conditions. This agreement was recommended by the prosecuting attorney, defense attorney and the pre-sentence evaluator.
FIRTH â€”The Firth Lady Cougars turned in a valiant effort on Tuesday evening, erasing a double-digit fourth quarter deficit against the 3A South Fremont squad, but in the end the comeback came up just short as Firth fell 48-44.
"I was so proud of our kids," Firth head coach Sharla Cook said. "I thought that we showed great improvement from our first game. I thought that we did a much better job defensively and much better job of shooting our free throws."
James Gordon Hamilton, 81, of Shelley passed away Nov. 14, 2010, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley.
The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Friday before the services.
Interment will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery with military rites by David B. Bleak Post 93.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Lila Mae Hansen, 86, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at the Willows Assisted Living Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Hawker Funeral Home.
The family will meet with friends and relatives from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Fort Hall students who attend the after-school program at Fort Hall Elementary visited the Blackfoot Public Library Monday afternoon.
"There's over 60,000 books in the library," said librarian Brenda Wilcox. "There's always new things to see in the library."
Besides books, there are computers, videos, DVDs, newspapers and activities.
"We want you to have a good time when you come to the library," Wilcox said.
Blackfoot's favorite daughter will return to her old stomping grounds when Raimee Beck and her Air Force Academy teammates come to Reed Gym on Thursday night. They will play a womenâ€™s basketball game against Idaho State.
To say that I am looking forward to seeing Beck again is like saying I kind of like pizza. I plan on being there early Thursday night and I am expecting to see quite a few members of the community in the gym as well.
Edna Mae Dunn, 74, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Services will be held at a later date in Stanley. Cremation has taken place by Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Jerry Bruce Goodwin, 76, of Blackfoot, passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, from a lingering illness.
Jerry was born Oct. 6, 1934, in Thomas, the oldest son of Chester Lamar and Vanona Wright Goodwin. He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1952 where he was active in baseball and boxing. He married Connie Martin on Nov. 26, 1958, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Together they raised five daughters and one son.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” On Thursday, students attending Wapello Elementary spoke with the father of fourth grader Trevor Robertson during the Veterans' Day assembly at the school.
Trevor's dad is Staff Sgt. D.J. Robertson who is deployed with the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team. The 116th is the Idaho National Guard unit currently stationed at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Troops began deployment to Kuwait and Iraq on Sunday.
POCATELLO â€” A pair of 4A heavyweights stood toe-to-toe on Friday night inside the comfy confines of ISU's Holt Arena.
At the end of the highly anticipated match up, the defending 4A state champion Blackfoot Broncos emerged triumphant with a comfortable 35-20 victory over the Skyview Hawks.
"Looking into the season and at our area I'm thinking heck, we're as good as anybody," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "We have some potential kids that can make plays so why not us. It was just a matter of how we developed and gelled and now we're there and we are excited and happy about it."