November 14th, 2010
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."
POCATELLO - The Snake River Panthers rode the strength of their defense as they downed the visiting Kimberly Bulldogs in the semi finals of the A3 state tournament by a score of 26-0.
So dominating was the defense that they held Kimberly to negative yardage in the first half and without a first down until 10:12 of the third quarter.
â€śI have to give all the credit for the great defense tonight to the kids and the defensive coaches,â€ť said Coach Jeff Dalley. â€śCoaches Rich Dunn, Jeff Toulouse and Brian McInelly came up with a great game plan and the kids executed it perfectly.â€ť
Eunice Fisher, 85, of Fort Hall, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
FIRTH â€” Ninety-eight veterans attended the veteransâ€™ day assembly at Firth High School Thursday morning. The gym was mostly full as veterans, members of the community and the student bodies of Firth High School and Firth Middle School were present.
The assembly honored veterans and their families.
Mel Richardson, one of the hosts of the Probing America Radio Talk Show, was the speaker. He was impressed with the number of veterans in attendance at the assembly.
â€śMy dad fought in â€śThe Great War,â€ť Richardson said. â€śHe was part of Pershingâ€™s troops in the war to end all warsâ€”World War I.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) commissioners denied the special use permit request of the Blue Ribbon Energy LLC to build 27 wind turbines.
Blue Ribbon proposed putting the turbines on 2,500 acres on the hills southeast of Goshen owned by six landowners: Paul Reid, Bryce and Mary Fielding of Hillside Farms, Ken and Becky Davis, Richard and Charlotte Reid, C. Keith and Karma Fielding and Carol Reid.
Commissioners Lee Hammett proposed tabling the application â€śbecause this is a new process.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” Five families in Blackfoot or Aberdeen may have the opportunity to build their own homes under a program offered by the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency.
SEICAA is recruiting five families to participate in the Mutual Self-Help Housing program. Under the program, the families work together to build their own homes under the supervision of an experienced construction supervisor.
â€śTheyâ€™re learning the skills to build their own home,â€ť SEICAA Affordable Housing Director Shalynn Perisol said.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Idaho Potato Museum has been nominated for the Hampton Hotels Save-a-Landmark program and could win a substantial grant to help restore the museum.
The money would be used to restore the potato bar in the museum to bring back fresh â€śtaters for out-of-staters.â€ť
Potato Museum Director Rebecca Price said they have been wanting to restore the potato bar, which was a popular feature of the museum.
â€śWe would use it to restore the restaurant,â€ť Price said. â€śWeâ€™re still trying to reopen that.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors and fire safety inspections to interested community members.
The Fire Department will deliver, install and test smoke detectors. They can also provide fire safety tips and evaluate a home for potential fire hazards. The goal is to work to prevent fires and to save lives when a fire does happen.
â€śWeâ€™d like to get out and help people,â€ť Capt. Dave Krumenacker said.
Smoke detectors can help alert people inside a home to a fire, increasing their chances of getting out alive.
BLACKFOOT â€” The 4A High Country Conference selected their All-Conference picks for the 2010 soccer season and on the roster are quite a few Bingham County athletes.
On the boys team, Blackfoot placed 4 players on the first team with Luis Oseguera, Gerra Bartolo, Titus Robinson and Carlos Murrillo each making the prestigious first squad.
Freshman goal keeper Ozzie Oseguera was the lone Bronco named to the second team but he was joined by Shelley junior Jason Park who was selected to the second team for the Russets.