April 4th, 2011
Mary Leone Broadhead, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away, April 2, 2011 at the High Gate Manor in Yakima, Washington.
Services are pending and will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Thelma Lou Adams Wolfley 89, of Riverside, Idaho passed away April 3, 2011 in Blackfoot, Idaho at The Willows Assisted Living Center.
Thelma was born March 12, 1922 in Riverside, Idaho to Maurice William and Ellen Melissa (Homer) Adams. She attended school in Blackfoot and Moreland. She graduated from Moreland High School in 1940.
SHELLEY â€” Shaun Messick had plenty of time to think about 10 years ago.
His daughter Kylee was battling leukemia at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City and he and his wife were traveling there from their Bingham County home on a regular basis.
"This is a story that popped into my head as I drove back and forth from Salt Lake City," said Messick of his book, "Worlds Without End: The Mission."
The science fiction book is the first in a series of four Messick plans to write over the next few years.
THOMAS â€” The sun came out and the Panthers shown brightly as they swept a double-dip from the visiting Sugar-Salem Diggers on Friday afternoon 18-11 and 4-3.
"We were able to hit the heck out of the ball in the first game and in the second game they threw a really good pitcher but I was proud of the way that our kids hit off of him and got some runs early," Snake River head coach James Carter said. "We had some timely hitting and all in all it was a great day."
BLACKFOOT â€” "The Music Man" rolled into Blackfoot for a one-night performance Friday night.
Twenty-five volunteers from Blackfoot were on hand to help set up props for this musical.
"We started at 8:15 Friday morning," said Blackfoot High School (BHS) junior Kiah Brown. "We do whatever they want us to do."
"I learned that putting a Broadway show together is very difficult," said Logan Lindholm, a junior at BHS.
"It's a lot of work," said BHS junior Cesilio Silveira.
BLACKFOOT â€” Fourteen local organizations are sharing in the $27,000 raised during last year's Bingham County Christmas Tree Fantasy.
Susan Nalley, 2010 Fantasy board chair, said they appreciate the generosity of those in Bingham County during the Christmas Tree Fantasy.
"We really appreciate Bingham County and how much they support the Christmas Tree Fantasy, which helps us help these local organizations," Nalley said.
John Wayne Chapman, 62, of Idaho Falls died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at his home from complications of diabetes.
John was born May 19, 1948, in Pocatello to LaWayne Chapman and Phyllis Marley Chapman. He grew up in Idaho Falls and graduated in 1966 from Idaho Falls High School.
On Aug. 16, 1993, he married Kay Munk in Idaho Falls.
THOMAS â€” Behind a pair of triples and 6 RBI by junior Shane Parkinson, the Snake River Panthers jumped all over South Fremont and then cruised to a 13-7 victory at Snake River High School on Thursday afternoon.
"The kids played good, Shane Parkinson hit the ball hard and we got some good pitching," Snake River head coach James Carter said. "There were a couple of things defensively that we could have done better but all in all it was a good win. You can't feel bad about a win."
RIVERSIDE â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers got a stellar pitching performance from sophomore hurler Alyssa Delaney and the offense erupted for a 10 hit outing as Snake River downed South Fremont 7-1 on Thursday afternoon.
"We'll take the win, we got some timely hits which was good," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "It's not completely freezing cold today so that was nice as well."
BLACKFOOT â€” Thanks to a church planter from Wyoming, Pastor Joshua Sykes is ministering in Eastern Idaho.
Sykes has been pastor of the small congregation at Fellowship Baptist Church in Blackfoot since July of 2010.
"When I was in high school, my home church had a mission conference each year and I met a church planter from Wyoming," Sykes recalled recently.