September 26th, 2014
SHELLEY â€” The name of the man who died after being pinned between farm trucks has been released.
The man who died was Armando Madrid-Rivera, age 61, from Roberts. Family members have been notified.
The accident occurred at 6:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in front of a potato cellar on the R&C Farms. The farm is located west of Shelley, just west of exit 108 on Interstate 15.
BLACKFOOT â€“ The Bingham County Historical Gallery at 3 NW Main in Blackfoot received a grant to help preserve its collection.
This grant was for $7,025. It was provided by the CHC Foundation based in Idaho Falls. (CHC stands for Community Hospital Foundation but the foundation now uses only initials.)
Janet Alvarez, the former president of the Bingham County Historical Gallery, did the research for the grant and then wrote it.
The letter confirming the grant was received on June 1, 2014. All money was to be spent in one year.
â€śWeâ€™ve already spent the money,â€ť said Alvarez.
THOMAS â€”Â There may no thing better in sports than a good rivalry game.
Living in Bingham Country sports fans are lucky enough to have their fair share of them to enjoy.
Thursday night at Snake River High School the Lady Panthers and Shelley Lady Russet volleyball teams took the floor and played a five set match that featured a little of everything.
After trading each of the first four sets, the Russets used an 11-0 fifth set run to stake the match in five sets 25-17, 29-31, 17-25, 26-16, 15-5.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) â€” An employee of an Idaho trucking company abandoned a trailer load of frozen chicken at a western Montana truck stop after the company reportedly refused a ransom demand.
The Missoulian reports that the trailer, dripping the juices of rotting chicken, was discovered at the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula on Tuesday. Truck stop manager Crystal Friede said the trailer had been there since at least Saturday.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â The Blackfoot Lady Broncos volleyball team has quite the start to the 2014 season.
After the high school gym was flooded during August's rain storm that flooded most of the city the ladies had to play all of their games during the opening month of the season on the road.
That all changed Wednesday night when the Broncos finally got to play their home opener against four-time defending state champion Century.
The Broncos were not intimidated by the state's top team in 4A and played tough the entire match but fell in the end 12-25, 17-25, 17-25 in front of the home fans.
Just days after retiring from his 28 years of service to the Blackfoot Fire Department, firefighter Kurt Aikele succumbed to lung cancer in 2012. Kurt worked full time as a paid firefighter for 21 years and then volunteered for about seven years after that. On Saturday, Kurt was honored for dying in the line of duty at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) memorial service in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Over 1,000 honor guards were on hand at the ceremony to give a touching and patriotic tribute to the fallen firefighters and their families.
Lola Dawn Hernandez, 83, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.
She was born May 14, 1931 in Blackfoot, Idaho, the daughter of Malin Robinson and Ardell Olmstead Robinson.
Lola Dawn gradated from Blackfoot High School in May of 1949 and has enjoyed helping organize the class reunions over the years.
SHELLEY â€”Â The Shelley Lady Russets have been a scoring machine all season long, while the Snake River Lady Panthers have been playing improved soccer over the last few weeks.
Tuesday the two teams met in Shelley for the final time during the regular season in Shelley and this time the Lady Panthers gave the Lady Russets more of a game than they appeared to be expecting.
Shelley got a pair of first half goals and the Panthers had one called back due to offsides call, but it was the second half aggressiveness by the Panthers that shined in the 3-0 loss to Shelley.
n celebration of Indian Days, five students from Fort Hall Elementary School, dressed in a traditional Native American costume, presented a talent and a speech before judges on Tuesday afternoon in hopes of being selected as school royalty. A "Brave" and a "Princess" will be announced on Thursday.
Organizer and school secretary Cindy Jay said this is a way for the students to celebrate their Indian heritage and show their school pride.