Archive - 2013
Ernest M. Chavez, 74, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
Earnest was born August 11, 1939 in Victoria, Texas, to Alfredo and Julia Chavez.Â He later moved to Corvallis, Montana where he married Janie Casias.Â They were later married in St. Bernardâ€™s Catholic Church, in Blackfoot, Idaho on December 23, 1980.Â Through this union they had 10 children, 35 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Ernest retired from Kraft Foods, he had also worked for Nonpareil Corp.
Carol Grace Carter, born Jan. 4, 1941, died peacefully at her home in Marengo, Ill. on Oct. 8, 2013 after battling a long illness. Carol was surrounded by her family as she entered Godâ€™s Kingdom.
Carol was born in Detroit, Mich. where 19 years later she met Gary Lynn Carter of Mt. Clemens, Mich. Gary and Carol were married on June 25, 1960. The couple have three children, Brian (Holly) Carter of Elgin, Wendy (Mary Beth) Carter-Siddons of McHenry, and Kevin J. Carter of Rockford.
Complaints by business and property owners that pine trees along Bergener Boulevard are blocking sign visibility has turned into "a question of aesthetics," prompting a public hearing next month.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue addressed the city council at a meeting on Tuesday saying that the managers of Papa Murphy's and the property managers of the strip mall housing GNC, Fantastic Sams and Sally's Beauty Supply brought the issue to his attention.
Businessman and political newcomer Kenneth Ashcraft moved to Blackfoot five years ago because he landed a good job in the city. He would like to see others have the same opportunity to find a good job in Blackfoot and grow the local economy. That's why he's running for Blackfoot City Council Seat 1.
Ashcraft is vying for the seat against longtime incumbent Chris Jensen and local realtor Andy Hasselbring.
Ashcraft, who works in sales and marketing for Crary Industries (an agricultural equipment company), believes that Blackfoot already has the tools needed to attract well-paying jobs.
By JASON ENES
ARIMO â€“ What a difference a week makes.
When the Snake River and Marsh Valley High School boys soccer teams met in Thomas a week ago for the Panthers senior night the visitors from Arimo took care of business earning s a 5-0 victory.
Connor Montgomery rushed for 221 yards to lead Firth to a 41-40 Nuclear League victory over Salmon on Friday night.
The Cougars (6-1, 3-0) led 20-0 early and had a 27-19 halftime lead.
Salmon quarterback Jedd Tibbitts led the Savages back with three rushing touchdowns and one through the air but Firth hung on for the win.
The Cougars will be at North Fremont on Friday.
FIRTH 41, SALMON 40
Score by quarter unavailable.
RUSHING--Firth: Connor Montgomery 23-221, Nick Andersen 7-17, Jackson Thompson 10-24, Dalton Cate 2-1. Salmon: unavailable.
Kaden Schmidt passed for 128 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as Shelley defeated Sugar-Salem 27-8 in District Six play on Friday.
Randy Bauer rushed for 57 yards and a score and Josh Hathaway had a 42-yard touchdown as the Russets (5-1, 1-0) rolled up 268 yards of total offense.
Sugar-Salem (4-2, 0-1) opened the scoring with Jordan's Godby's 35-yard touchdown, but didn't score again until Shelley's Jacob Sutherlin was tackled in the end zone at the end of the third quarter.
Shelley â€“ 0 14 7 6 -- 27
Sugar-Salem â€“ 6 0 2 0 â€“ 8
Morning News â€” Bob Hudson
Shad Walker (59) leads the play for Collin Bingham (11) during Snake Riverâ€™s win over American Falls on Friday.
Before Friday Wyatt Volger hadn't played much varsity football for Snake River.
Vogler almost certainly earned more playing time after rushing for 170 yards and 3 touchdowns to help the Panthers (3-3, 1-0 District Five) defeated American Falls 42-0.
"My teammates told me to treat it like a JV game," Vogler said. "Just go out and do your job.
A week ago when Blackfoot took to the field of Thunder Stadium they lost quarterback Taylor Pearson to a concussion, coach Stan Buck was ejected from the game and the team went home with a 27-21 loss.
Friday night the Broncos returned to Thunder Stadium to take on Hillcrest and former Blackfoot assistant Jeff Marshall for the first time.
After coming so close to earning a victory last week, the Broncos finally got over the hump as three Kylar Haddon second quarter touchdowns and a 37-yard field goal from Gabby Botello were enough for a 24-6 victory.
THOMAS â€” "The Island of No Return," a children's musical, opens at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Snake River High School auditorium. A pre-show starts at 6:45 p.m. while people are seated.
Tickets cost $5 per person.
Each evening, performances begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturdayâ€”Oct. 14, 15, 18 and 19. A pre-show starts at 6:45 p.m. while people are seated.
Eighty children fill the roles in this musical. The children are ages 3-13.
"It's organized chaos," said director Jana McBride.
Auditions took place Aug. 23, 24. The cast has been practicing since then.