September 1st, 2014
It's amazing what you can find when you remodel your home.
Dennis and Cathy Hansen from Kimball were remodeling their home this summer. The Hansens' home is a big white house that stands south of Kimball Hill near Firth.
As they took off an old door frame, they found a century old letter from James E. Good, the prosecuting attorney for Bingham County in 1914.
The letter is dated Aug. 1, 1914.
It reads: "To the Voters of Bingham, Custer and Lemhi Counties:
FORT HALL â€” A Fort Hall man has died following a late-night stabbing on the reservation on Friday.
According to the Fort Hall Police, someone in the area of Edmo Road called an reported a fight in progress about 11:10 p.m. When police arrived, they found a Native American man with a stab wound.
Medical personnel took the man to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello where he was pronounced dead.
The FBI and Fort Hall Police are continuing their investigation.
POCATELLO â€“ Shelley head football coach Travis Hobson may have earned himself a new nickname Saturday afternoon; the nickname? Mr. Fourth Down.
Hobsonâ€™s Russets converted on five fourth downs in the first half, three of those five into touchdowns as Shelley opened the 2014 season with a 27-0 thrashing of Faith Lutheran High School out of Las Vegas in the Rocky Mountain Rumble inside Holt Arena Saturday.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â With the game tied 14-14 a little more than a minute left in the game Blackfoot sophomore quarterback Pacen Hayes had 85 yards standing between himself and a potential game-winning touchdown.
Hayes calmly marched the Broncos down the field completing three passes the last being a 26-yard touchdown pass to Matt Peterson to give the Broncos a 20-14 win over Hillcrest to kick-off the 2014 season.
The final drive led by Hayes was helped out by a pair of Knights penalties and some solid blocking by the Broncos offensive line.
Two Blackfoot men died in an industrial accident in Georgetown, Idaho, on Thursday. The victims are 45-year-old Trent Sorensen and 19-year-old Bo Taylor.
The accident occurred during work on the Georgetown City Sewer Project.
Sorensen and Taylor were attempting to repair a leak inside a manhole.
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FIRTH â€”Â With the dawn of a new season there is always nerves for both players and coaches.
But for second year head coach Trevor Clayson and the Firth girls soccer team the start of the 2014 season is a chance to get the programs first win in over year.
Standing in front of the Cougars and that first win Thursday afternoon was the defending 3A District 5 champ Marsh Valley Eagles.
It was't the start the Cougars had hoped for as the Eagles scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the game on the way to a 5-1 victory.
Senator Mike Crapo presented Quentin Murdock with the 2014 Spirit of Freedom Award on Thursday at the Idaho state Veterans home in Pocatello. These awards have been presented by Crapo since 2002.
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FORT HALL â€” Lee Juan Tyler explained the purpose of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes' economic symposium simply.
"We want to be part of something that helps our future," said Tyler, the vice chairman of the tribal business council, as he opened the symposium on Wednesday.
"We have to help each other," Tyler said. "We need to be a team."
His audience included business and community leaders from Bingham, Bannock and Power counties as well as a few tribal leaders.
Michael Dean Palmer, 65, of Pingree, Idaho passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Michael was born May 14, 1949 in Rexburg, Idaho, the son of Dean Lewis and Juanita May Palmer.
He attended schools in Rigby and graduated from Rigby High School.
Michael served in the Navy during the Vietnam War as a door gunner and a flight nurse. Â
It was not an easy decision to make; in fact, at times the frustration was evident. However; the Blackfoot School District board of trustees voted 3-2 to grant Teton Stage Lines 10 bus routes at a special board meeting on Tuesday night.
The board called the meeting to finalize the 2014-15 school transportation bids. The were reopened last month after Donavan Harrington, the owner of Idaho Falls-based Teton Stage Lines, appealed the board's decision denying him the routes even though his firm was the lowest bidder.