September 20th, 2014
THOMAS â€”Â It was not the start Snake River volleyball coach Shelli VanOrden was hoping for as her team dug themselves a very early 12-2 hole to visiting American Falls.
But the defending stat champions did not let the early struggles get to them, instead they regrouped and refocused and ended up taking down the visiting Beavers in straight sets25-19, 25-10, 28-18 at Snake River High School on Saturday afternoon.
IONA â€“ It isnâ€™t often that you see a Shelley Russet football team look bad in a game.
But from the word go Friday night at Thunder Stadium against Bonneville the Russets looked bad, really bad.
Bonneville quarterback Bradley Smith threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns as the Bees cruised to a 32-7 win over the Russets.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) â€” A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys.
KOAT-TV reports New Mexico State Police say the driver called 911 seven hours after investigators failed to find any victims from the crash in Roswell late Friday.
The driver, whose name has not been released, told 911 dispatchers that he was lost and found himself surrounded by the animals.
Authorities say the man claims he and a passenger were drinking the night before but didn't remember what happened next.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot High School students have gone without using the new gym this year since flood waters ruined the floor following a flash flood on Aug 6. However, this week, just in time for BHS's Homecoming festivities on Sept. 27, students will be able to a hit the shiny, "spic and span" new floor which now sports an 18 inch Bronco head smack in the center.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) â€” A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.
Oxford police said a resident called them about the skunk's predicament on Sunday. Police found the animal banging around trying to get the can off and running into shrubs.
Skunks are known for the offensive spray they can emit when threatened. But Sgt. Jon Varley says an animal control officer was able to free the skunk without getting sprayed
The animal was then released.
Weeks of casting, costuming and rehearsals are coming together tonight for teen director Christine McPhie as the Blackfoot Community Players presents the opening night of "Males Order Brides, tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Blackfoot's historic Nuart Theater..
Christine, 17, a student at the Idaho Virtual Academy online school, chose directing the play as her senior project.
THOMAS â€” Michone Bingham had 15 kills and Chaise Dodson added 12 as Sugar-Salem defeated Snake River 3-1 in volleyball on Thursday.
The Diggers opened with a 25-15 win in game one, breaking from a 7-7 tie with six straight points and sweeping to the victory.
In game two the Panthers broke from a 15-15 tie with a 5-1 run with Sarah Goodwin at the service line. Snake River won 25-22 as Sarah Reece finished the game with a service ace.
Both teams played well in game three, but the Diggers finished with a 6-1 spurt to claim a 25-20 win. Abby Allen's kill finished that spurt.
The auditor from Quest CPA, P.C. of Payette reviewed the audit report with the Snake River School District trustees on Wednesday at the trustees' regular meeting.
CPA Kurt Folke said the district's funds "are in good shape." The general fund had an increase of $69,095 over fiscal year 2013-2014.
"It was an increase for the last fiscal year," he said. "It was added to the carryover to the general fund.
"The ending fund balance for the purpose of cash flow was $852,921," said Folke.
"The general fund balance that is needed for one month is about $720,000.
Blackfoot School District's business manager Brian Kress described the causes behind the district's $1.3 million shortfall as "the perfect storm." The massive deficit was discovered during an audit last month accounting for 6 percent of the district's 2014-15 Maintenance and Operations budget.
There was standing room only at Tuesday's school board meeting as Kress went through a PowerPoint presentation explaining in detail "three major reasons" why the district has found itself in such a deep hole and how the budget will be revised to help make up the deficit.