May 4th, 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” An Eastern Division Championship was on the line Saturday afternoon as the 5-1 and top seeded Bingham United Silverbacks welcomed the Portneuf Honeybadgers to town. The visiting Honeybadgers proved to be a very strong team indeed as they avenged an earlier season loss to the Silverbacks by shocking Bingham United on their home field by the final tally of 20-10.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The Blackfoot Lady Broncos closed out the regular season on Thursday evening as they swept Rigby 10-3 and 11-0 to complete the undefeated conference slate.
"It's great to come out and accomplish an undefeated regular season and since we are the top seed we get a first round bye which will give us a chance to rest up and heal up a couple of our players," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said.
Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
A group of women from the Harvest Family Christian Church who have a vision to help those in need were inspired to start the 'Harvest Free Gift Store' inside the country church in the Groveland area.
Lisha Lee, the group's ministry leader, said the store has been open since October and has already provided furniture, appliances, clothing and other household goods to many families in the community who really needed the items.
BLACKFOOT â€” The final score of Wednesday's High Country Conference baseball game between the Blackfoot Broncos and the Bonneville Bees looks lopsided. In fact, the game itself was much tighter than the score indicates and unfortunately for the large Blackfoot crowd in attendance for Blackfoot's senior night, it was the visiting Bees who emerged on top with a 16-5 victory.
FIRTH â€” U.S. News & World Report reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 46 Idaho schools made the rankings.
In Idaho, Firth High School was ranked 4th in the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013.
When Firth School District Superintendent Sid Tubbs learned about the ranking, he was surprised.
"They used our numbers," he said. "We checked.
"We know we have people who work hard and kids who do well," said Tubbs. "We know we have a good school."
Nationally, Firth was ranked 937. Firth ranks in the top 4.45 percent of high schools in the nation.
A Blackfoot man was killed in a collision with a semi-trailer about 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The accident occurred on Highway 39, approximately 2 miles north of Aberdeen.
According to the Idaho State Police, Joseph Grover, 63, of Blackfoot died after he struck a 2002 Kenworth semi which Daniel Bolgen, 59, of Aberdeen was driving.
Both drivers were northbound with Grover driving a 1988 Jeep Cherokee. When Bolgen turned westbound onto 1500 South, Grover struck the semi-trailer from behind.
Local nonprofit organizations participating in "Idaho Gives" on Thursday are gearing up for what they hope will be unprecedented day of giving in Bingham County.
The statewide 24-hour fundraising blitz will begin at midnight on Thursday and will end at 11:59 p.m.
IONA â€” The Blackfoot Lady Broncos wrapped up the regular season High Country Conference Championship with a double header sweep of Bonneville on Tuesday evening. Braving the cold, wind and snow, the Blackfoot bats were unfazed as they pounded out 29 hits during the double dip winning 14-2 in game one and then 13-2 in the nightcap.
"It seems like the more games that we play the stronger these girls are getting," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "I feel like we are peaking at just the right time."
Items of note from April 3-7
Bingham County Sheriff
HUNGRY PIGS: April 3, 9:38 a.m.: A woman said two pot-belly pigs keep eating her dogs food.
FRAUD II: April 3, 12:21 p.m.: A woman said she received a phone call from someone who requested her to send them a $1100 money order for them to release her prize. She said she did send them a money order that she got from Walmart.
FRAUD: April 3, 1:10 p.m.: A caller reported sending $1100 to Nicaragua for a lottery scam.
THEFT: April 3, 1:34 p.m.: A man reported four tree stands and some other items stolen.