March 5th, 2012
On Monday evening, presidential hopeful Ron Paul spoke to a large crowd of Southeast Idaho residents in the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium. Before Paul arrived, the enthusiastic crowd filled the auditorium with chants of "Ron Paul, the solution! Bring us back the Constitution!" and "End the Fed!" Former military man George Marriott led the pledge and Paige VanderSloot began the meeting with a prayer. When Paul and his wife Carol arrived, the crowd cheered emphatically. Paul said it was one of the best welcomes he ever experienced.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Idaho State Republican Caucus is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Doors at the caucus sites will open at 5 p.m. to allow people to register.
People wishing to participate in the caucus must be in line by 7 p.m. After that time, no more people can come in to participate in the caucus.
Bingham County is offering Republicans four caucus sites. These sites are:
Â· In Blackfoot at the Blackfoot High School old gymnasium
Â· In Thomas at Snake River High School cafeteria
Â· In Shelley in the Shelley High School gymnasium
BLACKFOOT â€” Detectives from the Bingham County Sheriff's Office are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident in the Rose area last Wednesday.
Sheriff Dave Johnson said, "we don't know what really happened. It involved a shotgun at the parents' home."
Nineteen-year-old Dakota Oleson received shotgun pellets to his abdomen and left arm after a shotgun went off in a bedroom at the home of Justin and Christie Oleson.
The alleged shooter is a younger brother.
NAMPA â€” The Snake River Panthers came up just short in their bid for a 3A boys state basketball championship on Saturday afternoon as the defending champion Fruitland Grizzlies were able to hold off the Panthers by a 57-51 tally.
"Fruitland needs to be congratulated," Snake River head coach Robert Coombs said. "They are a good team, made plays and did a good job of controlling the tempo on us."
Violet Fern Sullivan, 84, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at Bonaventure in Idaho Falls.
Violet was born Sept. 4, 1927 in Fort Hall to Henry Hansen and Erma Brown. She lived in Fort Hall, Blackfoot, Nampa and Yuma, Ariz. She graduated from Pocatello High School and continued her education at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Iva Lee Osborne, 83, of Fort Hall passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family.
Iva Lee was born Feb. 6, 1929 in Fort Hall to James Osborne Sr. and Jesse Sequints. She was a lifelong resident of the Fort Hall Reservation. She attended school at the Fort Hall Indian Mission and the Stewart Indian Boarding School in Carson City, Nev.
ARCO â€” Randall Todd Hale, 49, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at Lost River Medical Center in Arco after finally succumbing to lung cancer surrounded by his family.
Randall was born June 18, 1962 in Blackfoot.
Randall is survived by his wife Lorie Taylor Hale of Mackay; parents, father Delvin and Roxanne Hale of Arco; mother Barbara Hancook of Phoenix; children Anton Randell Hale of Coeur dâ€™Alene, Mystiesta Shade Hale of Idaho Falls; and granddaughter Camerin Christine of Coeur dâ€™Alene.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his daughter Tara Sierra, and his niece Andral Parrish.
R. David Moore, Blackfoot's chief of police, has filed as a candidate for District Seat A in the Idaho House of Representatives.
"There seems to be a loss of contact with the constituents, Moore said. "I see a lot of personal agendas in the Idaho legislature right now. I want to represent the constituents of Bingham County."
Craig Rowland, the Bingham County Director of Emergency Management, Parks and Recreation and Abatement District, is running for sheriff.
"I have spent the biggist part of the past eight years on the outside, looking in at the sheriff's office," Rowland said. "I see changes that would benefit not just the sheriff's office but also the county and its cities.
"My campaign is 'Communications and Cooperation,'" Rowland said. "I see the need for communications and cooperation with agencies in the county and with more people who live in the county.