October 7th, 2011
ARIMO â€” Wet, muddy and miserable. Those three words describe the total experience for the Snake River Panthers on Friday night as they traveled to Marsh Valley for their conference opener on a less than ideal field.
Two days of rain certainly helped the home town eagles as they took advantage of the sloppy conditions, pounding the ball at the Panthers on every opportunity, eventually culminating in a 14-0 shut out.
BLACKFOOT â€” In preparation for the 4-H National Livestock Judging Competition, Extension Educator and livestock coach Scott Nash takes his team "to as many farms and ranches as possible, to find as many good animals as we can." Thursday, team members Jake Johnson from Blackfoot and Katie Isom from Snake River, along with Nash, were heading to Burley. Other team members are Carsey Kofford and Colter Carter. Both attend Snake River High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” The eighth annual Bingham County Stone Soup will be Tuesday from 5:30-8 p.m. at Mountain View Middle School. Stone Soup is a fundraiser to benefit the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency in Bingham County.
There will be 12 different soups from various local businesses and individuals to taste and vote for. There will also be a raffle, silent auction, entertainment and a free children's carnival.
All funds raised at Stone Soup are used locally for various SEICAA programs and supports SEICAA's GED program.
IDAHO FALLS â€” Idaho Falls Police arrested a Shelley man Thursday after he allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman back in September.
Clay J. Heline, 18, of Shelley, was arrested and booked into the Bonneville County Jail. According to police reports, the victim reported to police on Sept. 22 that she had been raped at a park in Idaho Falls on Sept. 21. The victim said she met Heline online and agreed to meet him at Tautphaus Park. The victim and a friend met with Heline at the park.
BLACKFOOT â€” It was senior night at Blackfoot High School as the Blackfoot Broncos tangled with cross county rival Shelley for a High Country Conference tilt on the grid iron.
Playing in a steady drizzle for the entirety of the game, the two teams slugged it out with Blackfoot pulling away in the second half for a 28-0 victory.
"We did a lot better job in the second half defensively," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "The kids really stepped it up and played well, especially in the second half."
BLACKFOOT â€” Byron Delray Crofts appeared before magistrate Judge Robert C. Brower Thursday to answer to the charges of first degree kidnapping, rape and battery with intent to commit a serious crime and, in a separate charge, injury to jail.
Crofts had broken a window in the county jail in that charge.
Last week, Magistrate Judge James Martsch had added a persistent violator enhancement to Crofts' charges.
The alleged victim of the more serious charge of first degree kidnapping, rape and battery with intent to commit a serious crime was in the courtroom Thursday.
THOMAS â€” Brigham Young University's a cappella group Vocal Point has been delivering show-stopping performances on NBC's "The Sing-Off" the past two weeks, and they will be bringing their high-energy, entertaining show to Bingham County Nov. 5.
Sponsored by Snake River Fine Arts, Vocal Point will perform at Snake River High School at 7 p.m. that day. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 684-9684.
Ila Blanch Smith Backlund, 94, our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Gables in Shelley.
Ila was born Nov. 20, 1916 at home in Shelley to her parents, Francis Thomas Smith and Myrtle Anderson Smith.Â She was the sixth of 13 children.Â She grew up on the family farm where she learned to work at an early age.Â She attended and graduated from the schools in Shelley
Terry Erickson Birch, 66, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at her home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced in a full obituary.
BLACKFOOT â€” Representatives from Idaho's Office of the Attorney General met with senior citizens in Blackfoot Wednesday to discuss current scams and to provide consumer protection materials geared to seniors.
Lonny Tutko and Kim Youmans from the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General came to the Bingham County Senior Citizen Center to address the senior population as part of an ongoing consumer outreach program.
"We believe the best prevention to consumer fraud is information," Tutko said.