April 12th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” Stepping into the Bingham County Historical Societies (BCHS) new location is like stepping into a time machine. Black and white photos line the walls and shelves. Unknown faces from the past stare blankly shouting out stories of their history. People enjoying a day at the Eastern Idaho State fair, an old drugstore with various commodities stacked floor to ceiling, an ice cream parlor- all part of Bingham County's rich history.
Wilford C. â€śNickâ€ťNicholson, 80, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at his home.
He was born Aug.14, 1931 in Battle Mountain, Nev., to Wilford Leslie Nicholson and Dolly Brown.
He was raised in Elko, Nev., and attended schools there.Â He moved around the country with his military family to various stations.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
On May 3, 1954, he married Lenus Wright in Reno, Nev..Â She preceded him in death on July 1, 2009.
Â He later married Dolores R. Jordan on Dec. 8, 2010.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Russets rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as they evened the season series with the Rigby Trojans with a 3-2 High Country Conference victory at Shelley High School on Wednesday afternoon.
"I'm very happy with the win and very happy with the way that the team came back from yesterday and did the things that we talked about," Shelley head coach Yence Mora said. "We've talked about three things. Get on base, get the base runner over and then get the base runner home and we did that today which was the key."
BLACKFOOT â€” A day removed from a hard fought loss to conference rival Hillcrest, the Blackfoot tennis team took to the home courts looking to exact a little vengeance on the Pocatello Indians.
At the end of the day Blackfoot accomplished the mission on all fronts as they swept the Indians 12-0.
Stephanie Palmer, a young mother of two, had her life turned upside down when she suddenly became paralyzed. Palmer is now reaching out to the community after she entered a national contest to win a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.
Nineteen candidates for five county and state officers introduced themselves to the members of the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
They are running for sheriff, the state House of Representatives, county prosecutor and two county commission seats.
Each had two minutes to briefly explain their reason for seeking their office. All are Republicans whose numbers will be winnowed in the primary election on May 15.
Registration for Cattle Kids is open. Contact the Extension office in Blackfoot at 785-8060 to sign up.
"Cattle Kids gives city kids an opportunity to raise cattle," said organizer Neil Anderson. "Kids have an opportunity to be in the cattle business.
"The program builds character and helps develop responsibility," said Anderson. "They make money in the process.
Cattle Kids is for kids ages 8 through 15, inclusive. This is the fourth year for this program.
BLACKFOOT â€”The smell of fresh paint and the sound of hammers accost the senses when you are undergoing a remodel.
Bright red, purple and green walls replace the once stark white canvases. A large stage has been placed for the instructors to show their Zumba moves to their class. Lacy Grover, owner of Legacy Dance Studio, is thrilled to be back from maternity leave to re-join her clients for the Zumba classes.
Grover said she feels that Zumba had become such an important part of what they are doing that they wanted to design the remodel specifically for those classes.
SHELLEY â€” Bingham County foes collided on Tuesday afternoon as the Shelley Russets welcomed the Blackfoot Broncos to town for a High Country Conference double header on the softball diamond.
At the end of a warm and balmy day, the Broncos emerged victorious as they swept the double dip 6-4 and 15-2.
Eight years ago, when her daughter Abbi was in kindergarten at Rockford Elementary, Emily Perkes and her husband Alma volunteered to be involved in PTA.
Now Perkes is president-elect of the Idaho PTA, learning her duties from current state president Jana Lee Hatch of Blackfoot.
Later this month Perkes will travel to Washington, D.C., where she will be Idaho's representative for Parenting magazine's third annual Mom Congress on Education and Learning Conference.