April 27th, 2011
RIVERSIDE - The present and the future were both showcased Wednesday afternoon as the Snake River Lady Panthers celebrated senior night with a solid 8-1 victory over American Falls in softball.
The seniors led the way offensively and sophomore hurler Alyssa DeLaney pitched a complete game, one hit masterpiece, shutting down the Beaver offense.
"Our seniors set the tone right from the start," said Coach Kay Martin. "Courtney and Bailey had back to back doubles in the first inning to get us started and all the seniors hit the ball real well today."
Â FIRTH â€“ â€śRamona and Joel,â€ť a Wild West spoof on Shakespeareâ€™s â€śRomeo and Julietâ€ť rides onto the stage at Firth High School (FHS) Saturday and Monday.
Itâ€™s the Montgomery family versus the Cabot family in this production written by August Mergelman.
In â€śRamona and Joel,â€ť FHS sophomore Michelle Tucker plays Ramona, the female lead. Senior Caden Portela plays Herman and senior Daniel Withers plays Joel.
Tucker said what she likes best about the play is â€śthe hick accents.â€ť
â€śI get to be a complete idiot on stage and have an excuse to do it,â€ť she said.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Boy Scouts Spring Camporee will be Friday and Saturday at the North Bingham County Park west of Shelley. It is open to all members of the Grand Teton Council.
Retired Blackhawk helicopter pilot Nic Transtrum will speak Friday evening.
Transtrum was born and raised in Blackfoot. He enjoyed Scouting growing up and is an Eagle Scout. He earned his Eagle in 1991 by helping to improve the ball fields by State Hospital South.
FORT HALL â€” Leaders of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking on their new hotel and events center Wednesday by touting the economical benefits of the project.
The $47 million, 164,000 square foot project will consist of a five-story hotel with 156 rooms and an 1,400-seat events center with meeting, conference, banquet and entertainment venues. The project is being funded by a loan through the Bank of Albuquerque. The hotel will be located just off Interstate 15 at the current location of the Trading Post Grocery Store and Clothes Horse.
Wanna Mae Williams, 87 of Blackfoot, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Shelley, the daughter of Lawrence Spencer â€śDickâ€ť and RDella Mae Johnson Plant.
Wanna was raised and educated in the Blackfoot area.
She married Paul Maurice Williams, Sr. on Nov. 23, 1940, in Reno, Nev.
Wanna was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a visiting teacher.
She enjoyed making quilts and visiting with people, especially her family.
Joe Trent Caldwell, 30, of Pingree, died Monday, April 25, 2011, as a result of complications due to asthma.
He was born Dec. 17, 1980, in Idaho Falls, the son of Brent and RaNae Caldwell. He attended Snake River schools and graduated from Snake River High School in 1999, where he was a member of the FFA. He attended college at Idaho State University and studied mechanical engineering. Joe was employed by S.M. Stoller where he was a teamster for the Idaho CERCLA Disposal Facility.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot tennis team welcomed conference rival Hillcrest to town on Tuesday for a blustery day on the courts that witnessed a split between the two teams. In the girls match up, Blackfoot got a huge 4-2 win over the Knights while in the boys side of the ledger, Hillcrest returned the favor for a 4-2 defeat of the Broncos.
BLACKFOOT â€” Jake Berry wants nothing more than to be able to go to the movies or to spend time with friends and family. But for the past five years, Jakeâ€”who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchairâ€”has only been able to go to school and doctor's appointments.
That's why his family is organizing a fundraiser to help Jake's mom purchase a van large enough to transport Jake in his wheelchair. They will be having a "Wheels for Jake" yard sale May 13-14 at 37 S. Thompson Ln. and are currently accepting donations of items for the sale.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Blackfoot resident Beverly Beach is passionate about helping people rebuild Haiti.
She needs some financial help to participate in the contest, "Building Back a Better Community" (BBBC). This contest started in 2010 and is sponsored by the government of Haiti.
Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake in January 2010.
Beach is leaving for Haiti Monday where she will present her project to the Haitian government. She plans to be gone one month.
BLACKFOOT â€” For six innings the Blackfoot Broncos out hit, out fielded and out pitched the visiting Highland Rams on Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately, the one inning in which the Rams clearly won was more than enough as they struck for 9 runs in the first inning and then coasted home, handing the Broncos a 11-5 defeat.
"I was happy with the way that the kids battled back and never quit," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "We out hit them and played pretty even with a team that swept Hillcrest and soundly at that."