November 9th, 2014
Veterans and their families are special guests at the Veterans' Day Assembly at Firth High School (FHS). The assembly begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Firth High School gymnasium, 101 N. Park Ave. in Firth and is open to the public.
The Community Orchestra at Firth will begin playing prelude music at 9:30 a.m.
"This is our way of honoring the heroes who have given us our freedoms so that we can exercise our liberties," said FHS military history teacher Stewart Portela.
This the the 21st year FHS has hosted a Veterans' Day Assembly.
THOMAS â€” Wyatt Vogler wanted to make a statement on Saturday afternoon in Snake River's 3A state quarterfinal against South Fremont Saturday afternoon.
And when four quarters ended Saturday Vogler had made that statement and came within 12 yards of a school record.
Vogler ran for 278 yards as the Panthers defeated the Cougars 49-28 to punch their ticket to the 3A semifinals next week.
Â A roomful of jurists, lawyers, clerks and guests filled courtroom three in the Bingham County Courthouse on Friday to participate in the naming of a courtroom in honor of Judge Robert C. Brower.
What was known as courtroom three will now be called the Judge Robert C. Brower Courtroom.
"I would argue it is the highest honor to be bestowed upon a jurist or lawyer by their peers upon death: the naming of a courtroom in honor of service," said Roger Burdick, Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court.
BLACKFOOT â€” A 55 second span of the fourth quarter almost spelled disaster for the Blackfoot Broncos in their 4A state quarterfinal against Sandpoint Friday night.
With the Broncos leading 28-14 entering the fourth quarter a 22-yard punt set the Bulldogs up at the Broncos 22 yard line.
Two plays later Bulldogs quarterback Nate Loutzenhiser found Tyler Harris with a 19-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 28-21.
POCATELLO â€“ All week long the Shelley Russets had bulletin board material to use a motivation after Gooding won its playoff game last week over Parma.
After the 64-13 win Gooding players were quoted as saying everything they did against Parma was done to beat the Russets.
The Senators had their chance to take down the two-time defending state champions in the Class 3A quarterfinals inside Holt Arena Thursday night.
In the end the Russets made the Senators eat some crow.
It's not often that Blackfoot is treated to a live performance of movie tunes from blockbusters like Star Wars, Fantasia and West Side Story, but that's exactly what the five-man band Presidio Brass is bringing to Blackfoot Performing Arts Center stage on Saturday night with their "Sounds of the Cinema" performance.
The band's tuba player Scott Sutherland told the Morning News on Thursday that they are finishing some performances in Tennessee and "can't wait to roll into Blackfoot on Saturday."
Rick Allen 59, a former resident of Blackfoot, lost his battle to cancer on Oct. 30 in an Anchorage, Alaska hospital. He was a resident of Alaska for the past 23 years.
His parents are Dallas and Virginia Allen; siblings, Ron, Rocky, Rob, and Lora Uriona. One brother Rusty preceded him in death.
A private family service and burial will take place at a later date in Anaconda, Montana.
Leonard â€śDeWayneâ€ť Young, 76, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab.
DeWayne was born March 17, 1938 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Alice Gillis Young and Leonard Young. Â
HOUSTON (AP) â€” Houston-area authorities say they believe a school district police officer who pulled over a motorist and then asked to smell her feet may have made similar demands of others.
Twenty-six-year-old Patrick Quinn is charged with two counts of "official oppression." He's free on $2,000 bond.
The Harris County district attorney's office says Quinn stopped the woman in August and said he found marijuana paraphernalia. Authorities say Quinn told her he has a foot fetish and would release her if she let him smell her feet.
Tammie Winkler Baker needs financial help to pay medical bills. Fundraisers are planned through November to help raise money for these medical needs.
Two bake sales are planned from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on two Saturdays â€” Nov. 8 and Nov. 15â€”at Kesler's in Blackfoot.
The fundraiser, "Tacos for Tammie," is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Mama Inez in Pocatello. Tickets are $17 at the door or $15 in advance.
The price includes one raffle ticket and dinner to be redeemed the night of the event.