February 17th, 2014
SARATOGA SPRINGS â€” A tragedy in Utah tonight as a one-year old baby girl dies while sleeping in a car seat. The baby died this evening, after efforts to revive her failed. The baby's death ironically comes on the same day of a new international study, which says leaving infants in a car seat can be dangerous.
We've probably all done it â€” you come home from a trip and the baby is still sleeping, so rather than risk waking the baby up, you leave her in a car seat like this while she sleeps in the house. Sadly tonight, a Utah baby may have died from exactly that.
BLACKFOOT â€” A photography studio, beauty makeovers and massage therapy might seem like an odd combination under one roof for a business, but it's working out perfectly for young business owner Shauny Solinsky at her new business "Velair" (130 S. Broadway) in Blackfoot.
Shauny, who was the only girl in her family, said she always loved playing in makeup and would often dress up and put makeup on her two little brothers, taking pictures, much to their chagrin.
Snake River's first four baskets were 3-pointers as the Panthers started fast en route to a 69-52 District Five victory over Marsh Valley on Friday night.
Jaden Poulter got a steal and layup to complete the first quarter scoring for the Panthers (6-0, 17-3). Trey Albertson and Brad Coombs each had a 3-pointer and Kade Harral had two in Snake River's early barrage.
Snake River led 14-7 after one quarter. The Eagles (2-4, 5-15) closed within 14-10 to open the second before the Panthers answered with a 9-0 run to take control.
As time wound down in the fourth quarter Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale put his hands on top of his head in frustration.
After battling through four tough quarters a couple of defensive lapses in the final two minutes of the game saw another game slip away as Blackfoot fell 61-54 to Idaho Falls Friday night.
After a layup by Taylor Pearson tied the game at 50-50 with 1:19 left in the game, Idaho Falls went on an 11-4 run to build a nine point lead the Blackfoot would never recover from.
BLACKFOOT â€” Hopefully there will be closure soon for the family of Blackfoot man Jack Doering, who has been missing for over a year, as San Bernandino County officials work to identify human remains found in the California desert that are believed to be his.
Doering, who would be 83 years old and suffered from Alzheimer's disease, has not been seen since Jan. 17, 2013 when he grabbed the keys his Chevy Suburban and drove away from a Yuma, Ariz. shopping center where he and his wife Leah were getting haircuts. The longtime Blackfoot residents wintered in the area.
Ruth Seville Parker Hatch, 92, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 10, 1921 in Hibbard, Idaho.Â HerÂ parents are Lorenzo R. Parker and Alice Seville Long Parker.Â
She was aÂ devotedÂ member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many positions in the church, including Relief Society president, gospel doctrine teacher, Primary worker and Young Women's advisor. She was a shining example to her posterity.Â
Sister Tharsilla Bichler, a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist, died Feb. 9, 2014 at the Desert House in Pocatello.Â The Franciscan Sisters were with her at the time of her death.Â She lived in Pocatello since 2005 after spending 24 years in the Holy Land where she taught mathematics at the Anglican School in Jerusalem for 17 and then tutored at the Holy Child Program in Beit Sahur.
Sister Tharsilla was known to the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist for her strength of character, indomitable spirit and simplicity of life.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” As this year's Bingham County "Relay for Life" event moves forward for its annual June 13 fundraiser, organizers are grateful for the sponsors and teams who are on board and eager to welcome more.
With this year's theme of "Be Someone's Hero" and a goal of $120,000, Relay for Life co-chair Dawn Larsen said, "We would like to once again thank our sponsors for their continuing support in our efforts to fight all types of cancer in our community. As we visit the businesses this year, we hope that you will take the opportunity to be a sponsor."
BLACKFOOT â€” The call him Superman, and for most of the season Blackfoot senior Bryant Sargent has been has been one of the top wrestlers in the state in the 170 pound weight class.
Before his match with Minico's Dallas Mort Wednesday night, Sargent came out to the scorers table wearing his Superman cape, but not long after the match began Mort experienced why Sargent is a legitimate contender for a state championship.
Sargent jumped out to a 16-3 lead before pinning Mort 39 seconds into the second period.
FORT HALL â€” Job hunters who attended the spring job fair at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center in Fort Hall on Wednesday were pleasantly surprised at the number of employers represented who are ready to hire now or in the near future. The two-day event , sponsored by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation and 477 Programs, offered job training workshops on Tuesday followed by the job fair featuring 20 employers with information on careers and job opportunities.