March 13th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€”Â After winning the 4A District 5/6 championship and reaching the 4A state softball tournament in 2013 the Blackfoot Lady Broncos knew that the 2014 team would have a decent chance to repeat that success assuming the team returned intact.
That was almost not the case as junior pitcher Morningrose Tobey literally decided minutes before tryouts were to begin that she wanted to play this season.
Blackfoot High School's [BHS] - seven-time state champions - We The People competitive government team was honored and presented with a $500 check from the City of Blackfoot at Thursday's school board meeting.
BHS government teacher Holly Kartchner has led the students to victory the past seven years and the team is now preparing to travel to Washington D.C. for the national competition where they will answer intense questions about government and the U.S. Constitution.
Blackfoot police chief Kurt Asmus recently discussed potential upgrades to crosswalks in response to the concerns expressed in a letter to the editor by Madison Thompson.
"There have been a couple of accidents in crosswalks within the last six months," said Asmus.
City officials have been working with the Blackfoot School District to improve the lighting in the area of the Blackfoot High School crosswalk, the chief said.
Voters passed the supplemental levies for school districts in Bingham County on Tuesday.
Aberdeen School District voters approved a two-year supplemental levy for $675,000. The unofficial election results were 107 for; 67 against. The percentage of people voting in favor of this supplemental is 61.494 percent. Â
The breakdown by precinct was:
â€˘ Aberdeen 15â€”63 votes for the levy; 27 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was 90.
â€˘ Springfield/Sterling 16â€”38 for; 27 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was 65.
BLACKFOOT â€” It has been less than a week since the 2013-14 boys basketball season ended and Firth raised the 2A championship trophy, but the postseason honors for the players on the teams that participated in the state tournament are starting to trickle in.
Six players from the three Bingham County state participants earned All-state honors as selected by Idahosports.com and its broadcasters who called each game of the tournament live online last weekend.
NAMPA â€” After a three-year drought in which Firth head coach Scott Adams wondered if there was a semifinal jinx, the Cougars are back on top in Class 2A boys basketball.
The Firth boys program won its sixth state championship since 1999 with a 58-48 thumping of the Declo Hornets Saturday at the Idaho Center, where two weeks prior the Cougar girls won their first title since 1987.
"We wanted to do what they did, and we did," said junior Zak Johnson, who helped his teammates with a 10-2 third-quarter scoring run that ultimately doomed Declo.
Catherine Ceceilia Ward, 65, of Shelley passed away March 8, 2014 at her home under hospice care.
She was born July 20, 1948 in Spokane, Wash. to Bobbie A. and Florence L. Cannon Hibbs.Â She went to school in Spokane, Aberdeen and graduated from Highland High school in Pocatello in May of 1967.
She married Wilbur Lemar Griffin in August of 1967 and had four sons before divorcing in June of 1975.Â She married Warren Keith Wells and later divorced.Â On Jan. 26, 1977 she married the love of her life James Ward, together they had a son and daughter.
John Ybarguen, Jr., 71, of Riverside, Idaho passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home as a result of a heart attack.
John was born Aug. 25, 1942 in Gooding, Idaho to John Ybarguen Sr. and Mary Ensunsa Ybarguen. He attended grade school and high school in Gooding. He then continued his education by studying drafting at Idaho State University.
Roxie Dolores Willey Chapman, 78, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her home.
She was born April 10, 1935 in American Falls, Idaho, the daughter of Elden Willey and Dolores Kidd Willey.
Roxie was a cheerleader while attending school in Aberdeen and graduated from Aberdeen High School.
On Nov. 24, 1954 she married Lional â€śDeeâ€ť Chapman in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various callings and was a faithful visiting teacher.
With just a little over two weeks to prepare, Blackfoot High School graduate and Boise State University student Megan Moore was crowned Miss Treasure Valley in Boise Saturday night. She will use her new role to expand on her platform of "the importance of organ donations," an issue that is "near and dear" to her heart.
Megan said she wasn't planning to compete in the pageant; but while interviewing for a job at Margene's Bridal in Boise a couple of weeks ago, the business owner looked at her resume and encouraged her to try out.