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Archive - Feb 15, 2011

Jury selection in BHS case to begin today

February 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The trials for two of the five former Blackfoot High School athletes charged with various misdemeanors stemming from incidents that occurred last year during the basketball season will not be moved, pending the outcome of a jury selection scheduled for today.
Jury voir dire will occur today for Nathan Walker's trial. Walker is charged with five counts of misdemeanor false imprisonment and one count of aiding and abetting.
"We already have 100 prospective jurors coming in," Roos said. "I think it's best, since we have already summoned those people in, we make the attempt."

Local Scout troop retires several flags

February 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Members of Boy Scout Troop 202 in Blackfoot took part in a flag retirement ceremony Tuesday evening.
Michael Prudhomme headed this project to complete his Eagle Scout project.
"When flags are no longer in any condition to be displayed, a flag retirement ceremony is conducted," Prudhomme said.
Prudhomme explained the design of the flag.

John Thomas Clark, 84

February 15, 2011

John Thomas Clark known among his friends as “John”, “Tom”, “Johnny” and “J.T.” to his railroad buddies, passed away at his home after a short illness with a cancerous brain tumor.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at the Moreland LDS Chapel, 740 W. 175 N. in Blackfoot, with Bishop Keith Keller conducting.
The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and again for one hour prior to services at the church.

George Robert Ney, 79

February 15, 2011

George Robert Ney, 79, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home.
George was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Decatur, Ill., to Carl Winter Ney and Pearl Susan Dunkel. He was raised and educated in Decatur.
George served in Japan during the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy, his ship, the USS Preston, went throughout the world during his service. After serving in the Navy, he lived in Southern California from 1958 to 1972, until he relocated to Blackfoot in 1972. He has lived here ever since.

Council to discuss “salts” ban

February 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council plans to discuss a new synthetic drug called “bath salts” at tonight’s meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Councilman Chris Jensen said he plans to discuss a possible ban on the new drug, which is starting to be seen in Blackfoot.
The Idaho Legislature is seeking to ban “bath salts,” but Jensen said he would like to see a pre-emptive strike against the substance in Blackfoot. The House bill was introduced Feb. 8, but has been in the Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee since. If passed, the ban would go into effect immediately.

Volunteers needed to prepare Community Center facility

February 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Community Center is asking for volunteers to help prepare and move into their second facility.
Community Center Executive Director Ashlee Howell said they recently secured a second facility at 257 S. Broadway, the former Danny’s Auto building. The second location is located less than one block away from the existing facility.
They plan to convert the space into a youth center with pool table, air hockey, ping pong and a big screen television. The space will also be used for various activities, including a Zumba class to begin this week.

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