Archive - Dec 30, 2012
#2 Tragedy in Blackfoot with three accidental electrocutions
By LISA LETE and LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” An unthinkable tragedy took the lives of three Blackfoot residents on the evening of Aug. 29, 2012. Jackie Poulson (31), Lance Hicks (41) and Keith Tarpley (49) were all accidentally electrocuted when they entered into an electrically charged canal in the Groveland area, four miles northwest of Blackfoot. The incident started as an attempt to rescue Poulson's dog.
THOMAS â€“ Because of the shootings at Newtown, Conn., this month, school safety is on everyoneâ€™s mind.
In the Snake River School District, high school assistant principal Ray Carter is in charge of school security.
â€śOur first priority is student and staff safety as well as safety for family, patrons and community members,â€ť said Carter. â€śStudents wonâ€™t be able to achieve academically without the assurance of their safety.
â€śI think stability with the administration and staff members really helps,â€ť he said.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers took to their home court for a holiday game on Saturday night and by the end of the evening, the visiting Malad Lady Dragons found no holiday spirit in the gym as the Lady Panthers envied the mercy rule with a 56-23 drubbing.
"We came out and looked a little holidayish to start the game," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "But like we've talked all year long. Defense, defense, defense and in the second quarter, after we got a little sweat on our brow, we took over the game with our defense by getting in their passing lanes and taking away their screen game which led to some transition baskets on the offensive end."