Skip to main content

Archive - 2012

January 16th

Vera Thurman, 89

January 16, 2012

Vera Colleen Arrington Choate Thurman, 89, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at her home.
She was born on May 3, 1922 in Woodville, Texas, to William David Arrington and Martha Ella Elizabeth Odom Arrington.  She was the last child to join a family of four sisters and five brothers.
She was a farm girl and learned to work hard early.  She was a tomboy and worked in the fields with her brothers.

January 15th

Teachers learn how to help students Invent Idaho

January 15, 2012

 THOMAS – Elementary teachers from Southeastern Idaho spent Saturday attending an Invent Idaho workshop. Teachers were from Snake River, Shelley, the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School (ISTCS) and Pocatello.
The workshop is designed to help students “think outside the box.”
“As teachers, we try to inspire creative thinking as a springboard to inventive thinking,” presenter Beth Brubaker said. “The first thing we teach kids is problem finding.”

Woman recounts story of icy rescue

January 15, 2012

Editor's Note: The woman in this story requested that we only use her first name.
BLACKFOOT — "I just couldn't watch her drown. There was an overwhelming feeling that I needed to do something now."
That's why Ann went against everything she has been taught about the ice.
On Nov. 29 she went to Jensen Grove with her three schnauzers to feed some leftover popcorn to the ducks. Two of the dogs were on a leash with the third allowed to roam.
"I let the one that usually minds the best just run free," she said.
She came to regret that decision.

January 14th

Local Sports Schedule for Jan 16 - Jan 21

January 14, 2012

Sports Calendar

Today
Mens Basketball: Idaho State @ Portland State 8:05 P.M.
Womens Basketball: Idaho State vs Portland State 7:05 P.M.

Tuesday
Boys Basketball: Snake River vs Sugar-Salem 7:30 P.M; Firth vs Aberdeen 7 P.M.
Girls Basketball: Blackfoot vs Madison 7:30 P.M; Shelley vs Bonneville 7:30 P.M; Aberdeen vs Declo 7 P.M.

Wednesday
Boys Basketball: Blackfoot vs Madison 7:30 P.M; Shelley vs Rigby 7:30 P.M; Firth @ North Fremont 7 P.M.
Girls Basketball: Snake River vs American Falls 7:30 P.M.
Wrestling: Firth vs South Fremont 6 P.M.

Thursday

January 13th

Snake River crushes Aberdeen

January 14, 2012

THOMAS — The Snake River Panthers got 17 points from senior guard Shane Parkinson and the defense turned in a dominating performance as the Panthers locked down the Aberdeen Tigers 61-28 on Friday evening.

Mystery powder sets off courthouse lockdown

January 14, 2012

BLACKFOOT — An envelope containing a tax payment and a white crystalline substance set off a four-hour lockdown Friday afternoon at the Bingham County Courthouse.
The substance was discovered sometime mid-morning Friday, prompting the lockdown at noon. The Region Six Hazardous Materials Response Team was called in to assist with handling and testing the substance.

Firth to add girls soccer in fall

January 13, 2012

FIRTH – Firth High School will have a girls’ soccer team next fall.
Firth trustees unanimously approved the addition of girls’ soccer to the fall sports on a two-year trial basis.
Speaking to the board members, Firth patrons Neal Yancey and Paul Jensen said they would take care of all expenses for a two-year trial program.
A two-year trial will determine the cost and the impact on other teams, Yancey said.

Photo Gallery — Courthouse lockdown

January 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County Courthouse was placed on lockdown for four hours Friday afternoon after an envelope containing a white powder-like substance was discovered in the Treasurer's Office. A regional hazmat team was called in to handle and test the substance, which has not been identified.

Updated: Courthouse Lockdown

January 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT – The lockdown at the Bingham County Courthouse was lifted after a four hour wait Friday afternoon.

The lockdown was initiated at noon Friday after a white substance was discovered in an envelope received by the Treasurer's Office. The substance remains unidentified but testing conducted by the Region Six Hazardous Materials Response Team determined that it was not a biological or chemical threat.

Those inside the courthouse—an estimated 300 people including employees and citizens—were allowed to leave at 4 p.m.

Testing about to begin

January 13, 2012

The Hazmat team has suited up. Wet decontamination is ready to go. They should begin preliminary testing soon.

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes