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December 12th

Cold shooting night dooms Broncos

December 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Broncos hosted the Hillcrest Knights on the basketball court Wednesday evening looking to even the season series on their home court. Unfortunately, the Knights were not cooperating in that plan as they turned in a big second quarter to take a double-digit lead that they never relinquished in the 64-45 downing of the Broncos.
"Basketball is a game of runs," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "When you don't stop their run and then don't go on a run of your own it makes it very difficult to win basketball games. Hillcrest are a good team though. You can't take anything away from them."

Bronco wrestling pick up two more team wins

December 13, 2012

RIGBY- They came, they saw, they conquered. The Blackfoot Broncos traveled north Wednesday night as they competed in a double duel with the Hillcrest Knights, and the Madison Bobcats. Not only did they compete, but they dominated as they swept the duel winning 69-15 against conference foe Hillcrest, and skinning the Bobcats 69-6.

More questions for D55 trustees

December 12, 2012

The case of documents signed by trustees of the Blackfoot School District and former superintendent Scott Crane begs the question, of course, what's next?
According to Idaho Code 67-2347 (1), "If an action …occurs at any meeting which fails to comply with the provisions of sections 67-2340 through 67-2346, Idaho Code, such action shall be null and void."
On Monday, the district admitted to violating the Idaho Open Meetings Law.
Interim Superintendent Chad Struhs said the board does realize the contract is now void. The trustees are working on deciding what to do, he said.

Former local woman ready to mush in West Yellowstone

December 12, 2012

April Cox and Hugo Antonucci are mushers. They raise, rescue, re-home and race Huskies.
Cox is the daughter of Gayle and Luane Cox. She grew up in the Blackfoot area.
Antonucci was a senior configuration analyst for Rockwell Collins. He worked in the engineering core before he retired. Now he works with Huskies.
Cox and Antonucci each have brought eight-dog teams to compete in the West Yellowstone Sledding Race that begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with the "Parade of Lights."

December 11th

Madison girls sprint past Blackfoot

December 12, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Foul trouble reared it's ugly head at Blackfoot High School on Tuesday evening and for the home standing Lady Broncos, the trouble was all theirs as they were forced to sit a trio of their starters for a large portion of the first half of play against 5A Madison.
Madison took advantage of that as they poured in 51 first half points en route to an 80-52 win over the Lady Broncos.

Locals celebrate unique birthday

December 11, 2012

Today, let’s celebrate 12. As all math teachers will tell you, the number 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Three 12s in a row happens only once a century—today—on 12-12-12.
Dexter Gordon Hale celebrates turning 12 today. Dexter is the son of Dandee and Sarah Hale of Blackfoot. He was born at Bingham Memorial Hospital at 6:06 a.m.
Dexter attends the Blackfoot Sixth Grade Center and is active in basketball, baseball and football. He also plays the trombone.

Community outraged over former superintendent's deal

December 11, 2012

Blackfoot residents reacted mostly with anger and disbelief to the news that Blackfoot School District trustees violated Idaho Open Meeting Laws and spent over $220,000 of taxpayer money on a separation agreement between the district and former superintendent Scott Crane; with many questions still unanswered.

Top 20 stories of 2012 — #18

December 11, 2012

# 18 Pingree couple grand marshals

MORNING NEWS

BLACKFOOT - The Eastern Idaho State Fair’s board of directors named Gary and Muriel Judge of Pingree as grand marshals of the 2012 Eastern Idaho State Fair. They led the annual Fair Parade down Shilling Avenue.

Share your views

December 11, 2012

How do you feel about the payoff agreement between members of the Blackfoot School District No. 55 trustees and former superintendent Scott Crane? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page and/or participate in our poll elsewhere on this Website. We want to hear from you regarding the appropriate course of action moving forward.

Kurt H. Aikele, 58

December 11, 2012

Kurt H. Aikele, 58, passed away peacefully at his home in Blackfoot, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. His loving family surrounded him as he departed this life, witnesses to his courageous battle with cancer, which he endured for four years with grace and patience.
Kurt was born Nov. 8, 1954, in Pocatello to Herman Aikele and Atha Pearl Murdock. He attended school in Arco and graduated from Butte County High School. He received degrees from Ricks College and Idaho State University in farm and health care management, respectively.
He served an LDS mission to Kansas and Missouri.

 

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