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February 23rd, 2012

Ralph Elwood Hulse, 75

February 23, 2012

Ralph Elwood Hulse, 75, of Blackfoot passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at Bingham County Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Blackfoot.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.
The family will meet with friends on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

Forrest Willard Wood, 94

February 23, 2012

Forrest Willard Wood, 94, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at home.
Forrest was born Aug. 12, 1917 to Robert “Bert” Wood and Jessie Mae Churchill in Idaho Falls. He went to school in New Sweden Grande and Idaho Falls High School. He continued on to Idaho State University and the Santa Ana College.
On Aug. 12, 1940 he married Helen M. Morrison in Idaho Falls and the marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Helen preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 1998.

February 22nd

Panthers skin Bears for Conference Title

February 23, 2012

POCATELLO — The Snake River Panthers got 24 points from senior guard Shane Parkinson and they knocked down an impressive 24 of 34 free throw attempts as they captured the fifth district championship with a hard fought 62-50 victory over the Bears of Bear Lake on Wednesday evening.
After a couple of nervous moments to begin the game, Snake River settled in nicely as they opened a 16-11 first quarter lead.

Cougars win another 2A Nuclear Conference Title

February 23, 2012

ST. ANTHONY — The Firth Cougars closed out their 2A sixth district championship game with a convincing 13-2 run over the final four minutes of the fourth quarter to down the Butte Pirates 69-58 on Wednesday evening at South Fremont High School.
“This win shows how hard we worked everyday, and it feels really good,” junior Mitch Orme said.
For the seniors this means keeping a tradition alive as the Cougars have become a regular in district championship games and they will be shooting for their fifth state title in six years.

Snake River Junior High principal resigns

February 23, 2012

The Snake River school board trustees accepted the resignation of Chris Cox, Snake River Junior High principal, and Selena Clark Rockford special education aide, at their February school board meeting Wednesday.
Board members also appointed Ray Carter, assistant principal at SRHS, as the junior high school principal until the end of the school year.
Administrative intern Steve Morton and Athletic Director Bob Coombs will help with the duties Carter is leaving at the high school.

BYU-Idaho students conduct anti-obesity campaign in Blackfoot

February 23, 2012

A group of senior Brigham Young University-Idaho public relations students is carrying out a childhood obesity awareness campaign in Blackfoot.
The campaign’s focus is to increase Blackfoot’s awareness of childhood obesity, and the negative effects it has on a child’s physical and emotional wellbeing. The group’s work has been boosted by working with United Way, a prominent national non-profit organization with offices in Pocatello.

High winds create damage, cause power failures

February 22, 2012

High winds wreaked havoc in Bingham County Wednesday afternoon causing numerous power outages, uprooting trees and damaging hangars at the Blackfoot Airport.
Winds increased throughout the morning and gusts of 58-68 mph were recorded between noon and 3 p.m. in Blackfoot. A gust of 71 mph was recorded at 2:45 p.m.

Police Log

February 22, 2012

Police Log

Items on note from Feb. 16-20.

Blackfoot Police

FRAUD: Feb. 16. 2:52 p.m.: A man said he received a phone call and was told his grandson is overseas and had been injured and incarcerated. He said he sent $2,800 through Western Union to a person who is allegedly working for the American Embassy. He said they are continuing to call, allegedly to arrange the grandson's travel home.

OFF TARGET: Feb. 17, 10:45 a.m.: A woman said she found an arrow that has been shot into the back of her house.

February 21st

Knight buzzer beater ends Russets season 80-78

February 22, 2012

AMMON — In a game in which both teams made plenty of plays it was the home standing Hillcrest Knights who made the last, and as it turned out the biggest play of the night when Taylor Brooks tipped in a missed shot as the buzzer sounded, lifting the Knights to a thrilling 80-78 victory over the Shelley Russets on Tuesday evening.
"There's always a lot of what ifs in a loser out game," Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. "My kids played their hearts out and we did everything that we needed to do to win this game but you have to credit Hillcrest because they made one more play than we did."

Proposed changes to county dog ordinance

February 22, 2012

The Bingham County commissioners discussed proposals to the county's animal ordinance Tuesday morning.
The changes include an increased impound fee.
This means that fees for dogs that come into the kennel would be increased by $10, $20 per animal.
Each dog coming into the kennel would be vaccinated. The increased $10 fee would cover the vaccination.
The impound cost for each cat would increase from $20 to $25. This increase cost will pay for vaccinating each cat.

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