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November 21st, 2011

Wallace Dean Hart, 85

November 21, 2011

Wallace Dean Hart, 85, of Blackfoot passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at his home.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at the Annis-Little Butte Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the Blackfoot 3rd Ward LDS building at 845 Grant Street.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home 132 South Shilling in Blackfoot.
Condolences may be sent to condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

November 20th

Blackfoot teen dies in accident

November 21, 2011

BOISE — A Blackfoot teen died Sunday after she was injured in a serious accident Saturday south of Smith's Ferry.

Electrical training center dedicated to local leader

November 21, 2011

POCATELLO — The Eastern Idaho Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee's new training center in Pocatello was dedicated Friday night to Jon F. Walters. Walters is a longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 449 and is a resident of Moreland.
Walters retired in 2008, capping a 48-year career with the IBEW. He completed his Inside Apprenticeship Program in 1960 and became a journeyman wireman. He served as business manager of Local 449 from 1977 to 1982.

November 19th

Broncos win third state title in five seasons

November 19, 2011

POCATELLO – The Blackfoot Broncos faced a desperate, gambling, unconventional Middleton team on Friday night in the class 4A State Football Championship game and in the end; the Broncos proved that they were indeed the number one team in the state as they captured their third state title in the last five years with a 42-24 victory.
“We knew that it was going to be a tough game,” Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. “That was a good, good game and I’m just real happy for the kids that they were able to get it done. Now we can relax, rest and enjoy the winter sports season.”

Panthers capture class 3A Football Championship

November 19, 2011

POCATELLO – The Snake River Panthers took the lead on the second play from scrimmage and then out slugged the defending 3A state champion Fruitland Grizzlies 35-33 to capture yet another state title for the historic Panther football program at Idaho State’s Holt Arena on Friday evening.
“You only get so many moments like this in your lifetime and I am just so proud of the kids and what they accomplished tonight,” Snake River head coach Jeff Dalley said.

Company released from waste transportation contract

November 19, 2011

BLACKFOOT — In October, Ashfork Sanitation received the bid to haul solid waste from Bingham County's transfer station to Bannock County Landfill. Ashfork's bid was $7.60 per ton.
Thursday, Richard Stokes, owner of Ashfork Sanitation, and the Bingham County commissioners agreed to a "hold harmless clause."
"That's legalese for everyone walks away clean," said Mark Cornelison, Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Bingham County.
The two issues of disagreement were the unevenness of the loads (weight consistency) and the loading itself.

Photo gallery — Snake River Football Championship Game

November 19, 2011

Snake River defeated Fruitland 35-33 to win the 3A State Football Championship Friday night at Holt Arena.

Families, local officials react after Rhoades' execution

November 18, 2011

BOISE – Members of the families of murder victims Stacy Baldwin, Nolan Haddon and Susan Michelbacher witnessed the administration of justice on Friday.
They watched from outside the execution chamber as Paul Ezra Rhoades, convicted in the 1987 deaths of the three, was executed. He received a lethal injection of drugs in the execution chamber of the Idaho Maximum Security Institution at 8:53 a.m. and Erwin Sonnenberg, the Ada County coroner, pronounced Rhoades dead at 9:15 a.m. Friday.

Official statements on execution of Rhoades

November 18, 2011

Gov. Otter releases statement on execution of Rhoades

BOISE — Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter released this statement today following the execution of Paul Ezra Rhoades.

Rhoades Execution Day: Ongoing coverage

November 18, 2011

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials executed Paul Ezra Rhoades on Friday for his role in the 1987 murders of two women, marking the state's first execution in 17 years.
Rhoades, 54, was declared dead at 9:15 a.m. at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution after being administered three separate drugs that make up the state's new lethal injection protocol.
In his final statement, Rhoades said goodbye to his mother, apologized for one of the murders he was convicted of, and forgave state officials for the execution.

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