January 16th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” The first major winter storm is set to arrive in Eastern Idaho late tonight and persisting through the weekend, bringing heavy snow to the mountains and a mess of rain and snow to lower elevations.
Very strong and possibly damaging winds will accompany the storm, causing blowing and drifting snow. Current forecasts call for winds of up to 33 mph tonight and as high as 46 mph Saturday night.
Naomi Pharis, 88, a longtime Groveland area resident, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her home following an illness. Funeral services are tentatively set for Thursday and a full obituary will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home.
Mary A. Smith, 97, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Jan, 15, 2012 at The Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot.
Services are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
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.Â 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.Â She was a tomboy and worked in the fields with her brothers.
Â THOMAS â€“ 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 â€śthink outside the box.â€ť
â€śAs teachers, we try to inspire creative thinking as a springboard to inventive thinking,â€ť presenter Beth Brubaker said. â€śThe first thing we teach kids is problem finding.â€ť
Editor's Note: The woman in this story requested that we only use her first name.
BLACKFOOT â€” "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.
Mens Basketball: Idaho State @ Portland State 8:05 P.M.
Womens Basketball: Idaho State vs Portland State 7:05 P.M.
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.
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.
THOMAS â€” 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.
BLACKFOOT â€” 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 â€“ Firth High School will have a girlsâ€™ soccer team next fall.
Firth trustees unanimously approved the addition of girlsâ€™ 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.