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January 6th, 2011

Clara Harman Scott, 87

January 6, 2011

Clara  Harman  Scott, 87, a former Firth resident, who had been living at her daughter’s home in Pocatello for the past 10 years, passed away, Monday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2010.
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 6, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Firth LDS Ward Chapel, with President Bruce Anthony of the Firth Stake Presidency conducting.
The family received friends at the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. Ave., Pocatello from 6-8 p.m. last evening, Jan. 5, and will at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. this morning. 
Interment will follow services in the Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot. 

James Bruce Scruggs, 59

January 6, 2011

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Funeral services for James Bruce Scruggs were conducted Jan. 5, 2011. James was born March 31, 1951, in Dumas, Texas, to Jesse and Marie Scruggs.
At age five Bruce moved to Blackfoot. He married Cindy Hall of Blackfoot and they raised six children together. Bruce was a 22-year resident of the Las Vegas area.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jodene Reich, mother Marie, father Jesse, sister MaryLou Keele and a great-grandson, Kole Scruggs.

Katseanes sentenced to overnight jail stay, probation

January 6, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Magistrate Judge Charles Roos sentenced the first of the five individuals charged from incidents stemming from criminal activities that occurred last year while the five were athletes on the basketball team at Blackfoot High School.
Tyson Katseanes entered a plea of guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor battery Thursday morning. Roos sentenced Katseanes to 30 days suspended jail and one overnight stay in the Bingham County jail. The 30 days in jail will be withheld if Katseanes abides by the terms and conditions of the agreement.

January 5th

Broncos avenge early loss to Tigers with 59-56 win

January 6, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Broncos opened up the 2011 portion of their basketball schedule on Wednesday evening, facing off with the team that handed them a double-digit defeat just a month ago.
On Wednesday, the Broncos avenged that set back by turning in a stellar defensive performance for a 59-56 win over 5A Idaho Falls.
"I think that the biggest thing tonight was rebounding," senior guard Collin Rockwood said. "The first time we played these guys they kicked our butts on rebounding but tonight we did a better job and played as a team."

Update: Felony charges dropped against all athletes

January 5, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County Prosecutors agreed to dismiss all remaining felony charges against Logan Chidester and Nathan Walker.
Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Randy Smith said they reached an agreement with the defense to work toward a resolution.
The preliminary hearing for the case involving two former Blackfoot High School athletes began Wednesday morning.
Logan Chidester and Nathan Walker both faced two felony counts of forcible sexual penetration using a foreign object. Felony charges facing Tyson Katseanes and Anthony Clarke were dismissed Tuesday.

Wynnifred Blanche Allee, 91

January 5, 2011

Wynnifred Blanche Allee, 91, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Kristen Brooks, 63

January 5, 2011

Kristen Joy Foster Brooks, 63, of Shelley, passed away Dec. 30, 2010.
Funeral services for Kristen will be held in the Taylor LDS Church building in Shelley (1101 E. 1250 N.) on Friday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m.
The family will receive friends at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at the Taylor church on Friday from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m.  
Interment will be in the Taylor Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kristen’s name to the Idaho Falls Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 51055, Idaho Falls, ID, 83405.

Florence Margaret Hall, 95

January 5, 2011

Florence Margaret Hall, 95, passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab.
Florence was born June 5, 1915, in Idaho Falls to Ernest Malcom and Augusta Marie Nelson Carlson. She has lived her entire life in Bingham County. To fund her education she worked for the Dyer and Foster families; she graduated from Shelley High School.
On April 18, 1942, she married Claude Hall, in Dillon, Mont.  He preceded her in death on March 30, 2004.   

Elsie Irene Nation, 82

January 5, 2011

Elsie Irene Nation, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at The Willows after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Elsie was under the care of Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice.

Plans advance for new jail kitchen

January 5, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Plans for the new jail kitchen addition at the Bingham County Courthouse are moving forward.
An architect team from Utah-based JWL+BDG Architects and construction management company MBA Construction in Blackfoot met Tuesday to discuss the specifics of the plan and to work down the cost of the project to $450,000.

 

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