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February 24th, 2014

NFL player visits Stalker

February 25, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Students at Stalker Elementary and the Blackfoot Sixth Grade Center welcomed "an extra-special guest" to an assembly on Monday.
New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill spoke on the importance of reading and education.
"I want to make sure you guys realize the importance of school," Hill told the students. "Reading will take you a long ways."

Shirley Young, 72

February 24, 2014

Shirley Young, 72, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at her home.
She was born March 24, 1941 in Pocatello, Idaho the daughter of Charles Smith and Eliza Orgill Smith.
Shirley attended school in Fort Hall, Pingree and graduated from Pocatello High School.
She married Lavern Robert Frank and they were later divorced.  On Dec. 30, 1975, she married Earl Young in Twin Falls, Idaho.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2013.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

February 23rd

BHS culinary students stirring up good things in the community

February 23, 2014

Blackfoot High School culinary art students are slicing, dicing, grating, stirring, pinching, pouring and tasting...all to serve up homemade cuisine for the classroom and the community.
The Culinary Arts Department, which is under the umbrella of the school's Family and Consumer Science program, has been available to students for the past four years; however, most people in the community are not aware of what the class really brings to the table.
"We are cooking up some wonderful food and sharing our culinary talents with the community" said instructor Tammy Luker.

February 22nd

Firth defeats district rival Ririe for 2A state title

February 22, 2014

NAMPA — Take away Firth's 25 free throws, and Ririe would have walked away victorious. Shooting from the stripe was the difference between leaving state champion or settling for runner-up, and Firth delivered when it mattered.

The Cougars hit 64 percent of their attempts to secure their Class 2A state championship in Saturday's 45-36 victory over the Bulldogs at the Idaho Center. Firth recognized the importance of free throw shooting after narrowly escaping the opening round of tournament play with a victory.

February 21st

Groveland students hold fair representing 50 states

February 22, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Fifth graders at Groveland Elementary School have been studying the states for about four weeks now. They concluded their studies on Friday with a fun and festive event : the "United States Share Fair." The students created a booth representing every state in the union (except Idaho) with costumes, posters, treats, crafts, and information depicting their assigned state.
Fifth grade teacher Shari Kress, who has taught at the school 25 years, said the "Share Fair" is something the fifth grade classes have been doing for about 20 years now.

Blackfoot wrestling sends 14 to state

February 22, 2014

POCATELLO — After a long day of wrestling the Blackfoot Broncos will be sending 14 wrestlers to next week's state wrestling tournament in Nampa.

Firth girls dominate Melba to reach 2A title game

February 22, 2014

KUNA — The Firth and Ririe girls basketball programs are all too familiar with each other, playing each other four times this season with a 2-2 result. Today at the Idaho Center in Nampa, the tiebreaker doesn't get any bigger: the Cougars and Bulldogs meet for the Class 2A state championship.

Both Firth and Ririe won in Friday's championship semifinal games, with the Cougars dominating another group of Bulldogs, the ones from Melba, in a 57-35 rout that seemed to be decided halfway through the first quarter.

February 20th

Defending 3A champ Snake River falls in state opener 46-39

February 21, 2014

MIDDLETON — There will be no repeat as state champion for the Snake River girls basketball team. Instead, the 46-39 loss to Timberlake in Thursday's Class 3A state tournament opening round drops the Panthers into the consolation bracket.

Firth, Jensen hang on to edge New Plymouth, 44-43

February 21, 2014

KUNA -- Kayla Jensen relished her assignment in the waning moments of the Firth Cougars' opening round game of the Class 2A girls state tournament: hug the ball and don't move.

Jensen snatched a loose ball in the final three seconds and held on to help Firth preserve a 44-43 victory over New Plymouth.

County representatives support bill

February 21, 2014

By BOB HUDSON
bobhudson@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — Bingham County's lawmakers reiterated their support of an Agriculture Security bill during Thursday's weekly legislative breakfast at Tommy Vaughn's.
The Idaho Senate passed the bill 23-10, sending it onto the House. There Reps. Neil Anderson and Julie Van Orden are among its co-sponsors.
"I've had a lot of email asking me to vote against it," Van Orden said. "Mostly from the Treasure Valley.
"Of the 12 phone calls I've received from my constituents, three asked me to vote against and the other nine were for it," she added.

 

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