February 23rd, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Community Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary by throwing a birthday party on Friday from 4-7 p.m. The party will include delicious food and activities that children of all ages will enjoy. For more information about the party, see tomorrow's Morning News.
Arthur John Judge, 61, of Blackfoot passed away Feb. 8, 2012 at his home in Blackfoot.
Arthur was born March 4, 1950 in Waltham, Massachusetts, to William Ernest Judge and Mary Veronica Damoiseau. He attended school at Waltham High School and furthered his education at Suffolk University in Boston. He lived in Japan, San Diego, Phoenix, Idaho Falls and Blackfoot.
Arthur served his country in the United States Marine Corps.
On July 31, 1976 Arthur married Sharon Ann Midkiff. Together they had three children, Charles, Timothy and Rebecca. They were later divorced.
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 email@example.com.
Forrest Willard Wood, 94, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at home.
Forrest was born Aug. 12, 1917 to Robert â€śBertâ€ť 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.
POCATELLO â€” 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.
ST. ANTHONY â€” 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.
â€śThis win shows how hard we worked everyday, and it feels really good,â€ť 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.
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.
A group of senior Brigham Young University-Idaho public relations students is carrying out a childhood obesity awareness campaign in Blackfoot.
The campaignâ€™s focus is to increase Blackfootâ€™s awareness of childhood obesity, and the negative effects it has on a childâ€™s physical and emotional wellbeing. The groupâ€™s work has been boosted by working with United Way, a prominent national non-profit organization with offices in Pocatello.
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.
Items on note from Feb. 16-20.
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.