February 24th, 2011
POCATELLO - Recent history pointed to a tough game for the Snake River Panthers as they prepared to take on the Bear Lake Bears Thursday night in an elimination game of the District 5 3A tournament. After all, Bear Lake had dominated the Panthers and the other teams in the fifth district all season, but that is why they play the games this time of year.
RIGBY â€” The Shelley Russets inaugural season in the 4A High Country Conference came to an end on Thursday night as the Rigby Trojans raced past the Russets for a 78-58 victory.
"We started the game well but even then you just didn't sense that spirit which is understandable because of the heartbreaker that we suffered on Tuesday," Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. "We just didn't realize the urgency and once Rigby got a little lead they were able to get real aggressive and then you could just sense us tensing up."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Community Players' production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Nuart Theatre.
The production will run Feb. 25, 26 and 28 and March 1, 4, 5 and 7. Tickets for opening night are $5, with tickets all other nights $7.
The popular musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Riceâ€”who also collaborated on "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Evita"â€”has a family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music.
Magistrate Judge Charles Roos ruled Thursday that the juvenile facing two charges of misdemeanor battery from incidents that occurred during the basketball season last year at Blackfoot High School cannot be found guilty because the state had not met it's burden of proof.
Rita Marie Snipe Wettenbone, 67,of Fort Hall passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
Vonda Mae Bohney Oâ€™Shea, 65, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at her home.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.
The family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in Idaho Falls.Â
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean R. Hill, 66, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
No further services are planned at this time.
Family is under the care of Hawker Funeral Home.
Kenneth E. Douglass, 85, of Pocatello passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Portneuf Medical Center.
According to his wishes direct cremation services will take place under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date and a full obituary will be published in Fridayâ€™s paper.
Betty Jean Nussbaum Burback, 81, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, in Pocatello.
She was born on Aug. 29, 1929, in Montpelier. She was the youngest of six children born to John Jacob and Emilie Anderegg Nussbaum.
When Betty was eight months old, her family moved to Pocatello. She attended Pocatello High School, graduating in 1946.
She married George Charles â€śCharlieâ€ť Burback, her childhood friend, on Dec. 1, 1947, upon his return from military service. They had two children: David (Linda) of Corvallis, Ore., and Sandra (Kim) Rogers of Blackfoot.
BLACKFOOT â€” The juvenile defendant facing charges relating to incidents that occurred during the basketball season last year at Blackfoot High School appeared in court Wednesday for an evidentiary hearing before Magistrate Judge Charles Roos.