February 4th, 2011
THOMAS - The Snake River Panthers bid a fond farewell to seven graduating seniors Friday night as they welcomed the American Falls Beavers to town. In a game that was not at close as the final score, the Panthers dominated the contest in every aspect on their way to a 59-39 final.
"This is a great group of kids," said Coach Robert Coombs. "They have played hard all year and they practice hard as well. I think that they try as hard as any group we have ever had here at Snake River."
THOMAS â€” The kick-off for the Math-a-Thon at the Snake River Middle School and Rockford Elementary School was Thursday. This event is sponsored by the PTA.
Snake River varsity basketball players joined the fun to spur on enthusiasm for this fund raiser.
This is the fifth year the Math-a-Thon has been in the middle school and the first year for fourth graders at Rockford Elementary.
Students have 20 days to get pledges and/or donations for the Math-a-Thon.
On Wednesday, Feb. 16, fourth, fifth and sixth graders in the two schools will take a 100-problem math test.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot School District is asking voters to renew a $1.975 million supplemental levy at the March 8 election.
The amount of the levy, which is used to supplement funding for maintenance, technology, teacher salaries and other items, has not changed since 2007, and this year district patrons should actually see a slight decrease in their school tax burden even if the levy is passed.
BLACKFOOT â€” A near capacity crowd was on hand at Blackfoot High School as a pair of storied wrestling programs collided on the mats for a non-conference duel.
When the dust had settled, the men in black stood triumphant with a convincing 72-3 victory over Snake River.
"It feels good to renew the heritage of this match," Blackfoot head coach Brian Barlow said. "Shoot, you have one of the most storied programs on one side of the river and another on the other side of the river and when you meet in the gym and feel the buzz, it's a pretty special place here at Blackfoot High School."
Thelma Cossaboom, 92, of Pocatello passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at the Hillcrest Haven care center in Pocatello.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Beth Marion White, 93, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at her home.
Beth was born at home on the family farm five miles southeast of Idaho Falls on Feb. 28, 1917, to Marcia Elizabeth Asper Twichel and Alvin Lester Twichel. She attended schools in the Idaho Falls School District and graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1935, going on to college at Utah State University (then Agricultural College), graduating in 1938.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot had more than their fair share of chances to get a conference win over Bonneville on Wednesday night. In the end, the Bees found a way to get it done however, as Blackfoot was left shaking their heads after a disappointing 74-71 overtime loss at Blackfoot High School.
"I don't think that we deserved to win after giving up the lead and playing soft like we did," Blackfoot head coach Jonathan Packer said. "We didn't play much defense at all in the second half, we were lucky to be there at the end."
THOMAS â€” It was senior night at Snake River High School on Wednesday evening as 8 seniors were honored for their contributions to the Snake River wrestling program over the years.
In addition, the Panthers welcomed conference rival American Falls for what has become one of the hottest rivalries on the mats in all of Southeastern Idaho.
At the end of the night, American Falls was able to get key wins, in some tightly contested matches, sending the Panther faithful home with a 46-27 loss.
BLACKFOOT â€” A small group of students from Blackfoot High School have banded together and are taking a stand against tobacco use.
The Blackfoot High School Drama Club is a recipient of one of 10 Support Teens Against Nicotine Dependency (STAND) grants from the American Lung Association. All students at the high school are welcome to join the effort of educating their peers and younger generations about tobacco prevention and providing information about tobacco cessation.
THOMAS â€” Usually, during the course of a game there is one pivotal moment, a game changing play that defines the course and outcome of the game. On Tuesday evening, that moment may have been the Star Spangled Banner, the player introductions, or the opening tip for that matter. The game was never in doubt as Snake River led from wire-to-wire for a 68-36, mercy rule shortened, non-conference victory.