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February 28th, 2011

Bus accident a result of fatal medical condition

February 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A long-time school bus driver suffered a fatal medical condition Monday afternoon, causing her to lose control of the bus she was driving and strike a power pole.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Jewel and Camas streets approximately 2:04 p.m. Joann Jensen, 64, of Blackfoot, was driving the Teton Stage Lines bus with 34 students from Stalker Elementary School. She was traveling westbound on Jewel Street when police say she likely suffered a medical condition, causing her to lose control of the bus.

Kluvers steps down as Search and Rescue commander

February 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County Search and Rescue Commander John Kluvers has stepped down from his position and handed responsibility to his son, Jim Kluvers, who will now assume the position as commander.
John Kluvers served a three-year term as commander and has been involved in Search and Rescue for seven years. Each commander serves a three-year team, at which point the vice-commander will assume the position. Casey Monson is now the vice-commander and Bill Brown will serve as the second vice-commander.

February 27th

Panthers capture 3A state title

February 27, 2011

NAMPA — For the next year, the Snake River Panther wrestling team will be announced as the 3A state champions. This hard earned and well deserved title was awarded to the Panthers on Saturday evening as the Panthers came together as a team, at just the right moment, to capture their first state title in over a decade, outdistancing second place Bonners Ferry 165 to 151.5.

Broncos finish 2nd in 4A standings

February 27, 2011

NAMPA — There was some fabulous wrestling on display over the three day Idaho State Championship wrestling tournament held at the Idaho Center in Nampa.
At the end of the tournament, Bingham County came home with a bucket full of medals, 28 to be exact, two of those the gold variety as Skylerr Valentine of Snake River and Chase Call of Shelley each stood atop the podium for their respective weight classes and classifications.

'Price is Right' for Bingham pair

February 27, 2011

Joyce Driscoll from Pingree (on left) and Connie Dial from Shelley will appear on The Price is Right at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, on Channel 3. Watch to see who was the big winner for the day.

BLACKFOOT — Two local ladies will appear on The Price is Right at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, on Channel 3. One of these two ladies was the big winner for the day. Viewers will need to watch Tuesday to find out who won.
The two ladies are Joyce Driscoll from Pingree and Connie Dial from Shelley. They are sisters-in-law.

Volunteers donate time, energy at Community Center

February 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Volunteers on Saturday helped clean, move and organize items at the Blackfoot Community Center.
The Community Center is turning a recently acquired building into a teen center and gym space, freeing up space at the existing space for early childhood programs. The trailer, which used to house the teen program, will now be used as the art center. The second location is at 257 W. Broadway.

February 24th

Panthers give Coach Coombs win #300

February 25, 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.

Trojans run past Russets

February 25, 2011

RIGBY — 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."

'Joseph' to open tonight

February 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — 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 Rice—who also collaborated on "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Evita"—has a family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music.

Juvenile in BHS case found not guilty

February 24, 2011

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.

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