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February 24th, 2011

'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.

Rita Marie Snipe Wettenbone, 67

February 24, 2011

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 O’Shea, 65

February 24, 2011

Vonda Mae Bohney O’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. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

Dean R. Hill, 66

February 24, 2011

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

February 24, 2011

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 Friday’s paper.

Betty J. Burback, 81

February 24, 2011

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 “Charlie” 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.

Testimony given: Juvenile trial begins in BHS hazing case

February 24, 2011

BLACKFOOT — 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.

February 23rd

Cougars capture fifth straight district title

February 23, 2011

ST. ANTHONY — With three minutes remaining in the 2A Nuclear Conference boys basketball championship game, Butte County emptied their bench in a sign of defeat. Moments later the four time defending champion Firth Cougars did the same and after a few scruffy moments, the buzzer sounded on a 56-29 Cougar victory as Firth celebrated their fifth straight district title.

February 22nd

Panthers stay alive with win over Beavers

February 23, 2011

POCATELLO - It is often said that offense is for the highlight reels and defense wins games. The Snake River Panthers turned on the defense Tuesday night as they completely dominated the American Falls Beavers in District 5 basketball tournament action 57-38.

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