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February 1st, 2011

Panthers humble Redskins

February 2, 2011

THOMAS — 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.

Pair of hazing suspects get trial dates

February 2, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Two of the five former Blackfoot High School athletes charged with various criminal offenses that occurred a year ago during basketball season are scheduled to appear in court in Bingham County next month for a jury trial. The juvenile also charged is scheduled for trial later this month.
Magistrate Judge Charles Roos said he would do whatever necessary to ensure a trial would occur next month, saying that he believes it is in the best interest of the community to have a speedy trial.
"We're going to try this case in March," Roos said.

Bank of Commerce celebrates grand opening

February 2, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Dignitaries from the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce joined those from the Bank of Commerce to celebrate the opening of the bank's new facility on Tuesday.
"We've had a great relationship with Blackfoot and Bingham County," said Tom Romrell, president and CEO of the Bank of Commerce. "Our business has grown so much that we could not service the demand at our old building. We needed to enlarge our parking area and our consumer area."
The new building at 624 Jensen Grove Drive does that.

Barbara Dowd, 88

February 1, 2011

Barbara Dowd, 88, of Pocatello passed away peacefullyFriday, Jan. 28, 2011, at an assisted living center in Pocatello.
As per her wishes, Barbara was cremated. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Downard Funeral Home, 241 North Garfield Ave., Pocatello. (208) 233-0686.
Friends who wish may send online condolences to the family by visiting www.DownardFuneralHome.com.

Betty M. Peterson, 89

February 1, 2011

SPOKANE, Wash. — Betty M Peterson, 89, graduated from life while surrounded by people who loved her on Jan. 26, 2011.
She was born Beth Monk on May 2, 1921 in Plano, Idaho, into the loving family of Fredrick Lloyd and Charlotte Grace (Laswell) Monk and big sister Clarice. Her early years where filled with life on a farm, graduating from high school in Blackfoot and sailing through cosmetology school in Pocatello.

January 31st

ISU president praises Aberdeen

February 1, 2011

ABERDEEN — On Monday Arthur Vailas, president of Idaho State University, praised the people of Aberdeen for what they and their forebears have built.
Speaking at the annual Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce dinner, Vailas said, "education is what provided opportunity. Education is the greatest gift that you can give humanity."
He noted that those who built Aberdeen recognized that and ensured that their children would be educated.
"The greatest thing is where people are able to work as a collective," he said. "When you do, you will advance your mission of good will.

Tamara Pocatello, 40

January 31, 2011

FORT HALL - Tamara Pocatello, 40, passed away at a local facility. Traditional Native American viewing and visitation will be held at the Racehorse-Robles residence on East Ballard Road and Highway 91 at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 31. A funeral service will be held at the same location at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, and burial in the Cedar Cemetery on Reservation Road will follow. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the family.

January 30th

North Bingham Boy Scouts have some wintertime fun

January 31, 2011

FIRTH – Twelve Boy Scout troops from Shelley and Firth and one Order of the Arrow troop participated in an overnight campout and Klondike Derby Friday and Saturday at the river bottoms in Firth.
The number of Scouts, leaders and staff camping overnight totaled 103.
Most of the Scouts said their favorite activity of the campout was the sled race, also known as the Klondike Derby.

January 29th

Blackfoot High students prepare for Renaissance Fair

January 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot High School Choir Department will be presenting their popular Renaissance Feast Feb. 3, 4 and 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
"The More the Merrier" Renaissance Fair includes dinner and an entertaining night of music and theatre.
The meal will include roasted chicken breast, mashed red potatoes, roasted vegetables and dessert.

January 28th

"Junior Jimmer!" Watt drops 25 in Panther win

January 29, 2011

THOMAS — The chant went up from a young group of awestruck Panther fans early in the fourth quarter of Snake Rivers 52-33 conference win over Marsh Valley on Friday night.
"Junior Jimmer!" they chanted as Candon Watt stepped back and cooly drilled his fourth trey of the night for 3 of his game high 25.

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