January 6th, 2011
THOMAS â€” A pair of highly touted 3Ă… wrestling programs squared off on the mats Thursday evening as the Snake River Panthers hosted the Teton Redskins for a non-conference duel at Snake River High School.
At the end of a hotly contested match, the Panthers emerged victorious with a 45-30 team score as the Panthers won 8 of the 14 matches, 4 of those by pin.
SHELLEY - In a contest that was as exciting as it was entertaining, the Shelley Lady Russets toppled the Skyline Lady Grizzlies 69-65 in overtime.
Sadee Wattenbarger nailed a banked in three pointer with 13.7 seconds remaining in regulation to knot the score at 57 and tipped a pass away on defense to send the game into the extra stanza.
"Sadee played huge tonight," said Coach Burke Davis. "She is our tallest post player and is always out sized, but never out hustled or out played. She gives us her best every night."
ClaraÂ HarmanÂ Scott, 87, a former Firth resident, who had been living at her daughterâ€™s home in Pocatello for the past 10 years, passed away, Monday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2010.
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 6, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Firth LDS Ward Chapel, with President Bruce Anthony of the Firth Stake Presidency conducting.
The family received friends at the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. Ave., Pocatello from 6-8 p.m.Â last evening, Jan. 5, and willÂ at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. this morning.Â
Interment will follow services in the Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot.Â
LAS VEGAS, Nev. â€” Funeral services for James Bruce Scruggs were conducted Jan. 5, 2011. James was born March 31, 1951, in Dumas, Texas, to Jesse and Marie Scruggs.
At age five Bruce moved to Blackfoot. He married Cindy Hall of Blackfoot and they raised six children together. Bruce was a 22-year resident of the Las Vegas area.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jodene Reich, mother Marie, father Jesse, sister MaryLou Keele and a great-grandson, Kole Scruggs.
BLACKFOOT â€” Magistrate Judge Charles Roos sentenced the first of the five individuals charged from incidents stemming from criminal activities that occurred last year while the five were athletes on the basketball team at Blackfoot High School.
Tyson Katseanes entered a plea of guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor battery Thursday morning. Roos sentenced Katseanes to 30 days suspended jail and one overnight stay in the Bingham County jail. The 30 days in jail will be withheld if Katseanes abides by the terms and conditions of the agreement.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos opened up the 2011 portion of their basketball schedule on Wednesday evening, facing off with the team that handed them a double-digit defeat just a month ago.
On Wednesday, the Broncos avenged that set back by turning in a stellar defensive performance for a 59-56 win over 5A Idaho Falls.
"I think that the biggest thing tonight was rebounding," senior guard Collin Rockwood said. "The first time we played these guys they kicked our butts on rebounding but tonight we did a better job and played as a team."
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County Prosecutors agreed to dismiss all remaining felony charges against Logan Chidester and Nathan Walker.
Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Randy Smith said they reached an agreement with the defense to work toward a resolution.
The preliminary hearing for the case involving two former Blackfoot High School athletes began Wednesday morning.
Logan Chidester and Nathan Walker both faced two felony counts of forcible sexual penetration using a foreign object. Felony charges facing Tyson Katseanes and Anthony Clarke were dismissed Tuesday.
Wynnifred Blanche Allee, 91, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Kristen Joy Foster Brooks, 63, of Shelley, passed away Dec. 30, 2010.
Funeral services for Kristen will be held in the Taylor LDS Church building in Shelley (1101 E. 1250 N.) on Friday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m.
The family will receive friends at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at the Taylor church on Friday from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m.Â Â
Interment will be in the Taylor Cemetery.Â In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kristenâ€™s name to the Idaho Falls Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 51055, Idaho Falls, ID, 83405.
Florence Margaret Hall, 95, passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab.
Florence was born June 5, 1915, in Idaho Falls to Ernest Malcom and Augusta Marie Nelson Carlson.Â She has lived her entire life in Bingham County.Â To fund her education she worked for the Dyer and Foster families; she graduated from Shelley High School.
On April 18, 1942, she married Claude Hall, in Dillon, Mont.Â He preceded her in death on March 30, 2004.Â Â Â