February 23rd, 2011
ST. ANTHONY â 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.
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.
REXBURG â The Shelley Russets held a 9-point lead heading to the tail end of the third quarter at Madison High School on Tuesday night. Call it the Madison mystique or the Hawkins magic, whatever the case was, Shelley got caught up in a late wave of a Madison run and when that wave came crashing down, Madison had prevailed in the High Country Conference title game by the final tally of 63-54.
Kenneth W. Ditto, 72, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Hawker Funeral Home.
Dean R. Hill, 66, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
KENT, Wash. â Eric V. Hauser, 50, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, in Kent, Wash., of an apparent heart attack. Cremation has taken place.
Eric graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1979. He was the eldest son of Ralph and Mary Hauser of Blackfoot.
A complete obituary and notice of a memorial service will be forthcoming.
Samuel Doyle Jones, 91, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital from complications incident to age.
He was born March 18, 1919, in Riverton, Idaho to Samuel Henry and Emily Curtis Jones. He attended schools in Blackfoot. During school, he was active in choir, band (he was the drum major), drama and tennis. Later he became the Blackfoot City Champion in singles and doubles.
On Aug. 11, 1936, he married Lucille Gardner in Blackfoot. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on Feb. 2, 1938. They made their home in Blackfoot.
Richard, âDickâ Dee Johnston, 78, of Blackfoot passed away on Feb. 19, 2011, at Renaissance Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
Dick was born on June 1, 1932, at his grandmotherâs home on a farm near Logan, Kansas, to Kenneth and Beulah Johnston.
SHELLEY â A short time ago, Bryan Huntsmanâs old wrestling coach, Alan Gardner, came to Huntsmanâs office and handed him an envelope.
In that envelope was a letter of congratulations for Huntsmanâs selection for induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Idaho Chapter.
âHonestly, my first thoughts were, âIâm not deserving of this,ââ Huntsman said.
Huntsmanâs induction into the Hall, scheduled in May, is as an outstanding American who was a wrestler at some time in his career.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â At least 75 teachers, parents and students rallied for an hour Monday in support of Idaho teachers and educators and in opposition to Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's "Students Come First" plan.
Teachers stood with signs on the east and west corners of Meridian and Judicial from about 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants were greeted with plenty of horns honking from drivers who drove past.