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January 5th, 2011

Broncos avenge early loss to Tigers with 59-56 win

January 6, 2011

BLACKFOOT — 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."

Update: Felony charges dropped against all athletes

January 5, 2011

BLACKFOOT — 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

January 5, 2011

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 Brooks, 63

January 5, 2011

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.  
Interment will be in the Taylor Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kristen’s name to the Idaho Falls Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 51055, Idaho Falls, ID, 83405.

Florence Margaret Hall, 95

January 5, 2011

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. She has lived her entire life in Bingham County. 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.  He preceded her in death on March 30, 2004.   

Elsie Irene Nation, 82

January 5, 2011

Elsie Irene Nation, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at The Willows after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Elsie was under the care of Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice.

Plans advance for new jail kitchen

January 5, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Plans for the new jail kitchen addition at the Bingham County Courthouse are moving forward.
An architect team from Utah-based JWL+BDG Architects and construction management company MBA Construction in Blackfoot met Tuesday to discuss the specifics of the plan and to work down the cost of the project to $450,000.

BHS hazing case: Prosecutor to dismiss some felony charges

January 5, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking to dismiss felony charges facing three of the five former Blackfoot High School athletes charged with various criminal offenses that occurred last year.
Bingham County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Randy Smith said the felony charges facing Tyson Katseanes, Anthony Clarke and an unidentified juvenile will be dismissed. Each had been charged with one count of forcible sexual penetration with a foreign object. Both Katseanes and Clarke still face misdemeanor charges.

January 4th

Highland downs Blackfoot 53-19

January 5, 2011

POCATELLO — The Blackfoot Lady Broncos got behind the eight ball early in their road date at Highland High School on Tuesday evening and were never able to recover as the Lady Rams completed the season sweep of the Lady Broncos with a 53-19 victory.
"Offensively we didn't execute as well as we are capable of but honestly, I am really optimistic about how far they have come offensively," Blackfoot head coach Mike Kirkham said. "Against a team like Highland, it didn't show though."

Elsie Nation, 82

January 4, 2011

Elsie Nation, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at The Willows in Blackfoot.
Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home.

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