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December 7th

Suspects identified in BHS hazing

December 7, 2010

BLACKFOOT — The four former Blackfoot athletes facing charges relating to hazing incidents last year have been served.
The four adults and an unidentified juvenile were identified after the Blackfoot Police Department in cooperation with the administration and staff at Blackfoot High School began an investigation in September after students came forward to report incidences of harassment, intimidation and bullying. The investigation is ongoing.

Aline M. Pinkerton, 96

December 7, 2010

Aline M. Pinkerton, 96, of Idaho Falls passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010,
at the Life Care Center in Idaho Falls. 
Aline was born April 16, 1914 in Leechburg, Penn., to Roy Clarence Riggle and Annie Laurie Cottingham.  She attended school in Tarentum, Penn,, graduating from Tarentum High School in 1933.
On July 30, 1935, Aline married Dwight Pinkerton in Tarentum.  Together they had three sons, Roy, Lee and Richard.

Felony Charges; Police probe BHS hazing incidents

December 7, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Four former Blackfoot High School athletes and an unidentified juvenile have been summoned to appear on charges relating to hazing incidents within the last year.
The Blackfoot Police Department, in cooperation with the administration and staff at Blackfoot High School, began an investigation in September after students came forward to report incidences of harassment, intimidation and bullying. The investigation is ongoing.

December 5th

Educator has a song in her heart

December 6, 2010

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot native Trina Hawker is one positive and enthusiastic teacher. She teaches choir at Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) and Blackfoot Sixth Grade School.
“I absolutely love my job,” Hawker said. “I love being a choir teacher.
“My mom said I was singing as soon as I could speak,” she said. “I am the oldest of six and our parents put all of us in piano lessons.

Breakfast with Santa

December 6, 2010

December 3rd

Rose Park sets Christmas Festival

December 4, 2010

By KATIE HARRIS
katieharris@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT – Residents of Rose Park Senior Community in Blackfoot are bringing years of resourcefulness and lifetimes of treasures together for their first Christmas Festival today from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Snake River rolls Firth

December 4, 2010

THOMAS - Playing for the third time in four days, the Snake River Lady Panthers welcomed a cross county opponent in the Firth Lady Cougars to the 'Panther Lair' and proved to be a rude host, handing the Lady Cougars a 36-17.
"We came in worried a bit about the mental fatigue of playing three games in four days, but the girls handled themselves very well tonight," said Snake River Coach Steve Morton. "We played great pressure defense and concentrated on running our sets with discipline and we were pleased with the effort of everyone."

Lady Grizzlies nip Lady Broncos

December 4, 2010

BLACKFOOT — It was a home game for the Blackfoot Lady Bronco basketball team but it felt as if they were on the road from a statistical perspective as the visiting Skyline squad shot 28 free throws, compared to 4 for Blackfoot, in a 39-34 defeat at the hands of the Lady Grizzlies.
"Well, it was a much closer game," Blackfoot head coach Mike Kirkham said. "Bottom line is that the kids want to win and they are really trying. I haven't seen any of them giving up and as long as they'll continue with that attitude, things will have to get better."

Panthers slay Dragons

December 4, 2010

THOMAS — Snake River unveiled their basketball team on Thursday night and what a sight it was for the home crowd as the Panthers looked to be in mid season form with a 78-44 shellacking of the Malad Dragons.
"These kids are so unselfish," Snake River head coach Bob Coombs said. "I was really pleased with everybody tonight. It was a good start, I'm excited."

December 3rd

'Annie' opens at Nuart tonight

December 3, 2010

By MELANIE MOORE
mmoore@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Community Players presents the musical "Annie," the touching story of orphan Annie's search for her parents. "Annie" opens tonight at the Nuart Theater and runs Dec. 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13. All shows are at 7:30 p.m.
Director Sharon Hoge said she has wanted to do a production of "Annie" for several years. "Annie" was written as a Christmas show, and is quite a large production.
"It's a great family show," Hoge said.

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