February 3rd, 2011
Beth Marion White, 93, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at her home.
Beth was born at home on the family farm five miles southeast of Idaho Falls on Feb. 28, 1917, to Marcia Elizabeth Asper Twichel and Alvin Lester Twichel. She attended schools in the Idaho Falls School District and graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1935, going on to college at Utah State University (then Agricultural College), graduating in 1938.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot had more than their fair share of chances to get a conference win over Bonneville on Wednesday night. In the end, the Bees found a way to get it done however, as Blackfoot was left shaking their heads after a disappointing 74-71 overtime loss at Blackfoot High School.
"I don't think that we deserved to win after giving up the lead and playing soft like we did," Blackfoot head coach Jonathan Packer said. "We didn't play much defense at all in the second half, we were lucky to be there at the end."
THOMAS â€” It was senior night at Snake River High School on Wednesday evening as 8 seniors were honored for their contributions to the Snake River wrestling program over the years.
In addition, the Panthers welcomed conference rival American Falls for what has become one of the hottest rivalries on the mats in all of Southeastern Idaho.
At the end of the night, American Falls was able to get key wins, in some tightly contested matches, sending the Panther faithful home with a 46-27 loss.
BLACKFOOT â€” A small group of students from Blackfoot High School have banded together and are taking a stand against tobacco use.
The Blackfoot High School Drama Club is a recipient of one of 10 Support Teens Against Nicotine Dependency (STAND) grants from the American Lung Association. All students at the high school are welcome to join the effort of educating their peers and younger generations about tobacco prevention and providing information about tobacco cessation.
THOMAS â€” 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.
BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
BLACKFOOT â€” 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, 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.
SPOKANE, Wash. â€” 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.
ABERDEEN â€” 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.