BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€“ Blackfoot native Trina Hawker is one positive and enthusiastic teacher. She teaches choir at Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) and Blackfoot Sixth Grade School.
â€śI absolutely love my job,â€ť Hawker said. â€śI love being a choir teacher.
â€śMy mom said I was singing as soon as I could speak,â€ť she said. â€śI am the oldest of six and our parents put all of us in piano lessons.
By KATIE HARRIS
BLACKFOOT â€“Â 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.
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."
BLACKFOOT â€” 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."
THOMAS â€” 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."
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Required space for multi-family dwellings and the fall height of cell towers were the topics of discussion for the first couple hours of the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) work meeting on Draft 14.
P&Z commissioners Ann Christensen, Gay Sorensen, Larry Kohler and Randy Turpin participated in this work session Wednesday.
Kohler disagreed with enforcement of single wide homes under Manufactured Homes, Article 5.2.26(4)(a).
Ronald Inskeep, 71, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls.
A Celebration of Life Dinner will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Mennonite Fellowship Hall in Aberdeen. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Family Funeral Home in Arco.