February 2nd, 2011
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.
FORT HALL - Tamara Pocatello, 40, passed away at a local facility. Traditional Native American viewing and visitation will be held at the Racehorse-Robles residence on East Ballard Road and Highway 91 at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 31. A funeral service will be held at the same location at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, and burial in the Cedar Cemetery on Reservation Road will follow. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the family.
FIRTH â€“ Twelve Boy Scout troops from Shelley and Firth and one Order of the Arrow troop participated in an overnight campout and Klondike Derby Friday and Saturday at the river bottoms in Firth.
The number of Scouts, leaders and staff camping overnight totaled 103.
Most of the Scouts said their favorite activity of the campout was the sled race, also known as the Klondike Derby.