POCATELLO â€” Snake River opened wrestling season at Highland with a bang on Wednesday. The Panthers beat Pocatello 39-37 and dropped a 50-26 decision to Highland.
In an effort to help ease evening congestion in downtown Blackfoot, the Blackfoot City Council unanimously approved a recommendation to make the alley between Broadway and Ash - running from Pacific to Bridge Street - a one-way street at its meeting on Tuesday.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue explained that a traffic problem is created in the area when evening activities are going on, particularly dance lessons at Downtown Dance studio.
Tuesday marked the second day of the Christmas Extravaganza at the museum. Wednesday, the museum will be open from 4 - 8 p.m., complete with a performances by Hovia Edwards at 5 p.m. and Angela Carlson at 6 p.m.
BLACKFOOT â€” For a quarter the Blackfoot boys basketball team hung with 5A Madison, but things quickly fell apart in the remaining three quarters.
A 17-2 third quarter run by the Bobcats was the final nail in the Broncos coffin as Madison cruised to a 63-36 victory Tuesday night at Blackfoot High School.
"Usually my kids just play hard from start to finish, but not tonight," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "They were content to just concede the game and try and keep it under 30."
A tour of the Bingham County Historical Museum at 190 N. Shilling Ave. in Blackfoot is a step back into time.
The museum is open from 4-8 p.m. each evening this week and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free this week.
Different activities are planned each evening but always there is a Christmas story time at 7 p.m.
Today, Alex Jensen will perform at 5 p.m.; Deanne Casperson will perform at 6.
Irene O. Hammond blessed her family with her example of love and faith.Â She passed away peacefully at her home on her birthday, December 4, 2013, at the age of 93.
She was born Melva Irene Ogborn December 4, 1920, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Charles L. and Montana Boice Ogborn.Â Irene grew up in Blackfoot during the depression, the youngest of four children, and attended Blackfoot schools through her junior year.Â She moved with her parents to Omak, Washington, in 1937, where she graduated from high school.
BLACKFOOT â€” Six-year-old Spencer Gohr has grown up in a family of bowlers.
His father, Shad, grandparents Gary and Karen Keith and great-grandparents have have enjoyed both the social and competitive aspects of the sport.
Either this season Spencer, Shad and Karen teamed to win the inagural Curtis MacFee Memorial Youth-Adult tournament at Pindale Lanes.
"It was special for us because Curtis has been like an older brother or uncle to our family," Karen said. "Every kid who has gotten to know him has loved him."
MacFee died in a four-wheeler accident in August of 2012.
THOMAS â€” On Thursday night Shelley Lady Russets junior center Brecklyn Hobbs was locked up in a physical match-up with Firth's Bailey Nelson.
Hobbs held the dangerous Nelson to zero points in the game.
Saturday night, Hobbs and the rest of the Lady Russets made the perilous drive for Shelley to Snake River where Hobbs faced another tough match-up this time with Lady Panthers Brylie Bair.
About 600 dancers and their families are in town this weekend for the Western States Dance Classic of the Idaho Invitational Dance Competition at Blackfoot High School and local businesses are happy to see them come. This is the 22nd year for the competition and the third year that it has been held in Blackfoot. Overall, the event draws around 2,000 people to Blackfoot from Southern Idaho and Utah.
BLACKFOOTâ€”A passion for baking, a handful of blue ribbons from the Eastern Idaho State Fair and a boyfriend who encouraged her to "follow her dreams" has inspired Lisa Jennings of Blackfoot to start her own home-based baking business. She appropriately calls herself (and the business) "Cookie Momster."
Jennings, a graduate of Blackfoot High School, said she has loved baking every since she took home-ec in high school over 20 years ago. She also learned a lot from her mother, Rita Jennings, who is a cook for the Blackfoot School District.