January 6th, 2011
LAS VEGAS, Nev. â€” Funeral services for James Bruce Scruggs were conducted Jan. 5, 2011. James was born March 31, 1951, in Dumas, Texas, to Jesse and Marie Scruggs.
At age five Bruce moved to Blackfoot. He married Cindy Hall of Blackfoot and they raised six children together. Bruce was a 22-year resident of the Las Vegas area.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jodene Reich, mother Marie, father Jesse, sister MaryLou Keele and a great-grandson, Kole Scruggs.
BLACKFOOT â€” Magistrate Judge Charles Roos sentenced the first of the five individuals charged from incidents stemming from criminal activities that occurred last year while the five were athletes on the basketball team at Blackfoot High School.
Tyson Katseanes entered a plea of guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor battery Thursday morning. Roos sentenced Katseanes to 30 days suspended jail and one overnight stay in the Bingham County jail. The 30 days in jail will be withheld if Katseanes abides by the terms and conditions of the agreement.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos opened up the 2011 portion of their basketball schedule on Wednesday evening, facing off with the team that handed them a double-digit defeat just a month ago.
On Wednesday, the Broncos avenged that set back by turning in a stellar defensive performance for a 59-56 win over 5A Idaho Falls.
"I think that the biggest thing tonight was rebounding," senior guard Collin Rockwood said. "The first time we played these guys they kicked our butts on rebounding but tonight we did a better job and played as a team."
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County Prosecutors agreed to dismiss all remaining felony charges against Logan Chidester and Nathan Walker.
Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Randy Smith said they reached an agreement with the defense to work toward a resolution.
The preliminary hearing for the case involving two former Blackfoot High School athletes began Wednesday morning.
Logan Chidester and Nathan Walker both faced two felony counts of forcible sexual penetration using a foreign object. Felony charges facing Tyson Katseanes and Anthony Clarke were dismissed Tuesday.
Wynnifred Blanche Allee, 91, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Kristen Joy Foster Brooks, 63, of Shelley, passed away Dec. 30, 2010.
Funeral services for Kristen will be held in the Taylor LDS Church building in Shelley (1101 E. 1250 N.) on Friday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m.
The family will receive friends at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at the Taylor church on Friday from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m.Â Â
Interment will be in the Taylor Cemetery.Â In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kristenâ€™s name to the Idaho Falls Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 51055, Idaho Falls, ID, 83405.
Florence Margaret Hall, 95, passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab.
Florence was born June 5, 1915, in Idaho Falls to Ernest Malcom and Augusta Marie Nelson Carlson.Â She has lived her entire life in Bingham County.Â To fund her education she worked for the Dyer and Foster families; she graduated from Shelley High School.
On April 18, 1942, she married Claude Hall, in Dillon, Mont.Â He preceded her in death on March 30, 2004.Â Â Â
Elsie Irene Nation, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at The Willows after a battle with pancreatic cancer.Â Elsie was under the care of Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice.
BLACKFOOT â€” Plans for the new jail kitchen addition at the Bingham County Courthouse are moving forward.
An architect team from Utah-based JWL+BDG Architects and construction management company MBA Construction in Blackfoot met Tuesday to discuss the specifics of the plan and to work down the cost of the project to $450,000.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Bingham County Prosecutorâ€™s Office is seeking to dismiss felony charges facing three of the five former Blackfoot High School athletes charged with various criminal offenses that occurred last year.
Bingham County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Randy Smith said the felony charges facing Tyson Katseanes, Anthony Clarke and an unidentified juvenile will be dismissed. Each had been charged with one count of forcible sexual penetration with a foreign object. Both Katseanes and Clarke still face misdemeanor charges.