The coldest February in Bannock County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Woman airlifted to local hospital after snowmobile accident in Caribou County
CARIBOU COUNTY — A woman was airlifted to a local hospital after a snowmobile accident over the weekend. The incident happened on Sunday at 3:40 p.m. According to a news release from the Caribou County Sheriff’s Office, the Caribou County Emergency Communication Center received a call for help at an accident located at the Chesterfield Reservoir, which is approximately 16 miles north of Bancroft.
LIVE UPDATES | Day 6: Murder trial for Brad Compher, man accused of killing Nori Jones
Day six of the trial for Brad Compher is underway in Bannock County. Compher is charged with one count of murder with a deadly weapon enhancement for the 2004 stabbing death of 25-year-old Nori Jones. EastIdahoNews.com reporter Kalama Hines is in the courtroom and will update this story with the latest developments all afternoon.
Preparing for Idaho Republican Caucus
The Franklin County Republican Central Committee (FCRCC) has been working diligently to prepare for what is hopefully the only caucus we will have to sponsor for the presidential candidates. As the date is approaching quickly, I wanted to publicize one last article with some details everyone might find helpful.
New details released after missing Montpelier woman’s remains are found in Nevada
PERSHING COUNTY, Nevada — New details have been released about an Idaho woman who went missing in August 2023 and how her remains were found recently. Christine Passey Parker, 55, was reported missing by her family to the Montpelier Police Department last year. She was last seen in the...
Bannock County Feb 27 Weekly Crime Report: 26 Incidents and 9 Crime Stories
Bannock County Feb 27 Weekly Crime Report: 26 Incidents and 9 Crime Stories. During the last week, a total of 26 crime cases were reported in Bannock County. The most common crime was arrests, accounting for 9 cases, followed by thefts with 7 instances. Suspicious situations were reported 4 times, while assaults and trespassing cases were recorded twice each. Disturbances and other types of crime, including a drug violation, were each reported once. It's important to note that the majority of the crimes were non-violent in nature, such as arrests and thefts, which together made up more than half of the total cases. However, the presence of assault cases indicates a level of violence that warrants attention. Continued vigilance and proactive measures are needed to ensure the safety of the residents in the place.
Officials release the identities of two Cache Valley residents killed in southern Idaho crash – Cache Valley Daily
BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho — Officials have released the identities of the two people killed in a head-on collision Saturday afternoon in southern Idaho. The Bannock County Coroner’s Office confirmed Maria Garcia, a 53-year-old Hyrum woman, and Ivan McCracken, an 86-year-old Preston man, both were pronounced dead at the scene.
2 arrested for string of Inkom car burglaries
Two people are in jail after a string of vehicle burglaries in Inkom.
No. 1 Grace MBB march past Taylor to open Crossroads League Tourney
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – The postseason began in ideal fashion for Grace’s men’s basketball team on Wednesday. The NAIA No. 1-ranked Lancers (28-1) powered past Taylor by the score of 75-58 in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament. As the top seed in the field, Grace...
Fatal Accident on US91 in Bannock County
Two people are dead after an accident that happened Saturday afternoon in Bannock County. An 86-year-old man from Preston was driving a 2003 Buick northbound on US91 when the vehicle crossed the center line and hit a 2012 Nissan head-on. The driver of the Buick and the 53-year-old passenger in the Nissan both died at the scene. The driver of the NIssan was taken to the hospital.
Q&A with Grace Mayor Jackie Barthlome
The News-Examiner recently sat down with Jackie Barthlome to interview her about what it's like to be the mayor of Grace. Here are her answers to our questions. News-Examiner: What is the story behind what made you decide to run for mayor? Barthlome: I dedicated years going to city council meetings and listened to discussions on budget allocations and project proposals. I observed the impact on citizens when their questions...
Lawmakers proposed to establish a statewide next-of-kin database
The Bannock County Coroner testified in the House State Affairs Committee hearing that Idaho does not have a system to track people's next of kin in an emergency.
Bannock County, ID High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 29
Is there high school basketball on the agenda today in Bannock County, Idaho? You bet there is. To ensure you don't miss a play, we offer details on how to stream the games in the article below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on...
PREP ROUNDUP: Marsh Valley boys basketball wins play-in game to punch ticket to state
After a brief one-year hiatus, the Marsh Valley boys basketball team is back in the state tournament for the fifth time in six years. It knocked off last year’s state champion Sugar-Salem, 67-54, in Saturday’s state play-in game at Blackfoot High School. Eli Hadley led the way with a game-high 19 points, thanks to five made 3-pointer on the day. Kaden Bullock was right behind with 18 points, going 8-of-12...
Westover brings home fifth
Of the six Franklin County girls to attend the Idaho State Wrestling Championships, only one finished with a spot on the podium. Celestial Westover (145) finished fifth winning her first round by forfeit over Kelsey Hyde (Columbia) and her second by fall over Izzy Davis (Kellogg). Westover lost to Clare Waite (Boise) by decision 3-9 in the semifinals and then to Elena Guerena (Owyhee) by decision 5-10 in the consolation Semifinals before going on to beat Davis again 2-1 for fifth place.
Marsh Valley School District working to bring charter school to Lava Hot Springs
LAVA HOT SPRINGS, Idaho (KIFI) - Making up most of rural Bannock County, the Marsh Valley School District has seen a significant change in their enrollment numbers the past few years. "Like most districts in Idaho, our enrollment has been declining over the last few years," said Marsh Valley School...
Soda Springs Wrestler Tucker Bowen Clinches Third Consecutive State Championship in Inspiring Victory
In a noteworthy feat, Tucker Bowen secured his third consecutive state wrestling championship, the first in 56 years for Soda Springs High School, choosing to share the victory spotlight with a friend, Lucas Hansen, who joined him on the mat post-win. Bowen's journey involved setbacks, including a heartbreaking defeat in his freshman year's final, which fueled his subsequent successes, culminating in a remarkable 197 takedowns and only six conceded throughout the season. Bowen concludes his high school tenure with 154-17 records and will continue his wrestling career at the University of Wyoming. Simultaneously, Hiatt Beck of Aberdeen broke his family's "curse" by clinching the state championship title, the first in 18 years for Aberdeen, after overcoming physical challenges to dominate the final match with a third-round pin. Additional champions include Grace's Kole Younger, Grace's Carter Kimball, West Side's Gavin Peterson, and West Side's Colten Gundersen.
Winter storm warning issued for Idaho-Wyoming line
POCATELLO — There is a winter storm warning in place for Monday morning to Tuesday morning across eastern Idaho, according to the National Weather Service in Pocatello. The winter storm warning is in effect from 5 a.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. The storm is expected to impact Soda...
Grace unable to pull off another upset as season comes to an end in district championship loss
Lightning didn’t strike twice. Forty-eight hours after upsetting fifth-ranked Butte County to force a third and final winner-take-all game for the Class 1A Division I District V-VI championship, the Grace boys basketball team was unable to rekindle the magic.
Developing Town: Women in the workforce
Editorial Note: Part 362 of a series of further development in the early days that impacted Franklin County. Sources: Franklin County Citizen, 1914, 1924-31; Hometown Album, compiled and edited by Newell Hart. Women working away from home, and doing what was considered “men jobs” changed the way of life around...