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Norman Arthur Mecham, 76

July 21, 2014

Norman Arthur Mecham, 76, of Goshen, Idaho, passed away peacefully the afternoon of July 18, 2014 at his home.
He was born Jan. 28, 1938 in Firth, Idaho to Evan Lyon Mecham and Evelyn Iris Schiess, the third of 12 children. The family lived in Firth and Victor early on.  Settling in the Blackfoot area, Norman attended Blackfoot schools for all of his education, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1956. While attending high school, he was the winner of the Idaho Cooperative Council Achievement Contest, winning a trip to the National Cooperative Convention held in North Carolina.

Verl Robinson Hatch, 87

July 21, 2014

Verl Robinson Hatch, 87 of Rigby died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home in Rigby.  
He was born Oct. 22, 1926 in Perry, Utah to Mark Holbrook Hatch and Hattie Leone Robinson Hatch.
Verl was raised in Teton Valley, Idaho.  In the spring of 1945, he joined the US Army and received basic training at Fort Ord, California. He was about to be sent to Germany when World War II ended; he served in Alaska and was honorably discharged in 1946. 

Raymond “Duke” Hammett 92

July 21, 2014

Raymond “Duke” Hammett, honored father, grandfather and friend to so many, passed peacefully in his own bed on 18 June 2014, just a few hours shy of his 93rd birthday.
He was surrounded by love from all. His youngest son, Douglas, was by his side while his eldest son, Lee and wife Debbie, as well as grandson, Tyler, were all electronically connected with him in the room. 

Walker Samuel Gardner, Infant

July 21, 2014

Walker Samuel Gardner was silently born to his parents Samuel Joseph Gardner and Heidi Christine Jensen Gardner on July 19, 2014 at 1:46 a.m. Walker was returned to his Father in Heaven.
Walker is loved by his parents, Sam and Heidi, his sister, Kiera, and brother, Conrad, of Blackfoot. His grandparents are Samuel Dwight and Debra Ann Wray Gardner, Kenneth Bud and Evelyn Denise Jensen; his great-grandparents are Boyd Paulson and Patricia Gardner, Florence Valate Gardner, Richard Dee and Rosemary Sandau, Elden Bud and Janice Jensen and many uncles, aunts and numerous cousins.

Lowe, Dotson win Rupe's Two-Man Best Ball

July 21, 2014

Jody Lowe and Ricky Dotson finished with a score of 129.5 to win the Rupe's Two-Man Best Ball tournament at Blackfoot Golf Course on Sunday. They split $900 for their victory, a good reason for the high-fives and other congratulatory actions they shared.
Kelly Harris and Clint Younkin shared second place with Kyle Morgan and Travis Sensenbach. Each team finished at 133.5.
Brandon Jackman and Ryan O. Jensen finished in a tie for fourth place with Brian McEnelly and Spence Taylor. They shot 134.5 in the 13th annual tournament which featured a variety of scoring formats.

July 20th

Pingree woman's students shine in national competition

July 20, 2014

Under the instruction of longtime music teacher Rebecca Battle of Pingree, Pocatello teen Austin Keller holds a first place title from the International Classical Guitar Festival and Competition at Incline Village, Nevada, last week.
Keller, 16, played two classic 10-minute pieces (Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite and the Fantaisie Hongroise by J.K. Mertz) from memory, claiming first in Division 1 Juniors (15-18 year olds). He took second place in the competition last year.

July 19th

Fairchild returns to the mound as Broncos earn doubleheader split with visiting Knights

July 19, 2014

BLACKFOOT — With the American Legion district tournament set to begin Thursday in Twin Falls, the Blackfoot Broncos took to the field Saturday afternoon for the final time in front of their home fans.
The Idaho Falls Knights came to Blackfoot as both teams looked to head into the tournament on a good note.
Both teams had good games but the highlight of the day was the return of the Broncos Dallin Fairchild to the mound after missing the last few weeks with a broken hand.

July 18th

Scott’s arm leads Broncos to

July 18, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Prior to Friday's American Legion doubleheader with the Idaho Falls Bees the Broncos coaching staff was going to limit starting pitcher Kyle Scott to 50 pitches.
But after three innings Scott had allowed two hits and a walk and was looking dominant on the mound.
Scott's 50 pitch limit morphed into a 90-plus pitch three hit shutout of the Bees as the Broncos earned a 4-0 on the way to a doubleheader sweep after taking game two 7-3.

County officials plant trees at courthouse

July 18, 2014

Bingham County commissioners Whitney Manwaring and Mark Bair and Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland each planted a flowering pear tree on the boulevard on Friday morning at the southwest side of the Bingham County Courthouse.
"We want to beautify the grounds," said Scott Summers, maintenance supervisor for the courthouse grounds and building.

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