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April 9th, 2014

Basic American donates $11,500 to Community Dinner Table

April 9, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Employee representatives of Blackfoot's Basic American Foods plant and manager Brent Higginson presented a check for $11,500 to the Community Dinner Table on Wednesday.
That donation, and an announcement there's a possibility the organization will soon have a building of its own for storage were the highlights of its recognition dinner.
"You do the right things for the right reasons," Bingham County commissioner Ladd Carter told those assembled.

Firth opens district play with shutout win over West Jefferson

April 9, 2014

FIRTH — After losing their fist game of the season Tuesday night at Sugar-Salem, the Firth baseball team took to the field again Wednesday to open up Nuclear Conference play.
Their opponent; a West Jefferson team that suited up just nine players and showed up to Firth High School less than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch time of 4 p.m.
The Cougars showed their visitors not sympathy as the earned a 10-0 six inning win that featured a lot of fireworks including a verbal dispute between Firth head coach Scott Adams and the West Jefferson coaching staff.

Dale Thomas Sollars

April 9, 2014

April 3, 1943 – April 3, 2014 
Dale Thomas Sollars, 71, of Forest City, N.C. and formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away on his birthday, April 3, 2014.

Artie Kaye Van Orden Bowman

April 9, 2014

 Jan. 22, 1935 ~ April 7, 2014
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah - Artie Kaye Van Orden Bowman was the seventh daughter born to Artie Knight Van Orden and Edith Irene Fjelsted Van Orden on Jan, 22, 1935.

Jessie Gene Woodland, 25

April 9, 2014

Jessie Gene Woodland, 25, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully Thursday, April 3, 2014 at her mother’s home after a courageous battle with gastric cancer.
Jessie was born Feb. 22, 1989 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Wesley Woodland and Suzette Peterson. She was raised in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 2007. Shortly after high school she attended CSI, graduating with an Associates of Arts in American Sign Language. She planned to pursue her education at Utah Valley University to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Studies with an Emphasis on Interpreting.

Jacquelyn Cox Nation

April 9, 2014

Jacquelyn Cox Nation, 59, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 4, 2014.
Jacque was born Aug. 16, 1954, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Clarence “Bud” and LaRue Cox.  She grew up on the family farm in Groveland with siblings CaRene, Kim, and Liesa. 
Jacque loved school, she graduated in the top ten of her class at Blackfoot High School in 1972.  She attended BYU and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in teaching in 1976.  She enjoyed teaching seventh and eighth grade science at Marsh Valley Junior High for two years. 

Melvin R. 'Redgy' Christensen, 71

April 9, 2014

Redgy Christensen passed on to his Heavenly Father on March 27, 2014 after a prolonged battle with cancer.  He passed at his home surrounded by members of his loving family.
He was born in Rock Springs, Wyo. on March 25, 1943 to Thomas Christensen and Mazie Boren Christensen.
 He was raised in Manila, Utah and went to school there from grades 1 through 12.  He excelled in sports, especially basketball. 

Julieanna N. Batt, 40

April 9, 2014

Fort Hall, Idaho
Julieanna N. Batt passed away April 3rd, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center, She was born November 26, 1973 in Pocatello Idaho, the daughter of late Lois Littlejohn and late Brentley Batt. Julieanna lived in Gibson and Fort Hall all of her life. She attended I.T. Stoddard Elementary, Mountain View Middle, and Graduated from Blackfoot High School. She later attended Job Corp. and acquired various certificate from ISU to be a Alcohol and Drug counselor. She at worked at Fort Hall Chemical Dependency after her education.

April 8th

Defenders praise embattled teacher

April 8, 2014

After 14 hours of testimony, the due process hearing for Snake River High School science Asmus has concluded.
The hearing started on Friday and lasted from 3 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. that evening. The hearing resumed Monday at 6 p.m. and concluded at 11:50 p.m.
The defense started presenting its case at 8:40 p.m. on Friday.
Teachers were called and expressed their opinions that Elaine is a good teacher and works well with students and many colleagues.

Lady Broncos earn spilt with Pocatello in district opening doubleheader

April 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Coming into her final at-bat of the game against Pocatello, Blackfoot senior catcher Matti Chavez had not had a very memorable day at the plate.
But as can often be the case in softball, one swing of the bat can change all of that.
Chavez came up to bat in the bottom of the fourth inning and promptly took a 1-2 pitch from Pocatello pitcher Shayla Baker and deposited over the left field fence for a grand slam as the Lady Broncos earned a doubleheader sweep with Pocatello losing game one 8-3 before winning game two 16-3 in five innings.

 

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