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July 7th, 2014

Randy Darhl Hughes, 58

July 7, 2014

Randy Darhl Hughes, 58, of Blackfoot, passed away July 2, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Randy was born November 18, 1955 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Darhl Hughes and Anna Richard Hughes Landon.  He was raised and attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1974.  Randy was a lifetime Blackfoot resident.
On February 18, 1977 he married his soul mate, Brenda Summers.  Three children were born to this union,  Randy Jr.,  Jessica Ann, and Ryan B. His family was his world.

Dolores L. Diehl, 86

July 7, 2014

Dolores L. Diehl (née Domres), 86, of Chicago, beloved wife of the late Richard E. Diehl, passed away on June 29, 2014. Dear mother of Steven (the late Donna Ficcardi), Darlene (Karl) Nilsson, Linda (Lloyed Jr., M.D.) Calloway, and Phillip (Ruth). Loving grandmother of Alicia (George) Orr and Sara and Michael Calloway. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents Lillian K. (née Bina) and George H. Domres, and her brothers Wilmer, Walter, Edward and George. Family and friends will gather for a graveside memorial at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2501 E.

July 4th

Wagner served on minesweeper between wars

July 4, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Americans have served in a variety of roles to make the world safer.
From 1954-1958, Ed Wagner from Blackfoot served on minesweepers that helped to clear the Pacific Ocean around Taiwan of mines.
"It was kind of a tense time," said Wagner. "WWII was over and the Korean War had just ended. France signed a peace treat with North Vietnam and was vacating that country. The Communist Chinese were chasing the Chinese Nationalists to Taiwan.
"The North Vietnamese had mined the Mekong Delta pretty heavy," he said. "At the time, everything was fluid and going.

July 2nd

Toussaint finishes in DYW top 10

July 3, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Last Saturday, Miiko Toussaint of Blackfoot was named on of the 10 finalists in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals competition. She was awarded a $3,500 cash scholarship for being in the top 10 and another $1,000 for being in the top five in the fitness category.
"DYW is all about developing you; becoming your best self," said Toussaint. "It was really humbling to be a little fish in a big pond.
"I did my best," she said. "I stayed true to myself.
"[In my self expression answer,] I did really well until I talked about where babies came from," said Toussaint.

Judy Ann Twitchell Hiatt, 64

July 2, 2014

Judy Ann Twitchell Hiatt, 64, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away June 29, 2014 at her daughters home.
Judy was born September 15, 1949 in Ogden, Utah to Dale and Eileen Twitchell.  She graduated from Pocatello High School.
On June 1, 1967 Judy married Lester Hiatt Sr in Odgen, Utah.  They had three children, Lester Jr, Angela and Cody.  They were later divorced after many years of marriage.

July 1st

No dogs allowed in cemeteries...ordinance will hold

July 2, 2014

BLACKFOOT—Blackfoot city leaders came close to amending the city's current cemetery ordinance to "allow dogs on leashes" on the grounds of Grove City Cemetery at Tuesday night's city council meeting. However, testimony from a few city residents swayed them back again. The amendment will stick: "No dogs allowed."

Madison sweeps a pair from Blackfoot

July 2, 2014

BLACKFOOT — It is getting to the point of the American Legion baseball season where games are coming at a fevered pace and the players are getting less and less time to recover.
Throw in the heat that began to set in on Tuesday and it means the home stretch of the season is going to be a long one for all of the legion teams the remainder of the summer.
Before heading to Jackson Hole on Thursday, the Broncos hosted a doubleheader with Madison on Tuesday and the visiting Cats walked away with a pair of wins 19-12 and 8-2 at Blackfoot High School.

Brad Birch, 55

July 1, 2014

Bradley Otteson Birch, 55, passed away Sunday June 29, 2014 at his home in the loving care of his daughter, Tiffany Dillon and his wife Carrie after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 23, 1959 to Paul Albert and Joyce Otteson Birch. His parents divorced and he and his mother lived with her parents at their farm at Moody Creek north of Rexburg, Idaho until age six when they moved to Idaho Falls where they lived until he married, eventually making his home in the Goshen area.

Randy Lee Ellsworth (Sheepdog), 55

July 1, 2014

Randy Lee Ellsworth (Sheepdog), passed away from an extended illness, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the age of 55. 
Randy was a Shoshone-Bannock tribal member and a lifelong resident of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Idaho.
Randy was born July 19, 1958 to the late Donner Bernard Ellsworth, Sr. and Evelyn Mae George Ellsworth.  He was the seventh of children born to Donner and Evelyn.
He lived at the family home on Ellsworth Road with his brother, Nathan, and daughter, Maria Ellsworth; together they continued raising cattle and horses. 

Phyllis Goral Scott, 91

July 1, 2014

Phyllis (Felicya Irina Goral) Scott, 91, Pingree, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario, Ore. from a heart attack. 
She was born March 14, 1923 in Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, to John and Anna Goral, Polish immigrants.
She was the fourth child and second daughter with five brothers and three sisters.

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