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March 17th, 2014

Terry Grant Jensen, 62

March 17, 2014

Terry Grant Jensen, 62, of Blackfoot passed away peacefully Feb. 27, 2014 at home of cancer.
Terry was born in Blackfoot Dec. 21, 1951 to Grant D. and Virginia Jensen. He lived in Blackfoot his entire life except during his military service.
Terry graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1970 and served in the US Marine Corps from 1971 to 1973. He married Margaret "Peggy" Oliver on Nov. 28, 1971. He worked as an automotive machinist for a total of 34 years, working for Don's Auto Parts, Billmeyer's and Kirkham Auto Parts. He was well known for his excellent machine work.

Mary K. Hauser, 78

March 17, 2014

Mary K. Hauser, 78, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from Parkinson’s disease. She died peacefully in her sleep, her husband at her side. She would have been 79 in April.
Encompass (of Pocatello) provided excellent hospice care, which includes Susan Barkus, Director; Dr. Travis Nielsen; RN Camie Christensen; Terri Bascom, Home Health Aid; and Miranda “Carmen “ Hedges, Social Worker.

March 16th

Snake River to present '7 Brides for 7 Brothers'

March 16, 2014

Come enjoy an evening of singing, dancing, color and entertainment at the Snake River High School auditorium.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers opens tonight at 7 p.m. in the auditorium and runs through Saturday. There is no show on Wednesday.
Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door or by calling Sheila Van Orden at 681-4902.
Over 60 students make up this cast. They have been practicing since January.
Senior Jacob Seamons plays Adam Pontipee in this musical production. Seamons played Jacob Marley in the musical, “Scrooge.”

Russets offense comes alive in 12-5 win over Soda Springs

March 16, 2014

SHELLEY – After a season opening 12-2 loss at Malad on Friday, the Shelley Lady Russets looked to get back on track in their home opener against Soda Springs on Saturday afternoon.
Under a bright blue sky the Russets sent Madi Ball into the circle to try and shut down a pesky Soda Springs squad.
But just four batters into the game the Russets found themselves trailing 2-0, but Ball settled down in the circle and the Russets offense scored five runs in their first two at bats and seven runs in their last two at bats on the way to a 12-5 win over the Cardinals.

March 14th

SR inventors receive awards

March 14, 2014

THOMAS — Inventors in Snake River schools are alive and well.
Snake River students won more than one-third of the ribbons available to third through sixth graders at Invent Idaho. Parents took the projects to Coeur d'Alene for the state competition last Saturday.
"[Snake River] dominated the competition," said parent John Warren.
There are five categories in the Invent idaho competition. These are: Adaptations, Gadgets & Games, Jules Verne, Non-Working Models and Working Models.

March 13th

Bronco softball opens season with 9-2 win over Hillcrest

March 13, 2014

BLACKFOOT — After winning the 4A District 5/6 championship and reaching the 4A state softball tournament in 2013 the Blackfoot Lady Broncos knew that the 2014 team would have a decent chance to repeat that success assuming the team returned intact.
That was almost not the case as junior pitcher Morningrose Tobey literally decided minutes before tryouts were to begin that she wanted to play this season.

District 55 trustees honor We The People students

March 13, 2014

Blackfoot High School's [BHS] - seven-time state champions - We The People competitive government team was honored and presented with a $500 check from the City of Blackfoot at Thursday's school board meeting.
BHS government teacher Holly Kartchner has led the students to victory the past seven years and the team is now preparing to travel to Washington D.C. for the national competition where they will answer intense questions about government and the U.S. Constitution.

March 12th

City looking at crosswalk safety

March 12, 2014

Blackfoot police chief Kurt Asmus recently discussed potential upgrades to crosswalks in response to the concerns expressed in a letter to the editor by Madison Thompson.
"There have been a couple of accidents in crosswalks within the last six months," said Asmus.
City officials have been working with the Blackfoot School District to improve the lighting in the area of the Blackfoot High School crosswalk, the chief said.

March 11th

School levies pass

March 12, 2014

Voters passed the supplemental levies for school districts in Bingham County on Tuesday.
Aberdeen School District voters approved a two-year supplemental levy for $675,000. The unofficial election results were 107 for; 67 against. The percentage of people voting in favor of this supplemental is 61.494 percent.  
The breakdown by precinct was:
• Aberdeen 15—63 votes for the levy; 27 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was 90.
• Springfield/Sterling 16—38 for; 27 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was 65.

Postseason honors come for a handful of county basketball players

March 11, 2014

BLACKFOOT — It has been less than a week since the 2013-14 boys basketball season ended and Firth raised the 2A championship trophy, but the postseason honors for the players on the teams that participated in the state tournament are starting to trickle in.
Six players from the three Bingham County state participants earned All-state honors as selected by Idahosports.com and its broadcasters who called each game of the tournament live online last weekend.

 

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