April 29th, 2011
Fred Keith Merrell, 89, of Neosho, Mo. and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away, Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Medicalodge Nursing Home in Neosho, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Blackfoot LDS Stake Center. The family will meet with friends and family from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot and again for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery.
Robert Marion Kerr Jr., 97, of Mapleton, Utah, and, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, at his home from causes incident to age.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
THOMAS â€” Your vote is needed.
Snake River High School students need your vote to continue in the Vans Shoes sneaker customization contest.
Art students in Jason Coles' advanced placement class designed four pairs of shoes using four different themesâ€”art, music, street fashion and active sports.
The Snake River entry is a finalist in the Northwest Region, having been named one of the top 10 entries in this region.
The nation is divided into five regions. The top vote-getter in each region will travel to New York City.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Community Players open their new production, "Cindy Rella," tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Nuart Theatre.
The show will run tonight, Saturday, Monday and May 10, 11, and 13. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $5 opening night and $7 all other nights.
"Cindy Rella" is a fractured fairytale based on the classic Cinderella story. The plot follows Cindy Rella, played by Haley Krehbiel, and her two sisters Sparkle and Sugar, played by Rachel McPhie and Maren Brower. All three are still in high school and showcase the upcoming talent of the Community Players.
SHELLEY â€“ Shelley school board trustees met Thursday evening to discuss the budget for the 2011-2012 school year (Fiscal Year 2012).
The anticipated shortfall for that year is approximately $600,000, said Superintendent Bryan Jolley.
So it comes down to three choices â€” staff reductions, more students in each classroom or cutting salaries, said trustee Loren Lund.
At the conclusion of the two-hour meeting, trustees sort of nibbled around the corners.
To meet the anticipated $600,000 shortfall, these are their decisions:
FORT HALL â€” The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees held their annual meeting at Fort Hall Thursday night and received input from that community's residents about district education programs.
Four individuals provided comment, all pertaining to the importance of teaching native languages in schools throughout the school district.
SHELLEY â€” It was a strange day on the Shelley baseball diamond as the Russets welcomed Blackfoot to town for a conference tilt between the two schools. After battling through wind, rain, ten fielding errors and a thirteen walks the game was called in the top of the sixth inning when Shelley was unable to field a full squad after losing a player, leading to a 14-12 Blackfoot win.
Harry Clifford Larson, 89, of Blackfoot passed away April 26, 2011, at Blackfoot Gables Assisted Living with family by his side.
He was born Dec. 16, 1921, in Tekamah, Neb., to Peter Gilbert and Olga Nelson Larson.Â He grew up on a farm near Craig, Neb., where he graduated from Oakland High School.Â He entered the Army Air Corps in October 1942 and served his country as part of the 370 Air Service Squadron during World War II, stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines.Â He received an honorable discharge in January 1946.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
ALBANY, Ore. â€” Don C. Lyon of Albany, Ore., passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the age of 84 surrounded by his family.
Don was a longtime resident of Albany where he owned and operated OK Novelty Service and where he and his wife of 62 years, Bonnie, raised their three children.
Don was born and spent his early years in Blackfoot graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1945. He worked shearing sheep, ranching and working for U&I Sugar Company.
THOMAS â€” After a dreadful start the Snake River Panthers tried to mount a comeback on Wednesday evening but in the end came up short as they fell 13-8 to American Falls in the final home game of the seniors collective careers at Snake River High School.
A trio of fielding miscues in the first two innings proved costly indeed as American Falls took advantage of those with a collection of well hit balls as they scored 8 runs in the opening frames, 7 of those unearned.