March 4th, 2011
Gary Grant Secrist, a former Moreland resident, passed away at his home in Coon Rapids, Minn., after an 11-year battle with cancer on March 2, 2011.
Gary was the only child of Grant J. and B. Inez Secrist, born Nov. 10, 1936, in Logan, Utah.
He is survived by his wife Gayle of Coon Rapids, Minn.; a son Jeff (Jolene) Secrist of Moreland, and daughters Sue Ann (Jim) Summers of Ammon; Peggy Jo (Bret) Marston of Clearfield, Utah; Stacie (Dan) Rickard of St. Michael, Minn.; and Brianna (Pat) Juetten of Blaine, Minn.
Evelyn Belnap, 97, of Moreland, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011, at her home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
MERIDIAN â The Snake River Panthers opened a double-digit lead and then held off a hard charging Kimberly squad for an opening round, 55-52 win at the State Basketball Championships in Meridian on Thursday afternoon.
âI thought that the rebounds and the fast break early in the game got us off to a good start,â Snake River head coach Bob Coombs said. âOverall we did some nice things in tonightâs ball game.â
The Panthers came out of the gates with a high energy performance, collecting 21 rebounds in the first half, 9 of those on the offensive end as the Panthers built a 11-point bulge.
BLACKFOOT â Distinguished Young Women (DYW) candidates from Blackfoot read to students Thursday afternoon at Stoddard Elementary.
DYW asks candidates to do community service, said Blackfoot's DYW Hannah Miller.
"This reading roundup provides a habit of service," Miller said.
The library at Stoddard was filled with enthusiastic readers.
Annie Tanner, the VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) representative, said she organized the roundup reading challenge last September.
MORELAND â To celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday Wednesday, Moreland Elementary students were treated to fairy tales spun by master storyteller Daniel Bishop from Montpelier.
(Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, would have been 107 years old Wednesday. Geisel died in 1991.)
At Moreland, students "oohed," "awed" and laughed at all the right places as Bishop told the tales of "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "The Little Red Hen."
Moreland librarian Susan Otterstrom invited Bishop to speak because "I thought it would be a fun treat for the kids."
BLACKFOOT â A pool of 30 potential jurors was selected Wednesday for the second trial involving a former Blackfoot High School athlete, set to begin later this month.
The trial will be for Logan Chidester, who currently faces six misdemeanor charges of false imprisonment and two battery charges. His trial is scheduled to begin March 22.
Warren Israel âIsâ Merrill lost his courageous battle with Alzheimerâs disease on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.Â He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family.
Is was born Nov. 19, 1928, in Clifton to R.D. and Lucile Stoddard Merrill.Â He grew up in a family of 13 children (11 boys and 2 girls).Â Raised on the family farm, he learned how to work hard and be proud of the work he accomplished.
Darreld Walton, 81, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the Bingham Hospital.
Funeral services are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Joann Jensen, 64, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Blackfoot 2nd Ward LDS Chapel, 660 Teton Road, in Blackfoot.
Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot, and for one hour prior to services at the church.Â Interment will follow at the Grove City Cemetery.Â Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Mark Robison, 74, died Friday, Feb, 25, 2011 in Boise.
He was born Dec. 22, 1936, in Richfield, Utah, to Mark Asa Robison and DeNiese Sayer.
A Jehovahâs Witness since his youth, he was an active member until his death.
Bob grew up in Blackfoot and married Joyce Maree Gray on June 9, 1958. They had four children; Marty Mark, Kirk Robert, Michael Alexander and Molinda Maree. Bob worked in the roofing business. They lived 10 years in Hailey and built a unique, beautiful log home near the Wood River. Next, they lived in Alaska five years before moving back to Boise.