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March 7th, 2011

County officials discuss payment of BURA debt

March 7, 2011

 BLACKFOOT — Payment of debt was the topic of discussion among representatives of the Blackfoot Urban Renewal Agency (BURA), the Bingham County commissioners, and other county officers Friday morning.
Butch Hulse, Bingham County Economic Development Director, and Ginette Manwaring from BURA, answered questions about how Bingham County, the City of Blackfoot and BURA joined together in a joint economic development project to establish the Riverview Technology Park. Premier Technology is located in this park west of Blackfoot.

March 4th

Gary Grant Secrist

March 4, 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

March 4, 2011

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.

Snake River holds off Kimberly in first round

March 4, 2011

MERIDIAN – 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.
“I thought that the rebounds and the fast break early in the game got us off to a good start,” Snake River head coach Bob Coombs said. “Overall we did some nice things in tonight’s ball game.”
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.

Distinguished Young Women candidates read to Stoddard students

March 4, 2011

BLACKFOOT — 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.

March 2nd

Storyteller entertains Moreland students

March 3, 2011

MORELAND — 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."

Jury selection successful in second BHS hazing case

March 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT — 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 ‘Is’ Merrill, 82

March 2, 2011

Warren Israel “Is” Merrill lost his courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.  He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family.
Is was born Nov. 19, 1928, in Clifton to R.D. and Lucile Stoddard Merrill.  He grew up in a family of 13 children (11 boys and 2 girls).  Raised on the family farm, he learned how to work hard and be proud of the work he accomplished.

Darreld Walton, 81

March 2, 2011

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

March 2, 2011

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. Interment will follow at the Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

 

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