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March 22nd, 2011

Franklin J. Colson, 80

March 22, 2011

Franklin J. Colson, 80, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at South Davis Hospital in Bountiful, Utah, of Lou Gehrig’s disease.
He was born March 1, 1931, in Sterling, the son of Byrd Franklin Colson and Afton Ileen Cooper.
Frank was raised and educated in the Snake River School District and was the first student body president of the Snake River High School. He was one of the first to graduate from Snake River High School.

Gerald James Oats, 60

March 22, 2011

Gerald James Oats, Chief Standing (Center Pole), 60, of Pocatello, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello from complications due to lingering illness.
Jerry was born on Jan. 9, 1951, in Fort Belknap, Mont., to Dan and Flora (LaMere) Oats. He grew up in Pingree and graduated from Blackfoot High School. He participated in baseball and other sports and was very athletic. He received a bachelor’s degree in Government and Computer Science from Idaho State University.

James Zundel, 86

March 22, 2011

James Zundel, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot.
He was born July 5, 1924, in Huntsville, Utah, to Jacob A. Zundel and Emma Jean Dial.
James served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was trained as an x-ray technician for the military.
James married Lillian Mae Martin on Sept. 18, 1950, in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge and professionally played golf and baseball. James also enjoyed fishing and metal detecting.
He is survived by his brother-in-law, Max (Mary) Martin of Moreland.

Firth man shot, killed in Idaho Falls

March 22, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls police say an argument in a motel parking lot led to a chase and shooting that left one man dead. Officers are seeking two persons of interest.

Sgt. Phil Grimes said 24-year-old Anthony Keith Camp of Firth was shot in the back while he was driving and his car struck a parked car and then crashed into a house at about 3 a.m. Tuesday. Camp died at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. His female passenger had minor injuries.

March 21st

Snake River art teacher shares style

March 21, 2011

THOMAS — Visual arts influence everything, said Snake River High School art teacher Jason Coles. For example, engineers design how a car moves but an artist designs what the car looks like. The same goes for shoes and shoelaces.
"People don't think of the influence of visual arts," Coles said.
Coles' favorite art medium is oil.
"There's something about taking a blank piece of paper or canvas and creating something," Coles said.
"I think it's important for my students to see me enjoying working on art," he said. "Hopefully, it inspires them.

Sleeping Beauty comes to Blackfoot

March 21, 2011

By BOB HUDSON
bobhudson@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — Members of the Blackfoot 11th LDS Ward will present their Second Annual English Pantomime tonight through Saturday at their chapel, 520 North Shilling. The public is welcome. Admission is free although they will seek donations for Haiti Relief during intermission.
The evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Saturday's show will be a 1:30 p.m. matinee.
"The English take a fairy tale and take poetic license," producer Mike Pope said of the performance. "They make it as fun as they can.

Tonia Bingham, 96

March 21, 2011

Tonia Bingham, 96 of Blackfoot died March 19, 2011, at the Skilled Nursing Center in Blackfoot.
She was born Nov. 24, 1914 in Zapotiltic, Jalisco, Mexico, the daughter of Agapito and Petra Horta Cortés.
Tonia was raised and educated in Mexico. She attended business college in Guadalajara and worked as a bilingual secretary for a legal firm, a mining company and the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Tonia married J. Paul Bingham on Sept. 23, 1946, in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Neal Powell, 76

March 21, 2011

Neal Powell, 76, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at his home.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
The family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

James Zundel, 86

March 21, 2011

James Zundel, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot
The family will meet with friends Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho 83221. Burial will follow at the Norton Cemetery in McCammon,
Condolences may be sent to the family online at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com

Franklin J. Colson, 80

March 21, 2011

Franklin J. Colson, 80, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at South Davis Hospital in Bountiful, Utah.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Riverside 2nd LDS Ward.
The family will meet with friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent online to condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

 

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