October 11th, 2010
Merzel Viola Truchot Decker, 72, of Pocatello, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010 at Pocatello Care and Rehab in Pocatello, Idaho from a lingering illness.
She was born May 26, 1938 in Fort Hall, Idaho to Victor George and Teola Ella Metz Truchot.
Merzel attended elementary schools in Fort Hall and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1956. She later attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevenâ€™s Point where she earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration.
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” Officials from Bingham, Bannock and Power counties and the City of Pocatello again met with officials from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Friday.
The purpose of the meetings is to continue breaking down barriers between the entities so they can begin to work together toward common goals. The entities began meeting in June.
At their previous meeting, a facilitator provided training on how to work together by viewing each other as human beings and how to work out of negative behaviors and perceptions.
IDAHO FALLS â€” Wendell Bruce Walton, 69, of Idaho Falls passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Bruce was born July 27, 1941, in Afton, Wyo., to Wendell S. and Sarah Duke Walton. At the age of two the family moved to Montpelier where he received his schooling and graduated from Montpelier High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Fire Department is hosting an open house today to educate the community about fire prevention and fire safety.
The open house will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Station 1 at 255 N. Ash St. in Blackfoot. Tours of the station and equipment displays will be available, as well as refreshments. The open house is part of Fire Prevention Week.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Reaching your tenth birthday is a big deal. For two youngsters, one in Blackfoot and another in Firth, each will turn 10-years-old on the 10th day of the 10th month in the 10th year of the century.
Katie Steadman in Blackfoot and Jordan Scott in Basalt will each celebrate her/his first decade this Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.
"Ten is my favorite number," said almost 10-year-old Katie Steadman.
FIRTH â€” A 6-0 Butte County team invaded Firth on Friday night, looking to complete a perfect regular season and capture a 2A Nuclear Conference Title.
The Cougars were having none of that nonsense on their senior night however as they started fast and then held on late for a 36-60 victory.
"This was a huge win, basically if we can win out we will be conference champs which is what our goal was setting out," Firth head coach Dee Harrison said. "We're getting better. The offensive line did a great job, the defense was awesome it was just a great game."
MONTPELIER â€” C.J. Toulouse passed for 114 yards and two touchdowns as Snake River downed Bear Lake 43-0 in Southeast Idaho Conference football action on Friday. He also rushed for a pair of scores. With the win the Panthers improved to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in league play.
"The kids came out and played like we drew it up," coach Jeff Dalley said of Snake River's defensive play. "There was a lot of good hitting going on."
ABERDEEN - The West Side Pirates made the trek to Aberdeen to take on the Tigers in the conference opener for both teams and turned back the 'Cats' 16-6 on the strength of a pair of touchdown runs by quarter back Dallas Turnbow.
"Our kids proved once again tonight that we can play anyone close," said Tiger coach Cory Hollingsworth. "We just have to find a way to win one of these close games."
BLACKFOOT â€” Deconstruction of the house on the corner of S. Shilling Avenue and South Street began Thursday. The house at 523 S. Shilling was destroyed by fire in February.
At the time of the fire, Steve Condon was living in the house with his wife and four teenage children. No one was home at the time of the fire. Janet Chamberlain owns the property.
"Free entertainment in the middle of the afternoon, what could be better?" queried a neighbor.
Another neighbor said, "I've been waiting a month for them to begin this project."
IDAHO FALLS â€” It was a good old fashioned, smash mouth football game at Thunder Stadium on Thursday night as the Shelley Russets looked to remain perfect in High Country Conference play as they visited Hillcrest.
At the end of a very rapid, physical contest the home standing Knights got the best of it on the scoreboard, posting a 29-21 victory over the Russets.