March 18th, 2014
Stephanie Thompson, 34, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 15, 1979 in Blackfoot, Idaho, the daughter of Bernita E. Gallegos and Steven James Thompson.
She had lived her lifetime in the Blackfoot area and attended Snake River through her junior year and then graduated from Blackfoot Second Chance School.
Stephanie worked for Blackfoot Collection and the Morning News as a receptionist.
She loved her dogs and anything to do with computers.
Violinist Cindrie Lowder, a senior at Aberdeen High School, performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City at the beginning of February.
Twelve hundred young adults from six countries applied to perform in the "2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall."
The applicants were narrowed down to 200 in the choir; 100 in the band and 100 in the orchestra.
"I met a lot of kids and made a lot of new friends," said Cindrie Lowder.
"We practiced from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for three days," she said.
In the early morning hours on March 15, 2014, the world lost a brilliant light when Evelyn âABâ Ceryce Dixey Tendore-Surdam was called home to Heaven after a 12-year battle with cancer.
Evelyn was born on Jan. 29, 1935 in Fort Hall, Idaho to Florence Pearl (Kate) Osborne-Butou and Edison Darrell Dixey, Sr.
Terry Grant Jensen, 62, of Blackfoot passed away peacefully Feb. 27, 2014 at home of cancer.
Terry was born in Blackfoot Dec. 21, 1951 to Grant D. and Virginia Jensen. He lived in Blackfoot his entire life except during his military service.
Terry graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1970 and served in the US Marine Corps from 1971 to 1973. He married Margaret "Peggy" Oliver on Nov. 28, 1971. He worked as an automotive machinist for a total of 34 years, working for Don's Auto Parts, Billmeyer's and Kirkham Auto Parts. He was well known for his excellent machine work.
Mary K. Hauser, 78, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from Parkinsonâs disease.Â She died peacefully in her sleep, her husband at her side.Â She would have been 79 in April.
Encompass (of Pocatello) provided excellent hospice care, which includes Susan Barkus, Director; Dr. Travis Nielsen; RN Camie Christensen; Terri Bascom, Home Health Aid; and Miranda âCarmen â Hedges, Social Worker.
Come enjoy an evening of singing, dancing, color and entertainment at the Snake River High School auditorium.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers opens tonight at 7 p.m. in the auditorium and runs through Saturday. There is no show on Wednesday.
Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door or by calling Sheila Van Orden at 681-4902.
Over 60 students make up this cast. They have been practicing since January.
Senior Jacob Seamons plays Adam Pontipee in this musical production. Seamons played Jacob Marley in the musical, âScrooge.â
SHELLEY â After a season opening 12-2 loss at Malad on Friday, the Shelley Lady Russets looked to get back on track in their home opener against Soda Springs on Saturday afternoon.
Under a bright blue sky the Russets sent Madi Ball into the circle to try and shut down a pesky Soda Springs squad.
But just four batters into the game the Russets found themselves trailing 2-0, but Ball settled down in the circle and the Russets offense scored five runs in their first two at bats and seven runs in their last two at bats on the way to a 12-5 win over the Cardinals.
THOMAS â Inventors in Snake River schools are alive and well.
Snake River students won more than one-third of the ribbons available to third through sixth graders at Invent Idaho. Parents took the projects to Coeur d'Alene for the state competition last Saturday.
"[Snake River] dominated the competition," said parent John Warren.
There are five categories in the Invent idaho competition. These are: Adaptations, Gadgets & Games, Jules Verne, Non-Working Models and Working Models.
BLACKFOOT âÂ After winning the 4A District 5/6 championship and reaching the 4A state softball tournament in 2013 the Blackfoot Lady Broncos knew that the 2014 team would have a decent chance to repeat that success assuming the team returned intact.
That was almost not the case as junior pitcher Morningrose Tobey literally decided minutes before tryouts were to begin that she wanted to play this season.
Blackfoot High School's [BHS] - seven-time state champions - We The People competitive government team was honored and presented with a $500 check from the City of Blackfoot at Thursday's school board meeting.
BHS government teacher Holly Kartchner has led the students to victory the past seven years and the team is now preparing to travel to Washington D.C. for the national competition where they will answer intense questions about government and the U.S. Constitution.