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Archive - Nov 29, 2011

Girl rescued from icy water

November 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot firefighter Rob Dansie pulled a 34-year-old woman from the icy water at Jensen Grove Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses say the unidentified woman chased her loose dogs onto the ice which broke.
One passerby saw her break through the ice and called 911 around 1:11 p.m. Dansie worked his way through the freezing water and was able to pull her out and get her to land at approximately 1:35 p.m.
She was conscious and transported via ambulance to Bingham Memorial Hospital. Full story can be found in today's Morning News. It will be available to view online at 11 a.m.

Harold Daniel Schmidt, 84

November 29, 2011

FORT HALL — Harold Daniel Schmidt, 84, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral services for Harold will be held today, at 1 p.m. at the LDS Fort Hall Building on Yellowstone Highway, US Highway 91. 
A viewing will be held from noon until 12:45 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will follow the service in the Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, Chubbuck. 

William Leon Ransom, 69

November 29, 2011

William Leon Ransom, 69, a former resident of Blackfoot,, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
Born Dec. 18, 1941 in Blackfoot to William Austin Ransom and Emma Laura Hill Ransom, Leon grew up in Southern Idaho, and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1960. Music was important to Leon throughout his life and he was a member of both the concert and the marching bands through his junior and senior high school years.

Nava pleads guilty to attempted strangulation

November 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Erik Matthew Nava, age 27, pleaded guilty to attempted strangulation Monday. He appeared before District Judge Darren Simpson.
"This is an Alford plea because he has no recollection of these events," said public defender Cindy Campbell.
In an Alford plea, the criminal defendant does not admit the act but admits the prosecution could likely prove the charge.

Friends, community come together in support of local boy

November 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A local boy who has been in a wheelchair his entire life will finally have the chance to learn to walk thanks to the help of his friends and several community members.
Brandyn Gee has spastic cerebral palsy and has been in a wheelchair his entire life. He is a third grader and his friends describe him as a smart kid who is funny, loves to laugh and enjoys playing football.
Brandyn's dream of walking may soon come true. He was recently fitted with a specially designed walker to aid him in learning to walk, but because of space limitations he cannot use it inside his home.

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