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Archive - Mar 1, 2011

Jury selection begins in another BHS hazing case

March 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Jury pre-qualification began Tuesday in the second trial involving a former Blackfoot High School athlete, with 11 jurors passed for cause after the first day of voir dire.
Eighty-three jurors arrived Tuesday morning for jury selection in the trial for Logan Chidester. Chidester faces six counts of misdemeanor false imprisonment and two counts of battery. His trial is scheduled to begin March 22.

Commissioners to read to Head Start students

March 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County commissioners will soon be introduced to youngsters attending Head Start at the Blackfoot Center, 206 N. Ash, Blackfoot.
Commissioners have volunteered to read to the youngsters in the near future.
The ages of Head Start kids range from 3-years-old to 5.
"Now days, children are expected to know their colors and numbers and be pre-readers before entering kindergarten," said Michelle Dye, coordinator of Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (ECAP) Head Start Blackfoot Center.

Joann Jensen, 64

March 1, 2011

Joann Jensen, 64, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Warren Israel ‘Is’ Merrill, 82

March 1, 2011

Warren Israel “Is” Merrill, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Renaissance Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 5, 2011. at Blackfoot 4th Ward, 520 N. Shilling Avenue.
Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 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 Moreland Cemetery.

Eric V. Hauser

March 1, 2011

Eric was born in Columbus, Ohio, where his father was stationed in the military. He lived his first four years in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. In 1965, the family moved from Ohio to California; in 1970, from California to Blackfoot. He died of an apparent heart attack in Kent, Wash.

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