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Christina Marie Sorensen, 92

July 27, 2011

Christina Marie Sorensen, 92, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Marie was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Yates, Utah, to Lorenzo and Margaret Munson.  She lived in Utah until the age of two when she moved to Idaho. She spent most of her youth working on the family farm. She was next to youngest of five children.
Marie married Harris “Doc” Sorensen in Blackfoot. They had three sons, Dale, Claren and Grant. They were later divorced.

Ray D. DeRoche, 83

July 27, 2011

Ray D. DeRoche, 83, of Blackfoot passed away July 25, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Blackfoot Stake Center (1650 Highland Drive). The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10-10:40 a.m., both at the church.
Interment will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley.
Condolences can be sent to the family at

Tribes celebrate opening of Trading Post

July 27, 2011

FORT HALL — Members of the Fort Hall Business Council and of the Greater Pocatello and Greater Blackfoot Chambers of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of a new grocery store on Wednesday.
The store is the Trading Post at Fort Hall. It replaces one which was closed and torn down to make way for the new hotel and events center now under construction.
Nathan Small, the chairman of the business council, thanked the Chamber members who came in support of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, who own and operate the facility.

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