Archive - Sep 2, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” Paul Allen stood admiring his work, cell phone camera in hand.
Allen's self-portrait won Superintendent John Hoobler's challenge in the Eastern Idaho State Fair photography competition this year.
Hoobler, who has been photography superintendent for 17 years, instituted the challenge this year.
Allen's portrait features him sitting in a chair in the middle of a grain field near sunset.
Hoobler said that although he came up with the idea of the challenge, he asked several people to judge the entries. Allen's photo scored high among all the judges.
Archie LaMar Mecham, 86, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at his home from the effects of a stroke.
Archie was born Nov.18, 1924, in Ogden, Utah, to Melvin and Rozella May Pritchett Mecham.Â He grew up in the Groveland-Rose area and graduated from Blackfoot High School and LDS Seminary on May of 1942.
During his senior year he met Marjorie Denney at MIA in the Groveland Ward.Â In November 1944 he was drafted into the Army. After basic training, he married his sweetheart, Marjorie, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 30, 1945.Â
Paul Joseph Happel, Jr., 71, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 in Pocatello at the Ridge Wind Assisted Living after a long illness.
Paul was born in New London, Conn., on March 20, 1940, to Paul Joseph Happel Sr. and Bessie Ann Doherty Happel.
The family lived in Mystic, Conn., and Paul attended school there until the family moved to Blackfoot for Paul Sr. who worked for Electric Boat. Paul attended schools in the Blackfoot area. The family returned to Connecticut and then back to Blackfoot where Paul Sr. worked for Westinghouse Electric NRF and the INEL.
SHELLEY â€” There were plenty of scoring opportunities during the Blackfoot and Shelley boys soccer game on Thursday afternoon. In the end, Blackfoot converted a pair of those chances to remain unbeaten on the season with a 2-0 win on the Russets home field.
"Some time you get three chances and you score on all three and other times you get fifteen chances and you score one, it's just how the game goes," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said.
SHELLEY â€” With the game tied at 1-1, late in the second half of Shelley and Blackfoot's conference tilt on the Lady Russets home field, Shelley's Megan Jensen pulled out her sand wedge and then lofted a perfect shot over the Blackfoot goal keeper for the eventual game winner.