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January 27th

Mary Buckland, 91

January 27, 2011

Mary Buckland, 91, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the Idaho Falls Care and Rehab.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

January 26th

Shelley Library offers story kits for loan

January 27, 2011

SHELLEY — Assistant Librarian Henrietta Miller has made most of the 195 story kits available for loan at the North Bingham County District Library in Shelley.
The story kits feature a variety of themes. Some of these themes include holidays, transportation, trucks, cars, flight, animals, authors or destinations.
"One patron has borrowed every kit we have," Miller said.
Miller started building kits about 13 years ago, right after the library moved into its present location.

Panthers bounce back for win

January 27, 2011

THOMAS - The Sugar Salem Diggers invaded the Panther Lair at Snake River Wednesday night and the two teams stood like a pair of heavyweight fighters slugging it out on the defensive end before the Panthers edged clear in the late stages to register a 47-34 victory.
"We really played well defensively tonight against a strong team," said Coach Robert Coombs. "I expect that Sugar will finish first or second in their district so that is added emphasis on how well we played."

Knights out gun Broncos

January 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — In the end it was a loss, but for Bronco fans in attendance at Wednesday evenings game against the Knights of Hillcrest, progress could be seen throughout the 86-73 defeat.
"Our offense is a lot better when we are a pass first team and you saw that out there tonight so at least we are making those strides because we had some really good possessions out there," Blackfoot head coach Jonathan Packer said. "We played with a lot of energy which I was happy to see."

Dwight Osborne, 65

January 26, 2011

Dwight Osborne, 65, died Jan. 25, 2011, at his home from complications due to Agent Orange exposure.
Dwight was born Nov. 16, 1945, to James Osborne Sr. and Alice Deepwater in Fort Hall, and was a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
Dwight was raised by Jimmy and Elaine Ingawahnup in the Ross Fork Area.
Dwight graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1964 and attended school at Fort Lewis College until he joined the U.S. Marines in 1966.
Dwight served in the Marines until 1970 and obtained the rank of sergeant. Dwight served in the Vietnam War.

UPDATED: On the Spot owner floods own home

January 26, 2011

BLACKFOOT – It was not just another day at the office for Derek Preece, owner of On the Spot Cleaning and Restoration. On Wednesday, it was his home with the flooded basement and the flood was his fault.
First, Preece filled a 1,200-gallon swimming pool and sat poolside in his basement as his five children enjoyed the fun. Then, Wednesday morning, he released the water and set out to prove what his firm can do.

January 25th

Lady Russets complete season sweep of Lady Broncos

January 26, 2011

SHELLEY — Behind a double-double by senior post Sadee Wattenbarger, the Shelley Lady Russets completed a season sweep of their county neighbors on Tuesday evening by beating Blackfoot 57-41.
The game got off to a late start, due to some scheduling confusion, but the Lady Russets did anything but start late, sprinting from the opening tip with a full court pressure package that led to a 19-6 lead after the first period of play.

Loretta Teton, 65

January 25, 2011

Loretta Teton, 65, of Fort Hall passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Nicholas Ira Van Sickle, 57

January 25, 2011

Nicholas Ira Van Sickle, 57, a Wapello resident, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Pocatello from causes due to cancer.
He was born Sept. 12, 1953, in Oakland, Calif., the son of Harold Dean Van Sickle and Florien Lauretha Misch Van Sickle.
He spent his grade school years in Jefferson, Iowa, and after moving a few times, ended his high school education graduating from Manteca High School in California. He also had some college education, specializing in paralegal training.

Local school receives $50,000

January 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Lillian Vallely School received a large grant to fund a portion of the construction costs on a new building currently underway.
The Lillian Vallely School received $50,000 from the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund. The fund was established through a generous $15 million bequest to the Idaho Community Foundation from Boise philanthropist Gladys Langroise to support the health, education and welfare of children. Langroise died in early 2000, just prior to her 100th birthday.

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