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November 9th

Gerald Robert Gray, 74,

November 9, 2012

Gerald Robert Gray, 74, of Idaho Falls and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Nov. 2, 2012, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 22, 1938, in Albion to Robert Charles Gray and Freda Perrins Gray.  He grew up in Blackfoot.  In 1956, he graduated from Blackfoot High School.  He served with the Idaho National Guard.
On Aug. 15, 1957, he married Joy Howell in Elko, Nev. 
In Idaho Falls, he worked for Challenge and Cream O’ Weber Dairy delivering milk and also worked for the Post Register.

Taitem Devan Beck, infant

November 9, 2012

Taitem Devan Beck, 4 months old passed away Nov. 2, 2012. God decided he was too perfect and took him home.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at the Rigby 1st Ward Chapel, 106 N. 3800 E.  in Rigby.  Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 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 Annis Little Butte Cemetery. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at

Georgena J. Weeks Traughber Whiting, 91

November 9, 2012

Georgena J. Weeks Traughber Whiting, 91, of Springfield passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
She was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Idaho Falls, the daughter of George Henry Weeks and Elizabeth Jane Staten.
Georgena attended school in Idaho Falls. 
She married Marvin Donald Whiting on Jan. 7, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev.  They had been married for 54 years.
Georgena traveled all over the country from Alaska to New Mexico, while her husband worked in the mines.  She lived 14 years in Arizona.

Colleen Dewey, 73

November 9, 2012

Verna Colleen Brown Dewey, 73, passed away peacefully at her home in Idaho Falls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, after enduring a lingering illness. 
Colleen was born Sept. 1, 1939 in Blackfoot in a two-room home on Pendlebury Lane. She was the second oldest child of four children born to Walter and LaVerna Brown. 

November 8th

20 years of neighborhood service

November 9, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Miles and Angela Clark have owned and operated the Blackfoot Chevron for the last 20 years.
“I have been working shifts at a gas station since I was 13. I started working at one when I was 9.” said Miles of his career. Miles started working for his dad who had a gas station in Burley. His father eventually purchased the ground to build a Chevron station in Blackfoot in 1992 and Miles and Angela purchased it from Mile’s dad.
“We started with the Chevron modular building, a pre-built station provided by Chevron. It got pretty small pretty quick.” said Miles.

Snake River School District first in state with 'app'

November 9, 2012

THOMAS – To improve communication with the schools, students, parents and patrons, the Snake River School District is offering a free “App” to anyone and everyone who wants it.
This app can be added to any Apple or Droid device, iPAD, smart phone or Droid tablet.
“The school district has a web page and Facebook page, we are adding this to get better communications out to patrons,” said Lorrie Surerus, Technical Director of the Snake River School District. “We want to improve community relations with patrons and students.

Fearless state semi-final predictions

November 9, 2012

If all goes well there are two more weeks of prep football action for the ferocious grid iron fans in Bingham County. After a most interesting quarterfinal round Bingham County has three teams remaining and the hopes of a 4A, 3A, 2A state title sweep are still alive as Blackfoot, Shelley and Firth all advanced to this weekends semi-final round.
If all goes well this weekend, then by Saturday evening there will be state championship berths for all three teams.
Last weekend, the fearless predictions were a perfect 3-0 and are 8-0 on the post season thus far and so, without further ado…..

November 7th

Poll results for Bingham County

November 7, 2012

Local results are in:

U.S. House Dist. 1 -- 327 of 459 precincts reporting

Raul Labrador [R]

Jimmy Farris [D]

Rob Oates [L]

U.S. House Dist 2 -- 508 of 508 precincts reporting

Mike Simpson [R]

Nicole LeFavour [D]

Prop 1 - Teacher Contract -- 966 of 968 precincts reporting



Prop 2 - Teacher Bonus Pay -- 966 of 968 precincts reporting



Prop 3 - Online Courses -- 966 of 968 precincts reporting

Local results slow to come in

November 7, 2012

BLACKFOOT — A great turnout in precincts throughout Bingham County slowed down the vote count Tuesday night.
"There was an enormous turnout," said Bingham County Clerk Sara Staub. "We're pleased with it.
"We're sorry some people had to wait at the polls."
Bingham County Election Director Marlene Jensen said the count delay could be attributed to the two-page ballot, the write-in for county commissioner and the vast amount of people who came out to vote.

November 6th

Bair poised to win re-election to state senate

November 7, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Based upon early returns, Bingham County voters re-elected Idaho State Senator Steve Bair by slightly over a 2-1 margin.
With just five of 31 precincts counted at midnight, Bair had 68 percent of the vote while challenger Cherie Harding Clawson had 32 percent.
Neil Anderson and and Julie Van Orden were poised to win seats in the Idaho House of Representatives. Anderson had a 76-24 percent lead over Barbara Ann Clark while Van Orden led Jeannie m. James 79-21 percent.

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