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December 19th

Woodrow W. Butler, 94

December 19, 2012

Woodrow W. Butler, 94, of Blackfoot passed away peacefully in his sleep, Dec. 16, 2012 at his home.
He was born Sept. 17, 1918 in Idaho Falls to Ralph Francis and Carrie Lenore Beckley Butler.  He was the middle child of 15 children, 14 of whom lived to maturity.
He was raised on a homestead in the Bone-Willow Creek area of  Bingham County.  He attended school through the third grade in that area.  After the school district closed there,  the family moved to Idaho Falls for school in the fall and later bought a small place in Blackfoot where he attended school through tenth grade.

Daliah Karen Uribe Teton, 52

December 19, 2012

 Daliah Karen Uribe Teton, 52 passed away Dec. 14th, 2012, Daliah was Born Sept. 22, 1960 to the Sam & Edith George Uribe in Blackfoot, Idaho. She Married Lloyd Preacher Sr. and they had 1 son, Lloyd Preacher JR. They were later divorced. She remarried Woodrow ‘Woody’ Teton, they had two sons, Colton Reese Teton and Brisco Bailey Teton.

LaVerne Fallis Olson, 88

December 19, 2012

LaVerne Fallis Olson, 88, of Blackfoot returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.
LaVerne was born April 2, 1924, in Hatch, Garfield County, Utah, to Jacob Alonzo and Abigail Clove Fallis.  She was the third daughter and the fourth child born to this union.  Early in LaVerne’s life it was apparent that physical health was a problem, which also affected her emotional health somewhat all of her life.  The doctors diagnosed her condition as St. Vitus Dance.

December 18th

Students embrace giving

December 19, 2012

Tuesday was delivery day at Snake River High School.
Eight families and 16 individuals in the Snake River School District received gifts, food and toiletries from money and food collected from students and faculty at SRHS.
Members of the student executive council and Jodi Togiai's leadership class headed up this annual Charity Week.
The families received ham, potatoes, canned goods, toiletry items and presents for the children.
"People are so grateful," said Togiai. "Families have told us they wouldn't have had Christmas without our help."

Santa visits Community Dinner Table

December 19, 2012

Panthers top Tigers in Highway 39 rivalry

December 19, 2012

ABERDEEN — The Aberdeen Tigers hosted Snake River in another installment of the highway 39 rivalry on Tuesday evening and by evenings end, it was the visiting Panthers who prevailed with a 60-45 victory.
The Panthers got off to about as good a start as one could have wanted as they sprinted to an 11-3 lead midway through the first quarter. That lead grew to double digits late in the second quarter when Cole Rushton dialed long distance for a 29-19 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the first half.

Police Log

December 18, 2012

Items of note from Nov. 28-Dec. 5.

Blackfoot Police

BIRD HUNTERS: Nov. 28, 7:53 a.m.: A man said a group of juveniles go around the neighborhood shooting birds with BB guns and they have shot his dog as well.

SEX OFFENSE: Nov. 28, 11:43 a.m.: A caller said a man did not want to go to the Willow's because he was sexually assaulted by his roommate.

CANDY BARS: Nov. 28, 12:14 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop said a male took one or two candy bars without paying for them.

December 17th

Top 20 stories of 2012 — #12

December 18, 2012

# 12 P&Z ordinance controversial

By Lisa Lete

BLACKFOOT - Tempers flared between county residents and county commissioners following a 'standing room only' work session on Nov. 14 The commissioners unanimously approved wording changes to the controversial planning and zoning ordinance. The ordinance will be in effect at the first hearing of the new year on Jan. 9, 2013.

Sheriff encourages preparation

December 17, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson said deputies have gone into every school in the county this school year. He noted those visits when questioned about safety measures in light of the elementary school shooting tragedy in Connecticut last Friday.
"We have trained administrators and teachers throughout the county," Johnson said. "We teach people what to watch for and how to report any action — whether that action be a weapon or verbal threat — until we can get there to take over security of the buildings.

Local superintendents respond to tragedy

December 17, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The horrific event Friday morning at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, where a gunman killed 7 adults and 20 children, shocked the nation and has everyone talking and asking about the safety of the schools in their own communities. Local superintendents say the tragedy has greatly impacted the teachers, students and staff at every school and that student safety is always of top concern.
Bryan Jolley, superintendent of Shelley School District, assured the public that school safety is always on the mind of the district, not just in the wake of a tragedy.

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