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Republicans move Aberdeen caucus

March 6, 2012

The Bingham County Republican Central Committee has moved tonight's caucus site in Aberdeen. Because of concerns the American Legion Hall will be too small to handle the number of people expected, committee member Herb Bohrer moved the caucus to Aberdeen Elementary School.
There will be signs at the Legion Hall, but those who use social media such as Facebook are encouraged to pass the word along by that method.
The caucus begins at 7 p.m.

CLAUDE THERON WREN, 95

March 6, 2012

Claude Theron Wren, 96, of Blackfoot passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at The Willows Care Facility in Blackfoot.
Claude was born on May 27, 1916 in Sugar City.  He was the second of 12 children born to Theron Field and Eltha Marie Ricks Wren, He was raised in the Ririe area and later moved to the Blackfoot area with his family.  Claude graduated from Blackfoot High School and later took some classes through the VoTech Program at Idaho State University.

Viola Belnap Collard Stuart, 95

March 6, 2012

Viola Belnap Collard Stuart, 95, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at The Gables Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
Viola was born June 17, 1916, in Kilgore to Edith and George Belnap.  She attended school in Sugar City, Pocatello, and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
  On Nov. 7, 1934, she married Jarrold Edward Collard in Blackfoot and then was sealed in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on Dec. 19, 1934.

Cinthia Chandler, 53

March 6, 2012

Cinthia Chandler, 53, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 2, 2012.
Cinthia was born Aug. 24, 1958 in Blackfoot to Ross and LaFay Chandler.  She spent her childhood in Firth, graduating from Firth High School in 1976. She later attended Idaho State University in Pocatello. Throughout her life she lived in Spokane, Wash., and Blackfoot.

Idahoan makes U.S. polo team

March 6, 2012

Who would have guessed a young man growing up on a farm and ranch operation in Idaho would be one of seven members on the U.S. Polo Association (UTPA) team.
Meet Lucas Reid.
Reid grew up in the Wolverine Canyon—Preston Bench area and learned horsemanship on the farm.
About a month ago, Reid returned from training camp for the U.S. Polo team. The week’s training was in Wellington, Fla., the polo capital of the U.S. It was a busy week.

Paul makes campaign stop in Idaho Falls

March 6, 2012

On Monday evening, presidential hopeful Ron Paul spoke to a large crowd of Southeast Idaho residents in the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium. Before Paul arrived, the enthusiastic crowd filled the auditorium with chants of "Ron Paul, the solution! Bring us back the Constitution!" and "End the Fed!" Former military man George Marriott led the pledge and Paige VanderSloot began the meeting with a prayer. When Paul and his wife Carol arrived, the crowd cheered emphatically. Paul said it was one of the best welcomes he ever experienced.

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