Archive - May 25, 2012
Marvin â€śMarvâ€ť Ward Dayley, 89, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Blackfoot.Â
He was born on March 5, 1923 in Jamieson, Ore., to Ward and Teresa Dayley and moved to Eastern Idaho with his family when he was two years old.
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BLACKFOOTâ€”Fire investigators have determined that the cause of a house fire North of Groveland (416 W. 280 N) on Tuesday afternoon was from a cigarette left on the deck.
"This is very unfortunate," said Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray. "Due to the high winds that day (gusts up to 50 mph) and the lightweight construction of the house it was a difficult fire to put out."
Alex Diaz, 81, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Bingham
He was born Oct. 14, 1930, to Manuel and Magdalena Vargas Diaz, the fifth child of seven.
He attended Tyhee School until the eighth grade.Â At the young age of 15, he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps.Â When he was 18, he was deployed to Korea, which after only two months he was wounded.Â For this he was awarded a Purple Heart.Â During his stay in the hospital recuperating from his wound, he met Barbara Ann Rodarme in 1951.Â
Nathan Brown, a Shoshone student at Idaho State University, challenged members of the Shoshone-Bannock High School Class of 2012 to be leaders on Thursday.
"Leadership is all about integrity," Brown said. "And ultimately it's about love, love for your people, for your Creator, for your spouse and for yourself," Brown said.
"Stand up for your values," he added as he told the graduates "you can have anything you want. It is in your reach. The future is in your hands; the future is in your minds."
The 37 graduates of the Firth High School class of 2012 received a rousing sendoff at their ceremony Thursday evening.
The graduation ceremony was dedicated to the memory ofÂ Kitty Bolinder, the Firth High School librarian who died in the Fall 2011. Each graduating senior, the administration, staff and board members wore leis in Kitty's memory.
Speaking to his classmates, valedictorian Kyle Stradling thanked all who helped him get this far.
Live every day as if it is your last,â€ť Stradling said.
â€śMake friends,â€ť he said. â€śFriends are who have made me what I am.
There was the usual 'pomp and circumstance' one expects from a graduation ceremony mixed in with the humor, talent and personality - unique to the Blackfoot High School Class (BHS) of 2012 as 221 students received their high school diplomas Thursday at Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
Senior choir members sang a flawless rendition of the national anthem followed by opening remarks from student Brad Carter who said: "This is not the beginning of the end...the end is just the beginning. Make what you do count, because history doesn't grant second chances."