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Archive - Jul 31, 2012

Tribal officials honor educators

July 31, 2012

Shoshone-Bannock tribal officials recognized 10 individuals at a reservation-wide graduation ceremony for their contributions to Indian education recently. The Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center was the gathering place for nearly 400 people.
Tribal youth education coordinator Claudia Washakie said the ceremony is something new that tribal leaders are planning to do yearly in an effort to honor and recognize those who have given so much to education, while they are still here.

4-H officials crown goat champions

July 31, 2012

Dairymen and women, of both goats and cows, traditionally show in all white clothing.
Goats are judged in two shows—the meat goat show that took place on Monday and the dairy goat show on Tuesday.
"I love the teaching that goes with judging," said judge Judy Novak.
"Primarily what I'm looking for in a goat is feet and legs," Novak said. "They're not going to last as a milk and baby producer if they don't have straight feet and legs.
"Eventually, they can't walk," she said.
"If you want to buy a goat, everything needs to blend smoothly into the next feature—from muzzle to tail.

Police Log

July 31, 2012

Items of note from July 18-27.

Blackfoot Police

CHUCKY?: July 18, 9:10 p.m.: A man said he found a doll holding a knife on a bathroom sink. He thinks it happened while he was out of town.

BURGLARY: July 20, 4:17 p.m.: A man said he had some wheels and tires stolen from a truck parked on W. Bridge St.

INCOMING EGG: July 21, 12:10 a.m.: A man said someone has thrown an egg at the back of his vehicle.

PROWLER: July 21, 12:09 a.m.: A man said there is a prowler outside his house.

ISP reporting one-vehicle roll over accident-

July 31, 2012

UPDATE- 12:43
Both lanes are now open to traffic.

—The Idaho State Police is on scene of a one-vehicle crash southbound I15 at milepost 83. Two unknown females have are involved. FT. Hall EMS has responded. Injuries are reported of a concussion and possible difficulty breathing from the victims. Life-flight is en-route to the scene.  Both southbound lanes are currently blocked from milepost 84. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route, if possible.  

James S. Spalding, 68

July 31, 2012

James S. Spalding, 68, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at his home.
James was born Feb. 24, 1944, in Oceanside, Calif., to David Ross and Marjorie Simon Spalding.  He attended elementary and high school in Circleville, Ohio.  He attended Ohio University and earned his master’s degree from the University of Utah.  He made his home in Blackfoot in 2001.
James served in the United States Army, serving in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970.

Marian DeLene Mortensen, 61

July 31, 2012

Marian DeLene Mortensen, 61, a former Blackfoot resident, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at her home in Edmond, Okla.
She was born in Ogden, Utah, on March 25, 1951.  She was the oldest of five children adopted by Edwin Neher Mortensen and Georgia Moline Westover.  She lived in Utah, Idaho, Connecticut, New York, and Oklahoma. 
DeLene graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1969.  She continued her education at Ricks College, later becoming a licensed practical nurse.  Her specialty was special needs children and adults.

Lola Herres, 81

July 31, 2012

Lola Herres, 81, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Lola was born Feb. 5, 1931, to Justin Ira and Susan Bailey Wixom in Groveland.  She attended school at Groveland and Blackfoot, she was vice president of her junior high school class.

 

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