Archive - Jan 24, 2013
Bobby â€śWayneâ€ť Whitehead, 70, of Blackfoot slipped out of his room at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 and headed out early for his camping spot in the sky, to prepare for his family to follow.
Wayne was born May 19, 1942 in Big Springs, Texas, the ninth of 12 children born to Edward Erastus (Jack) Whitehead and Lomesia Thomas.Â Wayne attended school in Texas and California and grew up with siblings as they followed the crops throughout the countryat harvest time on the back of a flatbed truck.Â
Mable Pierce of Fort Hall died Sunday Jan. 20, 2013 after a long battle with cancer.
Mable passed at the home of her daughter, surrounded by loved ones. She was 84 years old.
Mable moved to Fort Hall in 1959 with her husband Ed Pierce. They started an auto repair shop and expanded it into a salvage/wrecking yard, Edâ€™s Auto Wrecking.
BLACKFOOT â€” Like Bigfoot sightings in the Plaza home duel wrestling losses for the Blackfoot Broncos are extremely rare. In the first time in a long time that is exactly what happened on Wednesday evening however as High Country Conference foe Bonneville came into Blackfoot and left town with a 36-34 victory.
RIVERSIDE â€” The Snake River grapplers met with the North Fremont and Malad teams Wednesday night at the Snake River gymnasium. The night was dedicated to the SR seniors and their accomplishments. The seniors are Jake Frost, SkyLerr Valentine, Jordan Campau, Shawn Turpin, Zane Stephenson, Logan Reynolds, Cash Cardona, Tyson Hansen, Carlos Molina, and Gunner Bott. Annie Whittier is the senior statistician and was also honored. When asked how he felt about this yearâ€™s seniors, Coach Gardner said, â€śthey really came out and wrestled tonight. We asked them to work hard and they did. We had a great leadership from our seniors this year and they really helped the underclassmen along. We are going to take a big hit with them leaving after this year and it will be hard to fill their shoes.â€ť