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Archive - Jan 9, 2013

Governor spotlights local businessman in speech

January 9, 2013

In his State of the State address on Monday, Idaho Governor Butch Otter praised Doug Sayer, founder and president of Premier Technology, for his "simple but profound commitment" to "buy Idaho products and services."

Concerned citizen hopes to revive plan of overpass

January 9, 2013

Building an overpass over the railroad tracks in Blackfoot is a concept that has been kicked around off and on for years. Blackfoot native Jim Patrick is adamant that the time to move forward with a plan "is now."
Patrick, who lives east of town, addressed Blackfoot's City Council on Tuesday in hopes of lighting a fire under city leaders to aggressively look into it.

Young Hawker gets morticians license to carry on family business

January 9, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Blake Hawker has never had any inhibitions about becoming a funeral director. He believes this is what he was meant to do.
Hawker, 27, earned his mortician's license in December and will now work with his father Perry as a funeral director at Hawker Funeral Home on Shilling Street in Blackfoot, with the intention of eventually taking over the family business.
When asked why he chose the funeral business as a career, Hawker replied, "I grew up around this business. I helped at funerals when I was kid. This is all I've known."

Brent K. Young, 62

January 9, 2013

Brent K. Young, 62, of Moreland ventured on to cast his line in Heaven’s rivers on Jan. 3, 2013.  He passed from a heart condition which developed because of Agent Orange exposure during his service in Vietnam.

Clarice Baker Villa, 69

January 9, 2013

Clarice Baker Villa, 69, of Fort Hall, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Parke View Care and Rehab Center in Burley.
She was born Dec. 31, 1943 at Fort Hall to Harrison and Pauline Broncho Baker.  
Clarice has lived most of her  life in Fort Hall and lived a short time in California and Washington.  She attended school in Fort Hall and Blackfoot.  Following graduation she attended college at Idaho State University and in California.
She married Raul Villa; they were later divorced.

Esmiie Elexis Quezada, 16 month old

January 9, 2013

Esmiie Elexis Quezada, 1-year-old daughter of Leiyah Quezada and Antonio Bautista of Fort Hall, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, from a sudden illness.

Christina Maria Morales, 42

January 9, 2013

Christina Maria Morales, 42, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
She was born April 7, 1970 in Blackfoot to Arturo Carrizales Morales and Carolina Nuñez Morales.She attended Blackfoot High School and received her associates degree from ISU.
She married Juan Rodriguez and they were later divorced.
Christina was baptized and raised Catholic, but later joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She worked in Blackfoot at the Cheese Factory, Car Quest Auto Parts and also for American Linen.

Trojans hold off Broncos in OT

January 9, 2013

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Broncos dug themselves a hole to begin their conference tilt against Rigby on Tuesday evening, falling behind by a 19-3 score after one quarter of play. From there the Broncos scratched, clawed and fought their way back into the ball game only to have their comeback hopes dashed as they fell in overtime 59-54.

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