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Archive - Oct 2013

October 29th

Obamacare: More than 2 million people get booted from existing health insurance plans

October 29, 2013

(CBS News) CBS News has learned more than two million Americans have been told they cannot renew their current insurance policies -- more than triple the number of people said to be buying insurance under the new Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

Kristen Marie Menta, 24

October 29, 2013

Kristen Marie Menta of Blackfoot passed away on Oct. 27, 2013 of injuries sustained from a vehicle accident. She was born on March 17, 1989, daughter of Tom Menta and Helene Siow of Fort Hall.
Kristen lived most of her life in Fort Hall. She attended Tyhee Elementary, Hawthorne Jr. High and Highland High School. She then transferred to Sho-Ban High School, graduating in 2007.

Robert E. Lee Baker, 76

October 29, 2013

Robert E. Lee Baker was born on July 28, 1937 in Ranson, Ill., a son of Robert and Dorothy Baker. He passed away Oct. 25, 2013.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1962. After serving in the Navy he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 28 years.
He married Alva Anderon on Dec. 17, 1971. She brought four children into the marriage, all of whom he adopted. They include Vicki (Jesse) Torres, Cindy (Raymond) Nelson, Scott (Jami) Baker and Mark Baker. Other survivors include 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Boyd James Leavitt, 80

October 29, 2013

Boyd James Leavitt, 80, peacefully passed away at his home in Blackfoot in the company of his loving family, on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Boyd was born in Moreland on April 24, 1933 to James and Wanda Leavitt. Although he spent most of his life in and around Blackfoot, he spent two years in California, where his dad was stationed in the Navy, just before his sister Sharon was born.
He attended Blackfoot High School and at the age of 19 he married the love of his life Marjorie Swainston on Dec. 17, 1952.

October 28th

Current mayor to moderate candidate forum

October 29, 2013

As the moderator of "Meet the Candidates" night at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue will be posing questions about the future of the city to the six men who want his job.
Virtue, who is not running for re-election, will address mayoral candidates Rick Bigler, Dan Cravens, Paul Loomis, Carlos Martinez, Carlos Mercardo and John Hoobler.
All Blackfoot City Council candidates are invited to the forum as well. Incumbent Chris Jensen, Andy Hasselbring and Kenneth Ashcraft are vying for Seat #1. All other seats are unopposed.

October 27th

Local ghostbusters find plenty of activity

October 27, 2013

If there's somethin' strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? How about Blackfoot's own ghost busters - Michelle and Tanner Morgan? The mother/son team, otherwise known as "paranormal investigators" have been investigating strange happenings and conjuring up spirits in neighborhoods throughout the region for about six years now.

Lady Russets returning to state

October 27, 2013

POCATELLO – Scouting an opponent is important no matter the sport.
For the Shelley High School volleyball team, scouting their 3A state play-in game opponent Bear Lake was extremely important, and in fact it may have been the difference in the game.

October 26th

Olive Barclay, 101

October 26, 2013

Olive  Barclay, age 101, quietly slipped home on Oct. 23, 2013, in American Fork. Utah.  Her five surviving children were with their beautiful mother during her final hours. 
Olive Lorentzen Christensen Barclay was born on Oct. 5, 1912, in Blackfoot, a daughter of Nephi and Laura Lorentzen Christensen.  She was the second of 10 children.  She was a graduate of Blackfoot High  School and attended the Southern Branch in Pocatello where she earned  a degree to teach grade school.

Beth Stokes, 77

October 26, 2013

Beth Stokes, 77, of Blackfoot passed away  Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. at her daughter’s home in Firth.
She was born Dec. 28, 1935 in Chinook, Mont., the daughter of Eldridge Andrew Tuck and Rosella Archibald Tuck.
Beth grew up in Chinook, Mont. until the age of six, then moved to Wilson, Utah where she received her education. 

Shamae Gneiting Lyon, 30

October 26, 2013

Shamae Gneiting Lyon, 30, of Pocatello, beloved mother, wife, daughter and sister, returned to the loving arms of her heavenly Father on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
She was born June 11, 1983 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Daniel D. Gneiting and Kathy Carlile Gneiting. She married Loren Lyon on Nov. 23, 2002, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and together were raising three young daughters.

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