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October 26th

Ruth Lucille Kinney Nelson King, 74

October 26, 2013

Ruth Lucille Kinney Nelson King, 74, of Blackfoot passed away at her sister, Karen Cornelison’s home in Rexburg on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
 She was born March 31, 1939 in Pocatello, to Gerald Chester and Bessie Jones Kinney.  She was raised and attended school in Pocatello for most of her early years, then moved to Pingree in 1957 where she graduated from Snake River High School in 1958.

Wilma Edra Cowley Shiner, 94

October 26, 2013

Wilma Edra Cowley, Shiner, 94, of Coalinga, CA., passed away peacefully in her sleep, Friday, October 18, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Jaymee Orton, in Blackfoot, Idaho.
            She was born May 24, 1919 in Sunnyside, Utah to Claude Quayle and Ruth Tatton Cowley, the youngest of three sisters. 

October 25th

Snake River wins District Five football championship

October 26, 2013

It was, as Brad Coombs described it, "the best Senior Night ever.
Coombs rushed for 87 yards and 4 touchdowns to help Snake River defeated Bear Lake 43-19 on Friday night. With the victory the Panthers (3-0, 6-3) claimed the District Five Class 3A championship. They will open the state playoffs with a home game against Teton at 1 p.m. on Nov. 1.
"That's definitely exciting," Coombs said of his big night. "Our offensive line really came to play this week. And credit our underclassmen for their role in this win."

Blackfoot pounds Pocatello, 45-28

October 26, 2013

Against Madison last week Blackfoot freshman quarterback Pacen Hayes did his best to try and bring the Broncos back from a 21-point deficit with a pair of fourth quarter touchdown passes.
After that game Broncos head coach Stan Buck said that he would start the player under center who wanted it more.
Friday night in Holt Arena against Pocatello it was the freshman under center and he did not disappoint.

Sho-Ban woman shares book of grandfather's tales

October 26, 2013

Shoshone-Bannock tribal member Donna E. Houtz McArthur grew up hearing the stories of her grandfather Edward Edmo Sr. The stories, handed down orally from generation to generation, as is the tradition of tribes, inspired McArthur to write and publish a book this spring called: "When The Smoke Goes Straight Up"
- a compilation of 27 of her beloved grandfather's tales.
McArthur said her grandfather Edmo, a Shoshone-Bannock tribal member, was a grandson to Chief Arimo. He was a horseman and a cowboy who "had a love for telling stories."

Lady Cougars win district title

October 25, 2013

FIRTH — Firth head coach Carla reeves got quite the birthday present Thursday night from her Lady Cougars volleyball team, a 3A Nuclear Conference championship.
The Lady Cougars took down North Fremont in straight sets 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 to claim the district title and the berth in next week’s state tournament.
“It was a phenomenal season,” Reeves said. “The entire tournament we only lost one set.”
After the trophy was handed out the entire crowd sang happy birthday to Reeves.
“The team told me that they won the title for me,” Reeves said.

Fifth District champions

October 25, 2013

AMERICAN FALLS — The Snake River Lady Panthers volleyball team celebrates its 3A Fifth District championship
after taking down Bear Lake 25-12, 25-9, 25-19 at American Falls High School on
Thursday. “I was pleased. So pleased,” Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said.
“We played consistent. It wasn’t drop a set , then kill a team. ... All the scores were right
where we thought they’d be.” The Lady Panthers open State tournament play on Nov. 1
at 8 a.m. against the third place team from District 3.

October 24th

Candidates questioned at forum

October 25, 2013

BLACKFOOT — All six Blackfoot mayoral candidates and seven candidates for the four councilman positions took part in the forum at the American Legion on Thursday.
Each candidate was given five minutes to introduce himself or herself and then questions were taken from the audience.
The mayoral candidates are Carlos Mercado, Dan Cravens, Paul Loomis, Carlos Martinez, John Hobbler and Rick Bigler.
Running for the Blackfoot City Council are:
Seat 1-Ken Ashcraft, Andy Hasselbring and Chris Jensen, who is the incumbent.
Seat 2-Layne (Skip) Gardner
Seat 3-Bart Brown

Russets rout Teton, win district title

October 25, 2013

SHELLEY — Shelley senior quarterback Kaden Schmitt has been a key component for the Russets offense all season long.
Thursday night on senior night and the Mountain Rivers Conference title on the line Schmitt played one of his best games of the season throwing for 346 yards and four touchdowns and running for 102 yards and two more touchdowns as Shelley routed Teton 42-29 at Shelley High School.

October 23rd

Blackfoot Community Center co-founder receives award

October 24, 2013

Ashlee Howell, a co-founder of the Blackfoot Community Center, received the Extraordinary Under 40 award at the Idaho State Journal's Business & Achievement Awards on Wednesday.
"Lots of days I don't feel extraordinary," Howell said as she thanked her husband, Casey, and their four children for their support.
"I wish there could be two names on this plaque," Howell said, recognizing co-founder Sandra Weston.
Howell and Weston founder the center in 2007. It now serves over 400 children in the Blackfoot area.

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