Archive - Oct 2013
THOMAS â€” Wednesday was graduation day for Mona Vee Carter. Her diploma was dated June 2, 1954.
Carter and her younger sister, Sonia (Carter) Merrill, went through 12 years of school together. When it came to their graduation in 1954, Sonia received a diploma; Mona received a blank piece of paper because school officials said she hadn't completed the required work.
"We are able to right a wrong," said Wally Aldous, the Snake River school board chairman.
Carter, who will turn 80 on Nov. 6, said she was very excited about receiving her diploma.
It's the "Buck Bowl" this Friday, featuring the Blackfoot Broncos vs. the Madison Bobcats.
Stan Buck is the coach of the Broncos football team; his brother, Mitch Buck, coaches the Bobcats.
This contest is also used to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.
Football moms Tawni Lewis and Karen Hoskins came up with this idea four years ago. Originally, the plan was to honor breast cancer survivor Kim Buck who is Stan Buck's wife.
"Now, each year Kim Buck selects three local women who are going through breast cancer treatments," said Lewis.
When a local government entity tried to hide an action which cost that entity substantial money, a citizen used Idaho's public records and open meetings laws to bring the issue to the public's attention.
On Wednesday, representatives of cemetery districts, library districts and state agencies received training on those laws from Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and his chief deputy, Brian Kane.
Idahoans for Openness in Government and the region's three daily newspapers sponsored the event.
THOMAS â€” For the five senior on the Snake River High School volleyball team Wednesday night's regular season finale against Marsh Valley was not only senior night and the chance to lock up the top spot in next week's 3A Fifth District volleyball tournament, it was also the final time the group which has played together since fourth grade would play together at Snake River High School.
POCATELLO â€” A week ago the Preston girls soccer team cost the Blackfoot Lady Broncos a first round bye in this week's 4A District 5/6 tournament with a 3-2 season ending win in Preston.
Tuesday the Lady Broncos had chance at redemption as the two met at Century High School in the district tournament with a berth in Thursday's district title game on the line.
THOMASâ€” To learn why the Snake River School Board presented an honorary diploma to Mona Vee Carter, age 80, at the beginning of Wednesday's meeting, check out our print edition of Thursday's paper.
Helen Stoddard Patrick was a loving mother, devoted wife, and friend to many.Â She was born in 1923 in Kimball and passed away at her home on Oct. 9, 2013. Helen spent her life making others feel welcomed, respected, and loved.
Marengo-Gary Lynn Carter, born Dec.7, 1937 in Mount Clemens, Mich., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, peacefully in his home, surrounded by his children, after a long illness. Gary was a devoted husband and father.
Gary met Carol Grace Beyer in Mt. Clemens where on June 25, 1960 the couple married and spent the next 53 years together. Carol Grace Carter passed away one day prior to Gary, only one short day apart. Today they are in paradise where they will be together forever.
Frank Walker Galloway, 87, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Pocatello Care and Rehabilitation in Pocatello.
Frank was born Sept. 28, 1926 in Gibson
to Charles Walker Galloway and Lillian Dixey.Â He was raised south of Blackfoot on Diggie Road.Â He attended boarding school in Fort Hall and then was drafted into the Army.Â He served in the Army from 1941 to 1945 in WWII and the Korean Conflict.
Â In June of 1948 Frank married Georgina Teton in Blackfoot.Â Georgina passed away in November of 2008.
Richard â€śTazzyâ€ť V. Peyope, 45, of Fort Hall passed away, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 from a fatal car accident in Gibson.
Tazzy was born in Blackfoot on June 8, 1968 to Ardith M. Peyope and Wilford E. Peyope.Â He was one of four children and grew up on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.Â In his youth, he kept score for â€śSakâ€ť and liked hanging out at the Timbee Hall Recreation Center.Â He was competitive and usually took first in local Halloween dances and in hand game tournaments.Â He also attended the annual Bear dances in Utah and Colorado.