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Archive - Jan 2013

January 29th

Veon Wallentine Nate, 77

January 29, 2013

Veon Wallentine Nate, 77, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 while vacationing in San Diego, California. 
Veon was born in Lanark, Idaho on August 2, 1935, to Loraine Charles and Hazel Hymas Wallentine. She married Edward B. Sommers in 1953 in the Idaho Falls, Idaho, LDS Temple.  They were later divorced.  She married her eternal companion, Lynn Henry Nate, on August 1, 1963, in the Idaho Falls Temple. They spent the first few years of their marriage in Montpelier, Idaho and then moved to Blackfoot in 1968.

Cody (Corrine) Budd

January 29, 2013

Cody (Corrine) Budd passed away quietly Jan. 19, 2013, in Eugene, Ore.
Cody lived a full life. Five generations of family gathered together Nov. 5, 2012, to help celebrate her 100th birthday.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Daniel Burr Budd, and two grandchildren, Bobbie Kate Budd and J Dimitre Nacheff.
She leaves behind a great legacy — three children, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Cody died as she lived, on her own terms. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Lola R. Penoyer, 70

January 29, 2013

Lola R. Penoyer, 70, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
 Lola was born Dec. 17, 1942 to Andrew and Ruby Anderson.  She was a lifetime resident of Blackfoot and attended grade school in Pocatello, Jorman, Twin Falls and Richfield.
On Jan. 14, 1961 Lola married Robert Penoyer in Blackfoot. 
Lola was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She worked at TeePee Potato and later at Sunspiced.  In her free time she enjoyed puzzle books, reading, playing Bingo and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Buster the Bus comes to town

January 29, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Bus drivers from throughout the region braved the wicked roads Monday morning to keep a date with "Buster the Bus."
"Busters" is a miniature, remote-controlled 3-foot tall, animated replica of a full-sized yellow school bus, equipped with a swing-out stop sign, a crossing gate and flashing red lights, just like a real school bus.

January 28th

Woman sentenced for grand theft

January 29, 2013

Jolene Flores, age 58, was sentenced to the Idaho Department of Correction on Monday for one count of grand theft and one count of forgery.
On Nov. 1, 2011, Flores was accused of forging checks, taking money from her aunt's checking account. Her aunt is 87-year-old Desi Underwood. Flores was charged with one count of grand theft, one count of burglary and one count of forgery.
Flores pleaded guilty to the charges of grand theft and forgery on Nov, 26, 2012. The charge of burglary was dismissed on motion of the prosecutor.

Storm closes many county schools

January 29, 2013

Blackfoot School District 55 was one of the few districts in the county to keep schools open Monday morning after a cold front moved in Sunday night, bringing windy conditions and dumping several inches of snow throughout the region.
In Bingham County - Shelley, Firth, and Snake River school districts and Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center all closed school because of hazardous road conditions and blowing and drifting snow.

January 27th

Purple spuds the new rage for color and nutrition

January 28, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Popular for their color, flavor and health benefits, 'purple potatoes' are in hot demand across the country, prompting growers and distributors in East Idaho to step up to the plate.
Lanae Workman, marketing executive for Potandon Produce in Idaho Falls, said that the purple (or blue-skinned) potatoes have been in the news recently "for their abundance of antioxidants and nutrients," not found in the lighter-skinned potatoes.

Famous Idaho Potatoes travel across country

January 28, 2013

POCATELLO — On Wednesday at the 2013 Potato Conference in Pocatello, Frank Muir, the president and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission, gave a report to local farmers about the Idaho Potato truck tour that traveled across the United States to promote Idaho and its famous crop, potatoes.
Because the tour was such a success, the Idaho Potato Commission is sending the Ferrari Red potato truck out on another tour. The dates of the up coming tour are tentatively from Memorial Day to Labor day.

January 26th

Lady Panthers blow past Lady Beavers

January 27, 2013

THOMAS — The Snake River faithful bid adieu to a trio of seniors on Saturday evening and those seniors repaid the crowd by combining for 34 of the Snake River 57 points in a commanding 57-31 conference victory over the visiting Lady Beavers from American Falls.
Madison Pilster, Kylie Coby and Maricia Reyes took to the home court for the final time for head coach Rich Dunn and after just ten minutes of play, the score was already out of hand as they had built a comfortable 21-0 lead.

January 25th

Catch a Tiger by the tail, Blackfoot downs IF 58-55

January 26, 2013

BLACKFOOT — In a game that featured 6 ties and 7 lead changes, the Blackfoot Broncos found a way to take the last lead as they held off a game effort from 5A Idaho Falls with a 58-55 non-conference home victory on Friday evening.
"I was worried about tonight," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "In comes an Idaho Falls team that is winless on the year and our mental preparation was just zero. You let teams hang around long enough and they start to believe that they can beat you but I was proud of the way that the kids hung in there and battled through to the end to get the win."

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