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Archive - Feb 2013

February 11th

Russets open tournament with win over Teton

February 12, 2013

IDAHO FALLS — The Shelley Russets got a good view of just what can happen in district tournament play as they watched game one go double overtime before the top seeded Sugar-Salem Diggers finally prevailed over the fourth seeded South Fremont squad.
That eye opener served the Russets well as any thoughts of a Teton upset was quickly dispelled as the Russets rolled throughout the night to a convincing 64-34 victory.

No one injured in I-15 crash

February 12, 2013

Morning News — Leslie Mielke
Benjamin Sorensen, 36, of Blackfoot hit the end of a guard rail on the right side of Interstate 15 at milepost 109 on Monday afternoon. He then continued driving south in the burrow pit, aiming to return to the Interstate. Sorensen hit the bridge and had enough momentum to get across the irrigation canal.
When stopped, the pickup was resting on the passenger side, just south of the irrigation canal. The grill of the Chevy pickup was pushed in and the front wheel on the driver's side had come off.

Alton James Reay

February 11, 2013

Alton James Reay
July 26, 1942 - Jan. 20, 2013

Surrounded by loving family members, Alton James Reay, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away on Jan. 20, 2013, at Providence St Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. He will be remembered as a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Vonda Lee Wilson, 57

February 11, 2013

Vonda Lee Wilson, 57, of Fort Hall, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at her home.   
She was born February 13, 2013 in Blackfoot, Idaho the daughter of George Charles and Wanda Clements Wilson.
She attended school in Snake River.  She never married but enjoyed the companionship’s with her dogs.
She is survived by brothers, Merlin and Melvin Wilson of Blackfoot and sister, Karen (Rick) Stecklein of Blackfoot.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Rhowanda Wilson.

February 10th

Arizona officers stumped by missing man

February 11, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Law enforcement officers in Yuma, Arizona are outright stumped as to what has become of missing Blackfoot man Jack Doering.
Doering, 82, who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, went missing in the Yuma area at about 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 17 after he got ahold of the keys to his gold 2002 Chevrolet Suburban, and took off by himself from a shopping center where he and his wife, Leah, were getting haircuts. The two Blackfoot residents have been wintering in the area since October.

February 8th

Cougars kennel Huskies 72-52

February 9, 2013

FIRTH — Behind a 30 point night from senior guard Mitch Orme the Firth Cougars picked up a regular season split with Nuclear Conference rival North Fremont with a 72-52 victory on Friday evening.
Following a pre game ceremony honoring the five seniors on the squad, Braden Boyer, Luis Avila, Kent Jolley, Quinn Alvey and the aforementioned Mitch Orme exploded out of the gates as they outscored the visiting Huskies 31-11 in the first quarter.

BHS auto students take third at Weber State

February 9, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Two Blackfoot High School (BHS) automotive technologies students placed third at Weber State University's Automotive Contest in Ogden, Utah, last Thursday.
Cade Hebdon and Joey Snapp earned their honors at the multi-state invitational.
"Just to get on the podium is really doing something," said BHS Auto Instructor Dallen Worthington. "It's pretty competitive.
"Some of my students come into this program with their sights set on winning this competition," he said. "It's pretty neat when their work comes to fruition for some of them."

Blackfoot debaters qualify for nationals

February 8, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Come June, three articulate Blackfoot High School (BHS) debaters are heading to Birmingham, Ala., for national competition.
Gentry Carter, Samantha Johnson and Blake Dewvall will compete at the national level of the National Forensic League (NFL). The double elimination qualifying meet took place Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Madison High School in Rexburg.
"We have a really young team," said debate coach Marcy Curr. "I'm really proud of them."
Gentry and Blake are juniors. Samantha is a sophomore.

Lodena Kaye “Katie” Hawkins, 77

February 8, 2013

Lodena Kaye “Katie” Hawkins was born on Aug. 18, 1935 in Rawlins, Wyoming to Etha and James Justesen. After a long fruitful life she passed away due to a longtime illness on Jan. 30, 2013  at Bingham Nursing Care and Rehab Facility, surrounded by her family and friends.
Katie is survived by children, Jewel Mc Murtery, Patricia Keller, Jeff and Dorien Jenkins, Kris Frady, L D and Melissa Hawkins; siblings, Larry (Shawna) Justesen, Margo Maxwell and Jullie (Dennis) Hoen; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.


February 8, 2013

Annette Marie Holm, 45, of Pocatello, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
She started her life in Van Nuys, Calif., on April 27, 1967.
Due to her father’s career, she had the opportunity to move and travel all over the U.S. and she saw many of the great sights this country has to offer. She attended many different schools, but on June 4, 2010, she excitedly and proudly accepted her GED and then enrolled in ISU where she was going to learn to be a web page designer for large corporations.

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