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Firth drops season opener in extra innings

March 21, 2013

FIRTH — It was a good old fashioned cat fight at Firth High School on Thursday afternoon as the Lady Cougars of Firth welcomed the Lady Cougars of South Fremont to town for the season opener.
At the end of the day it took a bonus inning to decide the outcome and unfortunately for the home town team, it was South Fremont who got the best of the match up as they scored 8 runs in the eighth inning to take the 13-8 victory.

Michael Richard Jorgensen, 61

March 21, 2013

Michael Richard Jorgensen, 61, passed away on March 18, 2013 at his son’s home in Cross Junction, Virginia.
 Mike was born on March 3, 1952 in Blackfoot. He was the oldest of three children born to Eldon R. and Margaret (Bischoff) Jorgensen.

Lila Mae Howe Hill, 74

March 21, 2013

Lila Mae Howe Hill, 74, of Blackfoot and formerly of Salmon passed away peacefully Thursday, March 14, 2013  at the Safe Haven Health Rehab in Pocatello.
Lila was born Oct. 27, 1938 in Cambridge, Neb. to Lee Tyson and Nellie Mae Foster.  She moved to Blackfoot at a young age.  She attended school in Cambridge and in Leadore.
In 1958 Lila married Stanley Howe.  Together they raised four children, Robert, Steve, Joe and Sherry.

Betty “Joan” Dance, 83

March 21, 2013

Betty “Joan” Dance, 83, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Save Haven of Monticello in Idaho Falls.
Joan was born Aug. 22, 1929 in Blackfoot to James Godfrey Ropp and Laura Ellen Dockery.  She lived her lifetime in the Blackfoot area.  She attended grade school in Pingree and graduated from Thomas High School.
On April 1, 1948, Joan married DeLyle Dance in Rockford.  Together they raised three children, Rick, Tamara and Clinton.

Shelley P&Z delays decision on meat plant

March 21, 2013

Shelley Planning & Zoning members tabled their decision until their next regularly scheduled meeting on the request of Golden Valley Natural to rezone a residential area into an agricultural zone with a special use permit.
Golden Valley Natural is a meat processing company that produces organic, all-natural jerky.
Presently, it is located in Idaho Falls, feet away from Candlewood Suites with the greenbelt running right behind its facility.
“We’ve had no complaints of noise, smells or traffic,” said Bryce Esplin, the spokesman for Golden Valley Natural.

Local man pleads not guilty to murder charge

March 21, 2013

Blackfoot resident Adan Adolfo Arroyo, 22, pleaded not guilty to murder in the first degree with an enhanced deadly weapon charge on Wednesday morning.
Via live stream feed, Arroyo appeared before Seventh Judicial District Judge Jon Shindurling at the Bonneville County Courthouse.
The maximum sentence Arroyo could face is death or life imprisonment on the murder I charge; the minimum sentence on the charge is 10 years incarceration and/or a $50,000 fine.
Arroyo could also be fined $5,000 compensatory on behalf of the victim.

MVMS student needs public votes to win film competition

March 21, 2013

At the age of 13, Samantha Christensen has grasped a concept that many adults struggle with: saving money.
Christensen, an eighth grader at Mountain View Middle School, is a finalist in Zions Bank "Financialize A Film" contest, for a video that she produced titled "Spend vs Split."

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