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Archive - Mar 26, 2013

Russets win rain shortened game with Cougars 7-4

March 26, 2013

FIRTH — The Firth Cougars welcomed next door neighbor Shelley to town on Tuesday afternoon for a game of hardball that eventually was won by the Russets 7-4 in a game that was called after five innings of play due to the muddy conditions.
"It went down hill fast and it got pretty sloppy out here and when the ball gets wet like this, it's hard for any pitcher to get a good grip and that's what happens when it just keeps raining," Shelley head coach Trent Armstrong said. "I give the kids credit though. They were able to stick it out and just keep trying."

Police Log

March 26, 2013

Items of note from March 7-

Blackfoot Police

BURGLARY: March 7, 6:52 p.m.: A caller said three checks totaling $1250 were taken from the business' drop box on Sunday.

NO AIR: March 8, 12:56 a.m.: A man said someone let the air out of all four of his tires.

BEER THEFT: March 8, 5:43 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop reported the theft of a case of beer. An arrest was made.

A BAD FEELING: March 9, 3:17 a.m.: A woman said she hasn't seen her nephew, but has a feeling that he is there. An arrest was made.

Cristel Handly, 70

March 26, 2013

Cristel Handly, 70, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away on March 14, 2013. She died peacefully at her home. Her trial with ovarian cancer lasted over three years.
Cristel grew up in Shelley where she was born Sept. 9, 1942. She raised her family in Phoenix. After her children were grown she "snow-birded" summers in a home built near where she grew up. She loved being near her siblings.
Cristel was known for her can-do attitude, the principles of work she taught to her children, and a hospitable generosity.

Welland Andrew Hansen, 86

March 26, 2013

Welland Andrew Hansen, 86, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital
            Welland “Rusty” was born July 27, 1926 in Newton, Utah, to Andrew Lester and Anna Kropfli Hansen.  When he was two years old his parents purchased a farm and moved to Bancroft, Idaho.  He grew up with his younger brother, Jim and Marguerite “Mig”, an aunt four years older than him who he considered his sister.  They were a close-knit family who shared the joys and struggles of farm life.  He graduated from North Gem High School in 1944.

Candidates file for election

March 26, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Former superintendent Dewane Wren is challenging Peter Lipovac for one of the three Blackfoot School Board trustee positions which will be decided in May. They are facing off in Zone 1. In Zone 3 Lori Kitzmiller is challenging longtime trustee Mary Jo Marlow. Derek Preece has filed to replace Dr. Taylor Johansen in Zone 3. No one else filed to run for that seat. Johansen announced recently that he would not run again.

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