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Archive - May 2013

May 13th

Dean J Polatis

May 13, 2013

Dean passed away on May 10, 2013 in his home after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Eliza Eunice Mobley Polatis, seven children, twenty-seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Dean and Eliza were married December 4, 1959 in the Idaho Falls Temple.

May 12th

Author completes second book

May 12, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Local author Linda Gatewood has completed her second book "Spring Promise," and is offering it to friends and family in the Blackfoot area before it is released to the general public.
"Spring Promises" is the the sequel to Gatewood's first book "Winter Secret" and the second of a four-book "Winter Secret" series, which some have compared to the popular "Born" book series.
"This is a pre-release of the book, a chance for all my friends and family to read it first" Gatewood explained. "The actual release date isn't until Aug. 6."

May 10th

Fourth district rodeo comes to Blackfoot

May 11, 2013

BLACKFOOT — The fourth district rodeo made its annual trip to the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds on Friday night as the local cowboys and cowgirls kicked off the first of four rodeo's which will be held over the next two weekends.
On a perfect night weather wise, the local athletes thrilled the crowd all evening long as several fast times and high scores were recorded as the race for the state rodeo continued in earnest.

Basic American helps Snake River begin program

May 10, 2013

To provide more options for Snake River students, Basic American Foods plant manager Brent Higginson presented a check for $5,250 to the Snake River School District Friday.
The money will be used for technology, probably the purchase of laptops to be used in the new civil engineering technology class offered at Snake River High School (SRHS) this fall.
Darren Leavitt, an instructor at Idaho State University, will teach the class via the Idaho Education Network (IEN).

Joseph Grover, 63

May 10, 2013

Joseph Grover, 63, of Moreland, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in an accident.
Joe was born September 12, 1949 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Samuel B. Grover and Gwendolyn Cheney.  He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1968 and attended Idaho State University in Pocatello.
 On April 11, 1969 Joe married Lena Kay Michelson in Springfield. She preceded him in death in March of 1995.  On January 8, 1999 Joe married Rebecca Heson in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Marcine Nancy Jones, 91

May 10, 2013

Marcine Nancy Gardner Jones, 91, of Pocatello, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday May 7, 2013 at the home of her daughter in West Valley City, Utah from complications incident to age. She has been homebound since last fall and has lived with her children since then.

Vaudis Ann Carter Dance, 88

May 10, 2013

Mrs. Dance has completed her last assignment and turned in her homework.  A long time master teacher in the Blackfoot, Idaho School District, Vaudis died on May 5, 2013. 

May 9th

Blackfoot baseball punches ticket to first state tournament since 2001

May 9, 2013

IDAHO FALLS — The Blackfoot Bronco baseball squad punched their ticket to the state tournament on Thursday evening, their first trip to the big dance since 2001, as they avenged an earlier loss to the Pocatello Indians with a 8-5 victory.
"After we lost the first game with Pocatello we just told the kids to relax and focus because we still needed two wins to get to state no matter how we did it," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "We felt that we were in a good position with our arms. We were confident that we could get it done and that's what we did."

Blackfoot boys capture first ever district tennis championship

May 9, 2013

POCATELLO — Fantastic! That was the word that repeatedly came from Blackfoot head tennis coach Brint Jeffris on Thursday afternoon as his boys team captured their first district championship in the history of the program by a wide margin as they scored 71.5 team points with Century coming in second with a team total score of 48.
"This is the first district championship for the boys and with eleven players going to state that is the most ever," Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said. "This was probably the most successful team in the history of Blackfoot tennis."

Independence students propose smoke-free parks

May 9, 2013

Students Nayeli Morales and Tony Davis from the Student Health Council at Independence High School are on a mission to see that all parks in Blackfoot become smoke-free for the better health of everyone, especially children. The students, along with Traci Lambson, MHE from Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH), presented a proposal to the Blackfoot City Council on Tuesday night in hopes that the city will consider making smoke-free parks a reality in the near future.

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