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Historic cafe in danger

July 2, 2013

FORT HALL—The Fort Hall Cafe on Highway 91 is the oldest operating
business within the boundaries of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and
owner Ginger Blevins does not want to see it close.
However, a sluggish economy the past few years has Blevin struggling to keep the doors open.
The building, on the grounds of the original Fort Hall townsite, was built
in 1918. It served as the Wigwam Bar back in the 50’s and 60’s until the reservation went dry. It then served as a bustling restaurant and coffee shop for locals and those passing through town.

Blackfoot policeman a hero at accident

July 2, 2013

BLACKFOOT — An Idaho State Police trooper is among those crediting
a Blackfoot police officer with saving a man’s life on Saturday.
At approximately 8:45 a.m., ISP’s Marcus Graham investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on US91 at milepost 103, just north of Blackfoot.
Boyd Gettman, 47, of Pocatello, was traveling west in a 2000 Ford Expedition on N. 100 W. (Merkley Lane), when he made a left turn unto
US 91.
A 1980 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Kenneth Sellers, age 60, was
traveling northbound on US91 when the impactoccurred.


July 2, 2013

Idaho Falls — Amy Marlette, 55, of Idaho Falls, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, after a courageous six-year battle with breast cancer.

Sylvester “Arod” Seaman, 68

July 2, 2013

Sylvester “Arod” Seaman, 68, passed away June 30, 2013 in Pocatello. 
He was born Oct. 19, 1944 to Gordon Seaman and Mamie Holbrook Seaman in Fort Hall.  He was raised by his Aunt Ella Penn. 
He graduated from Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, Okla. and was the captain of the Riverside Indian School football team his Senior Year.  After high school he joined the United States Army and went to Vietnam. 

Wesley J. High, 59

July 2, 2013

Wesley J. High, 59 of Firth passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.  Wes fought a hard battle against esophageal cancer but with recent complications of pneumonia, he slipped away peacefully while surrounded by his family.
Wes was born on April 21, 1954, in Idaho Falls, to Willis and Darlene (Leonard) High.  Wes and his two brothers and two sisters grew up in Basalt.    

Cerise 'Ann' Prudhomme, 43

July 2, 2013

Cerise “Ann” Prudhomme, 43, daughter of Gayle and the late James Bang of Blackfoot returned home in her Heavenly Father's arms on  June 30, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.  What a glorious reunion.
She was the first child born to Gayle Cowley Prudhomme and William Thomas Prudhomme Jr.  Cerise was born on May 27, 1970 in Blackfoot.  She started this journey with many challenges ahead of her.  She gladly faced those with a smile and lots of love.
Shortly after she was born, her mom married Randy Wareing.  Soon a sister, Trina, and a brother, Theron, joined the family.

Local Elk Hunter Shares Experience

July 2, 2013

BLACKFOOT — It's a good thing that Dr. Dave Stanley doesn't equate a successful hunt with harvesting an animal every time.
Stanley, a local veterinarian who owns Blackfoot Animal Clinic, and his hunting companion spent seven long years trying to bring a wily wapiti home before succeeding in 2012. Stanley recounts their adventures and misadventures in the July/August 2013 edition of "Bugle," the national publication of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Stanley hunts with a traditional recurve bow. He has tried compound bows, too, but prefers the traditional weapon. His has a 52-pound pull.

City ready for Pride Days

July 2, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Hold on to today's copy of the Morning News. It holds the full July 4th/Blackfoot Pride Days schedule featuring three packed days of food and fun July 4-6.
The summertime tradition, which started back in the 1980's to "celebrate the community," kicks off with July 4th celebrations including the Fireworks Show at Jensen Grove at dusk and two community concerts.

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