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Archive - Jul 2013

July 15th

Mayor addresses swimmer's itch complaints at Jensen Grove

July 15, 2013

Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue said that the stories going around about swimmer's itch at Jensen Grove are out of control and that there is much misinformation getting out to the public. Virtue said that visitors to Jensen Grove are afraid to go in the water after recent stories and social media postings about swimmer's itch bites with black worms embedded in the skin.
"The swimmers are freaking out. There are no black worms at Jensen Grove that can get into your body and eat your brain," he joked.

Life Flight

July 15, 2013

BLACKFOOT—A few weeks ago we asked our Facebook friends about their financial experience with an emergency Life Flight; due to the response on Facebook, we decided to do some research.
LifeFlight Network's(LFN) main goal is to save lives. They have been striving to achieve that goal by transporting over 75,000 patients over the course of the past 35 years.

Community Dinner Table

July 15, 2013

We want to get the word out that the Community Dinner Table BBQ is not tonight, as posted on the front page of the newspaper, but is in fact tomorrow night from 5-7 p.m. at Courthouse Square (across from Hawker Funeral Home) in Blackfoot.
This BBQ is for those who need a hot meal, or are hungry for social interaction.
The Morning News regrets this error, as per it was inadvertently posted in today's paper incorrectly.

Christine Ann Nelson Sirstins, 43

July 15, 2013

Christine Ann Nelson Sirstins, 43, of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away July 12, 2013 after a brave battle with cancer. Christine was born on March 11, 1970, in Provo, Utah, to Wayne and Sue Nelson. She was the oldest of four children. She grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho, graduating from Blackfoot High School. She continued her education and graduated from BYU. She served a mission for the LDS Church to the Netherlands.

July 14th

Native American Saint celebration in Fort Hall

July 14, 2013

FORT HALL — Catholics from throughout the region gathered at the Saint Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Church in Fort Hall for mass and the first Feast Day celebration in honor of the recently canonized Saint Kateri Tekawitha.
More than 300 years ago, Kateri lived in what is now the state of New York. Her mother was Catholic and her father a member of the Algonquin tribe.

A fun day at the ballpark

July 14, 2013

BLACKFOOT – Heading into the bottom of the ninth inning trailing by 14 runs the Blackfoot American Legion team needed to get something going.
Their opponent on Saturday, a team made up of Blackfoot American Legion Alumni which made the deficit even more embarrassing.

July 12th

A Humanitarian Experience in Fiji

July 13, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Camdon Chidester, son of Scott and Linnea Chidester, traveled to Nadi, Yavusania, Fiji for a Humanitarian Experience for Youth (HEFY) trip to assist in building outdoor bathrooms for villagers in need.
HEFY is a nonprofit humanitarian organization for youth ages 16-19. It was established in 1999 to provide LDS teens with humanitarian service opportunities.
HEFY has grown into a vibrant volunteer organization led by a nation-wide advisory council that organizes humanitarian programs for hundreds of volunteers in countries around the globe.

Barbara Joyce Hatten

July 12, 2013

Barbara Joyce Hatten, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, was born to Gertrude and Jack Hill in December 1936 in Santa Cruz, California, and passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013.  She raised her children in California but in later life relocated with her husband, Christian Hatten, up to his native Idaho.  Barbara loved animals and instilled that love in her children.  She always had a dog and cat in her home and her lap was a favorite resting place for her pets.  Her living room was always graced with a piano and Barbara often filled the house with her wonderful playing.  She had a beautiful

Pedro Ramirez Jr., 60

July 12, 2013

Pedro Ramirez Jr., 60, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at his home. 
Pedro was born April 14, 1953 in Ft. Morgan, Colorado to Pedro Ramirez and Lucia Garza.  He has lived most of his life and attended school in Blackfoot, Idaho.
On February 2, 1974 Pedro married Elva Hernandez in Coachella, California.  They have four children, Lucia “Lucy”, Juan, Roy and Stephanie.

Vicki Lynne Wheeler Wilson Weeden, 71

July 12, 2013

Vicki Lynne Wheeler Wilson Weeden, 71, peacefully passed away, Saturday, July 7 2013 at Kaweah Delta District Hospital in Visalia CA.  Born February 16, 1942 in Blackfoot, ID to Dean E. Wheeler and Geraldine Jones.  Married to David L. Wilson on June 5, 1964 in the Idaho Falls Temple.  She was a teacher for the Jordan School District.  She served faithfully in the Riverton 8th Ward in various church callings.  She was very musically talented and blessed with a beautiful voice. Her husband David L.

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