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July 12th

Francis Kay Wildenhaus, 76

July 12, 2013

Francis Kay Wildenhaus, 76, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Ridge Wind Assisted Living in Pocatello.
Kay was born April 21, 1937, in Ferron, Utah, to Ernest S. Mower and Pearl Swenson Hancock.  She attended school in the Snake River School Dirstrict.  Kay has lived in Northern California and Pingree, Idaho.
In 1955 she married Thomas Wildenhaus at Pingree, Idaho.  Thomas preceded her in death in 1995.
Kay was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
She worked as a salesclerk for J. C. Penney Co. for 30 years before retiring.

July 11th

Blackfoot board members take their oath

July 12, 2013

BLACKFOOT—The Blackfoot school board is now complete after new trustees Dewane Wren and Derek Preece along with longtime trustee Mary Jo Marlow were sworn in at a special board meeting Thursday afternoon.
Wren replaced former trustee Peter Lipovac in Zone 2 and Preece replaced Taylor Johansen in Zone 4. Lipovac and Johansen officially resigned from the board at the end of June.
Mary Jo Marlow, who has served on the board for 16 years, was reelected in May for a four year term representing Zone 5.

Learning the farm industry

July 11, 2013

THOMAS — On Wednesday Students moved quietly about their tasks, moving sprinkler pipe, pulling weeds, doing other things farmers do daily.
They are participants in the crop science class at Snake River High School.
Joining them were members of Crop Production Services, which provides
“We’re excited to help because we’re in the fertilizer business,” said Leon Anderson of CPS.
“Most crop consultants average about 55 years old so we’re trying to get
kids interested in farming,” Anderson said of CPS’ participation in the class.
“There’s going to be a whole bunch of openings,”

New fountain donated

July 11, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Patients and staff at State Hospital South (SHS) can now enjoy a water fountain in the flower garden thanks to Idaho State University’s College of Technology nursing students.
The students dedicated the fountain Wednesday afternoon in memory of a
beloved employee, Marvin Welch, who served as psych tech at the hospital
and helped nurture the garden, making it a special place.
He died in 2004.
“He [Welch] helped change the culture here,” said Amos Grim, assistant
director of nursing at the hospital.

July 10th

Boncos get back on track with sweep of Rangers

July 10, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Sometimes during the long hot American Legion baseball season a team is going to take some lumps and have a performance that was less than stellar.
The Blackfoot Broncos experienced just that in Shelley on Monday when they were swept by their Bingham County rival Russets.

Jeanne Kay Strickland, 63

July 10, 2013

Jeanne Kay Strickland, 63, of Moreland, passed away Thursday July 4, 2013 after a long brave battle with ovarian cancer.
Jeanne was born on Feb. 10, 1950 in Marietta, Ohio to William H and
and Anna Kathryn Edwards. She was the second daughter of six children.
She was a graduate of Sheridan High School in Thornville, Ohio. She continued her education at Ricks College in Rexburg.
Jeanne was married to Thomas Keith Strickland on June 26, 1970 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.  Together they had five children:

LaDean Murray Hendricks, 89

July 10, 2013

July 7, 2013, our beloved LaDean Hendricks was released from her mortal mission and passed from this world into the association of waiting relatives and the God who gave her life.  During her 89 years she experienced a full rewarding life through service dedicated to our Heavenly Father, her family and others.  She always tried to follow the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ and left a legacy of loving memories for all who knew her.

July 9th

Backstage concert coming to Blackfoot

July 10, 2013

BLACKFOOT — The highly acclaimed bluegrass duo "Otter Creek" will perform at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) on Friday, offering bluegrass and country music fans an entertaining and unique "backstage" experience.
BPAC programming director Susan Mann, explained, "In a backstage event the audience sits right on the stage surrounding the performers in a circular seating arrangement. There is a lot of interaction between the performers and the audience. If you've never been to a backstage concert before you will absolutely love it."

Russets keep rolling, sweep Bees

July 9, 2013

SHELLEY — As the Shelley Russets enter the final week and a half of the American Legion season the team finds itself playing its' best baseball of the summer.
Coming into the district doubleheader with the Idaho Falls Bees on Tuesday, the Russets have won their last four games and sit near the top of the district standings at 6-8.

Restaurant Closed

July 9, 2013

Stan’s Restaurant on Main Street in Blackfoot has been a gathering place in Blackfoot since 1951.
So when the longtime, family owned eatery closed its doors rather abruptly last week, the word got out fast, leaving patrons and vendors asking “why?”
Attempts were made by the Morning News to reach the longtime restaurant owner,Gregory Richardson, for comment on the closure of Stan’s last week.
Family spokesman Tom Richardson (Gregory’s brother) offered to shed some
insight on the closure and the history of Stan’s.

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