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November 15th

Former BHS player mentioned on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

November 15, 2013

Former BHS football player and current New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill was mentioned on Jimmy Fallon's show (in the first segment of the show) last week. Check out the video here:,p14,d0

Norma McCandless, 81

November 15, 2013

Norma Jean Koenig McCandless, 81, of Blackfoot passed away Nov 13th at the Gables Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot. 
            She was born on Oct. 2 , 1932 in Dillon Montana, the third child of Clarence and Daisy Hildreth Koenig.
            She graduated from Beaverhead Co. High School. She became an accomplished pianist and taught piano for many years. She also taught accordion lessons.

Neva Parigian Butler, 84

November 15, 2013

Neva Parigian Butler, 84, of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away peacefully in her home holding her daughters hand on Monday, November 11, 2013 following a stroke.
She was born October 27, 1929 in Basalt, Idaho to Samuel Enoch Butler and Emily Myrtle Butler.  She was raised and went to school in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Neva always loved to dance. As a young lady she went to as many dances as she could find and taught dancing lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in California.  She loved good country music and watching her grandchildren dance around her house. 

Ruby Marie Jardine Tolley, 83

November 15, 2013

Ruby Marie Jardine Tolley, 83, of Provo, Utah, (formerly of Idaho) passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, following a short illness.
 She was born  April 5, 1930, in Roberts, the first of six children, to Leo LeRoy Jardine and Vera Staker. One of Marie’s earliest memories was of being sealed to her family in the Logan LDS temple.  She attended schools in Rigby, and graduated from Rigby High School in 1948.

Ira 'Glenn' Eddington Jr, 59

November 15, 2013

Ira "Glenn" Eddington Jr., 59, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 as a result of a malignant brain tumor. He died where he wanted to, at home with his wife.
Glenn was born on Oct. 25, 1954 in Calexico, Calif. to Ira Glenn Eddington Sr. and Janice Elaine McLaughlin. During his younger years, Glenn’s family moved all over California due to his father’s employment. As a teenager, Glenn worked as a farm and ranch hand. His family relocated to Oregon when Glenn was 15. He later owned Triple E Drywall with his father and brother, Jeff.

Martin Francisco Aguirre, 49

November 15, 2013

Martin Francisco Aguirre, 49, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at his home.
He was born Oct.30, 1964 in Idaho Falls to Jose and Balrina Aguirre.  He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School.
On Aug. 4, 1988 he married Martina Luis in Blackfoot,.  They were divorced in 2004.
 He was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
 Martin worked as a laborer for various potato warehouses, most of which were at Lambert Produce.

Betty Lou Moffett Bowen, 91

November 15, 2013

Betty Lou Bowen, 91, of Meridian, passed away Nov 10, 2013, at The Gables of Shelley due to natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at the Blackfoot East LDS Stake Center, 1289 Mt. Putnam Dr. in Blackfoot. A viewing will be held at the church from 9 - 9:45 a.m. prior to the services. A graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Meridian Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of Zeyer Funeral Chapel, Nampa. (208-467-7300)

R. Brent Lindholm, 79

November 15, 2013

R. “Brent” Lindholm, 79, of Blackfoot, peacefully passed away Nov. 9, 2013, at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls.
 Brent was born January 11, 1934, in Iona to Ross Lindholm and Reva Jenkins Lindholm.  He grew up and attended schools in Iona and graduated from Bonneville High School in Idaho Falls.

Ruth Arsula Dudley Evans, 88

November 15, 2013

Ruth Arsula Dudley Evans, 88, passed away Nov. 10, 2013 at a local care center.
She was born July 24, 1925, the oldest of three children of Moses and Della Dudley in Malad. She graduated from Malad High School in 1943 and went on to graduate from the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City.
She met her future husband, William Anthony Virtue, while working for Western Union in Mountain Home. They were married Dec. 24, 1945 and together had two children, Ann and Michael.  Her husband passed away in 1959. She married Marion Evans in April of 1973.  They were later divorced.

November 14th

Heinz plant closure will affect region

November 15, 2013

POCATELLO—The announcement that the Heinz manufacturing facility in Pocatello will be closing within the next 6-8 months, wiping out 410 jobs, was like a punch in the gut to the entire region.
KPVI News 6 broke the story on its website Thursday afternoon after being tipped off by a local Heinz employee. Station officials contacted Heinz headquarters prompting the release of a statement by Michael Mullen, Heinz Senior President of Corporate and Government Affairs. Mullen confirmed the impending closure of the plant.

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