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October 22nd

Darlene Bitton Draper Poole, 90

October 22, 2013

Darlene Bitton Draper Poole was born May 5, 1923 in Riverside, ID and passed away in Bingham Memorial Hospital on October 18, 2013. She is the daughter of John W. Bitton and Althea Bingham Bitton. 
Darlene graduated from Moreland High School in 1941 where she had enjoyed participating in music and played basketball.

Donna Marie Hall, 46

October 22, 2013

Donna Marie Hall, 46, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Donna was born February 21, 1967 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Donn Austin and Maxine Jane Hunt Bate.  She was raised in the Osgood-Roberts area and attended school in Rigby.  Donna has lived in various places in Southeast Idaho and has resided in Blackfoot the last six years.
In 1987 she married Lewis Ehardt, they were later divorced.  On February 7, 1994 she married William Hall in Idaho Falls.

Barbara Cammack Anderson, 81

October 22, 2013

Barbara Desa Cammack Anderson, 81, of St. George, Utah and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at her home in St. George.
 She was born Nov. 15, 1931 in Sterling at the home of her parents,  Rulon Francis and Desa Jane Theobald Cammack.  She was a premature twin, weighing slightly less than two pounds.  Her twin brother, Rulon, passed away shortly after birth, but with her parents' devoted care,  Barbara survived and grew into a delightful little girl.

Johnny Dell Nugent, 70

October 22, 2013

Johnny Dell Nugent, 70, of Sterling, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at his home.
He was born Nov. 19, 1942 in Sterling to Arnold Napoleon and Della Phillips Nugent.  Johnny was the 12th of 14 children.
During his childhood, Johnny attended schools in the Grandview/Springfield area.  He attended Aberdeen High School where he met his only love, Susan Joanne Anderson.  They were married Oct. 21, 1959 in Rigby. 

Elder Colt Daniel Kunz, 20

October 22, 2013

Elder Colt Daniel Kunz, 20, passed away Oct. 9, 2013 in Tampico, Mexico while serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was born on Aug. 11, 1993 in Rexburg and was the youngest of 10 children born to Ryan and Ranae Hathaway Kunz.
Colt grew up on the family farm in Victor. Riding horses, moving pipe, riding four-wheelers and motorbikes and working alongside his family were many activities he enjoyed. He became an Eagle Scout at age 13.

Slain Sparks Middle School teacher's actions saves many

October 22, 2013

BLACKFOOT— Reports indicate that the Sparks Middle School shooting took place outside of the building rather than inside the building, a heroic story unravelled as the situation escalated.
The boy, whose name has not been released, began by shooting a fellow student in the shoulder on Oct 21, then shot and killed teacher Mike Landsberry before shooting a second student in the abdomen, Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras said at a news conference.
He then shot himself to death, according to police.

October 21st

Town hall meetings to feature mayoral candidates

October 22, 2013

The first of a series of town hall meetings to introduce Blackfoot residents to the candidates running in the upcoming city election will be Wednesday at the Blackfoot Senior Citizen Center (20 E. Pacific St.).
Pam Beus executive director of the senior center said that a luncheon will be served at noon (for a $4 donation) followed by the forum which will begin at 12:30.
Blackfoot resident Karole Honas, anchor of KIFI Local News 8, will moderate the meeting.

October 19th

Next stop, the state soccer tourney

October 19, 2013

POCATELLO — As the final seconds ticked down in Saturday’s winner-to-state game between the Blackfoot Lady Broncos and Preston, the Blackfoot faithful that made the trip down to Century High School began to stir with excitement as there were just mere seconds separating Blackfoot form an appearance in next week’s state soccer tournament.
The Preston fans were string too, but this was in disapointment as the No. 2 seed in there District 5/6 tournament was about to handed its second 1-0 loss of the tournament by the lady Broncos.

October 18th

Craft fair open last Saturday

October 19, 2013

Firth wins district crown with a 45-6 win over North Fremont

October 19, 2013

ASHTON — Firth blew
past North Fremont 45-6 to
win the Nuclear Conference
championship and secured
the number one seed for
the State Class 2A playoffs.
They sent a message to the
rest of the state that they
are hungry to bring home a

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