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Archive - 2013

October 15th

80-year-old woman receives high school diploma

October 15, 2013

THOMAS— To learn why the Snake River School Board presented an honorary diploma to Mona Vee Carter, age 80, at the beginning of Wednesday's meeting, check out our print edition of Thursday's paper.

Helen Stoddard Patrick, 88

October 15, 2013

Helen Stoddard Patrick was a loving mother, devoted wife, and friend to many.  She was born in 1923 in Kimball and passed away at her home on Oct. 9, 2013. Helen spent her life making others feel welcomed, respected, and loved.

Marengo-Gary Lynn Carter

October 15, 2013

Marengo-Gary Lynn Carter, born Dec.7, 1937 in Mount Clemens, Mich., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, peacefully in his home, surrounded by his children, after a long illness. Gary was a devoted husband and father.
Gary met Carol Grace Beyer in Mt. Clemens where on June 25, 1960 the couple married and spent the next 53 years together. Carol Grace Carter passed away one day prior to Gary, only one short day apart. Today they are in paradise where they will be together forever.

Frank Walker Galloway, 87

October 15, 2013

Frank Walker Galloway, 87, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Pocatello Care and Rehabilitation in Pocatello.
Frank was born Sept. 28, 1926 in Gibson
to Charles Walker Galloway and Lillian Dixey.  He was raised south of Blackfoot on Diggie Road.  He attended boarding school in Fort Hall and then was drafted into the Army.  He served in the Army from 1941 to 1945 in WWII and the Korean Conflict.
 In June of 1948 Frank married Georgina Teton in Blackfoot.  Georgina passed away in November of 2008.

Richard “Tazzy” V. Peyope, 45

October 15, 2013

Richard “Tazzy” V. Peyope, 45, of Fort Hall passed away, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 from a fatal car accident in Gibson.
Tazzy was born in Blackfoot on June 8, 1968 to Ardith M. Peyope and Wilford E. Peyope.  He was one of four children and grew up on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.  In his youth, he kept score for “Sak” and liked hanging out at the Timbee Hall Recreation Center.  He was competitive and usually took first in local Halloween dances and in hand game tournaments.  He also attended the annual Bear dances in Utah and Colorado.

Ernest Chavez, 74

October 15, 2013

Ernest M. Chavez, 74, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
Earnest was born August 11, 1939 in Victoria, Texas, to Alfredo and Julia Chavez.  He later moved to Corvallis, Montana where he married Janie Casias.  They were later married in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, in Blackfoot, Idaho on December 23, 1980.  Through this union they had 10 children, 35 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Ernest retired from Kraft Foods, he had also worked for Nonpareil Corp.

Carol Grace Carter

October 15, 2013

Carol Grace Carter, born Jan. 4, 1941, died peacefully at her home in Marengo, Ill. on Oct. 8, 2013 after battling a long illness. Carol was surrounded by her family as she entered God’s Kingdom.
Carol was born in Detroit, Mich. where 19 years later she met Gary Lynn Carter of Mt. Clemens, Mich. Gary and Carol were married on June 25, 1960. The couple have three children, Brian (Holly) Carter of Elgin, Wendy (Mary Beth) Carter-Siddons of McHenry, and Kevin J. Carter of Rockford.

City council schedules meeting on trees

October 15, 2013

Complaints by business and property owners that pine trees along Bergener Boulevard are blocking sign visibility has turned into "a question of aesthetics," prompting a public hearing next month.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue addressed the city council at a meeting on Tuesday saying that the managers of Papa Murphy's and the property managers of the strip mall housing GNC, Fantastic Sams and Sally's Beauty Supply brought the issue to his attention.

October 14th

Ag worker seeking post on Blackfoot City Council

October 15, 2013

Businessman and political newcomer Kenneth Ashcraft moved to Blackfoot five years ago because he landed a good job in the city. He would like to see others have the same opportunity to find a good job in Blackfoot and grow the local economy. That's why he's running for Blackfoot City Council Seat 1.
Ashcraft is vying for the seat against longtime incumbent Chris Jensen and local realtor Andy Hasselbring.
Ashcraft, who works in sales and marketing for Crary Industries (an agricultural equipment company), believes that Blackfoot already has the tools needed to attract well-paying jobs.

October 13th

Panthers take down Eagles in PK’s

October 13, 2013

ARIMO – What a difference a week makes.
When the Snake River and Marsh Valley High School boys soccer teams met in Thomas a week ago for the Panthers senior night the visitors from Arimo took care of business earning s a 5-0 victory.

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