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October 9th

Chamber honors first responders at Officer Appreciation Day

October 9, 2013

The Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce honored nine first responders on Wednesday.
"I continue to be amazed and pleased with the kind of service offered by first responders to our community," said Mayor Mike Virtue. "They are clearly unsung heroes."
The Chamber honors three deputies from the Bingham County Sheriff's Office, three Blackfoot police officers and three Blackfoot fire fighters.
Sheriff Craig Rowland presented certificates to Shirley Featherston, Mike Johnson and Brad Lulloff.
Featherston manages the Civil Office, making sure all papers are processed and served properly.

Stone Soup draws a large crowd in support of SEICAA

October 9, 2013

Ricky Gardner and his wife Carissa were among the people who enjoyed Stone Soup at Mountain View Middle School on Wednesday.
The fundraiser for Bingham County's SouthEast Idaho Community Action Agency drew at least 400 people during its two-and-one-half hour run.
"We just moved to the area," Gardner said, noting that his family had come from South Bend, Ind. "We're thrilled to see the community come together like this."
Angie Goodyear and Barb Parris helped with the setup of the children's carnival and the auction.

October 8th

Diamondbacks shutout Broncos 3-0

October 9, 2013

POCATELLO — Over the years the Century and Blackfoot boys soccer teams have been involved in some memorable games with each team taking their fair share of victories.
But Tuesday's meeting at Century had implications on seeding for this weekend's 4A District 5/6 tournament.

Dawn Enterprises celebrates Disability Awareness

October 9, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Dawn Enterprises in Blackfoot celebrated its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEAM) month, with Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue reading a proclamation and tours offered throughout the facility on Tuesday.
Sindi Crosland, vocational coordinator for the company, said Dawn Enterprises (on Cedar Street) in Blackfoot has been in business since 1974 employing individuals who are socially, mentally or physically challenged.

Glen E. Kirkpatrick, 92

October 8, 2013

Glen E. Kirkpatrick, 92, a former Blackfoot resident, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 in Portland, Oregon of age related illness.
Glen was born June 3, 1921on his grandfather’s homestead on Riverton Road in Blackfoot to James and Mary Cotton Kirkpatrick.  He was the grandson of William and Henage Garrett Kirkpatrick, one of the first homesteaders in the Blackfoot area, arriving in 1866.  He spent his youth helping his father farm.
 He attended school in Blackfoot, and high school at Gem State Academy in Caldwell.  He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Dorothy Desiree (Des) Hatch Harris 1986-2013

October 8, 2013

Early the morning of Oct. 2, 2013 we lost one of the most precious love’s of our lives, our daughter Desiree. She succumbed to injuries sustained in a fatal rollover outside of Blackfoot. By God’s miraculous grace and loving hand her son Kamdon (3 years old) also in the car only sustained minor bruising and a couple of owee’s as he explains it. Desiree was on an attempt to get away from that which bound and caused her much sorrow in Salt Lake. She was 10 miles from her destination of her earthly father’s arms. She did make it into her father’s arms. her Heavenly Father’s.

Vieto Sampson Appenay, 40

October 8, 2013

Vieto Sampson Appenay, 40, of Fort Hall passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born June 10, 1973 in Blackfoot, the son of Arnold Appenay and Sandra Strombeck.
He lived most of his life in Fort Hall.  He attended schools in Fort Hall and Blackfoot.  He later attended high school at Flandreau Boarding School in South Dakota and graduated in 1991.
Vieto was a security guard at the Fort Hall Casino for the past 10 years.  He also worked at Teepee gas station and various other positions for the Sho-Ban Tribes.

Semi rollover crash near Roy

October 8, 2013

ROY—There was a rollover crash in Aberdeen Northbound on SH37 earlier this afternoon South of Roy.
Enrique Flores-Gonzales, of Aberdeen, was heading North on SH37 in a semi truck hauling potatoes when he drove off the left shoulder of the roadway and lost control, causing the truck to slide. He has been transported to Portneuf Medical Center via air ambulance.
Tune into tomorrow's paper to find out more about how Flores-Gonzales is doing.

Dorothy Desiree (Des) Hatch Harris, 1986-2013

October 8, 2013

Early the morning of Oct. 2, 2013 we lost one of the most precious love’s of our lives, our daughter Desiree. She succumbed to injuries sustained in a fatal rollover outside of Blackfoot.

Health insurance exchange forum tonight

October 8, 2013

The National Association of Health Underwriters will sponsor a free forum on the health insurance exchanges tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Senior Citizens Center.
It is open to everyone between the ages of 18-65 in Bingham County and surrounding areas.
Dawn Larsen, Troy Goodwin of Apex Insurance and Jerry Jensen of Jensco will talk about eligibility and tax credits and how they work, how the exchange itself works, open enrollment dates and when coverage takes effect.

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