Archive - 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” Prior to Wednesday's 4A Fifth/Sixth District game with Rigby, Blackfoot boys soccer coach Liam Pope laid out three things he wanted his team to accomplish during the game.
Those three things were, to keep a clean sheet (allow no goals), put the game away early and control the tempo.
BLACKFOOT â€” For just the second time this season the Blackfoot High School volleyball team got to play a match on their home floor.
And for the second time on their home floor the Broncos got to face a state tournament team.
When there's a national tragedy such as Monday's shooting at the Washington Naval Ship Yard that killed 13 people, there are always ripple effects throughout the country as friends and family await news of loved ones who may have been in the line of fire. Paul and Judy Loomis of Blackfoot were among those waiting with bated breath for news of their son, Jared Loomis, who was working in the Navy Yard building at the time - just down the hall from the shootings.
Leland â€śLeeâ€ť Date passed away on Sept. 12, 2013 in Idaho Falls.Â
He was born Sept. 28, 1928 in Ucon to Tsunijiro â€śJoeâ€ť and Haruko (Harada) Date.
Â Lee attended grade school in Shelley and high school in Lewisville.Â He lived the majority of his life in Firth, where he farmed.Â He also worked in the construction industry and retired from the Monroc Concrete Company in 1990.Â
Lee attended Bethel Lutheran Church of Firth and was a member of the Japanese American Citizens League.Â He was a United States Army veteran, serving the majority of his time in Monterey, Calif.Â Â Â
Robert Lee Rizer II, 45, passed away at Portneuf Medical Center on September 11, 2013. Robert better known as Bobby to his family was born October 5, 1967 to Robert lee Riser and Margaret Rizer in Columbus Ohio. Bobby was the third of four children. He spent his early childhood in Ohio and then moved to Idaho. He has lived in Blackfoot, Aberdeen and had recently moved to Pocatello. Bobby was blessed with one child Robert Lee Rizer III on January 11, 1994.
Vera Ann Allison, 82, of Blackfoot, slipped away peacefully, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Vera was born May 6, 1931 in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of John and Ellen Bowman. She attended school at Douglas County High School where she graduated in 1949.
In May 1952 she married Bruff AllisonÂ in Denver, Colo. Together they had two children.
Vera was a hard worker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
The City of Blackfoot confirmed on Monday that a seventh person - Kurt Williams Ricks- has declared intent to run for Blackfoot nayor. Since the deadline to file for candidacy has passed, Ricks will run as a write-in candidate.
While Ricks' name won't officially be on the ballot, he joins fellow candidates Dan Cravens, Rick Bigler, Carlos Mercardo, Carlos Martinez, Paul Loomis and John Hoobler in his quest for Blackfoot's top leadership position.
Ricks, who has lived in Blackfoot for 15 years, says he is a concerned citizen who sees some problems in the city.
BLACKFOOTâ€”At the age of just two or three, it was obvious to the parents of Blackfoot tattoo artist Durst Hayden that their son was a gifted artist and would go on to do great things with his talent.
"When I was little I'd spend hours drawing detailed pictures of monsters, trucks and airplanes," he said. "My mother, who was a Born Again Christian, always told me 'God has a big plan for you.' "
His father, who Hayden said, 'was born into and died in a rough biker gang,' wanted something better for his son, and told him, "I am an example of what 'I don't want you to become.' "
POCATELLO â€” For the first time since 1999 the Idaho State football team is 2-0. But the 29-3 victory Saturday over Western State Colorado University was not the offensive show many expected.
Instead the much maligned Bengals defense and continued improvement of kicker Brendon Garcia where the keys to victory.
Longtime Blackfoot businessman John Hoobler is running for mayor of Blackfoot with a vision of seeing more people in the community find a good job or open their own business in town.
Hoobler shares his quest for Blackfoot's top leadership position with Dan Cravens, Rick Bigler, Carlos Mercardo, Carlos Martinez and Paul Loomis. Blackfoot's current mayor Mike Virtue will not seek reelection.
Hoobler, a Blackfoot resident for the past 24 years, said, "I have gone to high school here, worked here, owned businesses and raised a family here."