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October 1st

Shirley Kaye Parker,93

October 1, 2013

Shirley Kaye Stoddard Parker of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away September 27th, 2013 at 93 years of age.    She was the oldest daughter of Phyllis Jane Oldham and LeRoy Glen Stoddard and had survived her siblings Lila, Gordon, Keith and Cork.

Barbara Babneau Herland, 88

October 1, 2013

Barbara Hazel (Burnham) Babneau Herland, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, September 23, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot after a short stay in the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a heart attack in early August.  Her health had been declining due to renal failure the last few years, but remained living independently until this time.

Edwin Eugene Kearsley, 66

October 1, 2013

Edwin Eugene Kearsley, 66, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Mini Cassia Care Center in Burley, Idaho.
            He was born August 4, 1947 in Driggs, Idaho the third child and second son of Irvin Horace and Freda Wilde Kearsley.
            Edwin attended school in Victor, Idaho, Providence, Utah and Blackfoot, Idaho.  He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1967. He attended BYU-Provo, Utah and Idaho Trade and Tech in Twin Falls, Idaho.  He graduated from Idaho State University in 1995.

September 30th

Aberdeen couple starts home video business

October 1, 2013

ABERDEEN — An interest in media and the impending closure of Aberdeen's J.R. Simplot plant in the spring of 2014 has prompted Terry and Cindy George of Aberdeen to take on a new venture.
The couple have opened "Home Video Studio" (a franchise under Idaho Gem State Media) at 251 S. 5th E. in Aberdeen where they specialize in video editing, video to DVD transfer, DVD and CD duplication, photo video montages, home movie transfers, video slide transfers, video tape repair and much more.

September 29th

State DYW contest opens Thursday

September 30, 2013

IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) contest is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium. The contest begins each evening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person per evening or a ticket for each of the three evening performances can be purchased for $25.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office.
Four distinguished young ladies will represent Bingham County in this contest.
·         Miko Toussaint represents Blackfoot.
·         Malia Saupan represents Snake River.
·         Aspen Poulson represents Aberdeen.

September 27th

High school students pursue quest for smoke-free parks

September 28, 2013

BLACKFOOT—The student health council at Blackfoot's Independence High School is not giving up on its quest to see 'smoke-free' parks in the city.
Members of the student health council will give a presentation (on behalf of the Southeastern Idaho Public Health's Tobacco Prevention Program) at Tuesday's city council meeting. The student presentation will be followed by a public hearing on the issue.

Cougars crush Bulldogs 59-7

September 28, 2013

FIRTH — Coming into Friday night's home game with Ririe, Firth senior defensive back Brady Oleson had not started a game this season.
Naturally the game plan of the visiting Bulldogs was to attack the side of the field Oleson was playing.
That plan backfired.

Fundraiser ongoing for Blackfoot native

September 27, 2013

IDAHO FALLS — Jen Andrus was hoping to win "Bish's RV Challenge" and walk away with a brand new $20,000 travel trailer. Her wish was short-lived.
The former Morning News reporter was selected into the top 25 and then got enough votes on Facebook to be one of the top 12 contestants to play in the "Survivor"-style competition and live in an RV for a week.
She completed the first challenge (a team obstacle course) on the first night and then something went wrong.

Lydia 'Toots' Edline Chaffin, 98

September 27, 2013

Lydia “Toots” Edline Chaffin, 98, passed away Sept. 24, 2013.
Mom was born to Julius (Gustav) Edward Bergeman and Emma Kastning Bergeman in Fairmont, Minn., on April 2, 1915, the sixth child of 11 children.  Her parents and the children moved numerous times to various towns in Utah before moving to Blackfoot, in 1932, sometimes living in a tent. She attended school until the 8th grade. 

Longtime district board clerk retires

September 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Longtime Blackfoot School District Board Clerk Margaret Contor attended Thursday night's school board; however, she was not in her usual seat.
Contor retired from the district this month after nearly 25 years of service and was at the meeting for special recognition from the board in front of a room full of friends, patrons and district personnel.
Contor started at the district in the early 80s as a part-time secretary and took on the full-time position of duty clerk and secretary to the superintendent in 1989.

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