Archive - 2013
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."
THOMAS â€” Many people expected Friday night's match-up between the undefeated Snake River and Sugar-Salem football teams to be an offensive shootout.
But instead of an offensive show, those in attendance got a defensive battle won by the Panthers 7-6 on homecoming night at Snake River High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” Seventy-three fourth and fifth graders at the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC) built a flag that was displayed on the outside of their mobile classroom in honor of Patriot Day on Wednesday.
Most fifth graders were not yet born when the twin towers were hit on Sept. 11, 2001.
Patriot Day is designated as a day of remembrance and service.
Fifth grade teacher Kelly Jo Fisk said the students took a virtual tour of events on 9-11 using the smart board in her classroom.
"We also took a virtual tour of the memorial," she said.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Retired Army Lt. Colonel, Paul Marion Loomis, has hopes of continuing a life of service as Blackfoot's new mayor.
Loomis joins fellow candidates Dan Cravens, Rick Bigler, Carlos Mercardo, Carlos Marinez and John Hoobler in his quest to replace current mayor Mike Virtue who will not seek reelection in November.
Loomis' decision to run for mayor is based upon his belief that "service is important in the community," as demonstrated in his 26 years of service in the United States Army.
BLACKFOOT â€” When the Blackfoot and Pocatello High School boys soccer teams met in Pocatello last year it took just five minutes for the Broncos to put up five goals on the way to a 15-1 win.