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September 10th

Ardeena Nalder Sasser, 94

September 10, 2013

Ardeena Nalder Sasser, of Pingree, passed away on Sept. 5, 2013.  She was 94 years old. 
Ardeena was born July 29, 1919, the daughter  of Archie and Clara Webb Nalder.  She grew up in Holbrook, attending schools in Holbrook and Kaysville, Utah. 
 She married Blaine Sasser on Christmas day 1936 and they were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.  She and Blaine settled the family farm in Pingree, where she has lived  for the past 74 years.

Conner Allen Covington, 4

September 10, 2013

Our sweet little Conner returned home to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 after a tragic accident.
 Conner was a special boy with a pure heart who loved his family.  He loved to play with his brothers.  Together they would jump on the tramp, throw footballs, play Mario Brothers, ride the four-wheeler, draw pictures, pop popcorn and watch movies.  He loved dinosaurs, trains, Spiderman and rainbows.  Conner was especially excited about the go-cart his dad just built for him.

Joseph T. Baldree, 93

September 10, 2013

Joseph Timothy Baldree Jr, 93, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 7, 1919 in Farmville, North Carolina, to Joseph Timothy and Nancy Horton Joyner Baldree.  Joe was raised and attended school in Farmville, North Carolina.  He has lived in various places in North Carolina, Blackfoot and Salmon.
Joe enlisted in the Army in 1943, during World War II with 5 children at home, he served in Rhineland, Northern France and Normandy Beach.  He was honorably discharged in 1945 after being wounded.

Demolition derby brings EISF to an end

September 10, 2013

BLACKFOOT—The sound and smell of revving engines filled the air Saturday night at the Eastern Idaho State Fair [EISF] Grandstand Arena during the infamous Demolition Derby.
"I've been coming to the derby since I was three years old; it's in my blood," said Dakota Chavez of American Falls.
This year officials added two events to the traditional lists of divisions, including the truck and the figure eight division. Because a truck division was added, there were also k-rails set up a few feet from the grandstand walls as a safety precaution.

September 9th

Despite pesky storms, Fair has record year

September 9, 2013

Despite pesky storms on and off throughout the week, officials at the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) are celebrating record-breaking attendance.
EISF manager Brandon Bird said that rainstorms early in the week slowed attendance; however, the fair finished strong with sold-out grandstand shows country star Chris Young on Thursday, Celebrity Apprentice winner/country star Trace Adkins on Friday the ever popular Demolition Derby on Saturday.
"The concerts were the best ever. Amazing entertainers." said Angie Wheeler of Pocatello. "I'd go see them both again anytime."

Fort Hall woman crowned Miss Indian Nation

September 9, 2013

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and residents across Idaho have reason to be proud of Fort Hall native Alexandria Alvarez, 25, who was crowned Miss Indian Nations XXI in Bismarck, North Dakota on Saturday.
The "Miss Indian Nations" is a nationwide pageant hosted by the the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck and is an ambassador leadership program created to promote goodwill and representation of all Native tribes and nations throughout the United States and Canada.
This is Alvarez's second attempt at winning the title.

Local sportscaster known for his flashy pants

September 9, 2013

POCATELLO—Two years ago, when KPVI News 6 sports director Matt Gittins posted a picture of himself on Facebook wearing a pair of ugly, green bowling pants from his high school days, he had no idea of the adamant reaction he would receive from the station's viewers. Since then he has stepped it up by wearing much "fancier" pants that have now become his "signature look" in East Idaho.

September 8th

Child dies in accident

September 8, 2013

A 4-year-old boy from Blackfoot is dead after being struck by a car on Saturday.
According to Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland, the accident took place during a youth football game at Snake River High School about 5:30 p.m. Conner Covington was playing on the east side of the fence. when a woman driving a SUV prepared to leave, Rowland said the boy darted in front of the vehicle and was run over.
The child was taken to Bingham Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Rowland said the investigation into the accident is continuing.

Hatchery one step in bringing sockeye back

September 8, 2013

Collaboration and “we have a lot more work to do” were the two points consistently made Friday at the dedication of the Springfield Hatchery.
“This is an important next step in a very important resource,” said Ed Schriever, Idaho Department Fish & Game Fisheries bureau chief. “This is the largest success story in recovery of an animal from Lonesome Larry to where we are now.
“We are not just about raising fish,” he said. “This is magical but it’s not magic.”
 “There’s science behind this,” said Schriever. “Genetic analysis is used for the maximum amount of production.”

September 6th

Community rallies for missionary's family

September 7, 2013

Prayers, kind words and financial donations have been pouring in from people of all faiths from around the world, for the family of Elder Taylor Ward of Vacaville, Calif. He is the LDS missionary who died from injuries received in a car accident near Rockford on Tuesday evening. An online fundraising effort is underway to help Ward's family with funeral expenses and the cost of transporting his body back to California.

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