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August 13th

House damaged in windstorm

August 13, 2013

As a result of Tuesday's sudden windstorm, three trees toppled on top of each other and came to rest on top of Lynda Thompson's house.
At 2:55 p.m. on Tuesday Thompson heard a crashing sound outside of her home.
"I thought it was the tree right next to the living room that had fallen over on my house, but I went outside once the windstorm was over and discovered that it was three trees that toppled on top of each other on the opposite side of the house," said Thompson.
Thompson had planned on mowing the lawn earlier that day, but was grateful that she chose not to.

Despite struggles Bengals win

August 13, 2013

POCATELLO -- There was a theme to the Idaho State soccer teams exhibition opener against Salt Lake Community College Tuesday afternoon; missed opportunities.
The Bengals spent much of the game within five yards of the top of the goal box, and despite the heavy attack the Bruins goalies faced, the goals were few and far between.

Carol Ann Holm Esplin

August 13, 2013

Carol Ann Holm Esplin, beloved wife and mother, passed peacefully, Aug. 10, 2013 surrounded by her loving family, from a lingering illness.
She was born March 13, 1935 in Idaho Falls to Arthur and Thelma Holm.  She was the second of two children.   At age two her family moved to a farm near Basalt.  She attended school in Basalt and graduated from Firth High School.  She went to business college and worked for a bank and tire company.  Her secretary and accounting experience benefited her throughout her life as she took care of the bookwork for the family farm.

Robert L. “Bob” Andersen, 89

August 13, 2013

Robert L. “Bob” Andersen, 89, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village in Meridian.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2920 Cassia Street, Boise. There will be a viewing at 10:30 a.m., prior to the services at the church. Burial will be on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot.

Elvira Packer Adams Jeffs, 96

August 13, 2013

Elvira Packer Adams Jeffs, 96
Elvira took her first mortal breath in Virginia, Idaho, Nov. 8, 1916.  She was the second of nine children born to Nessie Mecham Packer and Edsel Hyrum Adams.  Her brothers and sisters include Una (Tate), Dean, Hyrum, Raymond, Edna (Manwaring), Norma (Furniss), Donna (Springer), and Darrell.  She has spent most of her years in the Idaho Falls and Blackfoot area.
Times were hard, yet happiness and love radiated from the Adams home--wherever that home may have been.  Her life has been filled with memorable events—which are just as vivid today as they were then. 

Blind and visually impaired receive tips for living

August 13, 2013

IDAHO FALLS – Two Bingham County women have spent the past two weeks teaching visually-impaired and blind children in the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program.
The day camp went from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for two weeks. Classes were in the Parks and Recreation building in Idaho Falls. The camp ended last Friday.
 “We help children become more confident in what they do,” said Vicki Bateman from Shelley.
“With more confidence comes the understanding that it’s O.K. to be blind,” said Sandy Streeter from Blackfoot.

August 12th

Aberdeen coach resigns

August 12, 2013

ABERDEEN— Aberdeen Athletic Director, Cody Park, states that head football and basketball coach, Cory Hollingsworth, has stepped down as of Thursday.
More to come in tomorrow's paper.

BPAC announces concert schedule

August 12, 2013

The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) has scheduled five world-class concerts for the 2013-2014 concert season.
"This is the best season we have been able to present so far," said Susan Mann, BPAC's programming director. "We are so excited to present concerts of this caliber. It's definitely a season that will have something for everyone."
The seasons concerts include:
-Sept. 26 Ricky Nelson Remembered: A multi-media event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs perform by his twin sons Mathew and Gunnar.

James 'Jim' Allen Harrington, 60

August 12, 2013

James “Jim”  Allen Harrington, 60, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at his home.
Jim was born Aug. 28, 1952 to Cleo Clifford Harrington and Vernetta Mae Campain in Idaho Falls.  He was raised in Blackfoot from sixth grade on, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1970.
On June 8, 1971 Jim married Karen M. Lowe in Blackfoot.  They have been married for 42 years.

Dorothy L. Martin, 99

August 12, 2013

Dorothy L. Martin, 99, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Aug, 9, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Dorothy was born March 6, 1914 in Riverside to Ole William Peterson and Effie May Goold.  Dorothy attended school in Riverside, then transferred to Blackfoot when the family home burned down and forced the family to relocate.  She graduated from Blackfoot High School.
She was raised in the Riverside area and moved to McCammon in 1945; to Santa Maria, Calif. in 1960 and returned to Blackfoot in 1965 and lived there ever since.

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