Archive - 2013
Danielle Hughes Watzke, 27, completed a short but amazing life Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Portneuf Regional Medical Center after a motorcycle accident that occurred July 24, 2013 east of Carey. Danielle was born Sept. 10, 1985, in Pocatello, the daughter of Pat and Susan Hughes.
From the very beginning Danielle was determined to keep up or out-do her brothers, Brandon and Dustin, and live life to the fullest. Two years following her birth in Pocatello the family moved to Everett, Wash. and back to Blackfoot in 1995 to be near family.
Keith Lusk âCoach Willieâ Williams, 89, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his home in Boise, surrounded by his family.Â
He was born July 6, 1924 in Malad, the son of Jenkin Vaughn Williams and Elizabeth Maria Lusk Williams.
Keith graduated from Malad High School in 1943 and received his associate's degree from Snow College.Â He attended Utah State University where he received his bachelorâs degree in 1949 and in 1953 he received his masterâs degree from the University of Idaho.
He served in the Air Force from 1943-1945 during World War II.Â
Mary Stanley Warren âGramâ, 91, of Fort Hall passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
She was born July 19, 1922 in Carson City, Nev., the daughter of Opal Daisy Winnemucca and William Henry Stanley.Â She spent her childhood years in Burns, Ore. and Miller Creek, Nev.
In 1937, she married Raymond Warren in Nevada, then moved to Fort Hall and made it her permanent residence. Together they had five children.
Mary enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, hand games, card games and tanning hides.
Blackfoot High School teacher Holly Kartchner was named "Educator of the Year" at the Idaho American Legion State Convention in Boise recently.
Kartchner, who has taught government at the school over 10 years, was nominated by Blackfoot's American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23.
Gene Womack, the finance officer for Post #23, who was instrumental in nominating Kartchner said, "She [Kartchner] is one of the most enthusiastic teachers I have ever seen."
Nashville, Tenn. â Firth High School students were among the more than 7,000 participants of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who attended the 2013 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., July 7-11.
The Firth High School chapter had five members compete in the STAR Event (Students Taking Action with Recognition) competition.
Celeste Esplin competed in Chapter Service project Senior Division and received a Gold.
Quinci Nelson competed in National Programs in Action, Occupational division and received a Gold.
POCATELLO â Saturdayâs agenda for the Blackfoot Broncos was simple; win two games and advance to Sundayâs second place game and still have a chance to earn a spot in next weekâs state tournament.
Any loss and the Broncos season would come to an end.
Books, desks, chair, bulletin board are on sale at the Pingree Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Each person's memories of the school and his/her time there are thrown in for free.
The garage sale is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in hopes of getting rid of the school supplies that have accumulated at the school for the past five years.
"We call it the Pingree Mall," said Snake River High School secretary Sally Nelson.
The summer has come to an end for the Shelley Russets.
In their return to American Legion baseball after a 10-year absence the Russets had their hopes of making it into next weekâs American Legion âAâ state tournament dashed as the Idaho Falls Rangers defeated them 13-2 in five inning at Halliwell Park.
The Russets' downfall on Friday with their inability to get the third out of several innings.
There may be no sport that feeds off of emotion more than the game of baseball.
With each pitch, a team's fate can change and a comfortable lead can become a large deficit.
The Blackfoot Broncos found that out Friday afternoon in the semifinal game of the Area âCâ American Legion district tournament at Halliwell Park.
BLACKFOOT â Juvenile probation officer Mark Gough received a plaque from Bingham County Commissioner chairman Ladd Carter on Tuesday for "assisting in saving someone's life."
On Thursday, May 23, 2013, Gough received a call from juvenile probation officer Dyrk Blackburn, who said he had been notified that a probationer was in need.
A probationer had contacted the probation officer because he was concerned about his friend, a fellow probationer. The probationer had recently moved from Shelley, so even his parents did not have a current address.