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Archive - 2013

July 24th

Date set in BHS hazing case

July 25, 2013

BLACKFOOT — A date for a jury trial has been set in the Blackfoot "hazing" case. A jury trial is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in the courtroom of Seventh Judicial District Judge David Nye. The date for pre-trial is set for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

Russets, Broncos begin American Legion District tournament today

July 24, 2013

BLACKFOOT — All summer long the Blackfoot Broncos American legion baseball team has been on of the tops teams in Area 'C'.
The Broncos were so good in fact they earned the top spot in the west division of Area 'C' and a first round bye into the quarterfinals of today's American Legion district tournament that begins today at Halliwell Park in Pocatello.

John Edmond Pincock

July 24, 2013

Jan. 8, 1933 - July 21, 2013
John Edmond Pincock was born Jan. 8, 1933, to Howard Pincock and Lillie May Winmill in Sugar City. John was reunited with his son Ryan when he passed away peacefully at Pocatello Care and Rehab on July 21, 2013.

Darrel Ray Peterson

July 24, 2013

Darrel Ray Peterson passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday evening, the 21st of July, surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.  He was born March 10, 1930 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Arthur W. and Arzula Blatter Peterson.  His roots were in the farming community of New Sweden where he helped his father farm and where he developed his love for animals.  He owned and operated Darrel’s American for many years.  He finished his career as a spud buyer for GPOD. 

Kaye Johnson Aubrey

July 24, 2013

September 6, 1945 - July 18, 2013
Kaye Johnson Aubrey returned to her heavenly home on the evening of July 18th at the Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful,` Utah .  She passed away surrounded by family after extended illness and pneumonia complications.  Kaye was born the first of three daughters to Whitney Owen Johnson and Donna Jane Lott Johnson of Blackfoot, Idaho, and was a life- long resident of Groveland. 

July 23rd

Scout makes city hall sign his Eagle project

July 23, 2013

At just 12 years old, Shad Hess wondered why there wasn't a sign in front of Blackfoot City Hall letting people know where the city's businesses is conducted. So, he took it upon himself to make building and erecting a sign his Eagle Scout project.
"How is anyone supposed to know where City Hall is when there is no sign in front of the building?" Hess asked.
Hess said he approached Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue with the idea of the sign and Virtue put him in touch with some local businessmen who donated goods and services to make the sign a reality.

Jensen Grove Lake water supply shut off

July 23, 2013

Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue learned Tuesday morning that the water supply going into Jensen Grove Lake would be shut off by Tuesday afternoon because of a water shortage. He said this is the earliest he has seen the water supply cut off in 13 years.
"Last year we were fortunate to still have water until November. I was hoping this year that we'd last until at least mid-August but it's just been too dry," he said.
Virtue explained that the city purchases water rights to fill the lake from Snake River Irrigation and that its administrators control the water flow.

Huthings takes second in barrels at NHSFR

July 23, 2013

BLACKFOOT — A month after clinching her spot in the National High School Finals Rodeo, Snake River High School freshman Timmi Hutchings took to the back of her horse on a much bigger stage last week.

New vet happy to be in Blackfoot

July 23, 2013

BLACKFOOT—This winter's snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures won't be a shock to Minnesotan Paul Syverson, the new veterinarian at Blackfoot's 'Animal Health Clinic.' In fact, East Idaho fits the bill just right for what he and his wife, Josie (a doctor at Portneuf Medical Center) were looking for as they start their careers.
Upon completing his schooling at the University of Minnesota, Syverson said he and Josie were looking for a rural, agriculture-based community similar to their hometown Benson - in western Minnesota.

KAROLINE BAISCH, 89

July 23, 2013

Karoline Schmidtgall Baisch, 89, of American Falls, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Monte Vista Hills Healthcare Center in Pocatello after a long illness.
She was born May 9, 1924 in Aberdeen, the daughter of Henry and Amalia Huva Schmidtgall.  She spent most of her childhood in the Aberdeen and Pleasant Valley areas.
On April 23, 1943, she married Robert Lawrence Baisch from American Falls.  They had one son, Dale.

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