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February 26th

Splish-splashing through snow-fed puddles

February 27, 2013

Blackfoot adventurers part of extreme history

February 26, 2013

Southeast Idaho residents  Stacy Stutts, a freelance film producer formerly with CNN and Al Jazeera, and brothers Jonas and Ivan Marcinko recently attended and filmed a project called Wings of Kilimanjaro.  
This took place on Feb. 5 on the African mountain itself.
Stacy, Jonas and Ivan, along with a group of 95 paragliders from 27 different countries and a crew of over 750 guides and porters ,ascended ‘Kili’ as the locals sometimes call it, to cover the story.
The Idaho contingent was there to cover the extreme event. The goal was to launch the biggest paragliding event to date.

Brady Kent Findlay, 24

February 26, 2013

Brady Kent Findlay, 24, of Idaho Falls, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born July 2, 1988 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Kent George and Kimmra Ann Nugent Findlay.  Brady was raised in Springfield and attended school in Aberdeen, graduating from Aberdeen High School in 2006.  Following graduation he attended Idaho State University, studying Computer Science and earned an associate's degree.  Brady has also lived in Pocatello and was currently living in Idaho Falls.
Brady was engaged to Ashli Anne Boone.

Lida Hale, 97

February 26, 2013

Lida Hale, 97, of Pingree passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at The Emerald House in Blackfoot, from causes incident to age.
Lida was born Nov. 28, 1915 in Thomas to Jacob L. VanOrden and Wilhelmina Steubesand.  She was raised in Thomas and graduated from Thomas High School in 1933.  She then attended Idaho State University in Pocatello and studied Home Economics.
On Nov. 28, 1934 Lida married Calvin Leroy Hale in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

Justine Batt, 56

February 26, 2013

Justine Batt, 56, of Fort Hall passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at the Fort Hall Elderly Complex in Fort Hall.
Justine was born Oct. 6, 1956 in Pocatello to Robert Batt and Freda George.  She was raised and received her education in Fort Hall.
She enjoyed beading, cooking, watching horror movies, going to the casino, arts and crafts, drawing, crocheting and knitting.
 She was employed at 4 Directions as an assistant cook and a cook at Elderly Nutrition.  She also worked in the potato fields.


February 26, 2013

Marcene Edith Hulse, 69, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. 
Marcene was born on Sept. 2, 1943 in Shelley to Devon Hyrum and Edith Morris Fowler.  She was raised primarily in the Blackfoot area and attended schools in Blackfoot and Ashton. 
On Sept. 13, 1962 Marcene was married to Ralph Hulse in Blackfoot.  Their union was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS temple in 1966. Ralph preceded Marcene in death on Feb. 21, 2012. 

Cecelia Gertrude Vogt, 88

February 26, 2013

Cecelia Gertrude Vogt, 88, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
She was born July 16, 1924 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Marcus Blenkle and Anna Arvish.
Cecilia attended schools in Blackfoot through the 10th grade
On Oct. 19, 1947, she married Joseph Vogt in San Francisco, Calif.  He preceded her in death on July 30, 1995.
She returned to Blackfoot in 1963 where she has resided since.  She was a parishioner of the Roman Catholic Church.

February 25th

Nonpareil to sell dehydrated potato business to Basic American

February 26, 2013

Nonpareil Farms has publicly confirmed its intent to sell its dehydrated potato business in Blackfoot to Basic American Foods. Employees at the companies were informed of the plans last week.

February 24th

Absentee ballots available for school levy elections

February 25, 2013

Four school districts in Bingham County are asking voters to approve supplemental levies for their districts.
The school districts are Blackfoot 55, Snake River 52, Aberdeen 58 and Bonneville Joint 93.
° Blackfoot School District 55 is asking voters to approve a $1,975,000 supplemental levy for each of two years. The total cost of this levy over two years is $3,950,000.
° Snake River School District 52 is asking approval of a $900,000 supplemental levy for each of two years. The total cost of this levy over two years is $1,800,000.

Ex-CIA officer details agency's role in keeping U.S. safe

February 25, 2013

Former CIA officer L. Larry Boothe told Republicans at Saturday's Lincoln Day luncheon the importance of that agency.
"The CIA is vital to the security in this nation," Boothe said. "The CIA is the nation's first line of defense."
He told of his involvement in the covert war against Russia in Afghanistan in the 1980s and touched on some controversies the agency is dealing with today.
"I think it's a mistake," Boothe said of President Obama's abolishment of enhanced interrogation methods. He noted that those methods produced information vital in the battle against terrorism.

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