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February 19th

Evelyn “Aunt Evie” Whitaker, 89

February 19, 2013

Evelyn “Aunt Evie” Whitaker, 89, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Bingham Memorial Hospital from a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 7, 1924, in Jamestown, Idaho, the daughter of Terrance C. Anderson and Cora Harker Anderson.
She graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1942 and has lived in the Blackfoot area for most of her life.

Karen Marie Andreason, 56

February 19, 2013

Boise — Karen Andreason was born April 15, 1956 in Idaho Falls to John and Darlene (Hopla) Andreason. She was raised in Arco with siblings Tom, Dale and Lori.
Karen attended school in Arco until she moved with her family to Boise in 1971. Karen graduated from Capital High School in 1974. Karen passed away at home peacefully on Feb. 9, 2013. 
She married Butch Moore in Boise on July 16, 1977 and on Feb. 24, 1978 her daughter Anna Marie Josephine was born. On Sept. 26 1979 her youngest daughter Lisa Michelle was born.  Karen and Butch later divorced.

Gloria Fern Moss Whitworth, 75

February 19, 2013

Gloria Fern Moss Whitworth, 75, of Polson, Mont. and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Mont.
Gloria was born Oct. 11, 1937 in St. Ignatius, Mont. to Henry Moss and Elsie Truchot.  She attended school in St. Ignatius, Mont. and Fort Hall..  She lived different places in Montana and Idaho, spending the last three years in Polson.
 In 1953 Gloria married Gene Whitworth.  They were later divorced.

Obituary Sherri Rae Cerino, 27

February 19, 2013

   Sherri Rae Cerino, 27, of Pocatello, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
            Sherri was born August 29, 1985 in Pocatello, Idaho, to Silas Vincent Cerino and Robin Dorce Flint Cerino.  She attended high school at the Sho-Ban High School. She lived all of her life in Idaho in the Fort Hall and Pocatello area.
            She was a member of the Native American Church.

Earl Alfred Young, 71

February 19, 2013

Earl Alfred Young, 71, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at his home.
He was born March 11, 1941 in Pingree to William Alfred and Orissa Susana Taylor Young.  He attended elementary school in Pingree, junior jigh in Pocatello and earned his GED in Oregon.  He continued his education at Idaho State University.  Earl lived in Washington state for 30 years before returning to the Blackfoot area in 2008.
On Dec. 30, 1975 he married Shirley Smith at Twin Falls.
Earl was a truck driver and made long hauls to Oregon and Canada.

Vivian Frances Calee Smith, 85

February 19, 2013

Vivian Frances Calee Smith, 85 passed away in her home in Prattville, Ala., Feb. 11, 2013.
She had been diagnosed with malignant lymphoma in 1998.
She was married to Harry Smith. They were later separated.
She worked at Bingham Memorial Hospital as a volunteer. She worked at the Eastern Idaho State Fair as a cook for the entertainers.
She was a member of the Blackfoot Southern Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Raymond Smith of Prattville; nephews, Chris Calee and Chip Calee of Prattville; cousins Bea Wallace of Blackfoot and Ruth Weitz of San Angelo, Texas.

Gaylynn Gurney Mortensen. 1967-2013

February 19, 2013

Gaylynn Gurney Mortensen. 1967-2013
Our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece and friend, Gaylynn Gurney Mortensen (45) passed away peacefully Feb. 7, 2013, at her family home in Herriman, Utah.

CloeRene Bassett Pannel, 87

February 19, 2013

CloeRene Pannel. 87. resided with her youngest daughter, Ann and her husband Earl Neumann in Wilder. since 2003. Prior to that she lived in Blackfoot for many years. CloeRene passed away on Monday. Feb. 11, 2013, at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell.

February 18th

Russets capture conference title

February 19, 2013

IDAHO FALLS — The Shelley Russets were in the drivers seat as they entered Monday nights 3A Mountain Rivers championship game against Sugar-Salem. As it was, Shelley enjoyed the fact that they were unblemished in the double-elimination tournament so a loss on Monday would not eliminate their conference title dreams as the dreaded if needed game loomed on Wednesday evening.
Shelley decided to avoid that route however as they broke open a 32-32 third quarter tie with a dazzling 17 point fourth quarter to capture the district title with a 49-41 victory.

Riverside dog gives birth to 16 puppies

February 19, 2013

On one of the coldest nights of the year, with temps dipping well into the negatives, Binelli, a two-year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, gave birth, for the first time, to 16 puppies. That is a rarity, according to Blackfoot veterinarian Dr. Marcia Matsuura of Matsuura Veterinary Housecall. The dog belongs to Conner Funk and Val and Valerie Ellis of Riverside.
Funk had her bred to Max, a Golden Retriever in the neighborhood, thinking that she would have a normal litter of 6-8 puppies that he could sell. The mixed breed dogs make great pets and hunting dogs.

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