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Stefanie Ann Whiting Bitton

January 23, 2014

Stefanie Ann Whiting Bitton passed away at home early in the hours of Jan. 19, 2014.
Stefanie was born May 30, 1962 in Boise to Robert and Louise Whiting. She was one of the “middle maid” children right in between her older sister Laurie and her younger sisters Tanya and Shiara.
Being raised in Idaho, being a tomboy came naturally and she was a daddy’s girl through and through. As soon as she could walk, she fished and camped with her numerous cousins and followed her dad around his construction sites.

Richard B. Welch, 84

January 23, 2014

Richard B. Welch, 84, of Blackfoot lost his battle with cancer and passed away at his home on Jan. 18, 2014.
Richard grew up in Bancroft on the family farm.  He attended schools in the Bancroft area and was valedictorian of his graduating class, then he went on to serve four years in the U.S. Navy Air Force and served his country in Korea and Japan.
He was married to Janis Genta until her passing in 1989.  Three children were born from this marriage, Richard D., Brenda Jayne and Carl.

Adrian Grimaud, 87

January 23, 2014

Adrian Vernon Grimaud, 87, of Idaho Falls, passed away on Jan. 18, 2014, after a brief but hard-fought battle with cancer.
 He was born on March 3, 1926, in Pocatello to Adrian Pierre Grimaud and Emma Elodia Higby Grimaud.  He attended schools in Pingree and graduated from Thomas High School.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. He continued his education at the University of Idaho and Idaho State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Math.

Laura Jean Marriott Cramer, 77

January 23, 2014

Laura Jean Marriott Cramer, 77, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Life Care Center in Idaho Falls.
Laura was born June 27, 1936, in Roberts to Lynn Fay and Ruth Kinghorn Marriott.  She attended schools in Roberts and graduated from Roberts High School. 
She married Harold “Hal” Eldon Cramer Oct. 27, 1954, in Lewisville.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.  She lived in Roberts, Riverside, Paul and Idaho Falls throughout her life.

New place to rock-n-roll in Blackfoot

January 23, 2014

BLACKFOOT— Blackfoot's classic bar Cowboy Haven, now has rock-n-roll in its name and rock-n-roll playing inside. Musician, businessman and ex-cop Cole Johnson took over the bar in November and changed the name to CJ's 'Rock n Roll' Cowboy Haven.
Johnson, a retired police officer from the Seattle area, took over the bar in November with the intention of turning it into fun, clean and safe place for live music, dancing, karaoke, darts and pool - geared around classic 'rock n roll.'

Firth withstands fourth quarter rally to down South Fremont 49-45

January 23, 2014

FIRTH — Entering the fourth quarter the Firth Cougars held a 12-point lead and were in control of their game with South Fremont.
But a 13-2 run by the visiting Cougars in the final three minutes of the game cut a 14-point Firth lead down to three with less than a minute left in the game.
But in the final 37 seconds Firth outscored South Fremont 6-3 to earn a 49-45 victory Wednesday night.

City passes resolution for Shilling Street project

January 23, 2014

In a brief noontime meeting called by Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis on Wednesday, city leaders unanimously passed a resolution supporting a construction project for Shilling Street to the state highway.
The city will submit the project request to the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) in hope of getting federal aid for the project which is estimated to cost about $1,835,000. The city will be required to pay matching funds of $134,690.

 

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