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Patriarch of Kesler's Market dies at 91

January 6, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Local businessman Jack White Kesler of Kesler's Market in Blackfoot, died last Thursday at age 91.
Kesler started working in the family grocery business in 1934, when he was 12-years-old.
His sons, Bob and Kelly, said they got into the business "because we figured Dad would retire."
"When he was getting into his 70s, we thought he might consider retiring; and then when he turned 80, we thought he would surely consider retiring," said Kelly.
"He definitely was part of the Greatest Generation," he said. "He taught us how to work.

Have American parents got it all backwards?

January 6, 2014

The eager new mom offering her insouciant toddler an array of carefully-arranged healthy snacks from an ice cube tray?

That was me.

The always-on-top-of-her-child's-play parent intervening during play dates at the first sign of discord?

That was me too.

We hold some basic truths as self-evident when it comes to good parenting. Our job is to keep our children safe, enable them to fulfill their potential and make sure they're healthy and happy and thriving.

Elynn Matthews Kirkham, 88

January 6, 2014

Elynn Matthews Kirkham, 88, of Blackfoot passed away on Jan. 2, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. 
Elynn was born March 23, 1925, in Green Timber, Idaho, the daughter of Hazel and Byron Matthews.
Elynn grew up in Ashton and graduated from Ashton High School in 1943. She moved to Utah where she worked and attended Brigham Young University. 

Bryan William Jacobson, 41

January 6, 2014

Bryan William Jacobson, 41, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at his home.
Bryan was born November 20, 1972 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Claude William Jacobson Jr. and Violet Elayne Shaw.  He was raised in the Blackfoot area and attended school in Blackfoot and Snake River.
On November 1, 1991 Bryan married Marti Paterson in Blackfoot.  They had two children, Dakota James and Dusti Lynn.  They were later divorced.  He lived the last four years in Blackfoot with Sandy Davis.

Supreme Court puts gay marriages in Utah on hold

January 6, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah until a federal appeals court can rule on whether the state law banning the practice violates the Constitution.
The unsigned, one-paragraph order did not spell out the court’s reasoning in the case -- orders that put lower-court decisions on hold frequently do not do so. The order did not indicate any dissents.

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