Archive - Jan 8, 2014
Robert Howard Young Jr., 60, of McCammon passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at his home after a valiant battle with cancer.
Robert was born March 25, 1953 in Murray, Utah to Robert Howard Young Sr. and Agnes â€śYvonneâ€ť Kirby.Â He attended grade school and junior high in Ogden, Utah and then to Illinois, attending two high schools north of Chicago.
He lived in Southern California, met his first wife and had children there.Â He lived in Utah, Idaho and the last 20 years in McCammon.
James (Jay) Dallas Stephens, Ph.D., professionally known as Doctor Stephens, a resident of Blackfoot since November 1976 passed away at home on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Jay was the youngest of five siblings born to John W. Stephens and Ellen (Irene) Fogarty Stephens, at the hospital in Salmon City on Nov. 27, 1931. He grew up on the family ranch in the Goldburg, Idaho area of the upper (south-eastern) end of the Pahsimeroi River Valley along with his three living siblings. He graduated from the Goldburg Elementary School and then he graduated from Challis High School in 1949.
BLACKFOOT â€” Since before Christmas Blackfoot head girls basketball coach Merle Smith stressed how important Tuesday night's game with the top team in 4A the Century Diamondbacks.
For a quarter the Broncos kept the game close, but a hot shooting night from the Diamondbacks Sarah Holt and the low post play of Henny Hearn were too much for the Broncos too overcome as Century cruised to a 59-40 victory.
Blackfoot trailed 14-8 after one quarter and started the second quarter on a 6-0 thanks in part to a pair of steals and layups from Cassandra Clarke to tie the score 14-14.
It was an evening filled with laughter and tears as Blackfoot's new city leaders were sworn in and the community bid farewell to popular two-term mayor Mike Virtue and retiring councilman Rich Woodfin at Blackfoot City Hall Tuesday evening.
Newly elected mayor Paul Loomis took his oath of office followed by the city council members Bart Brown, Chris Jensen, Layne Gardner and newcomer Jan Simpson.