Archive - Jan 9, 2014
Connie E. Peterson Birch, 64, passed away peacefully at home in Blackfoot.
She was born in Hastings, Neb. on October 24, 1949.
SheÂ married Jon C. Birch and then later divorced.
She worked as an executive secretary at EG&G and ExxonÂ until she became disabled in 1989 and was forced to retire. She enjoyed crafts and reading. Connie was also aÂ very talented artist.
She was preceded in death by herÂ parents, Earl and Alretta Peterson;Â her sister, Sandra Meredith; and her daughter, Loretta Lynne.Â
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Trailing by one point with 21.2 seconds left the Blackfoot Broncos had plenty of time to get off a game-tying shot attempt.
The first attempt was a good look at the basket, but bounced off the back of the rim.
After a pair of free throws by Skyline extended the lead back to three, the Broncos had one last chance to send the game into overtime.
But Kaden Loveland's three point attempt hit the front of the rim and the Grizzlies escaped with a 65-62 win at Blackfoot High School Wednesday night.
While some kid that she will be the "rose among the thorns," newly elected city councilwoman Jan Simpson said she is wholeheartedly looking forward to working new mayor Paul Loomis and seasoned councilmen Bart Brown, Chris Jensen and Layne "Skip" Gardner.
Simpson, a 40-year resident of Blackfoot, ran unopposed for retiring councilman Rich Woodfin's seat in November's election. She is the first woman to serve on the council since city councilwoman Cherie Clawson's term ended in 2006.