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Archive - Jan 2014

January 15th

Blackfoot grapplers take down Poky

January 16, 2014

BLACKFOOT — For the first time this season the Blackfoot High School wrestling team took to the mats of Blackfoot High School.
Their opponent; perennial power and district rival Pocatello.
It took just 33 seconds for the Broncos to make their mark on the match as Chase Wasia pinned the Indians Jess Nielsen to get the Broncos rolling.
When the match was all said and done the Broncos walked away with a 51-30 win and some valuable reps in preparation for this weekends Tiger/Grizz Invitational in Idaho Falls.

January 14th

Century cruises to 65-44 win over Blackfoot

January 15, 2014

BLACKFOOT — After falling behind by as many as 19 points on two different occasions Tuesday night against district rival Century, the Blackfoot Broncos could have easily rolled over.
Instead the Broncos chipped away at the Diamondbacks lead cutting to 12 with seven minutes remaining in the game.
But on four consecutive possessions the Broncos failed to capitalize on their opportunities as Century pulled away earning a 65-44 win at Blackfoot High School.

Flu bug not biting ... yet

January 15, 2014

While some area hospitals are restricting visitors due to extreme flu outbreaks, Bingham Memorial Hospital [BMH] in Blackfoot is bucking the trend so far.
Officials at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello announced on Tuesday that due to 21 confirmed cases of the flu (dominant H1N1 strain) already this month, that no one with the flu or flu-like symptoms will be allowed to visit patients in the hospital. These include cough, cold, congestion, fever, nausea or diarrhea.

Virginia Dell Patterson, 84

January 14, 2014

Virginia Dell Patterson, 84, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at the Gables Assisted Living Center.
She was born in Wheeler County, Texas on Aug. 26, 1929 to Richard Albert Watts and Anna Mae Hart.
Virginia married TJ Patterson June 20, 1947, and they had two children, Barbara and Roger. The family moved from Texas to Blackfoot in 1958. T.J. preceded her in death on May 25, 2002.

Von E. Thurman, 84

January 14, 2014

Longtime Blackfoot residentVon E. Thurman, 84, passed away peacefully at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center on Jan. 11, 2014, due to natural causes.
Von was born on Sept. 29, 1929, at Thomas to Elmer and Elva Thurman. Von attended school in Afton, Wyo. where he lived with his grandfather. He later attended Blackfoot High School where he lettered in track and boxing and graduated in 1947. He also attended barber college in Boise.

Betty Goodwin Nielsen, 90

January 14, 2014

Betty Bea Aiken Goodwin Nielsen, 90, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
She was born March 27, 1923 in Spring City, Utah to T.W. and Crystal Aiken.  She was the oldest of nine children.
On Nov.26, 1943, she married Eldon J. Goodwin in the Manti LDS Temple.  They had five children.

January 13th

'The Night of January 16th' to begin run ... on Jan. 16

January 14, 2014

Anyone who attends the Blackfoot Community Players' (BCP) latest play "Night of January 16th," just might find themselves on stage acting as a juror in the murder mystery which opens appropriately on Jan. 16 at the Nuart Theatre (195 N. Broadway) in Blackfoot.
First time director Rob Cox is excited to present the courtroom drama based on the book by Ayn Rand. Cox, a Blackfoot resident of 15 years, has served on the BCP 'board of directors' for three years and has acted in several of their productions.

Frances Navo, 91

January 13, 2014

Frances Navo, 91, of Gibson passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
She was born Feb. 10, 1922 in Fort Hall, the daughter of Isaac Sandy, a descendant of Boise Valley, and Mary Fisher Sandy.  She was a great-granddaughter of Captain Jim.
She was raised in the Gibson and Fort Hall area.  She attended Sherman Boarding School in Riverside, Calif.
She married Richard C. Navo in Gibson in 1940. He preceded her in death in 1985.
She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

January 12th

Earl Rick Clayborn, 56

January 12, 2014

Earl Rick Clayborn was born June 7, 1957 in Pocatello to Earl and Norma Clayborn. He died at his home in Vallejo, Calif. on Dec. 30, 2013.
He became one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1971 and served his god, Jehovah, faithfully until his death.
He graduated from Snake River High School in 1974 and worked as a boilermaker until 1980 when he became an ironworker. At the time of his death he was general foreman on the San Francisco Bay Bridge in California.
On May 18, 1980 he married Martha Mahalik. They had three children: Earl, Alexsandra and Rebecca.

Leon Michael Waters, 69

January 12, 2014

Leon Michael Waters, 69
Leon Michael Waters, 69, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at the home he shared with long-time partner Carolyn Cook.
 Leon was born October 23, 1944 in Rupert, to Dean Waters and June Boldt Waters.  He was raised in Burley, and attended Idaho State University and Eastern Idaho Vocational College in Idaho Falls.  He lived in Blackfoot most of his life.
Leon worked as a tax consultant.  In his free time he enjoyed camping, fishing, being outdoors, helping people and making people laugh.

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