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City to enforce designated smoking areas at city parks

March 4, 2014

After nearly one year of trying, members of Blackfoot's Independence High School student health council, along with Tracy Lambson from Southeastern Idaho Public Health, were successful in influencing the Blackfoot City Council to start enforcing a ,smoke free, park ordinance that is already on the books.
At Tuesday night's city council meeting, the council unanimously agreed to to begin enforcing the no smoking areas in the city's parks.
The council seemed to be in agreement that there "should be some areas in the park where people can smoke."

Cougars looking to bring title back to Firth

March 4, 2014

FIRTH — The Firth Cougars are no stranger to success at the state tournament and don't expect this year to be any different.
Head coach Scott Adams and the Cougars have been one of the best teams in the 2A ranks all season long and are looking to rerun a boys basketball championship to Firth after a three year hiatus.

Michael James Birch, 68

March 4, 2014

Michael James Birch, 68, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 while fishing on the Snake River.
He was born Nov, 11, 1945 in St. Anthony, Idaho, to Lowell Edgar and Rayola Rudd Birch.  He was raised in St. Anthony and attended school there, graduating from South Fremont High School.  He excelled baseball while in high school.   He attended Ricks College for two years, then moved to Pocatello to attend I.S.U., where he earned a BS in Political Science.  He moved to Blackfoot in 1976 and has resided here since.

JoAnn Jackson Polatis, 77

March 4, 2014

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend, JoAnn Jackson Polatis, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at her home in Thomas, Idaho, her favorite place to be. 
She was born on Oct. 8, 1936 in Thomas, Idaho to Clarence Mark and Wilma Martin Jackson at the home of her grandparents. She attended school in the Snake River District, graduating in 1955, the first class in the new high school. She then attended Ricks College.

WAYNE A. WHITTEN, 91

March 4, 2014

Wayne A. Whitten, 91, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Idaho Veterans Home in Pocatello.
Wayne was born on Feb. 26, 1923 in Blackfoot to Albert William and Florence Leona Cones Whitten.  He was a lifelong resident of Blackfoot.  He attended school in the Blackfoot School District and graduated from Blackfoot High School.  In 1943, Wayne joined the Army.  He was trained as a radar technician and was stationed in Japan following World War II.
Wayne married Thelma Coles in Las Vegas, Nev. in 1964.

Jazz festival comes to the BPAC

March 4, 2014

BLACKOOT—Anyone suffering from the late winter doldrums in Southeastern Idaho is bound to perk up by attending the Intermountain Jazz Festival, Saturday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
The award-winning jazz ensemble- BYU Synthesis- will headline the event with an evening performance at 7:30 p.m., Nine area high school (and middle school) jazz bands will perform throughout the day. Approximately 200 students and their families come for the annual event, equating to over 400 additional people, giving the town an economic boost on Saturday.

 

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