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October 21st

Dezzie Eva Underwood, 88

October 21, 2014

Dezzie Eva Underwood, 88, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab. 
She was born Nov. 8, 1925 in Blackfoot to Sidney L. and Eva Priest Shoell.  
She was raised and attended school in Blackfoot.  Dezzie has lived in Blackfoot and Pingree.
On Nov. 24, 1950 she married Earnest Underwood at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Earnest preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1994.
Dezzie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She worked for First American Title company as a title officer for 44 years.


Bigfoot believers gather in Washington state

October 21, 2014

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Bigfoot believers are gathering this weekend in Washington state.
The Yakima Valley Museum is hosting a Bigfoot Round-Up.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the event will honor Yakima's own Bob Gimlin and the late Roger Patterson, who filmed what they say was a Bigfoot encounter in 1967 in Northern California.
The well-known footage since has been debated and scrutinized, with some calling the filmmakers Bigfoot research pioneers and other saying the video shoes a man in an ape suit.

October 20th

Ridge Crest Elementary traffic concerns draw a large crowd at public hearing

October 21, 2014

A large crowd gathered at Ridge Crest Elementary School on Thursday to discuss traffic concerns around the school and the possibility of adding a bicycle/pedestrian path around the area of the school that connects with the city's greenbelt system.
The City of Blackfoot received a technical assistant grant from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) for $14,800 to study the area around Ridge Crestand explore safer options for pedestrians and drivers. David Doran, ITD Highway District Mobility Manger, said the overall intent of the study is "for the safety of the community."


Woman says she dug up dad's grave 'with respect'

October 20, 2014

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a woman accused of ransacking the New Hampshire grave of her father in search of his "real will" wants a judge to suppress her written statement to police that she dug it up "with respect" and he "would be OK with it."
Prosecutors allege Melanie Nash, 52, conspired with others to remove her father's remains from the Colebrook Village Cemetery in May. The vault of businessman Eddie Nash, who died in 2004, was found cracked with the casket opened and his remains searched through.

Tanda Kay Pratt, 60

October 20, 2014

Tanda Kay Pratt, 60, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, near Baker City, Oregon, from injuries sustained in a wildlife-caused traffic accident.  
Tanda was born on May 15, 1954, in Boise, Idaho, to David and Wilma Ogle.  She was the oldest of four children and the first grandchild on both the Ogle and Waite sides of the family.  Her two sisters and brother always looked up to her as their strong, brave big sister who inspired them and looked out for them.

Julia Ann Bithell Sconiers Winn, 81

October 20, 2014

Julia Ann Bithell Sconiers Winn, 81

Lorenzo Alejandro Martinez, 84

October 20, 2014

Lorenzo Alejandro Martinez, 84, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was called home on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and his sweetheart of 58 years, Lucy Belle.
Lorenzo was born Aug. 10, 1930 in Laredo, Texas, the youngest child of Juan Martinez and Catarina Soto.  Lorenzo’s childhood was spent attending school in Laredo, Texas.  
In later years Lorenzo served in the United Sates Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954.

October 19th

Dawn Enterprises partners with local entrepreneurs

October 19, 2014

The product is a simple one; golfers love it and it's helping to provide jobs for workers with mental and physical challenges at Blackfoot's Dawn Enterprises.
Four Pocatello entrepreneurs: brothers Joe and Ruben Arzola and husband and wife Rory and Jennifer (Jen) Erchul have developed a golf training aid called the "Chute Trainer." It is a simple, parachute-like device that attaches to a golf club. Its use strengthens fast twitch muscles vital to a golf swing through wind resistance.

Man accused of 'mopping aggressively'

October 19, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he grabbed a mop out of a hotel employee's hands and was "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes.
Police say 30-year-old John Thornton, of Southington, was arrested Monday night and charged with breach of peace and threatening.

October 18th

Ninja Turtle-masked teen accused of store robbery

October 18, 2014

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — "Cowabunga!"
A Louisiana teen is behind bars after police say he donned a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask and used a stick wrapped in plastic to rob a convenience store Thursday morning.
Lafayette police say 18-year-old Lacorrion Detron Turner is charged with first-degree robbery. Police say he was able to force his way behind the counter with the stick. He then tried -- and failed -- to open the register.
Police say Turner fled on foot after taking two wallets from underneath the counter.
Officers arrested Turner a short time later.

 

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