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May 6th

Edith Clark Christensen, 89

May 6, 2014

Edith Clark Christensen, 89
Feb. 21, 1925-May 3, 2014
Edith (Clark) Christensen passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, Idaho on Saturday, May 3, 2014. She died due to complications of a short illness and age.

May 5th

Blackfoot Community Players kick off romantic comedy

May 5, 2014

The Blackfoot Community Players are presenting the romantic comedy "All Of A Sudden Peggy" May 9, 10, 12, 16, 17 and 19 at the Nuart Theater. This is a show that brings director Heather McPhie's love for theater full circle.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. each night. Ticket prices are $7.
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Paul Tod Woods, 72

May 5, 2014

Paul Tod Woods, 72, of Springfield Idaho, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. He peacefully passed away while surrounded by his family.
Paul was born Sept. 21, 1941 in Fremont, Mich., to Melville Tod and Miriam Stewart Woods. He was raised in Michigan and graduated from high school in South Lyon, Mich.  Following graduation he attended the University of Idaho, earning a bachelor’s degree in Forestry.  While there, he met OraLee Sasser whom he later married on June 22, 1962 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 

May 4th

Blackfoot band director selected as Music Teacher of the Year

May 4, 2014

Blackfoot High School band director Jan Eddington has been recognized as the 2013 Idaho Music Educator of the Year. She received this award last month at the Idaho Music Educators’ Association meeting in Nampa.
“I was totally caught by surprise,” Eddington said. “There are so many amazing teachers in this state.
“It makes me all the more appreciative of this honor,” she said. “It means a lot to be recognized by my peers because I have such respect for them.”
Eddington will retire at the end of this school year after 23 years of teaching music in public schools in Idaho.

May 3rd

Looking for a state qualified ride

May 3, 2014

AMERICAN FALLS — After battling Mother Nature and even losing a rodeo last weekend in American Falls due to rain, the cowboys and cowgirls of District 4 were spoiled with perfect conditions on Saturday when then finished out their two week stretch at the Power County Fairgrounds.
For the group from Bingham County Saturday's finale just steps from the reservoir was a good one as many times that should be state qualifiers were set.
Snake River sophomore Timmi Hutchings got her day off to a good start by laying down a time of 5.00 in her section of breakaway roping.

May 2nd

Union Pacific gives $6k to potato museum

May 2, 2014

BLACKFOOT—The Idaho Potato Museum received a check for $6,000 from Union Pacific Public Affairs Director Dan Harbeke on Friday. The funds that came through a Union Pacific Foundation grant will be used to repair the deteriorating stonework around the base of the old building - originally built as a train depot in 1913. Museum executive director Tish Dahmen specifically applied for the grant in hopes of funding the masonry repairs.

Smith’s squeeze sends Russets to 1-0 win over South Fremont

May 2, 2014

SHELLEY — Runs were tough to come by Friday afternoon at Shelley High School.
The host Russets and 3A Sixth District leaders South Fremont battled for six and a half innings with no runs coming across to score.
In fact the Cougars never had a runner get any further than second base as the Russets pitching duo of Kaden Schmitt and Marcus Gustaveson held the Cougars to just three hits.
The Russets on the other hand had plenty of chances to get runs across, but missed bunts and the inability to make contact stranded runners on base in all but two innings in the game.
But in the seventh after a leadoff double down the left field line by Marcus Gustaveson, Zack Leal singled to move him to third. Then on a 1-1 pitch Braxton Smith laid down a perfect squeeze bunt as a streaking Gustaveson was making his way to plate and the Russets walked away with a 1-0 win to clinch the No. 3 seed on Monday's district tournament.

Rulon James Love, 87

May 2, 2014

LOGAN, Utah – Rulon James Love passed from this life to the arms of his sweetheart on April 21, 2014.
He was born in Layton, Utah on Jan. 21, 1927 to George H. and Maud (James) Love. He always said he was born "lovely" and forgot to change. He graduated from Davis High School where he wrestled and played football. His nickname was "Moose" because of his large stature.

May 1st

Sho-Ban members honor Miss Indian World

May 1, 2014

The pride was evident as members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and folks from throughout the region gathered at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center Thursday to honor and congratulate new MIss Indian World - Taylor Thomas. 
Thomas, 21, the current  Miss Shoshone-Bannock  and an Idaho State University student, was crowned Miss Indian World at the "Gathering of Nations" powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico last week. She also placed first in the interview category of the competition.

Three schools put on lockdown briefly

May 1, 2014

The outside doors of three Blackfoot schools and the district office were locked to prevent any intruder from entering on Thursday.
At 12:41 p.m. the Blackfoot Police Department asked students, faculty and staff at the Blackfoot Sixth Grade Center, Independence Alternative High School, and Mountain View Middle School to “shelter in place."
That tactic is a form of lockdown where the exterior doors are locked, but instruction continues inside the school, said Blackfoot Police Lt. Shawn Hunter. The exterior doors were locked so no intruders could come inside.

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