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March 12th

City looking at crosswalk safety

March 12, 2014

Blackfoot police chief Kurt Asmus recently discussed potential upgrades to crosswalks in response to the concerns expressed in a letter to the editor by Madison Thompson.
"There have been a couple of accidents in crosswalks within the last six months," said Asmus.
City officials have been working with the Blackfoot School District to improve the lighting in the area of the Blackfoot High School crosswalk, the chief said.

March 11th

School levies pass

March 12, 2014

Voters passed the supplemental levies for school districts in Bingham County on Tuesday.
Aberdeen School District voters approved a two-year supplemental levy for $675,000. The unofficial election results were 107 for; 67 against. The percentage of people voting in favor of this supplemental is 61.494 percent.  
The breakdown by precinct was:
• Aberdeen 15—63 votes for the levy; 27 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was 90.
• Springfield/Sterling 16—38 for; 27 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was 65.

Postseason honors come for a handful of county basketball players

March 11, 2014

BLACKFOOT — It has been less than a week since the 2013-14 boys basketball season ended and Firth raised the 2A championship trophy, but the postseason honors for the players on the teams that participated in the state tournament are starting to trickle in.
Six players from the three Bingham County state participants earned All-state honors as selected by Idahosports.com and its broadcasters who called each game of the tournament live online last weekend.

Firth boys win 2A state title over Declo 58-48

March 11, 2014

NAMPA — After a three-year drought in which Firth head coach Scott Adams wondered if there was a semifinal jinx, the Cougars are back on top in Class 2A boys basketball.

The Firth boys program won its sixth state championship since 1999 with a 58-48 thumping of the Declo Hornets Saturday at the Idaho Center, where two weeks prior the Cougar girls won their first title since 1987.

"We wanted to do what they did, and we did," said junior Zak Johnson, who helped his teammates with a 10-2 third-quarter scoring run that ultimately doomed Declo.

Catherine Ceceilia Ward, 65

March 11, 2014

Catherine Ceceilia Ward, 65, of Shelley passed away March 8, 2014 at her home under hospice care.
She was born July 20, 1948 in Spokane, Wash. to Bobbie A. and Florence L. Cannon Hibbs.  She went to school in Spokane, Aberdeen and graduated from Highland High school in Pocatello in May of 1967.
She married Wilbur Lemar Griffin in August of 1967 and had four sons before divorcing in June of 1975.  She married Warren Keith Wells and later divorced.  On Jan. 26, 1977 she married the love of her life James Ward, together they had a son and daughter.

John Ybarguen, Jr., 71

March 11, 2014

John Ybarguen, Jr., 71, of Riverside, Idaho passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home as a result of a heart attack.
John was born Aug. 25, 1942 in Gooding, Idaho to John Ybarguen Sr. and Mary Ensunsa Ybarguen. He attended grade school and high school in Gooding. He then continued his education by studying drafting at Idaho State University.

Roxie Dolores Willey Chapman, 78

March 11, 2014

Roxie Dolores Willey Chapman, 78, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her home.
She was born April 10, 1935 in American Falls, Idaho, the daughter of Elden Willey and Dolores Kidd Willey.
Roxie was a cheerleader while attending school in Aberdeen and graduated from Aberdeen High School.
On Nov. 24, 1954 she married Lional “Dee” Chapman in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various callings and was a faithful visiting teacher.

March 10th

Blackfoot woman wins Miss Treasure Valley title

March 10, 2014

With just a little over two weeks to prepare, Blackfoot High School graduate and Boise State University student Megan Moore was crowned Miss Treasure Valley in Boise Saturday night. She will use her new role to expand on her platform of "the importance of organ donations," an issue that is "near and dear" to her heart.
Megan said she wasn't planning to compete in the pageant; but while interviewing for a job at Margene's Bridal in Boise a couple of weeks ago, the business owner looked at her resume and encouraged her to try out.

Eileen Marie Gavin Abend, 88

March 10, 2014

Eileen Marie Gaven Abend, 88, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at Vi Silverstone Care Center, Scottsdale, Ariz..
Eileen was born on October 11, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio to Thomas and Freda Aydon Gavin. Her father was a salesman, so in her early years the family moved often, eventually settling in New Jersey where she graduated from Teaneck High School.
She and her husband Hal met at a USO dance in New York City in 1944. They were marred in Rockledge, Fla., July 29, 1945, where he was stationed as a US Navy pilot.

Sara Jo Hammond, 36

March 10, 2014

Sara Jo Hammond, 36, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sara was born in Blackfoot, Idaho on Sept. 8, 1977, and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1995. She worked in hotel management in Salt Lake City since moving from Idaho.
Sara was loved and cherished by many because of her beautiful soul and fighting spirit which she displayed so eloquently when she was recovering from being badly injured by a driver while walking in downtown Salt Lake many years ago.

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