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April 21st

Dale Wadsworth, 86

April 21, 2014

Dale Wadsworth, 86, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away peacefully in his wife’s arms on Monday, April 14, 2014.  
 Dale was born on March 22, 1928, in Wapello, the ninth child of Francis Abiah and Lydia Christina Wadsworth.  As a child, Dale enjoyed riding horses, fishing, hunting, and observing nature. 
Dale earned his Eagle and Ranger rank in the Boy Scouts of America and one of his fondest memories was participating in the Boy Scout Centennial in Salt Lake City.

Elmer Arthur (Art) Schulz, Jr. — 1927-2014

April 21, 2014

After a brief illness, our husband, father, and grandfather passed away in his sleep on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Art was born on Sept. 19, 1927, in Guymon, Okla., to Elmer Arthur Schulz and Margaret Louise (McBride) Schulz, both originally from Missouri. His father and grandfather Schulz were bricklayers and stonemasons who came from Missouri and ended up in Denver, by way of Craig, Colo.

L. “Wid” and Nita Disney

April 21, 2014

L. “Wid” Disney was born on Sept. 14, 1926 in Shelley, Idaho to parents Orlen J. Disney of Delphos, Kansas, and Nora P. Drain of Scott City, Kansas.
He was raised in Eastern Idaho on ranches along the river bottoms of the Snake River on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.  He attended several schools in the area including the Thomas School. He left home at an early age and relocated to the Ontario, Ore. area where he pursued what he loved best, ranching and rodeoing.

Fay Eugene “Bud” Jones

April 21, 2014

Surrounded by family and friends, Fay Jones died peacefully at his home on April 10, 2014 at the age of 86.
Fay was the oldest of four children born to Bud Jones in Malad City, Idaho. He came into this world on June 30, 1927. The family grew with the arrival of two sisters, Mary Lois and Sharon Lee and one brother, DeLon (Lonnie). He will forever be “Big brother and trusted protector”.

SR board decides to retain popular science teacher

April 21, 2014

In a press release, the Snake River School District Board of Trustees announced its decision in the Elaine Asmus matter on Monday.
"Specifically, the Board has determined that Ms. Asmus' teaching contract should be renewed, provided that Ms. Asmus will be placed on probation for a period of one full school year on account of several violations of Board Policies and the Idaho Code of Professional Ethics for Professional Educators.

April 20th

Shawver wins DYW at Snake River

April 21, 2014

THOMAS – Kaeley Shawver is the newest Distinguished Young Woman of Snake River.
She won $3,600 worth of scholarships, including $300 in each of these categories--Scholastic, Interview, Talent, Fitness and Self Expression. She also won $2,100 for being named Snake River’s DYW.
First Alternate Savannah Williams won scholarships totaling $2,700. This amount includes the $300 she won in the categories of Scholastic, Interview and Talent, plus $1,800 for being named First Alternate.

Kate Wheeler named Blackfoot's DYW

April 21, 2014

BLACKFOOT-Blackfoot High School student Kate Wheeler was chosen from 27 contestants to be Blackfoot's "Distinguished Young Woman" at the new "New York-New York" themed program at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center Saturday night. As "Distinguished Young Woman" she earned a scholarship of $1,400.

April 19th

Russets win slugfest over Broncos 12-8

April 19, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Over the last week the Shelley Russets have put on quite the offensive show.
After winning the Buhl Tournament last weekend where they won all four games they played outscoring their opponents 47-12, the Russets defeated Teton and Sugar-Salem earlier this week to open district play.
Saturday the Russets traveled down Highway 91 to take on the Blackfoot Broncos and if you were a fan of offense Blackfoot High School was the place to be.

April 18th

IFG stocks rainbow trout in Jensen Grove Lake

April 18, 2014

There was indeed something "fishy" going on in Blackfoot Friday morning as Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) officials dropped 2,700 rainbow trout into Jensen Grove Lake for recreational fishing.
Paul Martin, IDFG fish culturist, said that the fish are a little disoriented when they're first dropped from the water tank into the lake but that they adapt after a few hours. He stressed that the fish are sterile so that they cannot cross breed with the native cutthroat.
For more on this story, see our print and e-editions.

Schmitt signs to be a Wolverine

April 18, 2014

SHELLEY — For many sports fans in Bingham County when the name Kaden Schmitt comes up in conversation it is more often than not about his exploits on the football field.
Schmitt was named the 3A State player of the year after leading the Russets to their second consecutive 3A state championship. But while Schmitt was a stellar football player, baseball is first love and the sport he hoped to get an opportunity to play in college.


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