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June 12th, 2014

Harold Van Sickle, 83

June 12, 2014

The greatest love story ever felt by one family ended April 22, 2014 when Harold Van Sickle was reunited with his beautiful wife Florien.
Harold was born on June 21, 1930 in Jefferson, Iowa, to Ira Van Sickle and Myrtle Schilmann Van Sickle.
Harold joined the Navy at the age of 20. He served both foreign and domestic. This honorable sailor stole the heart of Florien Misch and made her his bride June 14, 1952. 

June 11th

Kennel clubs take over state fairgrounds

June 11, 2014

Dog lovers—heads up. Starting today and concluding on Sunday, dog enthusiasts can enjoy two kennel club "clusters" at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds in Blackfoot.
The kennel club dog show opens at 8 a.m. today. Admission is free.
The Pocatello Kennel Club opens today and concludes Friday. The Eagle Rock Kennel Club opens on Saturday and closes Sunday. The gate opens at 8 a.m. for all four days.
Each day, the semifinals begin at 2 p.m. followed by "Best of Show" competition that begins about 4-4:30 p.m.
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Hutchings blazes through barrels to start second go

June 11, 2014

POCATELLO — She goes by the nickname of 'Full Throttle' because of the way she rides her horse.
But after exploding onto the scene during last year's Idaho High School Rodeo Finals Huthcings had not exactly started this years event the way she would have liked.
That all changed in the Tuesday night session where Hutchings was the last competitor to take the arena floor of the Bannock County Fairgrounds in barrel racing.
Hutchings blazed through the barrels to a time of 17. 779 to win the session and end the first go on a high note.

Tom R. Hansen, 74

June 11, 2014

Tom R. Hansen, 74, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was born in Blackfoot, Idaho June 12, 1939 to William and Rose Hansen.
He grew up in the Southeast Idaho area and graduated from Blackfoot High in 1957. He was drafted into the Army in December 1961, and was stationed in Fort Collins, Colo. He was discharged, with honors, in March 1963.
He met the love of his life, Marilyn Wallin (Gelles), and married her on Aug. 2, 1973; they were later sealed for time and eternity in the LDS Temple on Aug. 2, 1980.

Brent B. Hawkes, 72

June 11, 2014

Brent B. Hawkes, 72, a Salt Lake City resident formerly of Blackfoot, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at his home from natural causes.
He was born April 8, 1942, Blackfoot, Idaho, the son of Francis Sidney and Genevieve Pearl Goodwin Hawkes.
He grew up in Blackfoot where he graduated from Blackfoot High School. Brent started his education at BYU and then he continued his extensive education career in Philadelphia and graduated with his doctorate in Education from Penn State.

June 10th

Firth woman receives honor from state's dairymen

June 11, 2014

Mikaela Jensen, a recent graduate from Firth High School (FHS), can be spotted on billboard across Eastern Idaho. She was named the Distinguished Student of the Year by the United Dairymen of Idaho.
For her senior project, Jensen organized a Senior Prom at The Gables in Shelley, an elder care facility. The prom took place in January. She selected The Gables because her grandmother, Zelda Moser, was living there at that time.

Starting off the week with a qualified ride

June 10, 2014

POCATELLO — The first full day of rodeo action took to the Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello Tuesday afternoon and for the kids from Bingham County the morning sessions results were mixed.
For some Tuesday mornings session was the first time they had hit the arena on the quest for a Idaho High School Rodeo Finals title as each and every competitor were looking to earn their spot in Saturday's final.

June 9th

Recent BHS grad uses art to raise college funds

June 10, 2014

Where there's a will there's a way. Wyatt Anderson, who just graduated from Blackfoot High School, needs money for college tuition. As an actor, who has participated in high school and local theater productions through the years, Anderson is planning to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles this fall.

LeRoy Elsdon Howard Jr., 89

June 9, 2014

LeRoy Elsdon Howard Jr., 89, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at The Willow’s.
Elsdon was born March 5, 1925 in Blackfoot, Idaho to LeRoy Elsdon Howard and Hannah Elizabeth Gummersall. He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School.  
He served in World War II in the United States Army and served as a cook on a ship called USS Granmede in various locations. After the Navy, he attended BYU and graduated in chemistry.

June 8th

Anderson takes humanitarian trip to Philippines

June 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Idaho District 31-A Representative Neil Anderson, a Blackfoot resident, took part in a 12-day humanitarian outreach to the Philippines this year from April 23 to May 4.
On Nov. 8, 2013, the Philippines was hit by the biggest typhoon in its history, at least in windspeed, with gusts exceeding 230 miles per hour. This was Typhoon Yolanda in which over 6,300 people died.
Anderson, his son, Tyler, and 13-year-old grandson, Dylan, from Brigham City, Utah, joined a 18-person team to help the Filipino people on the Philippine island of Leyte.

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