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February 25th, 2014

Sandra Ellis, 72

February 25, 2014

Sandra Ellis, 72 of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot. 
She was born June 24, 1941 in Pocatello, Idaho, the daughter of Yantes Everett and Evelyn Thompson Hensley.
Her father passed away before she was born. She was raised in Tyhee and the Blackfoot  area by her mother and step-father.
Sandra married Gary Ellis on Aug. 20, 1958 in Blackfoot.
She and Gary lived in Blackfoot all her life and raised their family here.

Margaret Hillam Hansen, 84

February 25, 2014

Margaret Hillam Hansen, 84, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at her home from cancer.
She was born Feb. 8, 1930 in Marysville, Idaho, the daughter of George Marvin Hillam and Laura Mae Lemmon.
She grew up in Marysville and Ashton, Idaho. She attended elementary school in Marysville, Ashton and then at Madison High School.
Margaret served a LDS mission when she was 21 years old to the New England States. When she returned, she married her sweetheart, Alvon Jerry Hansen in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on April 11, 1952.

Miranda Lee Ann Duchscher Morgan, 31

February 25, 2014

Miranda Lee Ann Morgan, 31, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at the Emerald House in Blackfoot, Idaho.
She was born Oct. 11, 1982 in Rexburg, Idaho, the daughter of Thelma Scott and Delbert Lee Duchscher.
She lived in the Blackfoot area for most of her life and attended Blackfoot High School.
Miranda was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She liked mud digging, fishing, listening to music and spending time with her children and family.

Ronald Wayne Reed, 70

February 25, 2014

Ronald Wayne Reed, 70 of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born Feb. 7, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of George T. and Edith LaVerne Moon Reed. Ronald was raised in the Snake River area and graduated from Snake River High School in 1962. After graduation he went to an electrical school in Arizona. He then moved to the Seattle, Wash. area  and worked in an aircraft plant for Boeing.

Dale W. Sorensen, 62,

February 25, 2014

Dale W. Sorensen, 62,
Dale Walter Sorensen 62, of Leslie, Idaho passed away from a heart attack Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at Sedgewick Medical Center in Big Springs, Neb.
Dale was born in Blackfoot, Idaho to Harris (Doc)
and Marie Sorensen on Sept. 20, 1951. He was
raised in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High
School in 1969.
Dale worked for Robison Roofing for many years and
held various other jobs throughout his life. He was a long haul truck driver for Doug Andrus at the time of his death.
He married longtime friend Gay Lynne Bauer June

February 24th

Shelley downs Sugar-Salem in district semifinals

February 25, 2014

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Along with celebrating a World Golf Championship that took him to No. 4 in the world, Jason Day couldn't help but consider the rest of the young season and wonder just how much higher he could go.
That's when he paused to reflect, and to make a confession.
One of the worst labels hung on any golfer is that he's only playing for a check. Day said he used to be one of those guys.

NFL player visits Stalker

February 25, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Students at Stalker Elementary and the Blackfoot Sixth Grade Center welcomed "an extra-special guest" to an assembly on Monday.
New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill spoke on the importance of reading and education.
"I want to make sure you guys realize the importance of school," Hill told the students. "Reading will take you a long ways."

Shirley Young, 72

February 24, 2014

Shirley Young, 72, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at her home.
She was born March 24, 1941 in Pocatello, Idaho the daughter of Charles Smith and Eliza Orgill Smith.
Shirley attended school in Fort Hall, Pingree and graduated from Pocatello High School.
She married Lavern Robert Frank and they were later divorced.  On Dec. 30, 1975, she married Earl Young in Twin Falls, Idaho.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2013.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

February 23rd

BHS culinary students stirring up good things in the community

February 23, 2014

Blackfoot High School culinary art students are slicing, dicing, grating, stirring, pinching, pouring and tasting...all to serve up homemade cuisine for the classroom and the community.
The Culinary Arts Department, which is under the umbrella of the school's Family and Consumer Science program, has been available to students for the past four years; however, most people in the community are not aware of what the class really brings to the table.
"We are cooking up some wonderful food and sharing our culinary talents with the community" said instructor Tammy Luker.

February 22nd

Firth defeats district rival Ririe for 2A state title

February 22, 2014

NAMPA — Take away Firth's 25 free throws, and Ririe would have walked away victorious. Shooting from the stripe was the difference between leaving state champion or settling for runner-up, and Firth delivered when it mattered.

The Cougars hit 64 percent of their attempts to secure their Class 2A state championship in Saturday's 45-36 victory over the Bulldogs at the Idaho Center. Firth recognized the importance of free throw shooting after narrowly escaping the opening round of tournament play with a victory.

 

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