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Mirella P. Reed, 36

December 19, 2011

Mirella P. Reed, 36, of Pocatello and formerly of Pingree, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at her home.
Mirella was born May 17, 1975 in Pocatello. Her parents are Marvin and Maria Guadalupe Alcaraz Preston. She was raised and lived most of her life in Pocatello but spent some time in the Blackfoot and Pingree areas. She graduated from Pocatello High School.
She was married to Sam Preston and they were later divorced.
On May 12, 2000, she married Ryan Reed and a year later their marriage was further solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on May 12, 2001.

Evelyn Ruth Leffler, 85

December 19, 2011

Evelyn Ruth Leffler, 85, of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at her home.
She was born Dec. 11, 1926 in Leadore to Samuel William and Minnie Christina Michaelis Sims. She was raised and received her education in Leadore. During her lifetime she has lived in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Montana, Arizona and in Blackfoot since 1978.
On May 24, 1947 she married Keith D. Leffler in Dillon, Mont. He preceded her in death.
Evelyn was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church.
In the early years of her marriage she worked at J.C. Penney’s.

William Brett Hall, 52

December 19, 2011

William Brett Hall, 52, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Brett was born March 23, 1959 in St. Johns, Ariz., to Harrison Parley and Esther Val Brewer Hall. He was raised and received his education in Arizona. Following graduation from high school, Brett attended Arizona State University, earning a BA in education. Brett has lived in Show Low and Tempe, Ariz., and in Blackfoot.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a full-time mission to Oakland, Calif.

Adelina L Marquez, 81

December 19, 2011

Adelina L Marquez, 81, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab.
She was born Sept. 23, 1930 in Manvel, North Dakota, to Thomas and Angela Rangel Lucio. She has lived in the Blackfoot area for many years.
She married Charlie “Carlos” Marquez. He preceded her in death on April6, 1984.
Adelina worked for Sunspice Potatoes for 25 years.
She loved Bingo, sewing, watching the food network and traveling.

Sorensen: Official Iron Man

December 19, 2011

BLACKFOOT – It’s official –– 33-year-old Josh Sorensen is an Iron Man. He completed the Arizona Iron Man in November with a time of 11 hours and 11 minutes.
Sorensen’s road to Iron Man was quite unintentional. Five years ago Sorensen, who is an eighth grade social studies teacher at Snake River Junior High, sat bored along the edge of the Blackfoot Swimming Pool supervising students while they swam every Monday as part of an after-school program. One day, he decided to use the time and began swimming laps himself.

December 18th

Family shares its light display with community

December 19, 2011

BLACKFOOT — As the sun sets in the west each night, Scott Wood flips on a switch and a beautiful Christmas display lights up.
And, if you tune to 100.1 FM while you're near his parents' house at 544 Airport Road, you will be able to witness a synchronized performance.
"We do it because it's fun," Wood said of the display at Don and Sherry Wood's home. "It's our family hobby, something we do as a family.
"We do it mostly for the boys at Christmas," Wood continued.

Blackfoot High band concert tonight

December 19, 2011

BLACKFOOT – The sounds and joy of the season will fill the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center tonight at the Blackfoot High School Christmas concert. This year's concert plan to offer more than customary, beautiful holiday music from the bands and choirs.
Band Director Jan Eddington is particularly excited about a piece that will be played by the Symphonic Band. The challenging piece by Ralph Vaughan Williams will feature guest harpist Leslie Mielke and flutist Robert Cannon, a senior at BHS.

Bingham County Sports schedules week 12/19 - 12/24

December 18, 2011

Sports Calendar

Today
Womens Basketball: Idaho State vs Oklahoma Panhandle 7:05 P.M.

Tuesday
Boys Basketball: Firth @ Malad 7:30 P.M; Shelley vs Sugar-Salem 7:30 P.M.
Girls Basketball: Blackfoot @ Pocatello 7:30 P.M; Shelley @ Hillcrest 7:30 P.M.

Wednesday
Boys Basketball: Shelley vs Skyline 7:30 P.M.
Wrestling: Blackfoot vs Rigby/Minico 6 P.M.
Girls Basketball: Snake River vs South Fremont 7:30 P.M; Firth @ Teton 7:30 P.M.
Womens Basketball: Idaho State vs South Dakota 7:05 P.M.

thursday

December 16th

Snake River vs Blackfoot photo gallery

December 17, 2011

The Snake River Lady Panthers beat the Blackfoot Lady Broncos in a good old fashioned rivalry game on Friday night. For stats and the game story, pick up Saturday's edition of the Morning News.

D55 schools to have three-hour early release Monday

December 16, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Schools in the Blackfoot School District will have a three-hour early release Monday in lieu of the regular one-hour early release. The family of Dane Petersen requested the early release to allow bus drivers who worked with Dane to attend his funeral. Dane's father, Chad, also works at Miles Bus Co.
The early release will also make it possible for Dane’s classmates and staff members who work with Marsha Petersen, who teaches at Groveland Elementary, or who had Dane as a student, the opportunity to attend the funeral.

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