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June 24th, 2014

Donna Marie Crabtree, 81

June 24, 2014

Donna Marie Crabtree, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at The Syringa Chalet.
She was born October 1, 1932 to Arnold James Glassner and Carmen Zabach in Sanger, California.
She was a California native spending her youth in Sanger, California.  Later, she and her mother moved to San Francisco, CA. 
On February 12, 1955, Donna married Charles Crabtree. 

June 23rd

District officials address concerns about sixth-grade band program

June 23, 2014

Blackfoot School District officials assured a good-sized group of patrons, many of whom are Blackfoot Band Boosters, that eliminating the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School's band program "never entered their thoughts."

Olive VonNiese Stringham Munson Johannesen, 83

June 23, 2014

Olive VonNiese Stringham Munson Johannesen, 83, passed away at a local care facility on June 20, 2014 in Blackfoot, Idaho.  
She was born October 14, 1930 in Bone, Idaho to Platte Lyman and Ruby Ann Jones Stringham. She graduated from Moreland High School in 1948.
On March 22, 1949 VonNiese married Donald Ross Munson. They had four children, Dennis Platte, Lelend Ross, Donna Jean, and Edwin Von. Don passed away in 1996.    

'Mr. Veteran' Kenneth Finis Brown, 92

June 23, 2014

Kenneth Finis Brown, 92, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at his home in Blackfoot, Idaho.  
Much admired for his heroic work for veterans, Ken's life will be celebrated at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder, Nev.
Ken was preceded in death by three wives: Margaret Seagle, Lorraine Henderson, and Sonja Plesko; his parents Glen and Ruth Brown, and his son, Kenneth.  

June 22nd

Suspicious powder inspected at Firth Post Office

June 23, 2014

FIRTH – An unidentified white substance was delivered to the Firth Post Office on Saturday.
The unidentified substance was delivered in a container, called a flat tub, that is used to deliver general purpose mail to post offices. This flat tub came from Pocatello.
As postal employee Tanya Crofts was preparing and sorting mail, she noticed some powder on her hands and in the container, said Firth Postmaster Mel Hill. There was maybe a teaspoon full of powder.

Reinke comes from behind to win Von Elm by three stokes

June 22, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Coming into Sunday's final round of the 53rd annual George Von Elm Golf Tournament Chris Reinke found himself sitting in fourth place three shots behind first round leader Clayton Brown.
By the end of the day Sunday Reinke found himself as the new Von Elm champion.
Reinke shot a final round 72 to win the tournament by three strokes shooting a 146 for the two days.
Josh Nunamaker and Nick Higham who started the day in Sunday tied for second, finished the tournament tied for second shooting a 149 for the weekend.

June 20th

Audience enjoys backstage concert experience

June 20, 2014

Country and bluegrass music fans enjoyed a unique "backstage" concert experience with the duo "Otter Creek" at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Friday evening.
The husband and wife team Peter and Mary Danzig, who (with 10 instruments and 53 strings), invited their three daughters - Eliza (14), Kjersten (12) and Lucy (9) on stage, entertaining with classic country hits, lively bluegrass jigs, folk music and some fast-paced fiddle playing - all interjected with humor and storytelling.

June 19th

Important meeting to discuss 6th grade band changes

June 20, 2014

BLACKFOOT—An important meeting to discuss upcoming changes in the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School's (BSGS) band program will be held on Monday 6 p.m. at the BSGS (50 S. Shilling).
There has been concern in the district about band program being pulled from the school curriculum and converted to an "after school program" at Mountain View Middle School

Emilia L. Underwood, 68

June 19, 2014

Emilia L. Underwood, 68, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 7, 1945 in San Benito, Texas, to Constancio M. Luis and Severiana Riveria Luis. The early years of her life were spent in Texas. She attended school through the second grade and was then needed at home to tend her siblings while her parents worked in the fields. At an early age her family moved to Blackfoot where her parents were able to find work.  
On July 7, 1967 she married James C. Underwood in Blackfoot, Idaho. He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 2013.

Commentary: Tony Gwynn’s death more than just a shock to this baseball fan

June 19, 2014

September 9, 2001.
To most people that day was just a normal Sunday afternoon two days before one of the biggest events in United States history.
But to me that Sunday afternoon was the day I met my childhood hero Tony Gwynn.
Growing up in San Diego there were no athletes that meant more to the city than Gwynn and the Chargers Junior Seau.
As a youngster who played baseball I idolized Gwynn and even tried to emulate his swing, I watched him play thousands of time in person at Jack Murphy, then Qualcomm Stadium and on television.

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