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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.

Dane Tyler Petersen, 17

December 16, 2011

Dane Tyler Petersen, 17, of Groveland passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Groveland.
He was born April 28, 1994 in Idaho Falls with his stunning blue eyes and perfect hair, to Chad Tyler and Marsha Richardson Petersen.
Dane attended school at Irving Kindergarten, Groveland and was currently a senior at Blackfoot High School. He was very artistic and loved the art classes at school.  He also helped tutor second grade students in his Mom’s class.
He had worked at Miles Bus Co. with his dad and had also helped Kent Gray with his ice business.

William Brett Hall, 52

December 16, 2011

William Brett Hall, 52, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at Portneuf Medical Medical Center in Pocatello.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Jay Phillips, 81

December 16, 2011

William Jay Phillips, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday Dec. 11, 2011 surrounded by loving family. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the Aberdeen LDS Chapel with Bishop Keith Phillips and Pastor Dean Lifshay officiating.
Interment will follow the services at the Aberdeen Cemetery with veteran’s honors by the Aberdeen American Legion Post 59. A reception will follow at the LDS Chapel. Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 18, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary, American Falls and at 10 a.m. before the funeral at the church.

Adelina Marquez, 81

December 16, 2011

Adelina Marquez, 81, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at the Bingham County Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Blackfoot.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

December 15th

Blackfoot - Rigby photos

December 16, 2011

The Blackfoot Lady Broncos fell to the Rigby Lady Trojans at Rigby on Thursday night. For stats and the game story pick up Friday's edition of the Morning News.

Methodists schedule Christmas cantata

December 16, 2011

BLACKFOOT – The "Ceremony of Candles", a Christmas and Advent Cantata will be presented by the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist choir Sunday at 7 p.m.
Randi Lemieux has directed the choir for over 30 years. Lemieux, who has a minor in music and choral directing, says she enjoys the presentation every year.

State VFW honors Blackfoot High teacher

December 16, 2011

BLACKFOOT — When Hero Shiosaki, a former commander of Blackfoot's Veterans of Foreign Wars post, saw Holly Kartchner teach at Blackfoot High School, he knew she was someone special.
"She amazed me with the way she taught," Shiosaki said. He noted that when a student answered a question incorrectly, Kartchner repeated it, then gave the correct answer in a non-threatening way.
"The students learned something that day," Shiosaki said. "I saw that she's getting through to all those kids.
"She's a dedicated person who wants her kids to learn something," he added.

Scouts donate bikes to Toys for Tots

December 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Boy Scout
Troop 201 from Riverside
delivered 11 bikes to Toys for
Tots. This project is sponsored
by the Marine Corps Reserve.
“We wanted to give back
to the less fortunate,” said
scout Caden White. “We are
thankful for what we have; we
just wanted to make someone
else’s Christmas.”
The scouts also donated
two bikes to the Bingham
Crisis Center.
People living in the
Riverside contributed the
bikes, said scoutmaster Steve
Fullmer. The scouts put them
together.
Seven scouts and five leaders
worked for four weeks
preparing the bikes.
The scouts who worked

Commissioners ratify council election results

December 15, 2011

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — The canvass
of the Blackfoot city council
runoff election was approved
by the Bingham County commissioners
Wednesday.
Butch Hulse received 450
votes which was 57.8 percent
of the vote. Clair Broadhead
received 328 votes which was
42.2 percent. The votes cast
for both candidates totaled
778.
The number of absentee
ballots issued totaled 207. The
number of returned absentee
ballots totaled 177. This was
almost 23 percent of the total
votes cast.
“What interests me is that
22 people took advantage of

 

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