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September 2nd, 2011

Lady Russets pick up first win

September 2, 2011

SHELLEY — With the game tied at 1-1, late in the second half of Shelley and Blackfoot's conference tilt on the Lady Russets home field, Shelley's Megan Jensen pulled out her sand wedge and then lofted a perfect shot over the Blackfoot goal keeper for the eventual game winner.

September 1st

Raymond Jensen, 87

September 1, 2011

Raymond Jensen, 87, of Blackfoot passed peacefully away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 with his home caretaker, Nita Teton, by his side at his home in Wapello.

Marley Lynn Fackrell, 86

September 1, 2011

Marley Lynn Fackrell, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Aug, 30, 2011 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Marley was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Pingree to Robert Lynn and Coral Leone Marley Fackrell. 
He spent his early years in Pingree and Riverside and moved to Arimo when his father bought a store. Arimo is where he met his sweetheart, Ezma B. Welch, when they were seventh graders. 
After graduating from Arimo High School in 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a tailgunner on a B-17. He always said that they ended the war when they heard he was coming. 

Youth seeking to make a difference deliver

September 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Youth from the Blackfoot LDS Stake hit their neighborhoods Tuesday night on a scavenger hunt and food drive. Their efforts resulted in approximately 7,000 items that were donated to the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA).
Blackfoot High School senior Lindsay Turpin began organizing the activity for a youth conference originally scheduled for June. However, due to the flood risk in Bingham County youth filled sandbags for their service project.

County to transport solid waste to Bannock Landfill

September 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County commissioners elected to send solid waste generated in Bingham County to the Bannock County Landfill this week. The tipping cost to haul to Bannock is $26 per ton. The contract is for the next five years.
The previous week the commissioners had received non-qualifying bids for the service. The county did not ask for specific parameters, so there was lots of information to consider, Commission chairman Cleone Jolley said.

Music in the Park program wraps up

September 1, 2011

August 31st

Community garden demonstration at EISF

August 31, 2011

BLACKFOOT — As fairgoers enter through the north gate near the West Events area they will pass by a new feature of the Eastern Idaho State Fair—a community garden demonstration. The Eastern Idaho State Fair begins Saturday and continues through Sept. 10.
Master Gardener Jon Lyksett—who coordinated the new Blackfoot Community Garden near Airport Road and Teeples Drive—has been working in the garden at the fairgrounds for months in preparation for next week.

Kim Vance Nakamura, 27

August 31, 2011

Kim Vance Nakamura, 27, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, due to medical complications.
Kim was born March 3, 1984, to Vance K. Nakamura and Elizabeth Marie Jimenez in Blackfoot. He attended school in the Blackfoot School District, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 2002. Except for a short time in California he spent his entire life in Southeast Idaho.

Marley Fackrell, 86

August 31, 2011

Marley Fackrell, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home.

Paul J. Happel, Jr., 71

August 31, 2011

Paul J. Happel, Jr., 71, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in Pocatello at the Ridge Wind Assisted Living and Nursing Home.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Grove City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot. Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery.

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