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July 29th, 2011

Blackfoot School Board reorganized

July 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees selected R. Scott Reese to serve as chairman during their meeting Thursday night.
Pete Lipovac was elected vice-chairman and Jenny Hong was elected to the position of clerk/treasurer.

Giannini captures 3rd at National Rodeo

July 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — With spurs jingling and the flash of a shiny new belt buckle, Blackfoot cowboy Colby Giannini retells his exploits at the recently completed National Finals High School Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming where the soon to be senior captured third place in the cow cutting event.
"It was a really good time," Giannini said. "I had my buddies there, Stetson Jorgenson also qualified for Nationals so I was able to hang out all week. This was definitely the high light of my summer."

July 28th

Ray D. DeRoche, 83

July 28, 2011

Ray D. DeRoche, 83, of Blackfoot passed away July 25, 2011, in Idaho Falls at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 14, 1927 in Cascade, Mont., to Leo and Gladys Kinghorn DeRoche, the eighth of 10 children. He spent most of his childhood years in the Annis and Clark areas near Rigby.

Area youth attend alcohol conference

July 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Fifteen students with the Blackfoot/Bingham County Youth Coalition attended the Northwest Alcohol Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. earlier this month.
The students—from Blackfoot, Snake River, Shelley and Aberdeen high schools—were among 70 youth from throughout the country who gathered at the conference to discuss alcohol issues and ways to combat issues facing youth.
Youth Coalition Chairman Mark Cowley said the conference focused on the use of positive messaging to promote change rather than using anti-message campaigns.

July 27th

Fundraiser set for juvenile diabetes battle

July 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A fundraiser to benefit and raise awareness of juvenile diabetes in Bingham County will be Saturday and organizers have lined up a full schedule of events that will be fun for all.

Christina Marie Sorensen, 92

July 27, 2011

Christina Marie Sorensen, 92, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Marie was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Yates, Utah, to Lorenzo and Margaret Munson.  She lived in Utah until the age of two when she moved to Idaho. She spent most of her youth working on the family farm. She was next to youngest of five children.
Marie married Harris “Doc” Sorensen in Blackfoot. They had three sons, Dale, Claren and Grant. They were later divorced.

Ray D. DeRoche, 83

July 27, 2011

Ray D. DeRoche, 83, of Blackfoot passed away July 25, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Blackfoot Stake Center (1650 Highland Drive). The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10-10:40 a.m., both at the church.
Interment will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.

Tribes celebrate opening of Trading Post

July 27, 2011

FORT HALL — Members of the Fort Hall Business Council and of the Greater Pocatello and Greater Blackfoot Chambers of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of a new grocery store on Wednesday.
The store is the Trading Post at Fort Hall. It replaces one which was closed and torn down to make way for the new hotel and events center now under construction.
Nathan Small, the chairman of the business council, thanked the Chamber members who came in support of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, who own and operate the facility.

July 26th

Ray DeRoche, 83

July 26, 2011

Ray D. DeRoche, 83, of Blackfoot passed away July 25, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Funeral services are pending under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.

Pamela Raye Ramsey Heberling, 59

July 26, 2011

Pamela Raye Ramesy Heberling, 59, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011, at her home while under the care of Access Hospice of Pocatello. Her loving husband and family was at her side.
Pam was born in Burley on May 24, 1952. She was the third child of William “Bill” and Glenna Loveless Ramsey. She was raised on a farm in the Heyburn area. She was a tomboy and loved the outdoors. She enjoyed riding horses with her dad and family in the mountains. She loved rough and tumble, but grew up to be such a lady!

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