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August 8th, 2011

Sylvia Waddoups Allen, 87

August 8, 2011

Sylvia Waddoups Allen, 87, of Idaho Falls, passed away Aug. 2, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of congenital heart failure.
Sylvia was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Paulto Edmond Earl Waddoups and Minerva Ireta Skinner Waddoups.
Sylvia married George Allen Aug. 31, 1943, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Their marriage was solemnized on Jan. 17, 1946, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They made their home in Blackfoot, where she worked as a griddle cook at the INEL.

William “Bill” Franklyn Lewis, 73

August 8, 2011

William “Bill” Franklyn Lewis, 73, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at The Gables assisted living center in Pocatello.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Martha Ann Burton, 76

August 8, 2011

Martha Ann Burton, 76, of Blackfoot passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Idaho Falls Care and Rehab Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced., of Blackfoot passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Idaho Falls Care and Rehab Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Shelley School Board makes plans

August 8, 2011

SHELLEY – Last Thursday, Shelley school trustees met in a work session to discuss long range plans and the upcoming school year.
Trustees approved the purchase of 28.65 acres south to Baseline Road and west for $350,000.
“It’s for future use,” said Superintendent Bryan Jolley.
Possible use of the land could be an addition to present facilities or to build a new school or just as an investment.
“The district didn’t own property when we needed to build Riverside,” Jolley said. “It took eight months to secure that property.

Little Buckaroos show plenty of pluck

August 8, 2011

FIRTH – The Little Buckaroo had a record number of entrants this year—359.
Friday night featured glorious weather. Sheep riders and calf riders had difficulty staying aboard.
Ribbon tie contestant Brianne Bingham was so excited when she saw the calf riding. Her mother assured her she needed to grow a little bit so she could ride a sheep before taking on a calf.

August 6th

Little Buckaroos invade Firth

August 6, 2011

Brush fire burns 10 acres

August 6, 2011

Pilot fine after emergency landing

August 6, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A pilot in an experimental aircraft made an emergency landing Friday on an island in the Snake River after his plane struck a bird.
The pilot, Joel Milloway, of Idaho Falls, was piloting a single-engine light aircraft along the Snake River when a flock of birds came up from the water. A bird struck the plane and and caused a vibration on the engine. Milloway decided to make an emergency landing on a gravel bar in the Snake River just north of Blackfoot approximately 10:40 a.m.

August 5th

Kenneth Everett Rodgers, 65

August 5, 2011

Kenneth Everett Rodgers was born August 11, 1945 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Russel Joseph and Verda Lottie Rodgers. He lived in Texas for most of his adult life and resided in Euless, Texas for the past several years. He passed away in his home after a short fight against cancer on Friday, July 29, 2011. He was 65 years old.
He graduated from Snake River High School in 1963. He worked for American Potato for several years. After moving to Texas, he worked in the swimming pool business. He had a passion for the outdoors that included playing golf but mostly enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Evelyn Ruth Capson Stites, 71

August 5, 2011

Evelyn Ruth Capson Stites, 71, of Tulare, Calif., went home to our Heavenly Father on July 8, 2011.
Evelyn was born in Ely, Nev., on March 4, 1940, but lived most of her life in Blackfoot area before coming to the cities of Visalia in 1986 and Tulare in 1996.
Evelyn was a retired restaurant manager and home health aide for agencies in this area.

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