May 3rd, 2011
NEOSHO, Mo. â€” Fred Keith Merrell, 89 passed away April 27, 2011. at Medicalodge of Neosho, Missouri. He had battled Parkinson Disease for over 10 years with patience and determination.Â
He was born June 12, 1921, in Blackfoot, the youngest son of Isaac George and Carrie Elmina Merrell.Â Â
BLACKFOOT â€” In a remake of last Fridays weather cancelation, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos hosted Rigby for what could prove to be a very important conference double header.
Blackfoot found themselves trailing in both ball games on Monday before rallying for a pair of wins 13-12 in game one and 4-3 in game two.
"These girls just respond and work well under pressure," Blackfoot head coach Brenda Whitworth said. "They do a great job of coming from behind and they did it again today. They just never say die."
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot sent their seniors out in style on Monday night as they took to the home diamond for the final time as they tangled with Bingham County rival Shelley.
After a moving ceremony the Broncos took to the field looking for a season sweep of the Russets, handing the ball to senior Sam Cannon on the hill.
Shelley came out swinging against Cannon, scoring a pair of runs in the top of the first inning as Sam Graham led off with a double. Kade Longhurst plated Graham with a single and later scored courtesy of a Tyler Kidman sacrifice for the quick 2-0 lead.
JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Spc. Jason Turner, a member of Company Golf, 3rd
Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th
Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and a Blackfoot native, does not
ponder the merits of a good work ethic very long.
After all, he already knows what the right ingredients are to put in a hard day of work. He learned that work ethic early and then sharpened it while he worked for his father at his shop in Blackfoot.
"You judge success by the quality of work that gets done, not by how much but by how good it is," said the 19-year-old.
SHOW LOW, Ariz. â€” A woman police say is from Blackfoot was arrested in Arizona Sunday after she was found driving a stolen vehicle of a murdered woman near the Mexico border.
Gabriela Maldonado, a 21-year-old female, was detained at the border crossing April 30 driving a stolen 2006 Hummer and was arrested for auto theft, according to Show Low Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe.
Talk about timing.
The Blackfoot High School (BHS) We the People team was only a few miles from the White House on Sunday when they heard that terrorist Osama bin Laden, mastermind of 9-11, had been killed.
"Sunday night, we had returned from a dance when the We the People Idaho state coordinator called to say, 'Get down to the White House,' said Mitch Jensen, BHS We the People competitor.
"We crowded into our coach's room to watch the television and hear President [Barack] Obama's address," he said. "We were all excited, wondering if [the news of bin Laden's death] was true.
SHELLEY â€” Ten Shelley High School students and their English teacher have written a book and are hoping to get it published.
The students include seven freshmen, a sophomore, a junior and a senior.
POCATELLO â€“Â Cecil Allen 'Bud" Lish, 86, a longtime resident of Pocatello, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at a local care center following an extended illness.
MAPLETON, Utah â€” Robert Marion Kerr Jr., stalwart, faithful servant, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at his home at the age of 97.Â Â Â Â Â Â
BLACKFOOT â€“Â A memorial fundraiser for Steve Aubrey will be Tuesday. The Blackfoot High School Debate and Speech team is sponsoring a memorial dinner and auction to raise money for a headstone for Steve Aubrey who passed away on Dec, 31, 2010, from a lingering illness. Aubrey was an assistant debate coach in 2008-2009.
The suggested donation for the dinner is $5 per person or $20 per family. The fundraiser will take place on the stage at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.