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February 22nd, 2011

Kenneth W. Ditto, 72

February 22, 2011

Kenneth W. Ditto, 72, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Hawker Funeral Home.

Dean R. Hill, 66

February 22, 2011

Dean R. Hill, 66, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Eric Hauser, 50

February 22, 2011

KENT, Wash. — Eric V. Hauser, 50, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, in Kent, Wash., of an apparent heart attack. Cremation has taken place.
Eric graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1979. He was the eldest son of Ralph and Mary Hauser of Blackfoot.
A complete obituary and notice of a memorial service will be forthcoming.

Samuel Doyle Jones, 91

February 22, 2011

Samuel Doyle Jones, 91, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital from complications incident to age.
He was born March 18, 1919, in Riverton, Idaho to Samuel Henry and Emily Curtis Jones. He attended schools in Blackfoot. During school, he was active in choir, band (he was the drum major), drama and tennis. Later he became the Blackfoot City Champion in singles and doubles.
On Aug. 11, 1936, he married Lucille Gardner in Blackfoot. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on Feb. 2, 1938. They made their home in Blackfoot.

Richard ‘Dick’ Dee Johnston, 78

February 22, 2011

Richard, “Dick” Dee Johnston, 78, of Blackfoot passed away on Feb. 19, 2011, at Renaissance Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
Dick was born on June 1, 1932, at his grandmother’s home on a farm near Logan, Kansas, to Kenneth and Beulah Johnston.

February 21st

Shelley man headed to Hall of Fame

February 21, 2011

SHELLEY – A short time ago, Bryan Huntsman’s old wrestling coach, Alan Gardner, came to Huntsman’s office and handed him an envelope.
In that envelope was a letter of congratulations for Huntsman’s selection for induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Idaho Chapter.
“Honestly, my first thoughts were, ‘I’m not deserving of this,’” Huntsman said.
Huntsman’s induction into the Hall, scheduled in May, is as an outstanding American who was a wrestler at some time in his career.

Local teachers rally in opposition of education reform plan

February 21, 2011

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — At least 75 teachers, parents and students rallied for an hour Monday in support of Idaho teachers and educators and in opposition to Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's "Students Come First" plan.
Teachers stood with signs on the east and west corners of Meridian and Judicial from about 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants were greeted with plenty of horns honking from drivers who drove past.

Gabriel Martinez Coronado, 87

February 21, 2011

Gabriel Martinez Coronado, 87, of Shelley passed away Feb, 16, 2011, at his home.
He was born March 24, 1923, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Antonio and Alejandra Martinez Coronado.
He married Maria Conception Tapia on May 14, 1944, in Real De Catorse, Mexico.  In 1949 they came to America. They moved to Shelley in 1958 where he was a longtime employee of R.T. French and Pillsbury companies. He was the father of 12 children.
He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Idaho Falls.

Firth Ag teacher nominated for FFA award

February 21, 2011

FIRTH –Jason Clemens’ only teaching assignment so far has been teaching agricultural education in Firth. Clemens is also the advisor for the Firth Future Farmers of America (FFA).
Clemens grew up in Ontario, Ore., graduating from high school there. He attended the University of Idaho, graduating with a degree in agricultural education in May 2000. In the fall of that year, Clemens accepted the job of Ag teacher at Firth High School.
So why did you chose agricultural education?

February 18th

Eagles trip up Panthers

February 18, 2011

POCATELLO — Who says that the fifth district doesn't call fouls? On Friday night, the officials blew the whistle 48 times, 30 of those against Snake River, as the Panthers fell to Marsh Valley 53-45 in the first round of the 3A fifth district tournament.
"It was one of those nights," Snake River head coach Bob Coombs said. "We still had our chance which is all that you can ask for."
Marsh Valley took advantage of the whistles, knocking down 31 of 40 free throw attempts while Snake River were only able to connect on 13 of the 20 charity tosses that they received.

 

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