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January 26th, 2011

Dwight Osborne, 65

January 26, 2011

Dwight Osborne, 65, died Jan. 25, 2011, at his home from complications due to Agent Orange exposure.
Dwight was born Nov. 16, 1945, to James Osborne Sr. and Alice Deepwater in Fort Hall, and was a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
Dwight was raised by Jimmy and Elaine Ingawahnup in the Ross Fork Area.
Dwight graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1964 and attended school at Fort Lewis College until he joined the U.S. Marines in 1966.
Dwight served in the Marines until 1970 and obtained the rank of sergeant. Dwight served in the Vietnam War.

UPDATED: On the Spot owner floods own home

January 26, 2011

BLACKFOOT – It was not just another day at the office for Derek Preece, owner of On the Spot Cleaning and Restoration. On Wednesday, it was his home with the flooded basement and the flood was his fault.
First, Preece filled a 1,200-gallon swimming pool and sat poolside in his basement as his five children enjoyed the fun. Then, Wednesday morning, he released the water and set out to prove what his firm can do.

January 25th

Lady Russets complete season sweep of Lady Broncos

January 26, 2011

SHELLEY — Behind a double-double by senior post Sadee Wattenbarger, the Shelley Lady Russets completed a season sweep of their county neighbors on Tuesday evening by beating Blackfoot 57-41.
The game got off to a late start, due to some scheduling confusion, but the Lady Russets did anything but start late, sprinting from the opening tip with a full court pressure package that led to a 19-6 lead after the first period of play.

Loretta Teton, 65

January 25, 2011

Loretta Teton, 65, of Fort Hall passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Nicholas Ira Van Sickle, 57

January 25, 2011

Nicholas Ira Van Sickle, 57, a Wapello resident, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Pocatello from causes due to cancer.
He was born Sept. 12, 1953, in Oakland, Calif., the son of Harold Dean Van Sickle and Florien Lauretha Misch Van Sickle.
He spent his grade school years in Jefferson, Iowa, and after moving a few times, ended his high school education graduating from Manteca High School in California. He also had some college education, specializing in paralegal training.

Local school receives $50,000

January 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Lillian Vallely School received a large grant to fund a portion of the construction costs on a new building currently underway.
The Lillian Vallely School received $50,000 from the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund. The fund was established through a generous $15 million bequest to the Idaho Community Foundation from Boise philanthropist Gladys Langroise to support the health, education and welfare of children. Langroise died in early 2000, just prior to her 100th birthday.

Growing quickly: NDN Scholars program doubles

January 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A program providing tribal youth with academic support services and leadership development opportunities has doubled in size this year.
The NDN Scholars Program—short for Navigating and Developing Native Scholars—began last year as a pilot program aimed toward helping tribal youth reach their academic goals. This year, the program—which operates as part of Partners for Prosperity—received a Learn & Serve grant that allowed for the expansion of the program to focus on service learning. The grant also allows for a leadership conference to be held for all tribal youth in the area.

January 24th

Nicholas Ira Van Sickle, 57

January 24, 2011

Nicholas Ira Van Sickle, 57, a Wapello resident, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Pocatello from causes due to cancer.
The family will meet for an open house and viewing from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave.

Stacia Pandoah, 70

January 24, 2011

Stacia Pandoah, a 70-year-old Blackfoot area resident, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, following an illness.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home.

Shirley Ann Billie Hicks, 59

January 24, 2011

Shirley Ann Billie Hicks, 59, formerly of the Blackfoot area, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Anaheim, Calif., from natural causes.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home.

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