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June 1st, 2011

Firth spaghetti dinner earns funds for school supplies

June 2, 2011

The Morning News — Leslie Mielke
Four-year olds Ben Evans and Gabe Hooste dig into spaghetti dinners at the fundraiser at A. W. Johnson Elementary in Firth Wednesday evening. "We've had a huge turnout," said organizer Laurie Nielson. Funds raised from the dinner, donated items and raffle totaled $3,060. Proceeds will be used for paper, ink and curricula for students and teachers in the Firth School District.

Harrington to retire

June 2, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Tom Harrington has spent 39 years as a teacher and administrator, and this year he has finally decided to retire.
Harrington has worked in the Blackfoot School District for 22 years as an administrator. He was an assistant principal at Blackfoot High School from 1989-1991. He was then assigned to Mountain View Middle School for three years. He was transferred back to BHS in 1991, where he has remained since.
"I found my niche," Harrington said. "I like to work with kids and it's been a perfect fit."

River reclaims bike path

June 2, 2011

The Morning News—Melanie Moore

William Frew, 81

June 1, 2011

William Frew, 81, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born December 18, 1929 in Roberts, Idaho to Stanley W. and Lilly Jardine Frew. Bill was raised in the Roberts area where he received his education, graduating from Roberts High School in 1947. He enlisted in the United States Army and served his country with honor.
On January 5, 1969 he married Nevada Hawley in Reno, Nevada. They made their home in Howe, Idaho where Bill ranched and farmed most of his working life. 

Jack Edwin Merritt, 77

June 1, 2011

Jack Edwin Merritt, 77, longtime businessman and resident of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011 at his home. He was under the care of his dedicated and loving wife and the staff of Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice.
Born January 5, 1934 in Afton, Wyoming the third of eight children to Paul Merritt and LaFawn Skinner Merritt. After graduating from Rigby High School, he enlisted in the Army and served in Newfoundland during the Korean War.
He married BernaDine Hawker on Friday, July 13, 1956 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

Ida L. Plevick, 66

June 1, 2011

Ida L. Plevick, 66, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, May 30, 2011 at Bingham Memorial Extended Care in Blackfoot.
Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home.

Marilyn M. Jolley, 75

June 1, 2011

Marilyn M. Jolley, 75, of Firth passed away peacefully May 26, 2011 at her home under hospice care.
She was born June 6, 1935 in Shelley, Idaho to Marion C. and Voilet Mitchell Esplin.  She attended school in Shelley, Basalt, and graduated from Firth High School.
She married Merlyn D. Jolley in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on December 7, 1956.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served in the Primary, Young Womens and Relief Society Organizations.  She also served with her husband in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Marguerite Young King, 95

June 1, 2011

Marguerite Young King, 95, of Firth died peacefully in her home on May 23, 2011.
Marguerite was born November 17, 1915 in Coyote (now called Antimony) Utah to William Riley and Clara Belle Savage Young.  She attended high school in Circleville, Utah.
She married Merrill L. King on May 8, 1933.  When they had saved enough money to travel to Salt Lake City, they were sealed in the temple on February 6, 1934.

Darthella Leavitt, 80

June 1, 2011

Darthella Leavitt peacefully passed away May 25, 2011 at the age of 80 surrounded by family at her home at The Gables Assisted Living Center of Shelley. 
She was born June 13, 1930 to Jesse Stephen and Mary Alta Collings Downs in Deer Lodge, Montana.  She grew up in Lewisville Idaho where she attended Midway High School. 

Timothy Fredrick Swenson, 65

June 1, 2011

POCATELLO - Family and friends of Tim Swenson announce his departure on 21 May 2011 to a new home, now in heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Timothy Fredrick Swenson, 65 passed away from the ravages of cancer at Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho on Saturday, May 21,2011 surrounded by his family.

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