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January 28th, 2011

Dennis Myron Park, 65

January 28, 2011

Dennis Myron Park, 65, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at the Renaissance Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
He was born June 29, 1945 in Blackfoot, Idaho the son of Myron Earl Park and Orva LaRee Lilya.
He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1963. He then attended Ricks College for 2 years and for a short time at Utah State University.
Dennis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a Spanish speaking mission in Fresno, California from1966-1968. His father passed away while he was serving a mission.

Mary Buckland, 91

January 28, 2011

Mary Buckland, 91, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at the Idaho Falls Care and Rehab.
She was born November 21, 1919 in Blackfoot, Idaho the daughter of Harry Hamilton and Bertha Marriott. Her youth was spent with summers on the ranch in Springfield and the school year in the Blackfoot until American Falls Dam took the ranch.
Mary lived in the Blackfoot area most of her life and received her education in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1937.

Audit results in: District 55 policy report finds few problems

January 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees received the results of an audit of the district’s bullying and harassment policies and administrative procedures during their regular meeting Thursday night.

January 27th

Mary Buckland, 91

January 27, 2011

Mary Buckland, 91, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the Idaho Falls Care and Rehab.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

January 26th

Shelley Library offers story kits for loan

January 27, 2011

SHELLEY — Assistant Librarian Henrietta Miller has made most of the 195 story kits available for loan at the North Bingham County District Library in Shelley.
The story kits feature a variety of themes. Some of these themes include holidays, transportation, trucks, cars, flight, animals, authors or destinations.
"One patron has borrowed every kit we have," Miller said.
Miller started building kits about 13 years ago, right after the library moved into its present location.

Panthers bounce back for win

January 27, 2011

THOMAS - The Sugar Salem Diggers invaded the Panther Lair at Snake River Wednesday night and the two teams stood like a pair of heavyweight fighters slugging it out on the defensive end before the Panthers edged clear in the late stages to register a 47-34 victory.
"We really played well defensively tonight against a strong team," said Coach Robert Coombs. "I expect that Sugar will finish first or second in their district so that is added emphasis on how well we played."

Knights out gun Broncos

January 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — In the end it was a loss, but for Bronco fans in attendance at Wednesday evenings game against the Knights of Hillcrest, progress could be seen throughout the 86-73 defeat.
"Our offense is a lot better when we are a pass first team and you saw that out there tonight so at least we are making those strides because we had some really good possessions out there," Blackfoot head coach Jonathan Packer said. "We played with a lot of energy which I was happy to see."

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.

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