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April 18th, 2011

Stewart L. Mettz, 69

April 18, 2011

Stewart L. Mettz, 69, of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011 at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Norma Byington, 81

April 18, 2011

Norma Byington, 81, Long time Blackfoot resident, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at The Gables in Idaho Falls from natural causes. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home.

Sandra Rossi, 66

April 18, 2011

Sandra Rossi, 66 year old Pingree resident, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at her home following an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home.

L. John Hennefer, 80

April 18, 2011

L. John Hennefer, 80 year old Riverside resident, died Sunday, April 17, 2011 at a Pocatello hospital following an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home.

Rual Fullmer Campbell, 83

April 18, 2011

Rual Fullmer Campbell, 83, of Idaho Falls passed away peacefully Friday, April 15, 2011, in Shelley. He was under the care of Hands of Hope Hospice.
He was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Tetonia to Anna Almedia Fullmer Campbell and Bryant Garr Campbell. He was the sixth of 11 children. His family moved from Providence, Utah, in 1900 to homestead the Tetonia dry farm.
He attended schools at Tetonia Elementary, Driggs Junior High and Driggs High. Rual loved sports, especially playing baseball. He began working at a very young age and was a hard worker and a devoted family man.

Wilford Ballard Sr., 79

April 18, 2011

Wilford Ballard Sr. (aka Wolfie), 79, of Pocatello, died at a local hospital following an illness. 
He was born March 22, 1932 in Fort Hall to Julius and Katie Hill Ballard. 
He married Leota Amy Ponzo in Fort Hall. He worked as an auto mechanic with Johnson’s Auto. He then went to Fort Worth, Texas, where he took training to become a certified welder in 1959-60. 
Upon returning to Idaho he worked for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes as a certified welder working in the Soil and Moisture Department until he retired. 

Tobie Kade Robinson, 23

April 18, 2011

Tobie Kade Robinson, 23, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born March 1, 1988, in Pocatello to Ronald Kay and Rhonda Kim Murray Robinson. Tobie was the third of four boys. He lived in Pocatello and Boise until the age of six when his family moved to Blackfoot.

Gary M. Gay, 67

April 18, 2011

Gary M. Gay, 67, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.                                                                  Gary was born May 7, 1943, in Pocatello to Walter Scott and Blanche Viola Davis Gay.  He has lived his entire life in Southeast Idaho, primarily in Blackfoot, graduating from Snake River High School in 1961.                                                                    On June 15, 1962, he married his one and only love, Joan M. Rossi, in Pingree.  Gary was a member of St.

Warren wins Aberdeen DYW title

April 18, 2011

ABERDEEN — Tierney Warren won the title of Aberdeen’s 2012 Distinguished Young Woman Saturday evening.
As the master of ceremonies said, “The DYW title winner is not just a competitor but a winner from a group of winners.”
The eight Aberdeen High School juniors were judged on interview, fitness, talent, self-expression and scholastics. They performed before a crowd that nearly filled the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium.
Tierney not only won a $1,200 scholarship for the 2012 DYW title, she also won scholarships for interview, fitness and talent.

Crisis Center walk raises funds, awareness

April 18, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Approximately 90 men, women and children walked a mile through downtown Blackfoot on Saturday to speak out against sexual assault and gender violence in the first "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event. Participants raised and donated more than $3,600 for the Bingham Crisis Center.

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