January 23rd, 2011
BLACKFOOT â A woman with local ties was awarded the Bronze Star last year for her service as a logistical planner with the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division.
U.S. Army Maj. Karrie Pattersonâwho was raised in Idaho and whose grandparents are Margene and Charles Belnap of Blackfootâwas deployed to Basra, Iraq, last year for a one-year deployment where she earned the Bronze Star.
FIRTH - In a game that at times seemed more like a rugby scrum than a basketball contest, the Firth Cougars scratched and clawed their way to a 70-48 non conference victory over the visiting Teton Redskins Friday night.
"Teton is a very physical team and they showed their physicality tonight, especially inside," said Coach Scott Adams. "I am sure that a lot of our players will have bumps and bruises tomorrow."
George âTootieâ Raymond Bercier, 68, of Pocatello, Idaho passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at his home.
Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Grant Gerald Mecham, passed away suddenly on January 19, 2011.
Grant was born June 17, 1947, to Carl and Lucille Mecham in Moab, UT where he spent the first few years of his life. The family then moved to a ranch in Montana then later moved to Missoula and later to Seeley Lake where he graduated from Seeley Swan High School. He served an LDS mission in the Southwest Indian mission.
Merna Joy Furniss Wooden was born February 7, 1935 the third child of Clara Violet Cross Furniss and Alfred Parson Furniss.
Merna Joy was named after her motherâs favorite actress Myrna Loy, but everyone knew her as Joy; Joy was born and grew up in the basalt area.Â She married Billy Dean Byington, in Blackfoot, Idaho (later divorced), out of this loving union she was blessed with two wonderful daughters, Linda Lee Byington (Neil) Carter of California, and Merna Lynn Byington (Marvin) Willis of Texas.Â Joy met and married Arland Wooden in California, they later divorced.
BLACKFOOT â Eighth-grade students at the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School have spent the last three months designing and constructing a functional city of the future.
Two teams from the school will travel to Boise this weekend to compete among 25 teams from 17 schools in the Idaho Regional Future City Competition.
THOMAS â It was an odd night at Snake River High School on Thursday evening as the highly anticipated match up between the Bear Lake Bears and the Snake River Panthers unfolded upon the hardwood.
After a late start, due to a freshman overtime tussle, the Bears raced out to a 10-2 lead and never looked back, stealing the road win over the Panthers with a 49-40 victory.
Merna Joy Wooden, 75, of Pocatello passed away Jan. 18, 2011, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Basalt Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 3:40 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley. Interment will be in the Basalt Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Roy Spencer Smith, 65, a Blackfoot resident, passed away Saturday Jan. 15, 2011, at his home following a short illness.
He was born Sept. 7, 1945, in Gallup, New Mexico, the son of Lucius Spencer Smith and Frankie Marie Carpenter. He lived his youth in New Mexico where he was educated and graduated from the Quemado High School.
He married Elizabeth Ann Brownlee on Sept. 29, 1967, in Gallup, New Mexico. He lived in New Mexico most of his life until coming to Blackfoot seven years ago.
He was a rancher and carpenter all of his life, among numerous other talents.
Donald âDonâ Wayne Henman, 74, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg following a lingering illness.
He was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Mason City, Neb., the son of Elzie W. Henman and Anna Vera Mortensen.
Don graduated from Clark County High School in Dubois in 1955.
On Sept. 2, 1956, he married Doris Putnam and to this union three children â Deborah, Dan, and Dale â were born. They later divorced.
Don married Sherrie Baxter on April 13, 1985, in Blackfoot at the First Baptist Church.