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April 5th, 2011

Leon Esplin, 78

April 5, 2011

Leon M. Esplin, 78, of Basalt, passed away at home on April 3, 2011.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011, at the Firth Stake Center (823 North 675 East) in Basalt. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley and Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. before the services at the church. 
Interment will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at

Harry N. Lewis, 87

April 5, 2011

POCATELLO – Harry N. Lewis, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 3, 2011, at his home surrounded by loving family members.
Funeral services for Harry will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road. A viewing will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011, and for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday. The interment will follow the services at Restlawn Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard.
Condolences for the Lewis family may be sent online at

John Leonard Nation, 84

April 5, 2011

John Leonard Nation, 84, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls from pneumonia.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot. The family will meet with friends and family from 7-8 p.m. Sunday and for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to Blackfoot Senior Citizens, Meals on Wheels Program, 20 E. Pacific, Blackfoot.

Mary Leone Broadhead, 88

April 5, 2011

YAKIMA, Wash. — Mary Leone Broadhead, 88, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 2, 2011, in Yakima, Wash.
She was born Mary Delaney, to John Vernon and Preal Losser Delaney, on April 28, 1922, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she grew up and graduated from West High School at the age of 16.

Pam Muirbrook, 60

April 5, 2011

ABERDEEN — Pam Muirbrook passed away March 31, 2011, at her home.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1950, to Elda Voth and Kenneth Schroeder. On Aug. 19, 1968, she was adopted by Roger Maisch. She grew up in the Aberdeen/American falls area and graduated from Aberdeen High School. She attended the University of Idaho and received a B.S. degree in Social Work (a career she never relinquished).
While at the university, she married Paul Muirbrook on Aug. 19, 1972. Pam and Paul raised two children, Tanya Muirbrook (Ray) of Portland, Ore., and Zack (Jamie) Muirbrook of Idaho Falls.

Dean Shipley, 70

April 5, 2011

Everett Dean Shipley, 70, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
He was born on July 30, 1940, to Orson Floyd and Leone Ruth Call Shipley. He was the fourth of six children.
Dean spent his growing up years in Chesterfield, making many great memories. He grew up working hard and playing hard. He went to school in Chesterfield until his family moved to Springfield his senior year.

Thelma Lou Adams Wolfley 89

April 5, 2011

Thelma Lou Adams Wolfley 89, of Riverside passed away April 3, 2011, in Blackfoot at the The Willows Assisted Living Center.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday April 6, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Moreland 6th Ward, Blackfoot Idaho Northwest Stake Center, (95 North 740 West, Moreland) conducted by Bishop Mark Adams. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday April 5, 2011, at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Interment will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery. 

William John "Jack" England

April 5, 2011

Memorial services for William John "Jack" England will be Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Moreland 1st Ward at 1 p.m. He passed away Jan. 27, 2011, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The family will meet with visitors from noon to 12:45 p.m.

April 4th

Cranes arrive for benefit concert

April 4, 2011

Yukiko Matsuura (left) and June Cannon display thousands of origami cranes made by residents of a senior assisted living center in Shizuoka, Japan, where Cannon's parents live. "They want to be part of this relief effort," Cannon said.
Folding origami cranes is an ancient Japanese tradition and symbolizes healing prayers. One thousand cranes are folded for the wish of the maker, Cannon said. Mr. Yoshioka from Japan folded 2,000 cranes and donated them for this evening's relief concert for Japan.

Fire destroys barn in Firth

April 4, 2011

FIRTH — A barn burned to the ground Monday afternoon near Firth.
Firemen with the Shelley-Firth Fire Department were able to contain the fire at 537 E. 700 N.
"With the wind blowing, we were able to stop the fire from spreading to other structures that were nearby," said Firth Fire Chief Bruce Anthony.
The fire was contained to just the yard near Steve Holzclaw's home.
What burned was an open barn where cattle were fed.
"It was not used at the present time," Anthony said.
Two pumpers, one tanker and three brush fire trucks responded to the fire.

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