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September 20th, 2010

Kay Perkins Lyman, 95

September 20, 2010

Kay Perkins Lyman, 95, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15,
2010, in Blackfoot.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at the Blanding LDS Stake Center in Blanding, Utah. Family is under the care of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot. Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

Seth J. Taylor, 86

September 20, 2010

Seth J. Taylor, 86, of Emmett and formerly of Blackfoot died Friday, Sept. 17, at home.
Services pending and under the direction of Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett.

Alma Reid, 89

September 20, 2010

Alma Reid, an 89-year-old Presto area resident, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at her home surrounded by family following an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home.

Cloris Butler Benson. 97

September 20, 2010

Cloris Butler Benson, 97, passed away peacefully on Sept. 8, 2010, at home. She looked forward to being reunited with loved ones that had gone before her.
She was born Aug. 3, 1913, to Ethel Jackson and Marion Butler in Driggs where she grew up, went to school and worked on the farm. In 1932 she went to Provo to attend BYU.
On Sept. 12, 1934, she married Winston Benson in the Logan LDS Temple. They raised their family in Blackfoot where she taught kindergarten for 22 years.

Cornell Harold Baxter, Jr., 56

September 20, 2010

Cornell Harold Baxter, Jr, 56, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born March 20, 1954, in Blackfoot, the son of Cornell Harold Baxter, Sr. and Shirley A. Christensen.
Cornell has lived his entire life in Blackfoot and attended schools in the Blackfoot District.
He married Dee Williams; together they had a daughter, Courtney. and then were later divorced.
He was a welder and a member of the Sheet Metals Workers Union. He had worked the last 10 years for Industrial Metals.

LeRoy Rueben Penoyer, 71

September 20, 2010

LeRoy Rueben Penoyer, 71, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls from heart failure.
He was born April 20, 1939 in Groveland to Harry Albert Penoyer and Elsie Akers
LeRoy lived his entire life in Blackfoot. He attended schools in Springfield and Blackfoot.
He was stationed in Germany in the Army as a truck driver.
He married Barbara Jean Dixon. They had seven children and later divorced.

September 19th

Thousands celebrate Spud Day

September 20, 2010

SHELLEY – Thousands took in activities at Spud Day last Saturday. Spud Party USA 2010 was the theme for this, the 82nd annual Spud Day.
In the adult division of the popular Spud Tug, after a long, hard-fought tug, the Mike Crapo team bested the Versey team, which had won the Spud Tug for the past five years. There were 13 teams entered. The winning team took home a tall trophy and $100.
Rules for the Spud Tug are simple. The number of people on the team doesn’t matter as long as their combined weight does not exceed 1,000 pounds. It is also a single-elimination contest.

September 18th

Tigers get split in rare soccer double dip

September 18, 2010

ST. ANTHONY — The Aberdeen Tigers commenced on a rare double header on the pitch Saturday as they took on both Fremont County teams at their respective home fields.
After catching a 6 A.M bus ride to Ashton the Aberdeen squad picked up a nice 3-2 victory over North Fremont. After that win, Aberdeen then traveled to St. Anthony where they tangled with the Cougars, eventually dropping a defensive struggle 1-0.

Buddy walk a blast

September 18, 2010

BLACKFOOT – The first ever Buddy Walk in Blackfoot was a huge success with hundreds showing up to give their support for people with Down Syndrome and their families.
The teams walked the greenbelt and played games. The South Eastern Idaho Down Syndrome Organization has been very small in size, however today's event raise over $7,000 and exceeded all expectations.
The goals of the organization is to help make people aware of individuals with Down Syndrome and recruit people to the group.

City salutes troops

September 18, 2010

BLACKFOOT - Pride and pain. Applause and tears. All were present Saturday as the community lined the streets from the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds to Jensen Grove.
The city send-off for members of the 116th Brigade started with a parade. Followed by a presentation to Mayor Mike Virtue. The community then enjoyed a free barbecue while they mingled with the soldiers.
The troops will fly-out of the area September 21.

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