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Governor spotlights local businessman in speech

January 9, 2013

In his State of the State address on Monday, Idaho Governor Butch Otter praised Doug Sayer, founder and president of Premier Technology, for his "simple but profound commitment" to "buy Idaho products and services."

Concerned citizen hopes to revive plan of overpass

January 9, 2013

Building an overpass over the railroad tracks in Blackfoot is a concept that has been kicked around off and on for years. Blackfoot native Jim Patrick is adamant that the time to move forward with a plan "is now."
Patrick, who lives east of town, addressed Blackfoot's City Council on Tuesday in hopes of lighting a fire under city leaders to aggressively look into it.

Young Hawker gets morticians license to carry on family business

January 9, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Blake Hawker has never had any inhibitions about becoming a funeral director. He believes this is what he was meant to do.
Hawker, 27, earned his mortician's license in December and will now work with his father Perry as a funeral director at Hawker Funeral Home on Shilling Street in Blackfoot, with the intention of eventually taking over the family business.
When asked why he chose the funeral business as a career, Hawker replied, "I grew up around this business. I helped at funerals when I was kid. This is all I've known."

 

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