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July 1st, 2014

Randy Lee Ellsworth (Sheepdog), 55

July 1, 2014

Randy Lee Ellsworth (Sheepdog), passed away from an extended illness, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the age of 55. 
Randy was a Shoshone-Bannock tribal member and a lifelong resident of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Idaho.
Randy was born July 19, 1958 to the late Donner Bernard Ellsworth, Sr. and Evelyn Mae George Ellsworth.  He was the seventh of children born to Donner and Evelyn.
He lived at the family home on Ellsworth Road with his brother, Nathan, and daughter, Maria Ellsworth; together they continued raising cattle and horses. 

Phyllis Goral Scott, 91

July 1, 2014

Phyllis (Felicya Irina Goral) Scott, 91, Pingree, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario, Ore. from a heart attack. 
She was born March 14, 1923 in Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, to John and Anna Goral, Polish immigrants.
She was the fourth child and second daughter with five brothers and three sisters.

June 30th

Broncos' Hanson no-hits Rigby

July 1, 2014

Tyus Hanson threw a no-hitter and Brady Trappett had a homerun as Blackfoot's American Legion team defeated Rigby 15-0 on Monday night.
Hanson struck out 10 and walked just one in the five-inning game.
Alx Martinez drove in four runs on two hits to pace the Broncos' offense. Trappett had two hits and three RBI and Cade Adakai had two RBI.

BLACKFOOT 15, AT RIGBY 0

BLACKFOOT 544 02 -- 15 12
RIGBY 000 00 -- 0 0
Hanson and Lindsay; Clayton, Fullmer (1), Burrows (4) and Orr.
2B--Kyle Scott, B.

Shelley splits doubleheader with Grizzlies

July 1, 2014

One thing baseball players learn from a young age is no lead is ever safe.
No matter how many runs your team may score it somehow always seems to be not enough.
The Shelley Russets learned that lesson the hard way Monday in Idaho Falls as they took on the Idaho Falls Grizzlies at Skyline High School.
After putting up four runs in the first inning on a two-RBI single from Stockton Stohl and an RBI double from Colt Johnson, the Russets' bats went cold for the next two innings.

Predators a problem along river bottoms

July 1, 2014

Predators, possibly coyotes, have been stalking livestock—goats and sheep—in about a five-mile area just south of Firth.
Property owners living along 700 North and near Kimball Hill have had a predator problem for about a month.
"I've raised goats for 10 years," said Vickie Williams. "The coyotes are right in the backyard.
"Never have they killed goats or other animals before," she said. "I've never had a problem until this year."
Last Saturday morning, one of her Nubian does was killed by a predator. The doe was in her pasture.

Lois Ann Richins Adams, 84

June 30, 2014

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Lois Ann Richins Adams, peacefully passed away and joined her eternal companion, Gene Adams, on June 27, 2014, at her home, surrounded by loved ones. 
Ann was born Feb. 15, 1930, in Labelle, Idaho, to Alma John Richins and Estella Y. Lundquist. The family lived in Monteview, Idaho. Ann was the second of six children. 
Ann met her sweetheart, Gene, while working at Liddy Hot Springs in Medicine Lodge. They were later married on Feb. 10, 1950. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Aug, 14, 1965.

Michael Thomas Jamison, 67

June 30, 2014

Michael Thomas Jamison, 67, of Pocatello, Idaho passed away June 25, 2014 at his home.  
Mike was born May 10, 1947 in Pocatello, Idaho to Arthur G. Jamison and Nola Stewart.  He was raised in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1965 (he was affectionately called “Jesse”), where he played football, ran track and was president of Hi-Y.  Many good times were shared with his wonderful circle of friends.  Few friends have ever had more fun, hilarity and camaraderie than that bunch of nuts from the BHS Class of 1965.

June 29th

Tribes prepare to celebrate Treaty anniversary

June 29, 2014

An annual grand fireworks show to honor the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 will take place at dusk on Thursday at the Rodeo Grounds in Fort Hall.  
There will be free parking on the rodeo grounds for all who would like to participate.
The treaty was signed July 3, 1868, at Fort Bridger, Utah Territory.
It reserved rights for tribal members that include self-government as well as hunting and fishing rights.

June 27th

Scouts freshen paint on city's Army tanks

June 27, 2014

The two tanks on display at Veterans Memorial Park near the Blackfoot Airport are getting new paint jobs.
Cameron Hansen of Boy Scout Troop 209, friends and family were on the job Friday, covering the historic vehicles with olive drab after putting on primer a week ago.
"This started when my dad told me to call the city and ask if they had any suggestions for Eagle projects," Hansen said.
"They told me the tanks need repainted," he said. "That sounded pretty interesting."

June 26th

District 55 patrons express BPAC concerns

June 27, 2014

Supporters of two employees whose contracts were not renewed packed Wednesday's Blackfoot School Board meeting.
A handful addressed the release of Merle Smith as girls' basketball coach at Blackfoot High School. A larger group addressed the release of Allen Tripp as manager of the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center and plans for the center's future.
"The BPAC has been doing a tremendous job," said superintendent Chad Struhs. "We want it to continue to grow."

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