October 29th, 2013
Boyd James Leavitt, 80, peacefully passed away at his home in Blackfoot in the company of his loving family, on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Boyd was born in Moreland on April 24, 1933 to James and Wanda Leavitt. Although he spent most of his life in and around Blackfoot, he spent two years in California, where his dad was stationed in the Navy, just before his sister Sharon was born.
He attended Blackfoot High School and at the age of 19 he married the love of his life Marjorie Swainston on Dec. 17, 1952.
As the moderator of "Meet the Candidates" night at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue will be posing questions about the future of the city to the six men who want his job.
Virtue, who is not running for re-election, will address mayoral candidates Rick Bigler, Dan Cravens, Paul Loomis, Carlos Martinez, Carlos Mercardo and John Hoobler.
All Blackfoot City Council candidates are invited to the forum as well. Incumbent Chris Jensen, Andy Hasselbring and Kenneth Ashcraft are vying for Seat #1. All other seats are unopposed.
If there's somethin' strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? How about Blackfoot's own ghost busters - Michelle and Tanner Morgan? The mother/son team, otherwise known as "paranormal investigators" have been investigating strange happenings and conjuring up spirits in neighborhoods throughout the region for about six years now.
POCATELLO â€“ Scouting an opponent is important no matter the sport.
For the Shelley High School volleyball team, scouting their 3A state play-in game opponent Bear Lake was extremely important, and in fact it may have been the difference in the game.
OliveÂ Barclay, age 101, quietly slipped home on Oct. 23, 2013, in American Fork. Utah.Â Her five surviving children were with their beautiful mother during her final hours.Â
Olive Lorentzen Christensen Barclay was born on Oct. 5, 1912, in Blackfoot, a daughter of Nephi and Laura Lorentzen Christensen.Â She was the second of 10 children.Â She was a graduate of Blackfoot HighÂ School and attended the Southern Branch in Pocatello where she earnedÂ a degree to teach grade school.
Beth Stokes, 77, of Blackfoot passed awayÂ Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. at her daughterâ€™s home in Firth.
She was born Dec. 28, 1935 in Chinook, Mont., the daughter of Eldridge Andrew Tuck and Rosella Archibald Tuck.
Beth grew up in Chinook, Mont. until the age of six, then moved to Wilson, Utah where she received her education.Â
Shamae Gneiting Lyon, 30, of Pocatello, beloved mother, wife, daughter and sister, returned to the loving arms of her heavenly Father on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
She was born June 11, 1983 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Daniel D. Gneiting and Kathy Carlile Gneiting. She married Loren Lyon on Nov. 23, 2002, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and together were raising three young daughters.
Ruth Lucille Kinney Nelson King, 74, of Blackfoot passed away at her sister, Karen Cornelisonâ€™s home in Rexburg on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Â She was born March 31, 1939 in Pocatello, to Gerald Chester and Bessie Jones Kinney.Â She was raised and attended school in Pocatello for most of her early years, then moved to Pingree in 1957 where she graduated from Snake River High School in 1958.
Wilma Edra Cowley, Shiner, 94, of Coalinga, CA., passed away peacefully in her sleep, Friday, October 18, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Jaymee Orton, in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â She was born May 24, 1919 in Sunnyside, Utah to Claude Quayle and Ruth Tatton Cowley, the youngest of three sisters.Â
It was, as Brad Coombs described it, "the best Senior Night ever.
Coombs rushed for 87 yards and 4 touchdowns to help Snake River defeated Bear Lake 43-19 on Friday night. With the victory the Panthers (3-0, 6-3) claimed the District Five Class 3A championship. They will open the state playoffs with a home game against Teton at 1 p.m. on Nov. 1.
"That's definitely exciting," Coombs said of his big night. "Our offensive line really came to play this week. And credit our underclassmen for their role in this win."