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May 13th, 2014

Blackfoot’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ ready to bring home tennis titles

May 13, 2014

BLACKFOOT — A mere hours after the Blackfoot High School tennis team qualified 12 players for this weeks state tennis tournament head coach Brint Jefferis had a nickname for his state bound group.
"The Dirty Dozen."
A year after finishing a half a point short of a boys team title, the Broncos are poised to make sure the hardware comes back to Blackfoot.
The doubles pair of Jacob Harris and Tanner Norton are a big reason for the Broncos success.

Elma 'Fuzz' Jensen, 79

May 13, 2014

Elma 'Fuzz' Jensen, 79
Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend Elma “Fuzz” Jensen, 79, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 15, 1934 in Arco, Idaho, the daughter of Joseph and Ethel Mathie Winmill.
Elma attended grade school at Riverside and Pingree and high school at Snake River High.
On June 17, 1953, she married her best friend, Weldon Jensen in Blackfoot.  Next month they would have celebrated their 61st anniversary.  

May 12th

City celebrates BMH

May 12, 2014

National Hospital Week will be celebrated this week at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH).
Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis proclaimed May 11-17 as Hospital Week.
As stated in the proclamation, "Whereas the hard-working people that compose our hospitals deserve universal regard and appreciation for keeping our community healthy; … [Loomis urges] all residents to express their appreciation for the people, facilities and technologies that make trustworthy, reliable healthcare possible in Blackfoot.

May 11th

Stamp Out Hunger drive a success

May 11, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Mail carriers and rural mail carriers in the Blackfoot area brought in almost three tons of non-perishable food on Saturday.
Almost 30 volunteers were on hand at the Blackfoot Post Office parking lot to sort the food contributed by Blackfoot residents.
The exact weight of food contributed on Saturday was 5,740 pounds.
The food bank at the SouthEastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) was the beneficiary of these food stuffs.
"We are happy," said Bobette Beesley, SEICAA Outreach Manager/Bingham County Coordinator. "It helps a lot.

May 9th

Firth cowboys shine under the lights in Blackfoot

May 10, 2014

BLACKFOOT — It wasn't exactly the warmest of May night's at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds Friday night, but the cowboys from Firth gave the fans in the stands a reason to get off their feet.
Colton Clemens started off the night with the only qualified ride in bareback and bull rider Brady Oleson recorded the only score in Saddle Bronc riding as the second night of the District 4 high school rodeo took to the arena of the EISF.

Fredrice Smith Morgan, 94

May 9, 2014

Our beloved mother, Fredrice Smith Morgan, 94, passed away 6 May 2014 at her home due to natural causes.
She was born to Edith Mitchell and Samuel Franklin Smith on 8 Feb. 1920 in Ora, Idaho. She was the eighth child with two sisters and five brothers.
She attended Moreland schools and graduated at age 16.

Lena Hall Robertson, 84

May 9, 2014

Lena Hall Robertson, 84, of Stockton, Calif. passed away at her home on April 22, 2014.
She was born to the late Harvey and Hannah Hall on Oct. 5, 1929 in Hurricane, Utah.  She graduated from Hurricane High School in 1948. Later she attended Dixie College, University of Utah and then transferred to Idaho Falls Nursing program and completed the Registered Nursing program.  Later she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Weber State College.

Dorothy Jane Twitchell, 92

May 9, 2014

Dorothy Jane Twitchell
1922-2014
LIVED TO BE  92, was married to her high school sweetheart, Bill Twitchell, for 71 years and died in his arms.  It just doesn’t get much better than that.  Dot Jane as she was known in her youth grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho but spent most of her married life in Fort Wayne, Ind. 

May 8th

Butch Otter talks job growth in East Idaho

May 9, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Job growth in East Idaho was one of the topics Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter talked about during a brief visit to the Morning News on Thursday.
Otter is running for reelection to a third term as governor in 2014, seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20.
Otter said he and Idaho Department of Commerce Director Jeff Sayer are preparing to roll out a new "workforce development" program called "Accelerate Idaho."

Broncos pound Pocatello 15-0 to reach state tournament

May 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT — During the rainstorm that blew through Blackfoot Wednesday evening while most of us were inside waiting out the storm, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos were in the batting cage next to the softball field at Blackfoot High School hitting.
After struggling at the plate in their 4A District 5/6 tournament opener against Pocatello on Tuesday, the Broncos needed to make sure the struggles at the plate wouldn't happen again in their elimination game with the Indians on Thursday.
It didn't.
The Broncos came out swinging from the start.
Blackfoot pounded out eight runs and plating eight runs in the first inning, half coming on a grand slam by Taylor Beers on the way to a 15-0 five-inning win over Pocatello to earn the second state berth from District 5/6.

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