May 29th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€” Heartfelt were the remarks expressed at the commencement ceremony at Independence High School on Thursday evening.
Twenty-nine graduates marched across the stage at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center to receive their diplomas before a proud and appreciative audience.
"The teachers are Independence are flat out amazing," said class speaker Angelica Longoria. "They will take their time to help you until you understand.
"They believed in me," she said.
At the age of 64, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Craig ended his earthly journey on May 14, 2014.Â
His unexpected passing is truly a bitter-sweet event, ending his time here, but now once again reunited with his sweet wife, Rayola M. Wright, who proceded him in death.
Dila Renee Gibbs Peterson, 86, a former Blackfoot resident,Â passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 in Lynnwood, Wash., after a long battle with cancer.
Dila was born on Sept. 24, 1927 in American Falls, Idaho.Â She grew up in Southern Idaho.Â She attended LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she learned bookkeeping and shorthand.Â These skills served her throughout her life in various secretarial and bookkeeping positions.Â
Two representatives of the Blackfoot Community Dinner Table accepted a check for $1,000 from the Bank of Commerce on Wednesday.
The food pantry at the Bingham Senior Citizens Center is an extension of the Community Dinner Table.
Justin Hokanson, a senior vice president and manager of the Blackfoot branch, presented the check to Ronda Cheatham, CDTâ€™s food pantry coordinator, and Lee Hammett, another member of the CDT board of directors.
BLACKFOOT â€” Ask any softball coach in 4A District 5/6 who the best player in the league is and one name comes off of every single coaches tongue, Blackfoot senior Matti Chavez.
After hitting .615 with two home runs and 32 RBI during the season, Chavez was named 4A District 5/6 Player of the Year by the coaches in the district this week.
A group of about 12 community members appointed by Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis to advise on the future of the Blackfoot Municipal swimming pool held their first meeting on Tuesday evening.
The group, consisting of city and county representatives with a variety of backgrounds nominated businessman Charley Kotter to serve as chairman of the committee. Committee member Lori Kay, who is the vice-principal of Blackfoot High School, volunteered to serve as Kotter's back-up.
FIRTH â€” Firth senior Rachel Schiess is know for her talents on the floor of the volleyball and basketball courts and the track for the Cougars.
But it is not just those talents that make the recent high school graduate the person she has become.
Because of her athletic and academic talents and her community service and a nomination from Firth High School English teacher and track coach Paula Tucker Schiess was nominated to be one of 50 students athletes nominated for an IdahoSports.com athlete of the year award.
Alene Christiansen Loisate, 79, passed away on May 25, 2014 from a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on April 20, 1935 in Downey, Idaho to Elvin Chirstiansen and Ione Jensen.Â
Alene was raised in Downey, Idaho and graduated from Downey High School in 1953. She met and married John Pete Loisate on June 9, 1957 in Downey, Idaho. They have resided in Blackfoot since 1964.Â
Edmund LeRoy Pugmire, 76, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at his home.
Edmund was born April 25, 1938 in Pocatello, Idaho to Howard Edmund Pugmire and Matilda Mead.Â He lived in and received his education in Pocatello.
On March 19, 1961 Edmund marriedÂ Delores Gregan in Nevada.
He served his country in the United States Air Force, spending time in Japan during the Korean Conflict.
On May 20, 2014 God received yet another angel.Â
â€¨Dwyla â€śDeeâ€ť Fern Preslar, 87, of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and loved ones.Â
Dee was born on November 5, 1926 in Richfield, Idaho to Frank Alvah Turner and Grace Beatrice Thompson. Â
In 1979 Dee married Sherman Preslar in Elko, Nevada.