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June 19th, 2014

Important meeting to discuss 6th grade band changes

June 20, 2014

BLACKFOOT—An important meeting to discuss upcoming changes in the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School's (BSGS) band program will be held on Monday 6 p.m. at the BSGS (50 S. Shilling).
There has been concern in the district about band program being pulled from the school curriculum and converted to an "after school program" at Mountain View Middle School

Emilia L. Underwood, 68

June 19, 2014

Emilia L. Underwood, 68, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 7, 1945 in San Benito, Texas, to Constancio M. Luis and Severiana Riveria Luis. The early years of her life were spent in Texas. She attended school through the second grade and was then needed at home to tend her siblings while her parents worked in the fields. At an early age her family moved to Blackfoot where her parents were able to find work.  
On July 7, 1967 she married James C. Underwood in Blackfoot, Idaho. He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 2013.

Commentary: Tony Gwynn’s death more than just a shock to this baseball fan

June 19, 2014

September 9, 2001.
To most people that day was just a normal Sunday afternoon two days before one of the biggest events in United States history.
But to me that Sunday afternoon was the day I met my childhood hero Tony Gwynn.
Growing up in San Diego there were no athletes that meant more to the city than Gwynn and the Chargers Junior Seau.
As a youngster who played baseball I idolized Gwynn and even tried to emulate his swing, I watched him play thousands of time in person at Jack Murphy, then Qualcomm Stadium and on television.

June 18th

Aberdeen to celebrate this weekend

June 19, 2014

Aberdeen Daze started in 1971. Saturday is the culmination of a week of events.
"It's a great day," said Dwight Wallace, Chamber of Commerce board member. "It's a great reunion for people who haven't been to Aberdeen for awhile.
"I've order perfect weather for the weekend," said Wallace.
A golf scramble at Hazard Creek will run from Tuesday through Friday. A children's drama camp for ages 5-18 at the high school auditorium that is sponsored by The Aberdeen Arts Council.
Aberdeen Daze Schedule

Friday
Sidewalk sales on Main Street

Broncos, Russets split legion doubleheader

June 18, 2014

BLACKFOOT — It had been a few weeks since the Blackfoot American Legion baseball team has played a game on their own field, but Wednesday the Broncos returned home against county rival Shelley.
After a 40 run explosion at the Twin Falls tournament last weekend the Broncos were looking to continue their winning ways, while the young Russets were looking to get some momentum going as they have a large chunk of home games upcoming.
Blackfoot's offense kept rolling in game one earning an 11-3 win, but behind the arm and bat of Josh Peterson the Russets took game two 7-6.

Ronald LaVere John, 69

June 18, 2014

Ronald LaVere John, 69, of Blackfoot, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 13, 2014.
He was born June 24, 1944 in Shelley, Idaho to Thomas LaVere and Zola Sorensen John.  He was the second of four children.
On Feb. 1, 1980 he married Janeal Rae Bates.  They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Ron was a loving son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather.

June 17th

City and local soccer leagues make amicable agreement

June 17, 2014

Blackfoot city leaders and soccer officials representing youth and adult leagues came to an amicable agreement on Tuesday regarding the use of the soccer complex on Mitchell Lane.
The last agreement regarding the issue between the city and the soccer leagues was in 2003 under the leadership of Blackfoot Mayor Scott Reese. The agreement covered priority use of the Blackfoot Soccer Complex, use of the soccer building, maintenance of the fields and marking of the fields.
Mayor Paul Loomis reviewed each area of concern asking for input from the soccer officials present at the meeting.

Cynthia 'Cindy' Johnson Haddon, 64

June 17, 2014

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Cindy Johnson Haddon passed away after a long defiant battle with cancer. She passed away in peace at her home in Pocatello with her family and lifelong companion Rocky Haddon and son Scott Haddon by her side. 

June 16th

Personal strategies to battle mosquitoes

June 16, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Summer has come to Bingham County, and as temperatures have risen, those annoying and potentially dangerous mosquitoes have arrived earlier than usual.
Every year, responsible government agencies, public health professionals, and mosquito abatement experts do their best to educate the public about mosquitoes and the numerous ways that people can protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases.

Quinton Gerard Blackburn, 92

June 16, 2014

Quinton Gerard Blackburn, 92, of Springfield, Idaho passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Quinton was born July 22, 1921 in Springfield, Idaho to Dewey Earl Blackburn and Valine Ellen Gutting.  He spent his lifetime in Springfield, other than the time he spent in the military. 

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