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May 9th, 2014

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.

Mae Mie Endow, 90

May 8, 2014

Mae Mie Endow, 90, was born in Pocatello, Idaho to Charles Chusaburo and Masa Kanno Kanomata on Feb, 27, 1924. She passed away on May 5, 2014, at Bingham Memorial Hospital due to complications from pneumonia.
She was raised in the Pocatello area and attended Emerson Elementary School, Irving Junior High School and Pocatello High School. 

May 7th

BHS "We The People" national champs reflect on experience

May 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot High School's "We The People" are still riding high from their first-ever "national win" at the competition in Washington D.C. last month. Of 23 team members and six units, "Unit Four" team members Jacob Harris, Gentry Carter, Nick Lemon and Marius Repenning claimed a first place trophy. It was a victory that they are happy to share with the entire team!

Miscues cost Firth in season ending loss to Soda Springs

May 7, 2014

SHELLEY — The plan for the Firth Cougars was a simple one, defeat Soda Springs in a 2A District 5/6 Tournament elimination game and clinch a berth in next week's state tournament.
A loss and the Cougars season was over.
Firth sent ace Connor Montgomery to the mound on Wednesday in Shelley and for the first two innings the Montgomery controlled the Cardinals hitters.
But despite striking out the first five hitters he faced the Cardinals took advantage of six Firth errors in the game to earn a 9-3 win to advance to the 2A state baseball tournament next week.

Howard Kelley Harper, 50

May 7, 2014

Howard Kelley Harper, 50, of Idaho Falls, passed away on May 4, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 10, 1963, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to John J. Harper and Carolyn Hill Harper.  He grew up and attended schools in the area, graduating from Blackfoot High School. He continued his education by attending Brigham Young University and finished his bachelor’s degree at Idaho State University. He later received his Doctorate of Neuropsychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, Calif.

Dorrel Duane Harker, 49

May 7, 2014

Dorrel Duane Harker, 49, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center following complications from a stroke.
He was born Aug. 4, 1964 in Idaho Falls to Gordon and Nola Harker.
He graduated from Firth High School in 1983. He then served in the Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He married Stephanie Peterson Aug. 15, 1985 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and they had four daughters Jessica Lynn, Brittany Lee, Courtney Ann, and Ashley Amy.

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