July 8th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€” Offense, offense and more offense.
That was what the Blackfoot Broncos put on display on Tuesday afternoon against the visitors from Bear Lake.
The Broncos pounded out 19 hits and 22 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Bears 12-2 in five innings and 10-3 at Blackfoot High School on a very warm Tuesday afternoon.
But it was not just the offense that the Broncos showcased on Tuesday, the Broncos also got two very good starts from pitchers Kyle Scott and Brady Pearson.
BLACKFOOT â€” The City of Blackfoot will roll out the red carpet for visitors and residents alike for "Blackfoot Pride Days" this Friday and Saturday at Jensen Grove.
The annual summertime event started back in the 1980's to celebrate the community of Blackfoot and all that it has to offer. Pride Days usually falls on the heels of the city's 4th of July celebrations with two packed days of festivities throughout the city. Most of the events are "free" or "low cost" with the majority of events taking place at Jensen Grove unless otherwise specified.
Randy Darhl Hughes, 58, of Blackfoot, passed away July 2, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Randy was born November 18, 1955 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Darhl Hughes and Anna Richard Hughes Landon.Â He was raised and attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1974.Â Randy was a lifetime Blackfoot resident.
On February 18, 1977 he married his soul mate, Brenda Summers.Â Three children were born to this union,Â Randy Jr., Â Jessica Ann, and Ryan B. His family was his world.
Dolores L. Diehl (nÃ©e Domres), 86, of Chicago, beloved wife of the late Richard E. Diehl, passed away on June 29, 2014. Dear mother of Steven (the late Donna Ficcardi), Darlene (Karl) Nilsson, Linda (Lloyed Jr., M.D.) Calloway, and Phillip (Ruth). Loving grandmother of Alicia (George) Orr and Sara and Michael Calloway. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents Lillian K. (nÃ©e Bina) and George H. Domres, and her brothers Wilmer, Walter, Edward and George. Family and friends will gather for a graveside memorial at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2501 E.
BLACKFOOT â€” Americans have served in a variety of roles to make the world safer.
From 1954-1958, Ed Wagner from Blackfoot served on minesweepers that helped to clear the Pacific Ocean around Taiwan of mines.
"It was kind of a tense time," said Wagner. "WWII was over and the Korean War had just ended. France signed a peace treat with North Vietnam and was vacating that country. The Communist Chinese were chasing the Chinese Nationalists to Taiwan.
"The North Vietnamese had mined the Mekong Delta pretty heavy," he said. "At the time, everything was fluid and going.
BLACKFOOT â€” Last Saturday, Miiko Toussaint of Blackfoot was named on of the 10 finalists in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals competition. She was awarded a $3,500 cash scholarship for being in the top 10 and another $1,000 for being in the top five in the fitness category.
"DYW is all about developing you; becoming your best self," said Toussaint. "It was really humbling to be a little fish in a big pond.
"I did my best," she said. "I stayed true to myself.
"[In my self expression answer,] I did really well until I talked about where babies came from," said Toussaint.
Judy Ann Twitchell Hiatt, 64, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away June 29, 2014 at her daughters home.
Judy was born September 15, 1949 in Ogden, Utah to Dale and Eileen Twitchell.Â She graduated from Pocatello High School.
On June 1, 1967 Judy married Lester Hiatt Sr in Odgen, Utah.Â They had three children, Lester Jr, Angela and Cody.Â They were later divorced after many years of marriage.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Blackfoot city leaders came close to amending the city's current cemetery ordinance to "allow dogs on leashes" on the grounds of Grove City Cemetery at Tuesday night's city council meeting. However, testimony from a few city residents swayed them back again. The amendment will stick: "No dogs allowed."
BLACKFOOT â€” It is getting to the point of the American Legion baseball season where games are coming at a fevered pace and the players are getting less and less time to recover.
Throw in the heat that began to set in on Tuesday and it means the home stretch of the season is going to be a long one for all of the legion teams the remainder of the summer.
Before heading to Jackson Hole on Thursday, the Broncos hosted a doubleheader with Madison on Tuesday and the visiting Cats walked away with a pair of wins 19-12 and 8-2 at Blackfoot High School.
Bradley Otteson Birch, 55, passed away Sunday June 29, 2014 at his home in the loving care of his daughter, Tiffany Dillon and his wife Carrie after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 23, 1959 to Paul Albert and Joyce Otteson Birch. His parents divorced and he and his mother lived with her parents at their farm at Moody Creek north of Rexburg, Idaho until age six when they moved to Idaho Falls where they lived until he married, eventually making his home in the Goshen area.