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October 21st, 2014

Lady Panthers struggle, but earn berth in district title game

October 21, 2014

THOMAS — The Snake River Lady Panthers volleyball team are use to cruising through district tournaments.
But this season has not been a normal one for the defending 3A state champs, but the Panthers still earned the top seed in the 3A District 5 tournament that began Tuesday at Snake River High School.
It was not even remotely close to the prettiest game the Lady Panthers have played this year and early in set four the Snake River faithful were getting uncomfortable in their seats as the home trailed a very aggressive American Falls team.

Arland J “Buck” Buxton, 87

October 21, 2014

Arland J “Buck” Buxton, 87, of Rexburg and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Rexburg, Idaho.
He was born June 14, 1927, at Driggs, Idaho, to John and Susie Geneva Henrie Buxton.
Arland was raised and attended school in Driggs, graduating from Teton High School.  Following graduation he attended Utah State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy and participated in the R.O.T.C. program.  
Buck served in United States Marines during World War II, in the Pacific Theater.

Bert LeRoy Chaffin, 88

October 21, 2014

Bert LeRoy Chaffin, 88 of St. Helens, Oregon, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 in Idaho Falls, Idaho at Pine Brook Assisted living center.
Bert was born May 9, 1926 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Alma Leroy and Margaret Emmeline Wilson Chaffin.
He was raised in the Rose area during his childhood except from 1931-1933 when they lived in Jackson, Wyo. on a ranch where his father was a farmer on one of Pete Hansen’s ranches.

Roy Gene Seaman. 75

October 21, 2014

Roy Gene Seaman. 75
Roy Gene Seaman passed away unexpectedly in St. Luke’s Medical Center, Meridian, Idaho, on Oct. 14, 2014 at the age of 75.
Roy is survived by his wife, Donna Cox-Seaman; daughter, Tracy Bruce of Blackfoot, Idaho; sons, Terry Seaman of Victor, Idaho; Trent Seaman of Sheridan, Wyo.; brother, Karl Seaman of Taylorsville, Utah and sister, Shirley Gummow of Camp Verde, Ariz. Roy was blessed with 10 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

Dezzie Eva Underwood, 88

October 21, 2014

Dezzie Eva Underwood, 88, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab. 
She was born Nov. 8, 1925 in Blackfoot to Sidney L. and Eva Priest Shoell.  
She was raised and attended school in Blackfoot.  Dezzie has lived in Blackfoot and Pingree.
On Nov. 24, 1950 she married Earnest Underwood at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Earnest preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1994.
Dezzie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She worked for First American Title company as a title officer for 44 years.


Bigfoot believers gather in Washington state

October 21, 2014

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Bigfoot believers are gathering this weekend in Washington state.
The Yakima Valley Museum is hosting a Bigfoot Round-Up.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the event will honor Yakima's own Bob Gimlin and the late Roger Patterson, who filmed what they say was a Bigfoot encounter in 1967 in Northern California.
The well-known footage since has been debated and scrutinized, with some calling the filmmakers Bigfoot research pioneers and other saying the video shoes a man in an ape suit.

October 20th

Ridge Crest Elementary traffic concerns draw a large crowd at public hearing

October 20, 2014

A large crowd gathered at Ridge Crest Elementary School on Thursday to discuss traffic concerns around the school and the possibility of adding a bicycle/pedestrian path around the area of the school that connects with the city's greenbelt system.
The City of Blackfoot received a technical assistant grant from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) for $14,800 to study the area around Ridge Crestand explore safer options for pedestrians and drivers. David Doran, ITD Highway District Mobility Manger, said the overall intent of the study is "for the safety of the community."


Woman says she dug up dad's grave 'with respect'

October 20, 2014

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a woman accused of ransacking the New Hampshire grave of her father in search of his "real will" wants a judge to suppress her written statement to police that she dug it up "with respect" and he "would be OK with it."
Prosecutors allege Melanie Nash, 52, conspired with others to remove her father's remains from the Colebrook Village Cemetery in May. The vault of businessman Eddie Nash, who died in 2004, was found cracked with the casket opened and his remains searched through.

Tanda Kay Pratt, 60

October 20, 2014

Tanda Kay Pratt, 60, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, near Baker City, Oregon, from injuries sustained in a wildlife-caused traffic accident.  
Tanda was born on May 15, 1954, in Boise, Idaho, to David and Wilma Ogle.  She was the oldest of four children and the first grandchild on both the Ogle and Waite sides of the family.  Her two sisters and brother always looked up to her as their strong, brave big sister who inspired them and looked out for them.

Julia Ann Bithell Sconiers Winn, 81

October 20, 2014

Julia Ann Bithell Sconiers Winn, 81

 

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