July 2nd, 2014
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.
Randy Lee Ellsworth (Sheepdog), passed away from an extended illness, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the age of 55.Â
Randy was a Shoshone-Bannock tribal member and a lifelong resident of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Idaho.
Randy was born July 19, 1958 to the late Donner Bernard Ellsworth, Sr. and Evelyn Mae George Ellsworth.Â He was the seventh of children born to Donner and Evelyn.
He lived at the family home on Ellsworth Road with his brother, Nathan, and daughter, Maria Ellsworth; together they continued raising cattle and horses.Â
Phyllis (Felicya Irina Goral) Scott, 91, Pingree, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario, Ore. from a heart attack.Â
She was born March 14, 1923 in Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, to John and Anna Goral, Polish immigrants.
She was the fourth child and second daughter with five brothers and three sisters.
Tyus Hanson threw a no-hitter and Brady Trappett had a homerun as Blackfoot's American Legion team defeated Rigby 15-0 on Monday night.
Hanson struck out 10 and walked just one in the five-inning game.
Alx Martinez drove in four runs on two hits to pace the Broncos' offense. Trappett had two hits and three RBI and Cade Adakai had two RBI.
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Hanson and Lindsay; Clayton, Fullmer (1), Burrows (4) and Orr.
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One thing baseball players learn from a young age is no lead is ever safe.
No matter how many runs your team may score it somehow always seems to be not enough.
The Shelley Russets learned that lesson the hard way Monday in Idaho Falls as they took on the Idaho Falls Grizzlies at Skyline High School.
After putting up four runs in the first inning on a two-RBI single from Stockton Stohl and an RBI double from Colt Johnson, the Russets' bats went cold for the next two innings.
Predators, possibly coyotes, have been stalking livestockâ€”goats and sheepâ€”in about a five-mile area just south of Firth.
Property owners living along 700 North and near Kimball Hill have had a predator problem for about a month.
"I've raised goats for 10 years," said Vickie Williams. "The coyotes are right in the backyard.
"Never have they killed goats or other animals before," she said. "I've never had a problem until this year."
Last Saturday morning, one of her Nubian does was killed by a predator. The doe was in her pasture.