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May 7th, 2014

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.

May 6th

City fees going up

May 7, 2014

BLACKFOOT—The Blackfoot City Council moved to increase the city's sewer, sanitation and water fees at Tuesday's city council meeting. The higher fees will hit the utility bills of residents starting in July.
The council also increased pool admission at the Blackfoot Municipal Swimming pool; however, the fees will be revisited again in six months after the pool committee completes its evaluations on the pool and reports back to the council with suggestions on what can done to bring the aging facility back up to par.

No district championship, but Lady Broncos still alive after split

May 7, 2014

BLACKFOOT — If was not exactly the easiest way to get through the opening day of the 4A District 5/6 Tournament, but the Blackfoot Lady Broncos are still alive for the second and final star tournament berth after a split of their games on Tuesday at Blackfoot High School.
The defending district champion Broncos were beat in game one 5-4 by Pocatello in height innings setting up an elimination game with Century.
Matti Chavez ripped a walk-off double sending the Broncos to one more game on Thursday which will be a rematch with Pocatello.

Edith Clark Christensen, 89

May 6, 2014

Edith Clark Christensen, 89
Feb. 21, 1925-May 3, 2014
Edith (Clark) Christensen passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, Idaho on Saturday, May 3, 2014. She died due to complications of a short illness and age.

May 5th

Blackfoot Community Players kick off romantic comedy

May 5, 2014

The Blackfoot Community Players are presenting the romantic comedy "All Of A Sudden Peggy" May 9, 10, 12, 16, 17 and 19 at the Nuart Theater. This is a show that brings director Heather McPhie's love for theater full circle.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. each night. Ticket prices are $7.
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Paul Tod Woods, 72

May 5, 2014

Paul Tod Woods, 72, of Springfield Idaho, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. He peacefully passed away while surrounded by his family.
Paul was born Sept. 21, 1941 in Fremont, Mich., to Melville Tod and Miriam Stewart Woods. He was raised in Michigan and graduated from high school in South Lyon, Mich.  Following graduation he attended the University of Idaho, earning a bachelor’s degree in Forestry.  While there, he met OraLee Sasser whom he later married on June 22, 1962 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 

May 4th

Blackfoot band director selected as Music Teacher of the Year

May 4, 2014

Blackfoot High School band director Jan Eddington has been recognized as the 2013 Idaho Music Educator of the Year. She received this award last month at the Idaho Music Educators’ Association meeting in Nampa.
“I was totally caught by surprise,” Eddington said. “There are so many amazing teachers in this state.
“It makes me all the more appreciative of this honor,” she said. “It means a lot to be recognized by my peers because I have such respect for them.”
Eddington will retire at the end of this school year after 23 years of teaching music in public schools in Idaho.

May 3rd

Looking for a state qualified ride

May 3, 2014

AMERICAN FALLS — After battling Mother Nature and even losing a rodeo last weekend in American Falls due to rain, the cowboys and cowgirls of District 4 were spoiled with perfect conditions on Saturday when then finished out their two week stretch at the Power County Fairgrounds.
For the group from Bingham County Saturday's finale just steps from the reservoir was a good one as many times that should be state qualifiers were set.
Snake River sophomore Timmi Hutchings got her day off to a good start by laying down a time of 5.00 in her section of breakaway roping.

May 2nd

Union Pacific gives $6k to potato museum

May 2, 2014

BLACKFOOT—The Idaho Potato Museum received a check for $6,000 from Union Pacific Public Affairs Director Dan Harbeke on Friday. The funds that came through a Union Pacific Foundation grant will be used to repair the deteriorating stonework around the base of the old building - originally built as a train depot in 1913. Museum executive director Tish Dahmen specifically applied for the grant in hopes of funding the masonry repairs.

Smith’s squeeze sends Russets to 1-0 win over South Fremont

May 2, 2014

SHELLEY — Runs were tough to come by Friday afternoon at Shelley High School.
The host Russets and 3A Sixth District leaders South Fremont battled for six and a half innings with no runs coming across to score.
In fact the Cougars never had a runner get any further than second base as the Russets pitching duo of Kaden Schmitt and Marcus Gustaveson held the Cougars to just three hits.
The Russets on the other hand had plenty of chances to get runs across, but missed bunts and the inability to make contact stranded runners on base in all but two innings in the game.
But in the seventh after a leadoff double down the left field line by Marcus Gustaveson, Zack Leal singled to move him to third. Then on a 1-1 pitch Braxton Smith laid down a perfect squeeze bunt as a streaking Gustaveson was making his way to plate and the Russets walked away with a 1-0 win to clinch the No. 3 seed on Monday's district tournament.

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