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April 9th, 2014

Jessie Gene Woodland, 25

April 9, 2014

Jessie Gene Woodland, 25, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully Thursday, April 3, 2014 at her mother’s home after a courageous battle with gastric cancer.
Jessie was born Feb. 22, 1989 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Wesley Woodland and Suzette Peterson. She was raised in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 2007. Shortly after high school she attended CSI, graduating with an Associates of Arts in American Sign Language. She planned to pursue her education at Utah Valley University to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Studies with an Emphasis on Interpreting.

Jacquelyn Cox Nation

April 9, 2014

Jacquelyn Cox Nation, 59, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 4, 2014.
Jacque was born Aug. 16, 1954, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Clarence “Bud” and LaRue Cox.  She grew up on the family farm in Groveland with siblings CaRene, Kim, and Liesa. 
Jacque loved school, she graduated in the top ten of her class at Blackfoot High School in 1972.  She attended BYU and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in teaching in 1976.  She enjoyed teaching seventh and eighth grade science at Marsh Valley Junior High for two years. 

Melvin R. 'Redgy' Christensen, 71

April 9, 2014

Redgy Christensen passed on to his Heavenly Father on March 27, 2014 after a prolonged battle with cancer.  He passed at his home surrounded by members of his loving family.
He was born in Rock Springs, Wyo. on March 25, 1943 to Thomas Christensen and Mazie Boren Christensen.
 He was raised in Manila, Utah and went to school there from grades 1 through 12.  He excelled in sports, especially basketball. 

Julieanna N. Batt, 40

April 9, 2014

Fort Hall, Idaho
Julieanna N. Batt passed away April 3rd, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center, She was born November 26, 1973 in Pocatello Idaho, the daughter of late Lois Littlejohn and late Brentley Batt. Julieanna lived in Gibson and Fort Hall all of her life. She attended I.T. Stoddard Elementary, Mountain View Middle, and Graduated from Blackfoot High School. She later attended Job Corp. and acquired various certificate from ISU to be a Alcohol and Drug counselor. She at worked at Fort Hall Chemical Dependency after her education.

April 8th

Defenders praise embattled teacher

April 8, 2014

After 14 hours of testimony, the due process hearing for Snake River High School science Asmus has concluded.
The hearing started on Friday and lasted from 3 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. that evening. The hearing resumed Monday at 6 p.m. and concluded at 11:50 p.m.
The defense started presenting its case at 8:40 p.m. on Friday.
Teachers were called and expressed their opinions that Elaine is a good teacher and works well with students and many colleagues.

Lady Broncos earn spilt with Pocatello in district opening doubleheader

April 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Coming into her final at-bat of the game against Pocatello, Blackfoot senior catcher Matti Chavez had not had a very memorable day at the plate.
But as can often be the case in softball, one swing of the bat can change all of that.
Chavez came up to bat in the bottom of the fourth inning and promptly took a 1-2 pitch from Pocatello pitcher Shayla Baker and deposited over the left field fence for a grand slam as the Lady Broncos earned a doubleheader sweep with Pocatello losing game one 8-3 before winning game two 16-3 in five innings.

April 7th

Testimony continues in Asmus hearing

April 8, 2014

Three more witness were called Monday evening to complete the plaintiff's case in the Elaine Asmus due process hearing.
The witnesses were Rebecca Arynne Hoge, who as a counsellor provides intervention with students, Snake River Junior High School principal Roger Thomas and Snake River High School principal Ed Jackson.
Hoge testified that, possibly in January, she met three students in the hall of the science building who said there was "a war" in the science department.
Other witnesses called were Superintendent Mark Gabrylczyk, Kandi Duff, Laurie Grayson and Jackie Alvarez.

April 6th

Couple runs mobile heating & air business

April 6, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Nearly 20 years of working in the heating & air business and a passion for helping people, has inspired Todd Wayland, along with his wife and business partner Mandy Wayland, to open Todd's Heating & Air in Blackfoot.

April 5th

Lady Panthers stay perfect with 13-1 win over Teton

April 5, 2014

RIVERSIDE — Eight times so far this season the Snake River Lady Panthers have taken the field, and eight times they have come out victorious.
But after almost dropping the second game of a doubleheader at Sugar-Salem on Friday, the Lady Panthers took to the field of Riverside Elementary on Saturday morning looking to get back on track.
The offense did not miss a beat as the Panthers pounded out 11 hits and scored 13 runs on the way to a 13-1 five inning victory on Saturday.

April 4th

Asmus hearing a result of disagreement over equipment

April 5, 2014

No one wins in this contest.
Around 200 people attended the due process hearing for the Snake River High School science teacher Elaine Asmus Friday at the Snake River High School Auditorium.
Facilitator Dale Storer outlined the rules of the hearing.
"The board can only consider evidence presented at this hearing," he said. "This is a due process hearing where attorneys confront witnesses and cross examine witnesses.

 

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