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April 2nd, 2012

Obituary Elizabeth Kay Sequints, 72

April 2, 2012

Elizabeth Kay Sequints, 72, of Fort Hall, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children and loved ones, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at her home.
            She was born July 19, 1939 in Owyhee, Nevada to Raymond Warren  and Mary Stanley. She attended school Owyhee and moved to Blackfoot when she was a teenager.
            Elizabeth loved traveling to pow wows and watching sports. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. She also enjoyed going out to eat with her family and friends.        

Tina Marie Signs Cummings, 44

April 2, 2012

Tina Marie Signs Cummings, 44, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho from heart failure.
            Tina was born on March 6, 1968 in San Diego County, California to Denny Signs and Patti Harris.  She attended school in California, graduating from high school in San Diego County.

Preparing for Power Outage in Fort Hall

April 2, 2012

Fort Hall –The Department of Public Safety, along with the Tribal Emergency Response Organization, have planned and prepared for an 8-hour scheduled power outage by Idaho Power on Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Thursday. 

Snake River Distinguished Young Women

April 2, 2012

The Snake River Distinguished Young Women announce the winners of the scholarship contest. Kimille Furniss, second alternate (left) Paige Watt, first alternate (right) and Janalyce Turpin 2013 winner.

April 1st

LDS leaders speak to members worldwide

April 1, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — Saturday morning well over 20,000 stood in unison as the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Thomas S. Monson entered the church’s conference center for 182nd Annual General Conference of the Church.
Visitors to the gathering in Salt Lake City are diverse coming from many nations and cultures. Steven Blaine from Edinburgh, Scotland traveled to the meeting without a ticket to the meetings. He hoped that someone would have an extra ticket to give him.
He said, “I want to hear and see the Prophet and our leaders.”

March 30th

Broncos and Panthers photo gallery

March 30, 2012

The Blackfoot Broncos and the Snake River Panthers battled it out on the diamond on Friday afternoon. View photos from the first of the two games.

Rupe's to celebrate 50th anniversary

March 30, 2012

As he prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of what started as Vaughn's A&W, Kevin Rupe pondered on the key to success.
"Dad set a high standard that I still try to uphold," said Rupe, who has operated Rupe's Burgers since 1987.
"You have to like people and be friendly," said Kevin's mother, Carol, as she watched him visit with the customers. "They were both like that."
Vaughn Rupe worked for Challenge Dairy back in 1962 when the previous owner suggested that he buy the business.
"I didn't see how we could afford to do it," Carol recalled. "He was making good money where he was.

Shelley golf course gets new owners

March 30, 2012

SHELLEY — Journey's End Golf Course in Shelley will open for the season Tuesday under a new owner — Neil Williams of Idaho Falls.
"When I tell people I've bought a golf course, they look at me funny," Williams said.
"You mean a miniature golf course?" they ask.
"No, I mean a real golf course," Williams replies. "I think this is an asset for the community and a great opportunity for my family."

Ione Hill, 42

March 30, 2012

Ione Hill, 42, of Gibson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
She was born Sept. 28, 1969 in Blackfoot to Stanford Hill and the late Ardith S. Hill.  She attended school in Blackfoot, getting her GED and going on to Utah State University in Logan, Utah, with her sister by her side.  She was a lifetime area resident.

Spelling Bee

March 30, 2012

THOMAS —Paige Williams out-spelled Alex VanOrden on the word "anti-pollution" and spelled "prejudice" for the win at Snake River Middle School's Spelling Bee on Thursday.
The students had the spelling words for about three weeks. Contests were held in each classroom until teachers had narrowed the field down to six students per classroom. The students then competed in a school-wide spell-off of 30 students.
Alysson Porter, who was unavailable for the photo, took third in the sixth grade bracket.

 

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