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March 19th, 2012

Valerie Lee Mestas, 42

March 19, 2012

Valerie Lee Mestas, 42, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her mother’s residence.
Valerie was born Nov. 1, 1969 in Tooele, Utah. to Eloy T. Alaris and JoAnn Mestas Damon. She received her education in the Boise area. In the past few years she bounced back and forth from Blackfoot to the Phoenix, Ariz. area.
In her early years she married Rick Miera: they later separated. She later met her significant other, Perry Lee Howard, and they have been together since.
Valerie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Death Notice William G. Warner, 75

March 19, 2012

William Garner Warner, 75, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
 Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home.  The family will meet with friends and relatives from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the funeral home and again for one hour prior to service.  Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery.
            Condolences may be sent to the family at: condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com

Death Notice- Raona Ann (Sjostrom) Kesler, 80

March 19, 2012

Raona Ann (Sjostrom) Kesler, 80, a resident of Gooding, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 at her residence in Gooding.

Arrangements are pending under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.

Death Notice Ted E. Dunbar, 44

March 19, 2012

Ted Eric Dunbar, 44, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at his home.
  Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.  The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday March, 23, 2012 and again for one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
  Condolences may be sent to the family at: condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com

March 18th

Fatal crash on I-15

March 19, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Fransisco Lazalde, 86, of Idaho Falls died Sunday in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 near Blackfoot.
According to Idaho State Police reports, Lazalde was traveling northbound when his vehicle left the roadway and into the borrow pit before hitting a fallen tree, which caused his vehicle to go airborne and hit an embankment before coming to rest on its wheels in a canal. Lazalde was pronounced deceased at the scene and was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

March 16th

Repair shop owner cuts ribbon

March 17, 2012

Jeff Deru has opened Meridian Street Automotive. His garage at the south end of Meridian Street was previously owned by Bill Wissert.
"I came to Idaho to be a manager for Snap-On Tools," Deru said. After he and that company parted ways, he managed a repair shop in Idaho Falls.
"I've been in the automotive industry for 28 years," he said. "I owned two auto shops in Layton, Utah."
A native of Layton, Deru said the community has lost the small-town feel he enjoyed when he was growing up.

Rockymountain Machinery to have new owners

March 17, 2012

For the MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT — After 49 years, Rockymountain Machinery Company will change ownership! On Friday Rockymountain Machinery Company, a 49-year-old John Deere Dealership in Blackfoot, announced an agreement to sell has been made with C & B Operations, LLC headquartered in Gettysburg, South Dakota.
“We here at Rockymountain Machinery Company are all very excited about joining C & B Operations, LLC, and look forward to a continued strong presence in the local agricultural community”, said company president and CEO Darwin Harrington.

Former Moreland woman releases novel

March 17, 2012

Former Moreland resident Kimberly Grant always knew writing would have an influence on her life. This knowledge led her to become a freelance magazine writer and an author. Recently, Grant published her third novel, "Venom," through Covenant Communications.
Grant began writing articles in 2006 for family-oriented magazines. She has contributed to magazines such as "LDS Living," "The Washington Family" and "Parents & Kids."

Broncos dump Diamondbacks

March 16, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Broncos opened the home portion of their 2012 schedule on Friday afternoon as they swept an abbreviated double header with Century by winning game one 6-0 and then followed that up with a 2-1, three inning win in the night cap.
"The pitchers came out and did a great job of hitting their spots tonight," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "We talked about starting ahead and they each did just that which was a big key for us today."

Blackfoot Scout collects books for children in Guam

March 16, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Jacob Harris of Troop 235 knew what he wanted to do for his Eagle Scout project.
"I wanted to do something for kids," he said.
He found the ideal project when Neils and Susan Anderson, who are serving an LDS Church mission in Guam, told him the school children needed books.
So, with the help of family, friends and some fellow Scouts, he began collecting books. "I wanted children's books, but I got some young adult books for older kids."
Those books came from collection boxes at the Morning News, the Blackfoot City Library and the Snake River Library.

 

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