April 25th, 2011
For the Morning News
FORT HALL â€” An event celebrating the long-awaited construction of a hotel and events center by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday just west of the Interstate 15 Fort Hall Exit.
The â€śgroundbreakingâ€ť event will be held amidst a hubbub of pre-construction activity at the site that started a month early due to favorable weather conditions, said Nathan Small, tribal chairman.
THOMAS â€“Sandra Molina, a senior at Snake River High School (SRHS), is one of the recipients of the Gates Millennial Scholarship (GMS).
Molina is the third SRHS student in four years who has received this scholarship.
This year, 23,000 students applied for this scholarship, â€śso the competition was very steep,â€ť said counselor Karen Crook. One thousand scholarships were awarded.
Crook said, â€śThe scholarship will pay for her schooling for the next 10 years if she decides to get a doctorate degree.
â€śShe can attend any accredited college in the U.S., Crook said.
Salvador S. Hernandez, 86, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Maxine Jane Hunt Edwards, 66, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away April 21, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot following a lingering illness.
Maxine was born March 11, 1945, in Portland, Ore., to John Vernal Hunt and Mildred Jane Oakey Hunt. She grew up in Roberts and attended schools there.
On Nov. 8, 1968, she married LeRoy Don Edwards in Idaho Falls. They made their home in Osgood and Idaho Falls. Maxine was a homemaker, wife and mother.
Bobbie Lou Hansen, 82, of Blackfoot passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Bobbie Lou was born Aug. 16, 1928 in Central, Idaho, to Wilford and Matilda Andersen. She was the sixth of seven children. She came from a close-knit family who shared the joys and struggles of farm life. She graduated from Grace High School in 1946.
Marjorie Wilma Doig, 76, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at The Gables in Shelley of an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 5, 1934, in White Sulfur Springs, Mont., the daughter of Robert Jess and Anis Hilary Ailey. She was raised by her stepmother Ruth Louise Ailey.
Wilma was raised and educated in White Sulfur Springs.
On Sept. 4, 1951, she married William â€śBillâ€ť Doig in Livingston, Mont.
They lived in Big Timber, Livingston, and White Sulfur Springs, Mont., and moved to Blackfoot in 1963.
FIRTH â€” The six Distinguished Young Woman candidates at Firth took the stage with beauty and grace on Saturday evening.
Ashli Munger claimed the 2012 DYW title. Krista Holm was runnerup.
Besides Munger and Holm, Madalina Marie High, Charity Dawn Tew, Jeull Snedigar and Jennifer Ashley Mejia were the other competitors.
DYW was formerly known as Americaâ€™s Junior Miss. The named was changed in June 2010.
Emily Fielding, the 2011 Firth Junior Miss, will be the last young lady in town to carry that title.
REXBURG â€” The Blackfoot Broncos got a trio of home runs on Saturday afternoon from Dallas Bitton, Shawn Whitehead and Colby Pearson as they shrugged off a sloppy first game and split the double-header at Madison by cruising to a 11-1 win in the nightcap.
"That second game we came out and played baseball the way that we know that we can play," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "Top to bottom I thought that the kids did a tremendous job."
MORELAND â€”Â "Everyday Heroes" are recognized each month at Moreland Elementary.
Last Wednesday, Julie Wada, president of the Moreland PTA and the PTA board members, were recognized as "Everyday Heroes" for their contributions to students at Moreland Elementary throughout this school year.
"I have 13 on my board," Wada said. "For each person, there are four or five other people behind her."
PTA members contributed 304 hours to activities at the school.
"Reading with a Relative" was one of these activities. This reading activity took place on March 30 and 31.