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January 3rd, 2012

L.A. Dance, 85

January 3, 2012

Lowell Anderson Dance, 85, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at Heritage Homes Assisted Living in Rexburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at the Blackfoot LDS 2nd Ward building, 660 Teton Road in Blackfoot. A viewing will be held Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling in Blackfoot, and again on Friday for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas cemetery where final military rites will be presented by American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23.

Jay Beasley, 73

January 3, 2012

Jay Dee Beasley, 73, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at his home.
He was born May 9, 1938 in Blackfoot, the son of Wiley Glenn Beasley and Helen Eliza Bond.
Jay has lived in the Blackfoot area his entire life. He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1957 and later pursued his schooling as a journeyman electrician. He was a Journeyman Electrician for over 50 years. He also worked laying hardwood floors in homes for a short time.
On Sept. 19, 1958, he married Carla Herbst in the Logan LDS Temple. They were married for 53 years.

Joseph Michael Jimenez, 64

January 3, 2012

Joseph Michael Jimenez, 64, of Pasco, Wash., passed away at home surrounded by his family, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.
He was born to Michael Joseph Jimenez and Opal Loa Jimenez on Nov. 11, 1947, in Blackfoot and was the oldest of five children.
Joe met Jacque Benson in 1973 and the two were together from that time on. Joe and Jacque have two daughters: Hillary (Danny) Legard, Katie Jimenez,
and four grandchildren: Erik, Ethan, Kenadee and Brooklyn Legard of Pasco, Wash.

Kent J. Parrish

January 3, 2012

Kent J. Parrish died Dec. 27, 2011 at his home in Chubbuck.
When he wrote his own obituary a number of years ago he entitled it “107-year-old architect dies today” but the Lord called him home after only 79 years.
He was born Sept. 29, 1932 in Pocatello to Fred Ezra Parrish and Mable Edna Jensen Parrish.  He attended schools in Pocatello and graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in Architecture in 1956. He attended the National University of Mexico in Mexico City for graduate studies.

Local Sports Schedule for Jan 3 - Jan 8

January 3, 2012

Tuesday:
Boys Basketball: Snake River vs Teton 7:30 P.M.
Girls Basketball: Blackfoot vs Idaho Falls 7:30 P.M.

Wednesday:
Wrestling: Snake River vs Blackfoot 7 P.M.
Boys Basketball: Firth vs South Fremont 7 P.M; Shelley @ Sugar-Salem 7:30 P.M.
Girls Basketball: Snake River @ Bear Lake 7:30 P.M; Aberdeen @ Declo 7:30 P.M.

Thursday:
Boys Basketball: Snake River @ Bear Lake 7:30 P.M.
Girls Basketball: Blackfoot @ Bonneville 7:30 P.M; Shelley @ Rigby 7:30 P.M; Firth @ North Fremont 7 P.M.
Mens Basketball: Idaho State vs Montana State 7:05 P.M.

January 2nd

Commissioners hear suggestions for Aberdeen airport

January 3, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County commissioners recommended a public hearing be scheduled in Aberdeen to determine if there is interest to extend the runway at the Aberdeen Municipal Airport.
Airports are required to pass an inspection certification each 10 years, said Nathan Cuvala from T-O Engineers in Boise. His firm was hired to inspect the Aberdeen Municipal Airport. Cuvala presented the idea of extending the runway to the county commissioners in mid-December.

January 1st

Parkway Surgery Center staff touts quality equipment

January 2, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The doctors and other medical personnel at Parkway Surgery Center are proud of their state-of-the-art equipment.
Included among the items intended to provide the best medical care are a new carpal tunnel device, a new high definition colonoscopy machine and two new anesthesia machines.
"The goal of this new equipment is to have the best care we can for our patients," said Wendy Nugent, the clinical administrator at the facility.

December 31st, 2011

shelley man dies in Idaho Falls crash

December 31, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash which killed a 56-year-old Shelley man on Friday.
According to the IFPD, Matthew R. Marriott died on the 400 block of West Sunnyside Avenue about 8:39 a.m. when he crossed over the center line and crashed into two westbound vehicles. He died at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Police released Marriott's identity on Saturday morning.
The investigation into the crash is continuing.

December 30th

Local firm offers free rides tonight

December 31, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Tonight, Bowers Collision in Blackfoot is offering free rides home for potentially impaired drivers and his/her vehicle this New Year's Eve.
Call 785-9676 for this service.
The pick-up service begins anytime today and will end at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
"We have limited seating," said Doug Bowers, owner of Bowers Collision. "Our plan is to take you and your car home.
"We want to be helpful," he said.
Call the business at 785-9676. It will ring through to cell phones.
The service is limited to the Blackfoot area, "so we can take more calls," said Bowers.

First outdoor practice of the season

December 31, 2011

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