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July 14th, 2014

Pearl Poog, 85

July 14, 2014

Pearl Poog, 85, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at her home. 
Pearl was born Dec. 13, 1928 in Fort Hall, Idaho to Peter Poog and Alice Deepwater.  
She attended school at Tyhee Grade School. Then she was hospitalized in Gooding for 10 years and got her education there.
She worked at Lamb Weston, the Fort Hall Blouse Factory and as a pen assembler for Bic Pen Factory.
In her free time she enjoyed traveling, going to the casinos in Wendover, being outdoors having picnics and watching sports. She loved watching her grandson, Devon, play basketball.

Paul Hamilton Kelly, 76

July 14, 2014

Paul Hamilton Kelly, 76, of Idaho Falls, passed away on July 8, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.  He had been residing at The Gables of Ammon Assisted Living Center.

July 13th

Area Catholics honor native Saint

July 13, 2014

Worshipers recited The Lord's Prayer out loud in at least three different languages as them gathered in at the Saint Kateri (Tekawitha) Catholic Church in Fort Hall on Sunday for a Feast Day Celebration. The event was in honor of the church's namesake, one of the few Native Americans to be declared a saint by the Catholic Church.
The event drew people of all races and religions from throughout the region.

July 11th

Pride Days continues on Saturday

July 11, 2014

Some of the most anticipated events of Pride Days such as the free airplane rides, the snowmobile races across Jensen Grove Lake and the Ping-Pong ball drop are happening today along with two new events: the mini "Color Run" and live entertainment by local, seasoned performers at the Jensen Grove ampitheater.
The free airplane rides will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for people 8 and up. Participants need to go to Jensen Grove and a pick up a ticket prior to the flights. A shuttle will take people to the airport.

Trio of cowboys headed to nationals

July 11, 2014

FIRTH — Firth High School graduate Layton Wasia has had quite the year.
He won the state wrestling championship in February after going undefeated, he then followed that up with a solid rodeo season leading District 4 as the all-around cowboy.
His success on the back of bulls during the spring earned Wasia a spot at the National High School Finals Rodeo that begins Sunday in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Wasia will compete in the bull riding event this week and is one of three Bingham County cowboys who will be making the short drive east to Rock Springs.

July 10th

Catholics to celebrate feast day on Sunday

July 10, 2014

Worshipers of all faiths are invited to join the area's Catholic Community on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the St. Kateri [Tekawitha] Catholic Church (Sheepskin Road) in Fort Hall for a special mass and "Feast Day" Celebration in honor of St. Kateri Tekawitha.

July 9th

Hero nominees wanted for Idaho Hometown Hero awards

July 10, 2014

POCATELLO—Who's Your Hero? Idaho's Hometown Hero committee members are ready to hear from you as they prepare for this year's Hometown Hero Medal award ceremony on Sept. 6 at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello.
Idaho's Hometown Hero founders (brothers) Dr. Fahim Rahim and Dr. Naeem Rahim, city officials and committee members, gathered in Pocatello on Tuesday to launch this year's event. Artist, volunteer and advocate for the Latino community, Jose Quezada of Aberdeen, who received a Hometown Hero Medal last year came as a special guest for the kick-off.

Lynn Dale Wiklund, 51

July 9, 2014

Lynn Dale Wiklund of Firth, Idaho passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Idaho Falls at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in the presence of his loving wife, friends, and family.
Lynn was born August 5, 1962, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, to Dale and Carol Wiklund of Firth, Idaho. He spent his early childhood on a farm west of Roberts, Idaho, and then moved with his family to the Wiklund family farm east of Firth, Idaho, where he lived until his untimely death.

July 8th

Blackfoot man sentenced for stabbing

July 9, 2014

BLACKFOOT — A Blackfoot man was sentenced Monday for stabbing a man twice in the back and punching him in the face.
Corey Seth Burns, 30, from Blackfoot was sentenced to a unified sentence of 14 years in the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC)—5 years determinate and 9 years indeterminate.
Burns accepted a plea agreement on May 19, 2014, in which he agreed to plead guilty to aggravated battery. He could have been facing a maximum sentence 15-years in the IDOC and/or a $50,000 fine and $5,000 civil fine with the aggravated battery charge.

Blackfoot sweeps pair from Bear Lake 12-2, 10-3

July 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Offense, offense and more offense.
That was what the Blackfoot Broncos put on display on Tuesday afternoon against the visitors from Bear Lake.
The Broncos pounded out 19 hits and 22 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Bears 12-2 in five innings and 10-3 at Blackfoot High School on a very warm Tuesday afternoon.
But it was not just the offense that the Broncos showcased on Tuesday, the Broncos also got two very good starts from pitchers Kyle Scott and Brady Pearson.

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