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April 27th, 2011

Joe Caldwell, 30

April 27, 2011

Joe Trent Caldwell, 30, of Pingree, died Monday, April 25, 2011, as a result of complications due to asthma.
He was born Dec. 17, 1980, in Idaho Falls, the son of Brent and RaNae Caldwell. He attended Snake River schools and graduated from Snake River High School in 1999, where he was a member of the FFA. He attended college at Idaho State University and studied mechanical engineering. Joe was employed by S.M. Stoller where he was a teamster for the Idaho CERCLA Disposal Facility.

Blackfoot girls pick up big win on the court

April 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot tennis team welcomed conference rival Hillcrest to town on Tuesday for a blustery day on the courts that witnessed a split between the two teams. In the girls match up, Blackfoot got a huge 4-2 win over the Knights while in the boys side of the ledger, Hillcrest returned the favor for a 4-2 defeat of the Broncos.

"Wheels for Jake" fundraiser to benefit local family

April 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Jake Berry wants nothing more than to be able to go to the movies or to spend time with friends and family. But for the past five years, Jake—who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair—has only been able to go to school and doctor's appointments.
That's why his family is organizing a fundraiser to help Jake's mom purchase a van large enough to transport Jake in his wheelchair. They will be having a "Wheels for Jake" yard sale May 13-14 at 37 S. Thompson Ln. and are currently accepting donations of items for the sale.

Blackfoot resident heads to Haiti to help rebuild country

April 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot resident Beverly Beach is passionate about helping people rebuild Haiti.
She needs some financial help to participate in the contest, "Building Back a Better Community" (BBBC). This contest started in 2010 and is sponsored by the government of Haiti.
Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake in January 2010.
Beach is leaving for Haiti Monday where she will present her project to the Haitian government. She plans to be gone one month.

April 26th

Nine run first inning dooms Broncos

April 26, 2011

BLACKFOOT — For six innings the Blackfoot Broncos out hit, out fielded and out pitched the visiting Highland Rams on Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately, the one inning in which the Rams clearly won was more than enough as they struck for 9 runs in the first inning and then coasted home, handing the Broncos a 11-5 defeat.
"I was happy with the way that the kids battled back and never quit," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "We out hit them and played pretty even with a team that swept Hillcrest and soundly at that."

Lee W. Buttars, 91

April 26, 2011

CENTERVILLE, Utah — Lee W. Buttars, 91, passed away, Sunday, April 24, 2011.He was born Dec. 5, 1919 at Clarkston, Utah, the son of David Alexander and Rosetta Loosle Buttars. He grew up on the family farm and from an early age assisted his father and brothers with farming chores.
He graduated from North Cache High School in 1938. He earned his B.S. degree in Agriculture with a minor in chemistry from Utah State Agricultural College (USU) in 1948.
Lee served an LDS mission to the Western United States from 1941 to 1943, serving mostly in Wyoming and South Dakota.

Salvador S. Hernandez, 86

April 26, 2011

Salvador S. “Savior” Hernandez, 86, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello surrounded by family.
He was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Blackfoot, the son of Nicholas and Rosario Hernandez.
He grew up in Blackfoot and attended school at St. Margaret’s Catholic School in Blackfoot. In 1944 he joined the US Army and served in the South Pacific during World War II, where he was wounded in action. He received the Purple Heart Award and was honorably discharged in 1946.

April 25th

Tribes schedule hotel, event center groundbreaking

April 25, 2011

For the Morning News
FORT HALL — 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 “groundbreaking” 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.

Snake River senior receives prestigious scholarship

April 25, 2011

 
THOMAS –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, “so the competition was very steep,” said counselor Karen Crook. One thousand scholarships were awarded.
Crook said, “The scholarship will pay for her schooling for the next 10 years if she decides to get a doctorate degree.
“She can attend any accredited college in the U.S., Crook said.

Salvador S. Hernandez, 86

April 25, 2011

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.

 

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