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February 9th, 2011

County wants backup generator at SRHS

February 10, 2011

THOMAS — At the Snake River school board meeting Wednesday, Craig Rowland, Bingham County Emergency Management Services, asked approval from the trustees to continue looking into obtaining federal grant money to purchase a backup generator for Snake River High School.
"If in case of an emergency, the county would need a shelter to house a lot of people in one location, the Snake River High School would be ideal," Rowland said, "except it doesn't have a backup generator.

February 8th

Lady Eagles soar over Lady Panthers in district title game

February 9, 2011

POCATELLO — A fifth district tournament crown was on the line at Highland High School Tuesday evening as the Snake River Lady Panthers and the Marsh Valley Lady Eagles squared off for the rubber match of their season series.
During the regular season, the team split with one another and Tuesday nights contest was as competitive as the regular season was but in the end, Marsh Valley was a shade better on Tuesday as they took the title away from Snake River with a 49-36 victory.

Jury selection to begin next week in BHS case

February 9, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Attorneys for two former Blackfoot High School athletes facing misdemeanor charges have filed motions for change of venue, but will have to wait until next week to have their motions heard before the court. Both cases are scheduled to be tried in Bingham County in March.

Local woman celebrates 97th birthday

February 9, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Lois Bowyer celebrated her 97th birthday Tuesday. She lives at the Gables in Blackfoot along with 15 other residents.
“I’m the oldest one here,” she confided.
Bowyer’s secret for a long life is “always exercise and keep going.” She did add that salsa is good on everything.
“I developed my delight in (mild) salsa because there were four Spanish cafes where we lived in Southern California,” she said. “I eat salsa with every meal, and then walk three to seven times around the Gables after each meal.”
Bowyer sets a sprightly pace when walking.

Arlis Lloyd Morris Jr., 64

February 8, 2011

Arlis Lloyd Morris Jr., 64, passed away peacefully at his home in Kathleen, Ga., on Jan. 20, 2011.
Lloyd was the second of four children born to Arlis Lloyd and Lena Myree Haynie Morris in Wichita Falls, Texas.  As a small child he moved with his family to Arco where his father worked as an electrician at the AEC (INEL). He attended schools in Butte County and excelled in football, basketball and track. Lloyd graduated in 1965.

Peter Ward, 36

February 8, 2011

Peter Ward, 36, of Groveland passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

February 7th

Blackfoot blood drive Wednesday

February 8, 2011

In Blackfoot, the next Red Cross blood drive is from noon to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1110 Parkway Drive, Blackfoot.
Call organizer Barb Norwood for an appointment. Her phone number is 785-2666.
Because of the bad weather across the U.S., many blood drives have been cancelled.
If the blood drive exceeds its goal, people in other regions of the country can be helped, said Norwood.
Donors are asked to make appointments by calling Norwood at 785-2666.
Bbring identification. Before donating blood, Norwood recommends drinking lots of water and eating lunch.

A memorable blood drive

February 8, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Sam Wyrouck flew 35 missions over Germany as a lower ball turret gunner in a B-17 during World War II.
Wyrouck, age 86, said he went into the U.S. Army Air Force after graduating from high school in 1943.
"The reason he made it back," said his wife, Eliose, "was because I prayed for him twice each day."
Wyrouck wrote about an unusual blood drive.
"My crew number 5383 was part of the 351st Bomb Group. During WWII, the Eighth Air Force was the thrust of the air war against Hitler's Germany. It was made up of about 36 bomber groups plus fighter groups.

Dr. Varon LeRoy Howell

February 7, 2011

Dr. Varon LeRoy Howell, known to many as Principal, mentor, teacher, and friend, graduated on February 3, 2011, with Honors from the school of mortality.
“Big V”, as many knew him, was born on March 9, 1929, to Reta (Fackrell) and Newell Howell in Blackfoot, ID. The locals knew him as fun-loving and outgoing. He was their High School basketball superstar!

Hulse’s Bingham roots run deep

February 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Butch Hulse’s Bingham County roots run deep.
But, after graduating from Blackfoot High School during the Vietnam War he wanted out of town so badly that he joined the U.S. Army.
After spending many years away, Hulse returned in 1997. Since then he has been involved in the community in a variety of ways.

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