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November 15th, 2010

Edna Mae Dunn, 74

November 15, 2010

Edna Mae Dunn, 74, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Services will be held at a later date in Stanley. Cremation has taken place by Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.

Jerry Bruce Goodwin, 76

November 15, 2010

Jerry Bruce Goodwin, 76, of Blackfoot, passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, from a lingering illness.
Jerry was born Oct. 6, 1934, in Thomas, the oldest son of Chester Lamar and Vanona Wright Goodwin. He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1952 where he was active in baseball and boxing. He married Connie Martin on Nov. 26, 1958, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Together they raised five daughters and one son.

November 14th

Students learn about Veterans Day first-hand

November 15, 2010

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone@net
BLACKFOOT — On Thursday, students attending Wapello Elementary spoke with the father of fourth grader Trevor Robertson during the Veterans' Day assembly at the school.
Trevor's dad is Staff Sgt. D.J. Robertson who is deployed with the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team. The 116th is the Idaho National Guard unit currently stationed at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Troops began deployment to Kuwait and Iraq on Sunday.

November 12th

Broncos buck the Hawks 35-20

November 13, 2010

POCATELLO — A pair of 4A heavyweights stood toe-to-toe on Friday night inside the comfy confines of ISU's Holt Arena.
At the end of the highly anticipated match up, the defending 4A state champion Blackfoot Broncos emerged triumphant with a comfortable 35-20 victory over the Skyview Hawks.
"Looking into the season and at our area I'm thinking heck, we're as good as anybody," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "We have some potential kids that can make plays so why not us. It was just a matter of how we developed and gelled and now we're there and we are excited and happy about it."

Panthers take a bite out of Bulldogs

November 13, 2010

POCATELLO - The Snake River Panthers rode the strength of their defense as they downed the visiting Kimberly Bulldogs in the semi finals of the A3 state tournament by a score of 26-0.
So dominating was the defense that they held Kimberly to negative yardage in the first half and without a first down until 10:12 of the third quarter.
“I have to give all the credit for the great defense tonight to the kids and the defensive coaches,” said Coach Jeff Dalley. “Coaches Rich Dunn, Jeff Toulouse and Brian McInelly came up with a great game plan and the kids executed it perfectly.”

Eunice Fisher, 85

November 12, 2010

Eunice Fisher, 85, of Fort Hall, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Veterans gather at Firth assembly

November 12, 2010

FIRTH — Ninety-eight veterans attended the veterans’ day assembly at Firth High School Thursday morning. The gym was mostly full as veterans, members of the community and the student bodies of Firth High School and Firth Middle School were present.
The assembly honored veterans and their families.
Mel Richardson, one of the hosts of the Probing America Radio Talk Show, was the speaker. He was impressed with the number of veterans in attendance at the assembly.
“My dad fought in “The Great War,” Richardson said. “He was part of Pershing’s troops in the war to end all wars—World War I.”

November 11th

No to windmills

November 11, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) commissioners denied the special use permit request of the Blue Ribbon Energy LLC to build 27 wind turbines.
Blue Ribbon proposed putting the turbines on 2,500 acres on the hills southeast of Goshen owned by six landowners: Paul Reid, Bryce and Mary Fielding of Hillside Farms, Ken and Becky Davis, Richard and Charlotte Reid, C. Keith and Karma Fielding and Carol Reid.
Commissioners Lee Hammett proposed tabling the application “because this is a new process.”

November 10th

Families sought: SEICAA recruiting for Self-help housing project

November 10, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Five families in Blackfoot or Aberdeen may have the opportunity to build their own homes under a program offered by the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency.
SEICAA is recruiting five families to participate in the Mutual Self-Help Housing program. Under the program, the families work together to build their own homes under the supervision of an experienced construction supervisor.
“They’re learning the skills to build their own home,” SEICAA Affordable Housing Director Shalynn Perisol said.

Vote for Potato Museum in contest

November 10, 2010

BLACKFOOT — The Idaho Potato Museum has been nominated for the Hampton Hotels Save-a-Landmark program and could win a substantial grant to help restore the museum.
The money would be used to restore the potato bar in the museum to bring back fresh “taters for out-of-staters.”
Potato Museum Director Rebecca Price said they have been wanting to restore the potato bar, which was a popular feature of the museum.
“We would use it to restore the restaurant,” Price said. “We’re still trying to reopen that.”

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