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Farris I Wixom, 77

November 5, 2010

Farris I Wixom, 77, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
Farris was born January 28, 1933 to Irvin Wixom and Hannah Butt in Blackfoot, Idaho. He attended school in the Snake River School District graduating from Thomas-Moreland High School. Other than living in different towns due to construction jobs, he lived his entire life in Blackfoot.
On March 10, 1956 Farris married Mary Joyce Anderson in Elko, Nevada. Together they had five children, Cheryl, Bryan, Serena, Lauri and Dana. Farris and Mary were later divorced.

Florien Van Sickle, 76

November 5, 2010

Florien Van Sickle, a 76-year-old Blackfoot resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Pocatello.
She was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Peter Misch and Florence Roggie Misch.
She moved to California at age 8 and in 1952 at the age of 17 married Harold Van Sickle, in Reno, Nev. They moved to Jefferson, Iowa after Harold was discharged from the Navy and moved back to California in 1970. They lived there until 1992 when they moved to Southeast Idaho and have lived here since.

Jane Lucille Pack Lundberg, 74

November 5, 2010

Jane Lucille Pack Lundberg, the angel that Heaven lent to us for 74 years, peacefully returned to the Savior’s arms on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was a humble, noble and loving soul— she was simply “awesome, awesome.”

Wind farm talks ongoing

November 5, 2010

BLACKFOOT — The special use permit requested by the Blue Ribbon Energy LLC to build a wind farm in a natural resource/agriculture zone on the Goshen bench will be continued to Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Discussion on this wind farm started at 10 p.m. Wednesday and ended at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. P&Z commissioners heard testimony from all the people present. The wind farm decision was continued until Wednesday, Nov. 10.
At the meeting on Nov. 10, P&Z commissioners will present their rationale for there decision, then vote on approving or denying the special use permit.

Ambulance staff to work at BMH

November 5, 2010

BLACKFOOT — An agreement to allow ambulance service employees to work at Bingham Memorial Hospital was finalized earlier this week and may be enacted later this month.
“Everything is pretty much ready to go,” Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray said.
The agreement was signed by Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue in October, and was finalized by the Bingham County commissioners this week. The agreement has also been agreed upon by BMH.

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