Archive - Sep 2010
Total personal income in Idaho rose back over $50 billion this spring on an annualized basis, marking the first time personal income has been that high since summer 2008.
The nine-tenths of a percent increase from the winter quarter was driven by a substantial rise in the amount of transfer payments â€“ Social Security, disability, pension, unemployment and other benefits â€“ Idahoans received during the second quarter of this year. The increase also reflects a modest uptick in worker wages that was partially offset by a slight decline in business profits.
Kay Perkins Lyman, 95, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15,
2010, in Blackfoot.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at the Blanding LDS Stake Center in Blanding, Utah. Family is under the care of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seth J. Taylor, 86, of Emmett and formerly of Blackfoot died Friday, Sept. 17, at home.
Services pending and under the direction of Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett.
Alma Reid, an 89-year-old Presto area resident, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at her home surrounded by family following an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home.
Cloris Butler Benson, 97, passed away peacefully on Sept. 8, 2010, at home. She looked forward to being reunited with loved ones that had gone before her.
She was born Aug. 3, 1913, to Ethel Jackson and Marion Butler in Driggs where she grew up, went to school and worked on the farm. In 1932 she went to Provo to attend BYU.
On Sept. 12, 1934, she married Winston Benson in the Logan LDS Temple. They raised their family in Blackfoot where she taught kindergarten for 22 years.
Cornell Harold Baxter, Jr, 56, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born March 20, 1954, in Blackfoot, the son of Cornell Harold Baxter, Sr. and Shirley A. Christensen.
Cornell has lived his entire life in Blackfoot and attended schools in the Blackfoot District.
He married Dee Williams; together they had a daughter, Courtney. and then were later divorced.
He was a welder and a member of the Sheet Metals Workers Union. He had worked the last 10 years for Industrial Metals.
LeRoy Rueben Penoyer, 71, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls from heart failure.
He was born April 20, 1939 in Groveland to Harry Albert Penoyer and Elsie Akers
LeRoy lived his entire life in Blackfoot. He attended schools in Springfield and Blackfoot.
He was stationed in Germany in the Army as a truck driver.
He married Barbara Jean Dixon. They had seven children and later divorced.
SHELLEY â€“ Thousands took in activities at Spud Day last Saturday. Spud Party USA 2010 was the theme for this, the 82nd annual Spud Day.
In the adult division of the popular Spud Tug, after a long, hard-fought tug, the Mike Crapo team bested the Versey team, which had won the Spud Tug for the past five years. There were 13 teams entered. The winning team took home a tall trophy and $100.
Rules for the Spud Tug are simple. The number of people on the team doesnâ€™t matter as long as their combined weight does not exceed 1,000 pounds. It is also a single-elimination contest.
ST. ANTHONY â€” The Aberdeen Tigers commenced on a rare double header on the pitch Saturday as they took on both Fremont County teams at their respective home fields.
After catching a 6 A.M bus ride to Ashton the Aberdeen squad picked up a nice 3-2 victory over North Fremont. After that win, Aberdeen then traveled to St. Anthony where they tangled with the Cougars, eventually dropping a defensive struggle 1-0.
BLACKFOOT â€“ The first ever Buddy Walk in Blackfoot was a huge success with hundreds showing up to give their support for people with Down Syndrome and their families.
The teams walked the greenbelt and played games. The South Eastern Idaho Down Syndrome Organization has been very small in size, however today's event raise over $7,000 and exceeded all expectations.
The goals of the organization is to help make people aware of individuals with Down Syndrome and recruit people to the group.