Archive - 2010
Cornell Harold Baxter, Jr, 56, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Friday, September 17, 2010 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
He was born March 20, 1954 in Blackfoot, Idaho 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 ten years for Industrial Metals.
Vivian W. Dills, 83, a longtime Blackfoot resident passed away peacefully, Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 22,2010, at a local care facility.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, 238-8000.
Condolences for the Dills family may be sent online at www.wilksfuneralhome.com.
KUNA â€” Elena Francine Robertson, 69, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, in Boise with her family by her side. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at the LDS Chapel at 4225 N. Linder Ave., Kuna. Interment will follow the services at Dry Creek Cemetery.
POCATELLO-Lon William Herbst, 60, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at his home.
Lon was born Feb. 1, 1950, to E. Randall and Margie Ireton Herbst in Blackfoot, Idaho.
He attended Groveland Elementary, Blackfoot Junior High, and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
Lon joined the Army in 1969 and served on active duty in Southeast Asia. While serving in the military he received several awards.
Lon married Kristina Alleen Jenkins on Jan. 18,1982, and they were later sealed in the Los Angeles LDS Temple.
Janice H. Thurman of Blackfoot, 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, while surrounded by family.Â
She was born on Feb. 12, 1939, in Blackfoot, to Robert and Velma Hansen.Â With the exception of one year in Salt Lake City, she lived her entire life in Blackfoot, where she was known by many.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” There were some scary moments for kids Wednesday afternoon at the Blackfoot Community Center when a fire across the street brought billows of smoke towards the Center, forcing an evacuation.
Center administrators quickly began calling parents alerting them to the fire and advising them that the smoke was intense. Approximately 35 students were picked up before the Code Red call came. With 52 students remaining, officers ordered them to evacuate.
THOMAS â€” Fresh legs prevailed at Snake River High School on Wednesday afternoon as the Snake River Lady Panthers took to the pitch after a rare 5 day rest.
The fresh legs were noticeable from the onset as Snake River dominated play throughout the contest, winning 4-0 over a game American Falls squad.
"The 2 game a week schedule is going to help us," Snake River head coach Randy Turpin said. "We played a much better team game today and the hard work that we have been putting into practice showed because the newer kids are really picking it up."
THOMAS â€” In a rough and tumble conference tilt with American Falls the Snake River Panthers earned a hard fought 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening.
"This was pretty evenly matched," Snake River head coach Trevor Peterson said. "We probably weren't as clean as we could have been but it was a rough and physical match which is how they play."
SHELLEY â€” There was a bonfire at Shelley High School on Wednesday evening as the student body warmed up their homecoming week with the age old tradition.
Unfortunately, that fire didn't carry over into the gym where the Shelley volleyball team dropped both ends of their tri-match with Rigby and Idaho Falls.
In each match the Lady Russets found themselves on the short end of a 3-0 sweep although the second match against the Idaho Falls squad was certainly a valiant effort.
BLACKFOOT –Downtown Blackfoot was covered in dense smoke Wednesday evening from a fire that destroyed a storage building for Sartori Foods.
The fire began at approximately 4:30 p.m. in a Quonset hut located on Ash Street across the street from the Sartori Foods manufacturing plant. Inside were packaging materials, cleaning chemicals and other unidentified materials.
Businesses and residences within a three-block radius of the fire were evacuated as thick smoke filled the streets and limited visibility for drivers on Judicial and Bridge streets.