Archive - 2010
BLACKFOOT -- Children at the Blackfoot Community Center were among the first citizens to be evacuated after a fire broke out at nearby Sartori Foods late Wednesday afternoon.
Ashlee Howell, executive director of the Blackfoot Community Center says the center will be closed Thursday while they assess damages. Center administrators will be in touch with parents as soon as possible.
Police took the children to Hawker Mortuary, which is several blocks away, until their parents could pick them up. Authorities used the Code Red reverse 911 system to contact many of the parents.
BLACKFOOT -- Blackfoot Police have evacuated several blocks of downtown after a fire broke out in Sartori Foods' wastewater facility.
Scanner traffic indicated that authorities were worried that chemicals in the building could igniite. Information indicated that the chemicals could produce dangerous gases if they caught fire.
The Morning News office and presses are in the center of the evacuated area. Check back on this Website for updated information.
BLACKFOOT â€” During their meeting Tuesday night, the Blackfoot City Council heard from residents who live on Wilson Avenue who are concerned about the sewer project currently underway on that street.
The residents are concerned with the manner in which the project is being completedâ€”with problems involving dust, road access and deep holes. They also voiced concerns regarding the structure of the road once it will be repaved, noting width issues, draining concerns and the possibility of the edges of the road breaking off.
Alma Jemmett Reid, 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at her home near Blackfoot.
She was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Shelley to Clifford and Daphne Webb Jemmett.Â She was the middle child of a loving family of four girls and five boys.
Alma was raised along Cedar Creek in the Blackfoot River Mountains.Â She boarded part time in Firth to attend high school, and then went on to business college in Salt Lake City, Utah.Â She worked for the Navy Depot in Clearfield, Utah, until returning to Idaho to marry her cowboy sweetheart, Fred Reid, on Dec. 27, 1942.Â
POCATELLO â€” Hundreds of family, friends and well-wishers were on hand to support soldiers of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team as they left for Camp Shelby, Miss., Tuesday afternoon from the Pocatello Airport.
In all, 420 troops were deployed from Eastern Idaho, said Capt, Eric Sharp.
Two hundred thirty troops flew out of Idaho Falls Tuesday morning; the remaining 190 soldiers flew out of Pocatello in the afternoon.
This will be the second deployment to Iraq for about half the troops with the 116th, Sharp said.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Lady Russets welcomed the Blackfoot Lady Broncos to town on Tuesday afternoon as the new conference foes battled it out on the pitch for the last time this regular season.
In a highly entertaining contest Blackfoot emerged triumphant 3-1 but not without a valiant fight by the Lady Russets.
SHELLEY â€” County foes collided for the second time this soccer season this time on the home field of the Shelley Russets as the Blackfoot squad came calling for a High Country Conference showdown.
With the moon rising overhead, the Broncos prevailed 6-0 in a twilight match that witnessed good things being done on each sideline.
Seth J. Taylor, 86, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at home.
Roger M. Williams, 55, passed away Sept. 18, 2010, in the arms of his loved ones at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 22, 1955, in Idaho Falls to Alton E. Williams and Joyce Elizabeth Obrey Williams.
Roger grew up in the Idaho Falls-Iona area and attended Bonneville High School.
He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for 27 years. Prior to working at the INL, he worked at Ermalâ€™s and had an automotive repair shop at his home.Â He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.
THOMAS â€” When state officials call Paul and Jacque Burt about possible placement of a foster child, they ask their children if it's O.K. to bring another child into their home.
"It's a family affair; everyone is part of the decision," said Jacque, who has been a foster parent for the past nine years. She and Paul began fostering while he was on active duty in the Navy in South Carolina. They have also provided foster care in Georgia and Idaho.
"We don't count," she said of the number they've taken into their home. "We usually do little guys, four and under."