Archive - Nov 29, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” The 33rd annual Bingham County Christmas Tree Fantasy official starts today at the Needlecraft Building of the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. The Fantasy will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today through Saturday.
The tree auction will be Thursday at 7 p.m. Admission is $2. The Gift Boutique and Sweet Shoppe will be open throughout the week at the event. Lunch and dinner will also be available for purchase at the cafe.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Blackfoot firefighter Rob Dansie pulled a 34-year-old woman from the icy water at Jensen Grove Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses say the unidentified woman chased her loose dogs onto the ice which broke.
One passerby saw her break through the ice and called 911 around 1:11 p.m. Dansie worked his way through the freezing water and was able to pull her out and get her to land at approximately 1:35 p.m.
She was conscious and transported via ambulance to Bingham Memorial Hospital. Full story can be found in today's Morning News. It will be available to view online at 11 a.m.
FORT HALL â€” Harold Daniel Schmidt, 84, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at his residence, surrounded by his family.Â Funeral services for Harold will be held today, at 1 p.m. at the LDS Fort Hall Building on Yellowstone Highway, US Highway 91.Â
A viewing will be held from noon until 12:45 p.m. prior to the services at the church.Â Interment will follow the service in the Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, Chubbuck.Â
William Leon Ransom, 69, a former resident of Blackfoot,, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
Born Dec. 18, 1941 in Blackfoot to William Austin Ransom and Emma Laura Hill Ransom, Leon grew up in Southern Idaho, and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1960. Music was important to Leon throughout his life and he was a member of both the concert and the marching bands through his junior and senior high school years.