Archive - Dec 11, 2012
Today, letâ€™s celebrate 12. As all math teachers will tell you, the number 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Three 12s in a row happens only once a centuryâ€”todayâ€”on 12-12-12.
Dexter Gordon Hale celebrates turning 12 today. Dexter is the son of Dandee and Sarah Hale of Blackfoot. He was born at Bingham Memorial Hospital at 6:06 a.m.
Dexter attends the Blackfoot Sixth Grade Center and is active in basketball, baseball and football. He also plays the trombone.
Blackfoot residents reacted mostly with anger and disbelief to the news that Blackfoot School District trustees violated Idaho Open Meeting Laws and spent over $220,000 of taxpayer money on a separation agreement between the district and former superintendent Scott Crane; with many questions still unanswered.
# 18 Pingree couple grand marshals
BLACKFOOT - The Eastern Idaho State Fairâ€™s board of directors named Gary and Muriel Judge of Pingree as grand marshals of the 2012 Eastern Idaho State Fair. They led the annual Fair Parade down Shilling Avenue.
How do you feel about the payoff agreement between members of the Blackfoot School District No. 55 trustees and former superintendent Scott Crane? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page and/or participate in our poll elsewhere on this Website. We want to hear from you regarding the appropriate course of action moving forward.
Kurt H. Aikele, 58, passed away peacefully at his home in Blackfoot, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. His loving family surrounded him as he departed this life, witnesses to his courageous battle with cancer, which he endured for four years with grace and patience.
Kurt was born Nov. 8, 1954, in Pocatello to Herman Aikele and Atha Pearl Murdock. He attended school in Arco and graduated from Butte County High School. He received degrees from Ricks College and Idaho State University in farm and health care management, respectively.
He served an LDS mission to Kansas and Missouri.
Juanita K Packer Elison, 74, joined her eternal sweetheart on Wednesday, 5th day of December, 2012.Â This wonderful mother, wife, sister, and friend passed away after struggling for several months with NPH.Â Her gallant heart was worn out.
John Michael Reading, 62, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at his home.
\He was born April 20, 1950 in Chadron, Neb., to John William and Betty Jean Feldhousen Reading.Â John was raised and attended school in Chadron. Â Â Â Â Â Â
On July 7, 1973 he married Kay Marie Larsen in Rexburg.Â After their marriage they lived in Nebraska for two years, then moved to Pocatello for a year and a half.Â They moved to Blackfoot in 1977.Â Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on March 17, 1979.Â
Eugene Joseph Pfaff, 84, of Fort Hall passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at his home.
Â Eugene was born Sept. 30, 1928 in Afton, Mo., to Joseph Erving Pfaff and Anna Conrad Pfaff.Â He received his education in St. Louis, Mo.Â He then joined the United States Army and served from the end of World War II until the beginning of the Korean War.Â
On July 22, 1950 Eugene married Daeline Pugmire in Blackfoot.Â
Former Blackfoot School District superintendent Scott Crane received nearly a quarter million dollars in the employment separation agreement signed between Crane and the school district.
The separation agreement was released on Monday.
Crane's separation agreement was signed April 20, 2012, four days before the trustees "approved the agreement as executed by Employee B-2012 and the Chairman of the Blackfoot School District Board of Trustees on behalf of the board," as stated in the board minutes of the April 24 meeting.