Archive - Feb 6, 2012
GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) â€” Josh Powell's boys were coming for a visit, and he had preparations to make.
He boxed up their books and toys and took them to a charity. He carried heavy cans of gasoline inside his house and set aside a hatchet.
He thought about what to write in the final emails he'd send out: where people could find his financial accounts, how they could shut off his utilities. He didn't mention his wife, Susan Powell, missing for the past two years.
An automated call from Blackfoot High School went out Monday afternoon stated that school has been cancelled tomorrow. That call is incorrect. There will be school at Blackfoot High School tomorrow.
According to Blackfoot School District officials there will be school at Blackfoot High School tomorrow and they are looking into the problem.
A second automated call was sent at approximately 2:25 p.m. apologizing for the mistake and said "they were testing the system."
Christopher W. Seratt, 23, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling in Blackfoot and will be announced. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buford Max Cornelison, 90, of Blackfoot died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his home from causes incident to age.
He was born Jan.19, 1922 at Chesterfield to Forest Lee and Etta Eldora VunCannon Cornelison. Buford's family spent their winters in Chesterfield and summers in Rocky Canyon where his parents homesteaded a valley north of Chesterfield and east of Mt. Putnam. He attended school in Chesterfield and graduated from North Gem High School in 1940.
Growing up, Sara Thompson enjoyed attending her brother Josh's boxing matches.
Since her freshman year at Blackfoot High School, the tables have been turned. Now Josh attends his 20-year-old sister's matches.
Thompson has had a dozen bouts, the most recent one for the Women's Intermountain Bantomweight Championship in Pocatello on Jan. 28.
She battled 29-year-old Mary Vellinga of Salt Lake City, Utah, and beat her, winning a large championship belt. It was her third win in a row. She is now 9-3 although, she pointed out, two were walk-throughs. That means her opponent didn't show up.
The Blackfoot High School Jazz Band performed Saturday afternoon at the Idaho State University 25th Annual Jazz Fest. BHS junior Jose Cruz, on trumpet, steps forward for his solo. The Blackfoot Bands invite the community to their annual Jazz Band Dance Feb. 17, where all Blackfoot Jazz bands will provide the live music. There will be dance instruction at 7:30, followed by the dance 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit BHS bands.