Archive - Mar 12, 2012
Two Bingham County families recently President's Volunteer Service Awards for their part in hosting exchange students this year.
Glenn and Shannon Thomson and Tom and Donna Bevan and their families welcomed three high school students into their homes for the 2011-2012 school year.
Pernille Andersen of Denmark and Fanny Winqvist of Sweden and Stephanie Moyaert of Belguim are all seniors at Snake River High School. Andersen and Winqvist live with the Thomsons while Moyaert lives with the Bevans.
Moyaert said she learned of the Pax Academic Exchange program through her English teacher.
Last weekend, Blackfoot High School debate students were elated after they claimed the first place title at the 2012 State Debate tournament.
Now, however, Blackfoot must give the first place banner and trophy to another team because of a computer glitch.
Bernard Eschief, a Shoshone and Bannock tribal member and Pima Indian, 72, of Fort Hall passed away March 9, 2012 at his home with his family around him.
He was born July 1, 1939 in Blackfoot, the son of Barny and Cecelia Cosgrove Eschief.
Bernard attended the St. Margaretâ€™s Parochial School and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1957. He also attended Notre Dame and Idaho State University.
Bernard married Elberta Truchot on Jan. 9, 1962 in Elko, Nev.
Elva Aldina Berggren, 92, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 at her home.
She was born Nov. 29, 1919 in Cheraw, Colo., to Harold Brewster Wadleigh and Olive Joyce Basinger Wadleigh.
Elva attended schools in various towns in Colorado. She moved to Idaho in the late 1930's, working in the fruit orchards. Her family followed the fruit harvest to several locations in Idaho, but also lived in several locations in Oregon, including Vale, Gresham, and Portland. She had lived in the Lavaside, Idaho area since 1999.