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Archive - Mar 7, 2012

Robert Lake, 70

March 7, 2012

Robert Lake, 70, of Blackfoot passed away at his home following a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, March 4, 2012.
He was born on July 11, 1941 in Downey to LaVell Lake and Lanabelle Fox Lake. Robert graduated from Marsh Valley High School and then went on to serve in the US Air Force until he was honorably discharged on Nov. 4, 1959. He lived in Arizona for 32 years where he worked as a truck driver in the copper mine in Miami. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, as well as doing yardwork, reading books and being with his family.

WAYNE HUMPHRIES, 88

March 7, 2012

Wayne Humphries, 88, of Shelley passed away at Mount Vernon Assisted Living in Idaho Falls on March 6, 2012.  He was under the care of Aspen Home Health and Hospice. 
He was born Sept. 18, 1923 at Rose(near Blackfoot) to Harold Humphries and Ora May Chaffin Humphries.  When he was a few months old the family moved to the Woodville area (west of Shelley) where Wayne grew up and attended the Taysom School and Shelley High School.

County probation officer recognized

March 7, 2012

On Tuesday commissioners Cleone Jolley and Ladd Carter recognized Probation Officer Jeff Nelson as Bingham County's first graduate from the Misdemeanor Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training Academy.
Claudon Lilya, the county's Director of Probation Services, said Nelson graduated from the state's third class, which ran from Jan. 15 to Feb. 3 of this year in Boise.
"Basic training is a critical component in enhancing the effectiveness of probation departments by enhancing officer safety and the ability of misdemeanor probation officers to perform central job functions," Lilya said.

Bingham County residents throng to GOP caucus sites

March 7, 2012

Eighteen-year-old Ryan Hudson and 88-year-old Lamar Robertson represented the wide spectrum of participants in Bingham County's portion of the Idaho Republican Caucus on Tuesday.
"I think it's kind of exciting," Robertson said after casting his vote in what could potentially have been several rounds. Candidates who got less than 15 percent of the vote in each round were eliminated until a winner was declared.
"My government teacher said it was a good idea for us to get out and vote," said Hudson, a Blackfoot High School senior. "It's nice that I can vote even though I'm just 18."

City Council lowers speed limit by cemetery

March 7, 2012

The Blackfoot City Council approved the lowering of the speed limit on Highway 91 in front of the Grove City Cemetery on Tuesday night.
The speed limit is currently 55 miles per hour but will drop to 45.
Mayor Mike Virtue told members of the Council it was important they make the decision now because there's a bill in the Idaho Legislature which would take away cities' ability to lower speeds on state highways which run through their communities.

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