Archive - Jul 2, 2012
Proud to be an American is Marjorie Mecham from Groveland. A flag flies in her yard and she has flag and patriotic decorations in her home.
About her flag collection, she said, "It's something I've done for a long time.
"My daughter sends me flags when she travels and I pick flags up from places when I travel," Mecham said.
The flags spurred many a story.
Holding a flag featuring a blue star on a white field with a red border, Mecham said, "I have this flag because my husband served during World War II."
Those eager to see some great fireworks (and even light some of their own) can do so in a safe and controlled environment tonight starting at dusk at the Fort Hall rodeo grounds. The firework show is in celebration of Shoshone-Bannock 'Treaty Day' and Independence Day.
According to Randy 'L Teton, public affairs manager for the Sho-Ban Tribes, 'Treaty Day' is in recognition of a peace treaty signed on July 3, 1868 in Fort Bridger (which at that time was in Utah Territory) between the Shoshone and Bannock Indian tribes and the United States government.
Erwin Henry Lass, 97, passed away at his Blackfoot home on July 1, 2012, surrounded by his loving wife and children.
Erwin was born on Oct. 26, 1914 in Emerson, Neb., the third child of Ernest Heinrich and Dorothy Margaret Dohrman Lass.Â Erwin served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, spending much of his service time in Honolulu, Hawaii, at Hickam Field near Pearl Harbor.
Juanita â€śNitaâ€ť Andrews Ainsworth, 89, of Blackfootpassed away on Friday, June 29, 2012, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Nita was born on June 18, 1923, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Gus and Mary Napier Morgan.Â She was raised in the Salt Lake area and attended West High School.Â
Nita married Warren â€śGabbyâ€ť James Ainsworth on Sept. 20, 1941, in Salt Lake City.Â Together they raised two children, Craig and Peggy.Â
Ida Maria Koski Butler passed away in the morning on the June 29, 2012, at the family home in Woodville, Idaho.
Connie Chadbourne, 74, of American Falls, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
She was born Dec. 18, 1937 to Elmer and Ella Richardson in American Falls. She married Amos Alcorn July7, 1954 and they made their home in Chicago, IL, until 1977, when they moved back to American Falls. They had two children, Edna Fay Alcorn (3/5/1955- 1/28/1962) and Elmer Edward Acorn.
Amos Alcorn passed away on Dec. 29, 1982. Connie later married Elwood Charles "Chuck" Chadbourne on Aug.14, 1983. Chuck Chadbourne passed away on Nov. 12, 2007.