Archive - Jul 2012
Family members raised a flag in honor of longtime Blackfoot resident and World War II veteran Worth B McNeel at a ceremony outside Ridley's grocery store in Blackfoot on Wednesday.
McNeel was born on Feb. 19, 1921. When World War II broke out in 1941 he was attending school at Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University). He joined the Enlisted Reserve Corps and was called to active duty in April of 1943 where he reported to Fort Douglas, Utah.
THOMAS â€” On an otherwise odd evening on the diamond, the Snake River Panthers averted a home sweep at the hands of the Upper Valley Cougars as they rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in game two for a 7-6 walk off victory.
"We could have probably got two wins today, we were hitting the ball well enough in the first game to do that," Snake River head coach Tom Strickland said. "We just didn't play as good on the defensive side that we usually do. I don't know what it was but for whatever reason in both games we just sort of lost our focus a bit. Fortunately, we woke up at the end of the second game."
Members of the Blackfoot City Council adopted an ordinance dealing with refinancing of the community's Waste Water Treatment Bonds (WWTP) during Tuesday's meeting.
Michael King, public finance banker for Idaho Bond Bank, said he was able to refinance the city bonds to receive a higher rating with Standard and Poor's credit rating agency. King compared refinancing the WWTP bonds to refinancing a house, saying the bonds will have a shorter lifetime with reduced interest rates and will help reduce debt associated with the city's sewer system.
It was designed for the sole purpose of retiring the United States flag with honor and dignity. With the help of U.S. veterans from the Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA), that's exactly what a newly designed ceremonial flag incineratorâ€” designed and donated by Premier Technology employeesâ€” did for the first time at a flag retirement ceremony at the company's headquarters in Blackfoot Tuesday afternoon.
Stanley Paul Smith, 65, of Blackfoot passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
He was born Jan. 8, 1947, in Franklinton, Louisiana, to Glendora Carter.
Cheryl Ann Wilmesmier McIntyre, 54, of Blackfoot passed away July 1, 2012, at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
She was born Jan. 9, 1958, in Sheridan, Wyo., the daughter of Robert Wilmesmier and Ruby McNair Wilmesmier.
She attended school in Sheridan and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1976.
On June 25, 1976, she married Lynn R. McIntyre in Big Horn, Wyo. To this union two children were born, son, Christopher (1977) and daughter, Melissa (1978).
Ronald Dean Meeks, 70, of Fort Hall passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at his home in Fort Hall.
Â Ronald was born on Feb. 26, 1942, in Pocatello to Raymond and Juanita Kaka Meeks.Â He was raised in Fort Hall and lived his entire life in the Fort Hall area.Â Ronald attended schools in the Fort Hall and Blackfoot school districts.
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.