Archive - Sep 18, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” The mother of a disabled Blackfoot High School student has expressed frustration that a handicap access elevator at the school is broken and has been since the start of school two weeks ago.
Blackfoot High School principal John Pierce said the elevator was not used over the summer.
â€śWe were not alerted to the situation until one week before school started,â€ť Pierce said. â€śThe elevator is currently out of service.
â€śWe are in touch with the company [that repairs elevators],â€ť the principal said. â€śWe want the part appropriately fixed and installed properly for student safety.
Â Â Â Robert Allen Troumbley, 79 of Blackfoot passed away September 15, 2012 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â He was born September 3, 1933 in Fort Ann, New York, the son of Warren and Ethel Elizabeth Brayman Troumbley.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Robert attended school in New York in his early years. He later moved to Orem, UtahÂ Â where attended Utah Valley Community College for a few years.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Robert married Sharon Layne Oâ€™Neil on December 23, 1958 in Hudson Falls, New York.
Firth, IDÂ Gene â€śFat Boyâ€ť Taylor, 43 year Idaho Falls resident and former Blackfoot resident, died on Friday evening, September 14, 2012,Â from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident after colliding with a deer on Highway 91 on the out-skirts of Firth.
Kelly K. Thomas, 68, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at Kimballâ€™s Residential Care Facility in Blackfoot.
Kelly was born April 13, 1944 in Pocatello to Robert K. Thomas and Mable Thomas.Â He attended school in Pocatello, graduating from Highland High School.Â He then attended and graduated from Idaho State University's Vo-Tech program in Merchandising Management and Auto Body.Â He worked a number of years in auto body and at Idaho State University.
He made his home in Blackfoot at Kimballâ€™s Residential Care Facility.
POCATELLO â€” At the pivotal age of 16, Marcy Gray was diagnosed with a disease that affects only only three out of every 1 million people in the United States. Gray has Aplastic Anemia, a rare blood disorder that leaves its victims easily bruised, at high risk for infections and severely exhausted.
Over the years, Gray had limited energy and would get her blood levels checked every month. While the disorder was annoying at best, it was not life-threatening until February of 2011 when Gray's levels went from low to severely low.