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Archive - Sep 2012

September 25th

Community members comment on final draft of P&Z ordinance

September 26, 2012

Bingham County Commissioners have scheduled a work session on comments given during the public hearing on the final Planning & Zoning (P&Z) ordinance. The work session will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.
About 50 people attended the public hearing on Tuesday.
Two letters were read into testimony. Twenty-four people presented their concerns verbally to the commissioners.
Most of the people who spoke expressed concern about property rights.
"We want to use our property as we see fit," said Michael Harvey from Shelley.

Kindergartners check out potato fields

September 25, 2012

Fay Nielson Tripp, 84

September 25, 2012

Fay Nielson Tripp, 84 of Blackfoot, a loved and loving daughter, sister, friend, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Sept. 22, 2012 from complications after battling Alzheimer's disease for a number of years. She was born Aug. 11, 1928 in Metropolis, Nev., to James and Anna Nielson.

Donna Matsuura Yamagata

September 25, 2012

Donna Matsuura Yamagata
(3/12/1924 – 9/20/2012)

Born March 12, 1924 in Rexburg to Tsuruyo (Kanamoto) and Seiichiro Matsuura and passed away Sept. 20, 2012 in Salt Lake City. Donna attended Madison High School in Rexburg.
She married John Yamagata, May 9, 1944 and relocated to Minneapolis, Minn., where John attended Language School for the Military Intelligence Service and Donna attended clothing design school. Donna was a fabulous seamstress and was able to add style and elegance to everything she touched.

Viola Galloway, 57

September 25, 2012

Viola Galloway, 57, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at her home.
She was born Dec.16, 1954 in Pocatello to Frank Galloway and Georgina Teton.
She lived in the Blackfoot area for most of her life.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Viola worked in the Gay Mines as a heavy equipment operator.  She was a custodian at the Indian Health Clinic and also Sho-Ban High School.

Danny Clarence Hawley, 59

September 25, 2012

Danny Clarence Hawley, 59, of Ucon passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at his home.
Danny was born Dec. 5, 1952 in Blackfoot to Clarence Glenn Hawley and Nevada Ellen Wortley.  He was raised in Howe and attended grade school in Howe, graduating from Butte High School and then attended two years of college at Idaho State University.
In 1974 Danny married Agnes Marie Webb.  They were later divorced.

September 24th

Fundraiser scheduled for woman battling rare illnesses

September 25, 2012

Brady Meline is a vibrant 28-year-old wife and mother to an active 3 year old boy.
Unlike most average women her age Meline doesn't dream of conquering the world.

Popular bar makes good changes

September 25, 2012

Customers and employees affectionately call it Blackfoot's "Cheers." While it has been through management and name changes through the years, the iconic gathering place recently renamed "The Nail" Sports Bar, is a place where everybody knows your name.

County officials receive statewide awards

September 25, 2012

Three elected Bingham County officials received Mills-Alder Awards at the Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) convention last week in Sun Valley.
The recipients are Treasurer Janice Lawes, Sheriff Dave Johnson and Commissioner Cleone Jolley.
The Mills-Adler Awards are voted on by the recipents' peers. The award goes to each "outstanding county elected official." Across the state, there are 132 county commissioners, 44 sheriffs and 44 treasurers.
Started in 1993, this is the first time in its history that the Mills-Adler Awards have gone to three elected officials from the same county.

Snake River fares well at major cross country meet

September 25, 2012

EAGLE — James Withers, the defending Class 3A state champion from Snake River, placed 17th in the elite division of the Bob Firman Invitational cross country meet on Saturday.
Whittier's time over the 5-kilometer course at Eagle Island State Park was 16 minutes 5 seconds.
The meet drew 140 teams from throughout the West including Utah, Oregon, Washington and, of course, Idaho.
"We were very honored to have been invited to participate in it," said Panther coach Mike Kirkham.

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