Archive - Sep 2012
BLACKFOOT ‚ÄĒ Nearly $8,000 in funds from the Idaho Community Foundation's (ICF) Eastern Regional Grants Panel will directly benefit five projects in Bingham County. Butch Hulse of Blackfoot, who is on the grant awards committee, was instrumental in getting the funds headed to the county.
The ICF selected 54 non-profit organizations in East Idaho to receive more than $83,000 through its annual grant cycle.
"I am very pleased," Hulse said. "This is a competitive grant program; I worked hard and was able to get a good share of this money for Bingham County"
BLACKFOOT - Cassandra Clarke tallied four second half goals and the Blackfoot Lady Broncos opened their conference season with a convincing5-1 victory over visiting Pocatello on Tuesday evening.
"It's big to start conference with a win because now we aren't playing catch up," Blackfoot head coach Scott Stufflebeam said. "The girls did an excellent job and I really don't have anything to complain about."
Facing a stiff Southwesterly wind throughout the first half Blackfoot stood their ground defensively and actually took the1-0 lead when Emma Steidly cleaned up a rebound for a Lady Bronco lead that was never threatened.
BLACKFOOT ‚ÄĒ A proposal to make Jensen Grove a smoke-free recreation area is expected to be a hot topic and the Blackfoot city council moved, in Tuesday night's city council meeting, to hold a public hearing on the proposal in October.
Councilmen Butch Hulse and Christopher Jensen suggested designating smoke-free areas in the park; however, Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue said he fears this would simply be too hard to enforce. "It is going to be difficult to draw a line in the sand as to where people can smoke and where they can't and enforcement will be a concern," he said.
Richard ‚ÄúDick‚ÄĚ Brower, 86, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012
at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† He was born September 20, 1925 in Blackfoot, Idaho the son of Stephen George Brower and Catherine Locke.
Iris Schelske, 63, of Aberdeen returned to her Heavenly Father as she passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday Sept. 2, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Margene Jensen Van Eps, an 83-year-old Blackfoot resident, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at a local care facility from natural causes.
She was born May 25, 1929, in Woodville, the daughter of Leland J. Jensen and Blanche Taylor Jensen.
¬† She has lived most of her life in the Blackfoot area where she also attended schools in her youth until her senior year when she attended and graduated from Shelley High School.
She married John B. Van Eps on May 29, 1947, and they had six children.¬† They were later divorced.
Margie Kathrine Wells, 83, of Thomas, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at her home.
She was born April 6, 1929 in Thomas to Edward Joseph Goodwin and Margaret Mary Johnson.¬†She lived in the Blackfoot and surrounding areas of Springfield, Pingree, and Thomas for most or her life.¬†Margie attended school at the Wilson School in Thomas and graduated from Thomas High School.¬†
On Sept. 17, 1947, she married her sweetheart Glen Lamar Wells in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.¬†Margie served her family, church, and community.¬†She always gave her best. Her highest priority in life was her family.
Every 40 seconds, a child goes missing, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Keeping children safe is a priority for parents, school officials, law enforcement and one concerned Boy Scout trying to earn his Eagle Scout Award.
One way to help in this endeavor is to keep a fingerprint card for each child in the family.
Joseph Earl, a 14-year-old from Snake River, sought to do just that during the Eastern Idaho State Fair Parade Saturday morning.
"I figured with as many kids there would be we could get done in a couple of hours." said Earl.
Safe Place is aiding children and parents should they become separated on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Safe Place volunteers greet families at the gate. The Safe Place tent is located next to the entrance to the midway (the rides).
Should the parents desire the service, each child is given a bright yellow sticker. The parent‚Äôs cell phone number of written on the sticker.
‚ÄúWe ask for no names,‚ÄĚ said Safe Place volunteer Jacque Burt. ‚ÄúIf the child and parents become separated, the child can come here or go to a security officer.
Jay Roger Westfall, 59, of Aberdeen passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
¬† Jay was born Sept. 16, 1952; he was adopted by H. Kenneth and A. Marjorie Westfall of Aberdeen at the age of three years.
Jay grew up in Aberdeen, going to school and working on his father‚Äôs farm.
On July 30, 1971 Jay married Kathleen ‚ÄúKat‚ÄĚ Gambill and moved to Boise.¬† They had three children, Kimberly, Jay Ryan and Gregory.