Archive - 2012
Maria Juana Sanchez, 65, of Blackfoot, passed away Nov. 23, 2012 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah following an extended battle with liver failure.
Maria was born on June 24, 1947 in Armadillo De Los Infantes, Mexico to Genaro and Sara Sanchez.Â She was raised and educated in Mexico.Â
On May 18, 1965 Maria married Pablo Sanchez in Armadillo De Los Infantes, San Luis Potosi, Mexico and together they had 10 children.Â
Charles Randall â€śRandyâ€ť Aldous, 68, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct.15, 1944 in Blackfoot, the son of Charles Lynn Aldous and Mabel Frew Aldous.
He attended school in Grandview and graduated from Aberdeen High School.
He has been a lifetime resident of Blackfoot except for time he spent on a mission in Sweden and the military.Â He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Randy was a member of the Gold Panning Club and Model Railroaders.Â Â Â
Ellis Royce Jackman, 79, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at his home.
Â Royce was born Nov. 12, 1933 in Blackfoot to Ellis F. Jackman and Margaret Stewart.Â He graduated from Blackfoot High School.Â The following day he enlisted in the U. S. Navy.
Â One year later on July 8, 1953, Royce was sealed for time and all eternity to his high school sweetheart LaRaine Anderson in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Violet Melinda Chapman, 80, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Nov.24, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Â Violet was born Jan. 30, 1932 in Hurricane Valley, Ariz., to Duncan Gunderson Marchant and Sadie Higley.Â She attended grade school in Roosevelt, Utah, and high school in Rainier, Ore.
Â On Nov.13, 1957 Violet married Roy H. Kimmel in Stevenson, Wash.Â They were later sealed on Aug. 23, 1968 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â Roy preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2009.Â On June 12, 2009 she married Don Chapman in Blackfoot.
If customers bring in a can of food, Parcel Express is offering $2 off on any package of five pounds or more that can be shipped UPS or FEDEX.
The canned food will be donated the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA).
Bring in your package, the $2 off coupon and a can of food.
The coupon can be found in Home Direct that is published by the Morning News. It was mailed to homes on Nov. 16 and 17.
The coupon expires on Thursday, Dec. 20.
"Our food bank can use any donations," said SEICAA director Bobette Beesley. "Every year it gets more and more interesting.
After nearly 40 years in business, Winkler TV Satellite is giving back to the community by gathering coats, blankets, toys and non-perishable food items for Bingham County's SEICCA and 'Children's Community Christmas Project.'
"This is something I've wanted to do for a long time," said owner Esther Winkler, who has worked alongside her husband, Carl, since they started the business as a TV repair shop inside Blackfoot Appliance in 1976.
The 34th annual Bingham Christmas Tree Fantasy opens this evening with a tea at 5 o'clock in the Needlecraft Building on the grounds of the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
A sweet shoppe, cafe and boutique are open come Wednesday at 10 a.m.
The Fantasy is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Hours for the Fantasy Cafe are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A reasonably priced lunch special is offered each day.
The entrance fee to the Fantasy is $2 per person or $10 for the immediate family.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Saddie Bruderer is a happy 8-year-old. She is a straight A student in the third grade and a talented dancer with the Downtown Dance show team.
Yet there is something about Saddie that sets her apart from her peers and from the rest of the world. Something that makes her one in nine million.
On Aug. 9, 2009 Saddie was diagnosed with Alpha 1 Antitrypsin, the third most common serious genetic disorder in the world. Alpha 1 can result in life-threatening liver or lung disease in children and adults and is the leading cause of liver transplantation in children.
Saddie's condition was caught early after a battle with the flu and rotovirus showed heightened liver levels that did not go down after the illnesses left her system.
"We were very blessed to get such an early diagnosis for Saddie." said her mother, Misti Bruderer.
SHELLEY â€“ With an escort of fire trucks, Santa arrived in Shelley on the back of one of the trucks with lights blazing and sirens sounding.
It was the eighth annual chili feed and light ceremony on Friday at the Dawn Lloyd City Park in Shelley.
Berta Dargie, Bubba Ricker, Chuck Lloyd, Jackie Hanson, Micks and Warner were the chili makers. Three or four gallons of each chili were available for all takers. The chili eaters voted to determine the winning entry.
This year, of the six chili makers, three were returning champions, said organizer Diane Mickelsen.
Koree and Darren Thompson, owners of All-States Distributing in Riverside, take great pride in the fact that their small business has always been family-owned and operated and is still going strong after 41 years in Bingham County.
The business, originally called Quad-States Distributing, was started by Darren's father, Lyle Thompson, in 1971. He started working out of his home, manufacturing and selling propane-burning welding torches.