Archive - 2012
Lyda Elizabeth Roberts Kniffin, 92, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Friday, January 6, 2012 at her home.
She was born July 25, 1919,Â in Owyhee, Nevada, the daughter of Bud and Elsie Gilbert Roberts.
Lyda attended school in Stewart and Elko, Nevada.
She married Thomas Chuck Kniffin and they later divorced.
Lyda has lived in the Fort Hall area for the last 65 years.
She work as a nurse for Bannock Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospital, Bingham Memorial Hospital and Indian Health Services.
Florence M. Johnson, 90, of Pocatello, died January 7, 2012 at a local care facility in Pocatello.
No services are planned at this time. Services are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
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BLACKFOOT â€” When a potential customer whizzed past Trestlewood's yard adjacent to Interstate 15, he spied what he thought were railroad ties.
When Alice Cannon, a founder of the company with her husband John, tried to tell that customer that Trestlewood didn't carry or sell railroad ties, he asked to speak to a man.
Bob Cannon, Alice's son and one of the owners, also told him that much of the company's inventory is reclaimed railroad trestles.
"We started taking down a railroad trestle across the Great Salt Lake in 1993," Bob said of the company's beginnings.
The Blackfoot Lady Broncos picked up a big win on Saturday afternoon as they downed the visiting Preston squad 67-54. For stats and the complete game story pick up Mondays edition of the Morning News.
Mens Basketball: Idaho State @ Wyoming 7 P.M.
Boys Basketball: Blackfoot vs Shelley 7:30 P.M.
Wrestling: Blackfoot vs Hillcrest 7 P.M; Firth vs Challis 6 P.M.
Girls Basketball: Blackfoot @ Hillcrest 7:30 P.M; Snake River @ Marsh Valley 7:30 P.M; Shelley vs Preston 7:30 P.M; Firth @ Ririe 7 P.M; Aberdeen vs Rockland 7 P.M.
Boys Basketball: Firth vs West Jefferson 7 P.M; Blackfoot @ Bonneville 7:30 P.M; Shelley @ Madison 7:30 P.M; Snake River vs Marsh Valley 7:30 P.M.
The Snake River Lady Panthers put the brakes on their 2 game losing skid with a dominating win over Teton on Friday night. For stats and complete game coverage pick up Saturday's edition of the Morning News.
BLACKFOOT â€” The trial of Lawrence James Crow, age 24, is set for Tuesday, Jan. 24, when Crow will face two felony counts. Count one is attempted murder and count two is domestic battery inflicting traumatic injury.
A motion on this case was for Friday. Instead, a five-hour criminal mediation took place under the direction of Sixth District Judge Robert Naftz from Pocatello.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â At 91 years old, Dallas Satterfield is still just one of the boys. Satterfield's friends, who started meeting for coffee in the 70's, gave him a birthday surprise him Friday morning by singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and presenting him with a cane â€“â€“ which they custom made from a baseball bat to celebrate his life.
The January/February issue of Bingham Magazine is now available. Magazines are available in the Morning News office and at select businesses around Bingham County free of charge.
Here are a few of the articles you will find:
â€¢Â Shirley Brumfield takes the reigns as the new Chamber of Commerce president this month. Brumfield, along with new members of the Chamber board will be introduced at the President's lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
â€¢ You've probably seen him wearing green. Blackfoot's Biggest Fan, Ralph Hulse, is featured in our "Faces in the Crowd" section.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Bingham County Commissioners approved changes to the commissioner district boundaries Thursday, moving Precinct 4 from Commissioner District 2 to District 3.
The moveâ€”required by Idaho Statuteâ€”ensures the population in each of the three districts is no more or less than 10 percent of the other two districts based on the 2010 Census.
The change only affects 2,701 people living in Precinct 4, which is the area of Riverton Road west of Blackfoot. Precinct 4 is now part of District 3, which includes nearly all of western Bingham County.