Archive - 2012
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.
Preston ‚ÄúKeith‚ÄĚ Tarpley, 49, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Aug.3 0, 2012 in a valiant rescue attempt.
Keith was born July 23, 1963 in Auburn, Calif., to Jimmy Wade Tarpley and Carrie Judith Thomas Fayle.¬† He lived many places, including Applegate, Calif.,; and Medicine Lodge, Dubois, Post Falls, Blackfoot and Sandpoint.¬† He graduated from Blackfoot High School.
On April 11, 1981. Keith married Ellen Harris. his high school sweetheart. in Blackfoot.¬† Together they had three children, Anisha Jo, Tyler and Kyle.
Jacquelyn Rae-Gean Poulson was born February 22, 1981 American Falls, ID and died tragically in an electrocution accident on August 30, 2012.
Lance Hicks passed away Aug. 30, 2012.¬†
He was born to Sherlene Hicks of Blackfoot and Gene Hicks of Idaho Falls on July 3, 1971 in Rexburg.¬† Lance has two older brothers, Danny (Sherri) and Shawn (Cory) Hicks, both of Texas.¬†
For the majority of his childhood and all of his adult life he has lived in Blackfoot.¬† Shortly after high school Lance married April LeProuse and they had one daughter, Brittni Jean Hicks (Bench).
BLACKFOOT ‚ÄĒ There is a dark cloud of sadness hanging over Blackfoot and throughout the region this week, as funeral preparations are made for three Blackfoot residents (Jackie Poulson, 31, Lance Hicks, 41, and Keith Tarpley) who entered into an electrically charged canal and were electrocuted Thursday night in the Groveland area.
And while residents are out enjoying the Eastern Idaho State Fair and other end-of-the-summer activities, the tragedy is weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of everyone in the community.
BLACKFOOT ‚ÄĒ It had been fifty weeks since Blackfoot senior quarterback Alonzo Ramos had stepped foot on a football field following his gruesome knee injury in week three of last years state championship season.
On Friday night, Ramos showed no signs of rust as he accounted for 329 yards of total offense and five Blackfoot touchdowns in a 46-7 season opening drubbing of Skyline.
"All the stress built up over this past year, I just had to get it out," Ramos said. "Tonight, I felt like I had never been hurt. I still need to improve but it was just a great game."
The death of Jacquelyn (Jackie) Poulson, age 31, will be felt hard by so many family, friends and the Idaho State University (ISU) athletic department.
A native of American Falls, Poulson was active at ISU for over 12 years where she attended school and competed as a track and field student athlete before becoming a coach.
According to a press release from ISU, Poulson was going into her ninth year as assistant track and field coach, where she assisted coach Dave Nielsen in training multi-event athletes.
Three people were electrocuted after trying to rescue a dog in Groveland Thursday night.
According to Sheriff Dave Johnson, 31-year-old Jacquelyn (Jackie) Poulson was reported missing just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Johnson said Poulson had left her home in search of the family dog. She had taken another dog with her.
When she didn't return, a group of neighbors and family began looking for her along with Bingham County Sheriff's deputies and Search and Rescue.
Items of note from Aug. 19-27.
STOLEN RIFLE: Aug. 19, 11:11 a.m.: A caller reported a rifle being taken from his vehicle last night.
FREE BANDANAS: Aug. 20, 5:37 a.m.: A caller said someone has been inside their residence and they don't think anything has been taken but there are bandanas that were left at the house.
STOLEN FLASHLIGHT: Aug. 20, 10:28 a.m.: A man said some got into his Surburban and stole his flashlight and threw bandaids all over his front yard. He said the vehicle was left unlocked.