Archive - 2012
GOODING â€” Idonna Gibbons, 78, of Gooding, died peacefully at her home on Monday Aug. 13, 2012.
She was born Jan. 11, 1934 in Shelley, the daughter of Tom and Illa Rowley.Â
Idonna graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1952.Â She spent most of her youth working as a waitress in her father's restaurant, the Blue Plate.Â
As online education continues to gain in popularity, riding a school bus, juggling a backpack full of books and eating lunch in a school cafeteria are becoming a thing of the past for many students in grades K-12.
According to a recent cyber-school survey, more than 200,000 in grades K-12 are educated online today and the trend seems to be taking hold in East Idaho as well.
Proponents of the online education system say that it works for families by providing flexible schedules while creating student engagement that can't be replicated in the "brick and mortar system."
Bingham County Republicans had a picnic at Jensen Grove in Blackfoot Wednesday evening.
"People who we haven't seen before are here," said Dan Cravens, District 31 Legislative Central Committee Chairman. "We registered some people to vote and we gained some new volunteers."
Charlie Kay, the one-man band, and Jareth Sampson of Bearded Glory provided the entertainment.
People took advantage of a cake walk. The hypnotist show, "Two Bro Hypno Show," also performed.
Dustin Cash Cody, age 20, appeared before Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson Monday afternoon.
Cody was arrested on March 14, 2012, and charged with (count one) domestic violence inflicting traumatic injury and (count two) attempted strangulation.
He served 15 days in jail and was released on his own recognizance.
In his plea agreement, the state agreed to dismiss the attempted strangulation charge for a guilty plea. Other points of the plea agreement included, the state would recommend a withheld judgment and would not oppose probation.
While there have been no confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in East Idaho so far this summer, residents are urged to take precautions after mosquitoes collected in a trap during a routine test by the Fort Hall Reservation's Mosquito Abatement Program tested positive for the virus recently. Randy'L Teton, public affairs manager for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes reported that information on Tuesday.
The virus, which is spread through a mosquito bite, impacted three Idahoans last year, and one woman in Twin Falls County has contacted it so far this year, according to a press release.
It may not be the iconic yellow taxi seen on the streets of New York City, but it is the one and only taxi service in Blackfoot and taxi driver Rob Beebe said his new business, B-B Taxi, is filling a need in the community and that his gray '92 Honda Accord works just fine as a taxi cab.
Beebe, a Blackfoot native who was born in the original Colonial Inn, definitely knows his way around the area and has plenty of experience behind the wheel as he worked as a long-haul truck driver for 35 years and drove for Country Coach for nearly five years.
Arthur T. â€śArtâ€ť Jordan, age 87, of Laurie, Missouri,Â passed away Friday, Aug.10, 2012, at the Laurie Care Center.Â He was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Moreland, a son of Elijah A. and Mary S. Tanner Jordan.
On Aug. 23, 1946, he was united in marriage to Freda C. Goodall, who preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 1995.
Art worked in accounting and was a United States Navy veteran, serving from July 1944 to July 1946.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was an avid bowler.
Ethel May Clement, 98, of Pocatello, and formerly of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Hillcrest Haven.
She was born Nov. 25, 1913, in Miniota, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of John George Baldwin and Ethel Porter. She attended school through the ninth grade.
On May 29, 1957, she married Hilbert Clement in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1994. Ethel was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Â She served as Relief Society president and served a mission in 1950 in the North Central Mission in Rochester, Minn.
Appearing before Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson, Jeremy Robert Andrus, age 30, received a continuance because he has a new defense attorney.
Defense attorney John Souza from Pocatello asked for a new trial date so he has time to prepare for it.
In June, Andrus plead not guilty to aggravated assault, attempted second degree kidnapping (the victim was not held for ransom) and attempting to elude a police officer.
Andrus was arrested May 2 after a pursuit and standoff on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, during which he threatened to commit suicide.
Back-to-school shoppers have hit the Bingham Crisis Center Thrift Store pretty hard recently and the store could use some donations. The thrift store is a subsidiary of the Bingham Crisis Center run solely by volunteers with proceeds from the store going to help the crisis center, a shelter for adults and children.
"We always need clean, gently used clothing," said Steffanie Beasley, thrift store volunteer. "We especially need clothing for men and young boys right now."