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Archive - Jan 2013

January 15th

Cougars win Bingham County cat fight with Tigers

January 16, 2013

ABERDEEN — It was a 2A Bingham County cat fight on Tuesday evening as the Firth Cougars traveled to Aberdeen for a tussle with the Tigers on the hardwood.
Aberdeen led by as many as 17 points in the contest but Firth showed their collective metal as they overcame the deficit for a 52-50 road win.
"Obviously we didn't start out as well as we would have liked," Firth head coach Scott Adams said. "We were prepared we just didn't come out ready but hand it to Aberdeen, they came out and shot lights out and played well. I'm just proud of my kids and the way that they were able to overcome tonight."

Leo Thomas Cerino, 74

January 15, 2013

Leo Thomas Cerino, 74, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
 Leo was born July 6, 1938 to Columbo Cerino and Esther Judith Madzeweyu.  Leo was raised in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School.  He attended barber school in Dallas, Texas, and moved to Arizona where he lived for over 40 years, with his companion, Agnes Soliz, before returning home to live in Idaho.
 Leo married Gay Cutler and they  divorced.  He later married Joyce Ballard and they later divorced.

January 14th

Car hits school bus at railroad crossing

January 15, 2013

Difficulty stopping on a slick road caused the driver of a small Volkswagen to slide into the rear of Blackfoot School District Bus #96-1, while it was stopped at a railroad crossing traveling west on Walker Street Monday afternoon. The accident caused severe damage to the front of the vehicle which became lodged under thick bumper and tow hook on the bus.
According to district transportation director Melissa Carassco, there were three special needs students from Blackfoot High School on the bus at the time. No one on the bus was injured.

Car hits school bus at railroad crossing

January 15, 2013

Difficulty stopping on a slick road caused the driver of a small Volkswagen to slide into the rear of Blackfoot School District Bus #96-1, while it was stopped at a railroad crossing traveling west on Walker Street Monday afternoon. The accident caused severe damage to the front of the vehicle which became lodged under thick bumper and tow hook on the bus.
According to district transportation director Melissa Carassco, there were three special needs students from Blackfoot High School on the bus at the time. No one on the bus was injured.

Michael 'Joe' Lusk, 65

January 14, 2013

Michael “Joe” Lusk, 65, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at the Portneuf Medical Center from complications of cancer.
He was born Feb. 8, 1947 at Pocatello to Ralph Bailey and BernaDeane Brower Lusk.  Joe was raised in the Arbon Valley and attended school in Pocatello, graduating from Pocatello High School.  He has lived in Arbon Valley, Pocatello and Blackfoot.
Joe joined the United States Navy in 1966; he served in the Vietnam War and was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay.  Following his four-year tour of duty he was honorably discharged.

Joyce D. Wallace, 77

January 14, 2013

Joyce Derlene Wallace, 77 of Carpenter, Wyo., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Life Care Center in Cheyenne.
She was born Oct. 29, 1935 in Pueblo, Colo., and had lived in Carpenter since 1998.
Joyce was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed painting.

Jeraldine T. Duncan, 74

January 14, 2013

Jeraldine T. Duncan, 74, of San Tan Valley, AZ, formally of Blackfoot ID. passed away on January 8, 2013 in Gilbert, AZ. Born in Brigham City, UT to Floyd and Ardella (Nelson) Turner, Jerry arrived on November 3, 1938. She was the oldest of seven children. Her siblings were Rodger, Rayola, Alina, Edward, Howard, and Lana Turner.
She worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Arnell Drug and Wal-Mart in Blackfoot Id. until she retired in 1994. Jerry will be remembered as a great fisherman, an avid gardener, and her craft creations. She did what she wanted when she wanted.

Donald Wayne Wood, 60

January 14, 2013

Donald Wayne Wood, 60, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at his home, due to complications from dementia and Alzheimer’s.
 Donald was born April 12, 1952 in Blackfoot to Daniel Claude and Josephine Lewis Wood.
 He grew up in the Blackfoot area, living in Fort Hall, Thomas and Blackfoot.  He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1970.  He then attended Ricks College and received his bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University.

Riggin 'Big Rig' Glenn Wright, 18-month infant

January 14, 2013

Riggin 'Big Rig' Glenn Wright, 18-month infant
 Riggin passed from this earthly life into the arms of a loving Heavenly Father on Jan. 10, 2013.
 Riggin was born June 30, 2011 in Idaho Falls.  He joined the family of Glenn and Linda Wright five weeks after his birth.  Riggin struggled with several physical and mental disabilities and their effects.  Riggin was a pure joy to be around, he brought peace and happiness to all those whom he came in contact with.

Mark Anthony Bynum, 52

January 14, 2013

Obituary
Mark Anthony Bynum, 52, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center, surrounded by his family ten days after injuries sustained by an automobile accident.
 
Mark was born October 28, 1960 in Merced, California to Junior Bynum and Martha Lousie Tillotson.  He was raised in Modesto, California and graduated from Modesto High School
 

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