Archive - May 2013
Students and adults alike enjoyed a perfect spring afternoon Wednesday at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds for the 20th annual D.A.R.E. Activities Day. The event was in celebration of the D.A.R.E. graduations of about 900 fifth graders from throughout the county.
The Bingham County D.A.R.E program started with a grant in 1990 and was spearheaded by two sheriff's deputies who started teaching the program in the schools in an effort to steer kids away from violence, drugs and alcohol.
BLACKFOOT â€” A year ago, almost to the day, C&B Operations purchased Rockymountain Machinery and renamed the business Bingham County Implement.
Although customer service was important, Rockymountain often took three to four business days to receive a requested part. Now that it's the Bingham County Implement, it only takes a mere two hours to receive a part because it's part of a large corporation.
Our husband, father and friend, Loyal â€śDeanâ€ť Neihart, 66, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at his home with family and friends surrounding him after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born to Arthur Earl and Edna Bernice Neihart on November 21, 1946 in Yakima, Washington.Â The family moved back to Blackfoot where he attended school, worked at Kraft Foods and broke horses.
Items of note from April 14-20.
Bingham County Sheriff
REPOSSESSION ATTEMPT: April 15, 5:56 p.m.: A man said he was attempting a repossession and the woman fled in the vehicle and hit a real estate sign with her vehicle.
ACTING STRANGE: April 16, 9:52 a.m.: A caller said a man is standing next to the interstate with his hands by his face and acting strange.
FIRE: April 17, 8:27 a.m.: Dispatch received as report of a motorhome on fire on Highway 26.
TRAMPOLINE PARTS: April 17, 2:22 p.m.: A woman said the net and springs of her trampoline have been stolen.
The "Coins for Kenzie" and "Hats On For Kenzie" campaigns, spearheaded by local teen Megan Moore to raise money for 8-year-old McKenzie Barbre have netted a nice chunk of change. Barbre has had two bouts with eye cancer.
Moore presented a check for $1,531 to Barbre's family Tuesday after just a little over a month of fundraising efforts. McKenzie's family will use the money to pay for medical bills.
BLACKFOOT - Put the 2013 prep state golf tournament in the books, and with it another Higham as Keifer Higham continued the long standing golfing tradition of his family with a two day score of 149 to capture the boys 3A state championship played at Highlands Golf Course in Post Falls.
Lou Ann Lee, 84, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Lou Ann was born August 4, 1928 in Lubbock, Texas to Richard Henry Maxwell and Edna Hazel Ireland. She was raised in Texas and graduated from high school in Shallowater, Texas.
She married Kenneth â€śKenâ€ť Lee in Lubbock, Texas. They lived in Lubbock, Texas, Murtaugh, Idaho, Salt Lake City, Utah, Odessa, Amarillo and Dallas, Texas, Boise, Idaho and for the last 15 years lived in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Twelve years of planning, fund raisers and pledges culminated Monday morning with the installation of stained glass windows in the Bethel Lutheran Church, 413 N. Main St. in Firth.
The windows are in the front of the sanctuary. The one the left side features a picture of the ascension of Jesus Christ. The right side features Jesus welcoming a small child.
The two main panels measure 9 2/3 feet tall by 1 2/3 feet wide. The curved windows at the top of the design measure 1 2/3 feet tall by 1 2/3 feet wide.
Byron Max Sayer, 68, of Thatcher, AZ formerly of Leslie, Idaho, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center.
Viewing will be on Friday, May 17, 2103 7-9 p.m. at the Lost River Funeral Home in Arco, Idaho and Funeral at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Leslie LDS Church with viewing one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Mackay Idaho Cemetery.
Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com
Dean passed away on May 10, 2013 in his home after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Eliza Eunice Mobley Polatis, seven children, twenty-seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Dean and Eliza were married December 4, 1959 in the Idaho Falls Temple.