Archive - Aug 2013
The Bingham County Historical Society in Blackfoot is the first in the state to feature the Idaho State Historical Society's traveling exhibit. The exhibit is an eight-screen panel display featuring photos and descriptions of 27 pivotal years (1863-1890) in Idaho's history, including a piece on famous anti-Mormon activist Fred T. Dubois, who was from Blackfoot.
As a result of Tuesday's sudden windstorm, three trees toppled on top of each other and came to rest on top of Lynda Thompson's house.
At 2:55 p.m. on Tuesday Thompson heard a crashing sound outside of her home.
"I thought it was the tree right next to the living room that had fallen over on my house, but I went outside once the windstorm was over and discovered that it was three trees that toppled on top of each other on the opposite side of the house," said Thompson.
Thompson had planned on mowing the lawn earlier that day, but was grateful that she chose not to.
POCATELLO -- There was a theme to the Idaho State soccer teams exhibition opener against Salt Lake Community College Tuesday afternoon; missed opportunities.
The Bengals spent much of the game within five yards of the top of the goal box, and despite the heavy attack the Bruins goalies faced, the goals were few and far between.
Carol Ann Holm Esplin, beloved wife and mother, passed peacefully, Aug. 10, 2013 surrounded by her loving family, from a lingering illness.
She was born March 13, 1935 in Idaho Falls to Arthur and Thelma Holm.Â She was the second of two children.Â Â At age two her family moved to a farm near Basalt.Â She attended school in Basalt and graduated from Firth High School.Â She went to business college and worked for a bank and tire company.Â Her secretary and accounting experience benefited her throughout her life as she took care of the bookwork for the family farm.
Robert L. â€śBobâ€ť Andersen, 89, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village in Meridian.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2920 Cassia Street, Boise. There will be a viewing at 10:30 a.m., prior to the services at the church. Burial will be on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot.
Elvira Packer Adams Jeffs, 96
Elvira took her first mortal breath in Virginia, Idaho, Nov. 8, 1916.Â She was the second of nine children born to Nessie Mecham Packer and Edsel Hyrum Adams.Â Her brothers and sisters include Una (Tate), Dean, Hyrum, Raymond, Edna (Manwaring), Norma (Furniss), Donna (Springer), and Darrell.Â She has spent most of her years in the Idaho Falls and Blackfoot area.
Times were hard, yet happiness and love radiated from the Adams home--wherever that home may have been.Â Her life has been filled with memorable eventsâ€”which are just as vivid today as they were then.Â
IDAHO FALLS â€“ Two Bingham County women have spent the past two weeks teaching visually-impaired and blind children in the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program.
The day camp went from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for two weeks. Classes were in the Parks and Recreation building in Idaho Falls. The camp ended last Friday.
Â â€śWe help children become more confident in what they do,â€ť said Vicki Bateman from Shelley.
â€śWith more confidence comes the understanding that itâ€™s O.K. to be blind,â€ť said Sandy Streeter from Blackfoot.
ABERDEENâ€” Aberdeen Athletic Director, Cody Park, states that head football and basketball coach, Cory Hollingsworth, has stepped down as of Thursday.
More to come in tomorrow's paper.
The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) has scheduled five world-class concerts for the 2013-2014 concert season.
"This is the best season we have been able to present so far," said Susan Mann, BPAC's programming director. "We are so excited to present concerts of this caliber. It's definitely a season that will have something for everyone."
The seasons concerts include:
-Sept. 26 Ricky Nelson Remembered: A multi-media event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs perform by his twin sons Mathew and Gunnar.
James â€śJimâ€ťÂ Allen Harrington, 60, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at his home.
Jim was born Aug. 28, 1952 to Cleo Clifford Harrington and Vernetta Mae Campain in Idaho Falls.Â He was raised in Blackfoot from sixth grade on, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1970.
On June 8, 1971 Jim married Karen M. Lowe in Blackfoot.Â They have been married for 42 years.