Archive - Sep 3, 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” The 2013 State Arm Wrestling Championship took place on Saturday at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. The 21st annual championship drew 158 participants from Idaho, Utah, Montana and Nevada.
Another two vehicle injury crash has been reported at 1250 W on Highway 39. Please take caution, there is a road blockage present.
BLACKFOOTâ€”You may not have intended to stop and watch Paul Issak perform on the free stage at the Eastern Idaho State Fair, but the comedian/juggler has a way of raising the enthusiasm and drawing people, young and old, to his show once he hits the stage.
Jason and Joni Bateman of Burley settled in to watch the show with their two children after being drawn in by the laughter and cheers of the crowds.
"We're glad we stopped in. This is fun...it's free and our kids are loving it. Look at their smiles," Joni said.
On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 7:27 a.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash, westbound on State Highway 39, near milepost 47, near Blackfoot.
Bronson Smith, 17, of Pingree, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 39 in a 1991 Nissan Sentra. Olivia Anderson, 17, of Blackfoot, was traveling westbound on State Highway 39 in a 1992 Ford Victoria. Smith was turning northbound into All American Gas when he failed to yeild to Anderson.
Smith was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Elaine Poog Ingawanup, 86, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
She was born March 25, 1927 to Peter Poog and Alice Deepwater in Ross Fork.
Â She attended the Fort Hall Boarding School and Chemawa Indian School in Oregon. She also attended Idaho State University office occupations program.
Elaine married Jim Ingawanup in May 1947 and they made their home in Ross Fork where they were ranchers.
Melvina Lee Barnes Belnap, 86, of Moreland passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sept. 1, 2013 at her sisterâ€™s home from a brief illness.Â
She was born Aug. 28, 1927 to Forrest Walker and Ruth Elzada (Sanders) Barnes in Idaho Falls and later moved to Oklahoma and then back to Hamer.Â She graduated from Roberts High School and Ricks College (Brigham Young University-Idaho), and taught at Rigby Elementary for two years.Â Later she attended Utah State University to receive a bachelorâ€™s degree in Elementary Education.
Having lived a long and fulfilling life, our Heavenly Father has called our Mom home to be reunited with her husband of 61 years, Earl Anderson, her son Barry, daughters Earline, Luana and Vickie. Her Sister Norma (Lawrence Lewis), three cousins that her parents raised, Bill, Florence & Rose and her parents John and Virginia Parsons.
Jason Claire VanOrden, 26, of Pingree passed away Thursday, Aug.29, 2013 in Pocatello.Â
Jason was born Sept. 16, 1986 to Julie Ann Tsukamoto and Garth VanOrden in Pocatello.Â He lived his lifetime in Pingree, and attended schools in the Snake River School District and in Loa, Utah.
In October of 2011, Jason married Camille Hogue in Pocatello.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He loved working with his family on the family farm.Â In his free time he enjoyed snowboarding, fishing and playing the violin.Â
Dean E. Ferrin, 82, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.Â
Dean was born Jan. 1, 1931 in Burley to Alta J Lyons and Clovis Ferrin.Â He was raised in Burley and graduated from Burley High School.Â He lived in California, Washington, Soda Springs, Pocatello, and the past 55 years in Blackfoot.
He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from August 1950 to August of 1954 in Korea.
On Nov. 7, 1953 Dean married Betty Sibbett in Soda Springs.Â Their marriage was solemnized April 28, 1967 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.