Archive - Sep 2013
BLACKFOOTâ€”At the age of just two or three, it was obvious to the parents of Blackfoot tattoo artist Durst Hayden that their son was a gifted artist and would go on to do great things with his talent.
"When I was little I'd spend hours drawing detailed pictures of monsters, trucks and airplanes," he said. "My mother, who was a Born Again Christian, always told me 'God has a big plan for you.' "
His father, who Hayden said, 'was born into and died in a rough biker gang,' wanted something better for his son, and told him, "I am an example of what 'I don't want you to become.' "
POCATELLO â€” For the first time since 1999 the Idaho State football team is 2-0. But the 29-3 victory Saturday over Western State Colorado University was not the offensive show many expected.
Instead the much maligned Bengals defense and continued improvement of kicker Brendon Garcia where the keys to victory.
Longtime Blackfoot businessman John Hoobler is running for mayor of Blackfoot with a vision of seeing more people in the community find a good job or open their own business in town.
Hoobler shares his quest for Blackfoot's top leadership position with Dan Cravens, Rick Bigler, Carlos Mercardo, Carlos Martinez and Paul Loomis. Blackfoot's current mayor Mike Virtue will not seek reelection.
Hoobler, a Blackfoot resident for the past 24 years, said, "I have gone to high school here, worked here, owned businesses and raised a family here."
THOMAS â€” Many people expected Friday night's match-up between the undefeated Snake River and Sugar-Salem football teams to be an offensive shootout.
But instead of an offensive show, those in attendance got a defensive battle won by the Panthers 7-6 on homecoming night at Snake River High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” Seventy-three fourth and fifth graders at the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC) built a flag that was displayed on the outside of their mobile classroom in honor of Patriot Day on Wednesday.
Most fifth graders were not yet born when the twin towers were hit on Sept. 11, 2001.
Patriot Day is designated as a day of remembrance and service.
Fifth grade teacher Kelly Jo Fisk said the students took a virtual tour of events on 9-11 using the smart board in her classroom.
"We also took a virtual tour of the memorial," she said.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Retired Army Lt. Colonel, Paul Marion Loomis, has hopes of continuing a life of service as Blackfoot's new mayor.
Loomis joins fellow candidates Dan Cravens, Rick Bigler, Carlos Mercardo, Carlos Marinez and John Hoobler in his quest to replace current mayor Mike Virtue who will not seek reelection in November.
Loomis' decision to run for mayor is based upon his belief that "service is important in the community," as demonstrated in his 26 years of service in the United States Army.
BLACKFOOT â€” When the Blackfoot and Pocatello High School boys soccer teams met in Pocatello last year it took just five minutes for the Broncos to put up five goals on the way to a 15-1 win.
YAKIMA, Wash. â€” Aloha Gean Harvey was born Oct. 1, 1920 in Salmon to K.E. and Lucille Powell Brown. Aloha Gean had one brother, Kenneth Brown.
She rode her horse Runt to the one-room school house on Lee Creek. She graduated from Leadore High School in 1938. She was raised and went to school there until she met Urban Kluesner. They eloped and got married Oct. 6, 1940 in Dillon, Mont.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Hansen, 93, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at his sonâ€™s home in Idaho Falls.Â
He was born on Oct. 27, 1919 in Blackfoot, to Melvin and Veda Peterson Hansen.Â He was raised on a farm near Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School, class of 1937.Â He served in the Army in World War II as a corporal.Â
He married Velma â€śTillieâ€ť Anderson on Feb. 24, 1948, in Butte, Mont.Â Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â
He owned Bob & Dales Restaurant and also worked as a postal carrier.Â After retiring he ran a taxi service in Blackfoot.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Ed and Kaylynn Gorder, familiar faces in the Blackfoot business community, became the new owners of Stan's Restaurant on Friday. The Gorders are the owners of successful local businesses Downtown Bread and Gorder's Honey. Kaylynn has managed the bakery/eatery [Downtown Bread] at 111 W. Bridge St. for the past 7 years, while Ed has run the honey business on Highway 39 for 25 years.