Archive - 2013
Members of Blackfoot's faith communities have collaborated to put together a live nativity at Jensen Grove on Saturday and Sunday.
The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. each of those nights. Horse-drawn wagons will take people through the wooded park to view scenes depicting the events that surround the birth of the Savior.
Live entertainment and refreshments will be available next to the warm fires in the shelter.
Organizers encourage people to come Saturday since they said they expect shorter lines that day.
BLACKFOOT â€” After leading the Shelley Russets to their second consecutive 3A state championship, Shelley quarterback Kaden Schmitt was named the 3A player of the year.
Aireanne Moore, 27, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center.Â
Aireanne was born Feb. 6, 1986 in Blackfoot to John Aaron Moore and Princess Lynette Robinson.Â She was raised in Basalt and Blackfoot. She participated in 4-H and had won some ribbons.
On October of 2007 Aireanne married T.C. Sorensen in Blackfoot.Â They had three children, Seth, Quincy and Perseus.Â They were later divorced.
Blackfoot City Councilman Rich Woodfin presented a tentative three-phase plan to remove eight blue spruce trees along Bergener Boulevard at last week's city council meeting.
The trees became an issue this fall when some of the business managers and property owners complained that the trees are blocking visibility to their signs and storefronts.
Today is the busiest day of the year for the United States Postal Service and Tuesday brings the first deadlines for shoppers seeking to have packages delivered by Christmas morning.
If you still have shopping to do before the holidays, be sure to remember these top tips for a Last-Minute Christmas.
1. Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines.
Remember that the post office, Amazon, FedEx, and UPS are going to be busy this week. Keep in mind the deadlines they set for Christmas Day delivery.
Tuesday, Dec 17: Last day for Amazon's free standard shipping and FedEx's ground shipping.
WASHINGTON â€” A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program that collects millions of Americans' telephone records may be unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled in a lawsuit brought by conservative activist Larry Klayman that the legal challenge to the massive surveillance program â€” disclosed in full earlier this year by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden â€” would likely succeed.
Our mother, Eva Lair Wray, quietly slipped away in the early hours of Tuesday morning on Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 101.
She was born Eva May Lair in the town of Lompoc, Calif. on Sept. 17, 1912.Â She was the second oldest child of Edgar and Mabel Hodges Lair.Â Eva was raised with five siblings; two sisters, Edna Barr and Lena â€śBabeâ€ť Short and three brothers, Clarence, Walter and Don.
Mother was a precious child who enjoyed all forms of activities, particularly dancing.Â She graduated from Lompoc High School in 1929.Â
Marjorie passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2013 in Austin, Texas.Â
She was born on Nov. 15, 1919 to Joseph C. Osguthorpe and Mary Mable Smart Osguthorpe in Salt Lake City, Utah.Â She married her lifelong friend Otto H. Tschanz Jr., on Oct. 24, 1941 in Blackfoot.
She was preceded in death by her husband Otto, her parents and two sisters.Â
She is survived by her sister Bonita Painter; sons, Otto H. (Skip) Tschanz III, Roger K. Tschanz, Larry C. Tschanz and daughter Pamela Michelle Flanders.
About 200 Mexican Catholics from throughout the region gathered at the Eastern Idaho State Fairground on Sunday for the annual tradition commemorating "Our Lady of Guadalupe," led by Father Jose de' Jesus Gonzalez of Blackfoot's St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
The official feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Dec. 12 - is a hugely celebrated religious holiday in Mexico and in Hispanic communities throughout the United States. Catholics contend that on Dec. 9 in the early 1500's that an apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared to the poor indigenous Mexican man named Juan Diego.
THOMAS â€” Coming of an emotional win over rival Blackfoot the night before, the Snake River boys basketball team took the floor again Saturday night against another Bingham County rival and a team that was coming of an emotional rivalry game win as well in Aberdeen.
And while emotion was high on both sides, it would be the size and shooting of Snake River that proved to be too much for the Tigers to handle as the Panthers earned a 60-34 win.