Archive - 2013
Michael Richard Jorgensen, 61, passed away on March 18, 2013 at his sonâ€™s home in Cross Junction, Virginia.
Â Mike was born on March 3, 1952 in Blackfoot. He was the oldest of three children born to Eldon R. and Margaret (Bischoff) Jorgensen.
Lila Mae Howe Hill, 74, of Blackfoot and formerly of Salmon passed away peacefully Thursday, March 14, 2013Â at the Safe Haven Health Rehab in Pocatello.
Lila was born Oct. 27, 1938 in Cambridge, Neb. to Lee Tyson and Nellie Mae Foster.Â She moved to Blackfoot at a young age.Â She attended school in Cambridge and in Leadore.
In 1958 Lila married Stanley Howe.Â Together they raised four children, Robert, Steve, Joe and Sherry.
Betty â€śJoanâ€ť Dance, 83, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Save Haven of Monticello in Idaho Falls.
Joan was born Aug. 22, 1929 in Blackfoot to James Godfrey Ropp and Laura Ellen Dockery.Â She lived her lifetime in the Blackfoot area.Â She attended grade school in Pingree and graduated from Thomas High School.
On April 1, 1948, Joan married DeLyle Dance in Rockford.Â Together they raised three children, Rick, Tamara and Clinton.
Shelley Planning & Zoning members tabled their decision until their next regularly scheduled meeting on the request of Golden Valley Natural to rezone a residential area into an agricultural zone with a special use permit.
Golden Valley Natural is a meat processing company that produces organic, all-natural jerky.
Presently, it is located in Idaho Falls, feet away from Candlewood Suites with the greenbelt running right behind its facility.
â€śWeâ€™ve had no complaints of noise, smells or traffic,â€ť said Bryce Esplin, the spokesman for Golden Valley Natural.
Blackfoot resident Adan Adolfo Arroyo, 22, pleaded not guilty to murder in the first degree with an enhanced deadly weapon charge on Wednesday morning.
Via live stream feed, Arroyo appeared before Seventh Judicial District Judge Jon Shindurling at the Bonneville County Courthouse.
The maximum sentence Arroyo could face is death or life imprisonment on the murder I charge; the minimum sentence on the charge is 10 years incarceration and/or a $50,000 fine.
Arroyo could also be fined $5,000 compensatory on behalf of the victim.
At the age of 13, Samantha Christensen has grasped a concept that many adults struggle with: saving money.
Christensen, an eighth grader at Mountain View Middle School, is a finalist in Zions Bank "Financialize A Film" contest, for a video that she produced titled "Spend vs Split."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot softball tradition of playing at the next level continues as the Lady Broncos lone senior, Jessica Capson has decided to take her considerable skills to Treasure Valley located in Ontario, Oregon for what promises to be a stellar career on the diamond.
Morning News sports editor, Mark High sat down with Jess for a little question and answer about her big decision and exciting future endeavor.
Items of note from March 5-11.
Bingham County Sheriff
BURGLARY: March 5, 4:26 p.m. A woman said someone broken into her residence and her prescription medication is missing.
GAS THEFT: March 6, 4:15 p.m.: A man said he believes people have been stealing gas from his fuel pumps. An arrest was made.
ON ITS TOP: March 6, 10:21 p.m.: A caller said a vehicle is on its top somewhere between Shelley and Idaho Falls on I-15.
DEATH THREATS: March 7, 7:38 p.m.: A woman said she received a call threatening rape and murder and the caller said they could see lights on at her house.
Second graders at Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC) designed and built a city they named Diamondville.
It took the 44 second graders about two months to build this city. Amy Ogden and Katrina Elliott were the teachers working on this project.
The city, Diamondville, measures 12 feet by 15 feet. Some of the features in the city are homes, the mayor's mansion, schools, hotels, McDonald's, a western store, a hospital and veterinarian clinic, other businesses as well as roads, an overpass, a racetrack, railroad and cemetery, with a parking lot.
Those driving by the Sartori cheese plant in Blackfoot the past couple of days may have noticed the building's new signs. On Tuesday, Glanbia Foods of Twin Falls, the world's largest producers of American-style cheese, announced that they purchased Sartori Foods on March 14, 2013.
All of Sartori's (approximately 70) employees were kept on to work for Glanbia. The workers say that "this is positive move for the company and Bingham County."