Archive - 2013
John Yukio Yamagata
Born May 12, 1917 in Rexburg, ID to Chiyo (Minowa) and Sannosuke Yamagata and passed away on October 1, 2013 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 96.
BLACKFOOTâ€”A family who has given much to the community is now in need themselves as father/husband, Heath Young, has been hit with a lung disease and will need a lung transplant.
Young, a native of Blackfoot, grew up working on a dairy farm. He loved farming and has made a living through the years (for his wife Wendi and their five children) working on the family farm.
According to close family friend Tiffany Bartausky, in 2006 Young "began struggling with a persistent cough that wouldn't go away."
FORT HALL â€” The Idaho State Police investigated a fatal motorcycle crash on Thursday night on U.S. Highway 91 near Fort Hall.
Vieto S. Appenay, 40, of Fort Hall, was traveling northbound on US91 on a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle when Shirley R. Boles, 69, of Pocatello, failed to yield on Border School Crossing. Boles was driving a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup.
Appenay was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
The crash took place at 9:54 p.m. on Thursday at milepost 87 near the Shoshone-Bannock High School, south of Fort Hall.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Community members from all over Bingham County and law enforcement took part in two candlelight vigils to stand with victims of domestic violence and to also bring public awareness to this issue.
The two vigils took place at Jensen Grove on Wednesday evening, and the Shelley City Park on Thursday evening.
T-shirts were displayed. One read, â€śViolenceâ€”a legacy children should never inherit.â€ť
The Idaho State Police are currently investigating a vehicle versus motorcycle crash on US Highway 91, near milepost 87, south of Fort Hall. The road is completely blocked at this time. Traffic is being detoured onto Edmo Road, around the scene. More information will be released when it becomes available.
Patricia Rathbun, 66, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, September 30, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Patricia was born January 9, 1947 in Bremerton, Washington to Jack Arthur Emmerson and Vera Fay Stubbs.Â She was raised in Idaho Falls and graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1965.Â
On December 5, 1970 Patricia married Logan Rathbun in Idaho Falls, Idaho.Â The lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Auburn and Cle Elum Washington, Burley and Blackfoot Idaho.
She was an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” October is breast cancer awareness month. To showcase the importance of breast health, Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot sponsored Brake for Breakfast on Wednesday.
Three thousand breakfasts were prepared for distribution.
People were lined up in their cars before 7 to receive breakfast, a booklet about breast cancer, a pink pen, fingernail file and bookmark. All 3,000 breakfasts were given away by 8:30 in the morning.
FIRTH â€” Early in the match against Salmon Wednesday night the Firth High School volleyball team found themselves in a four point hole.
For the next few points the Cougars tried to dig themselves out of the hole, but mistakes were keeping Salmon in front.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â A one vehicle fatality crash occurred early Wednesday morning.
At 3:16 a.m. on Oct. 2, 2013, the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash northbound on I15 at mile marker 82.4, north of the Fort Hall Casino.
Dorothy D. Harris, 26, of Blackfoot, was traveling northbound on I15 in a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am when she drove off the left shoulder of the road and into the median. Harris drove back onto the roadway and overcorrected causing the vehicle to slide into the median where it overturned and rolled coming to rest in the southbound lanes of travel.
BLACKFOOT â€” After hearing testimonies from members of Blackfoot's Independence High School student health council and Tracy Lambson from Southeastern Idaho Public Health - followed by a public hearing on a quest for 'smoke-free' parks in Blackfoot at Tuesday's city council meeting, the city council moved to table the issue until a committee is formed to study what areas of Jensen Grove could potentially be signed 'smoke-free.'