Archive - 2013
Maverik employees, law enforcement officers and military personnel from across Idaho are teaming to pump gasoline and wash windshields for customers while collecting donations for Special Olympics Idaho. Fueling Dreams for Special Olympics will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Maverik station, 895 W. Bridge St. in Blackfoot.
People can participate in two ways. They can buy icons in Maverik stores through Saturday, Sept. 14, and/or fuel at Maverik on Saturday and Tip the Cop pumping gas.
Law enforcement officers will pump gas and wash windshields for tips.
One hundred and seven elementary students stepped into their sparkling new classrooms for a full a day of school at the new Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy (charter school) on Tuesday.
While the school, consisting of four temporary modular units, opened about a week later than originally scheduled due to some minor glitches, principal Joel Weaver said, "We are officially in and excited to see this school become one of the best schools around."
SHELLEYâ€” At approximately 3:00 p.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle property damage crash at the intersection of US Highway 91 and 1000 North road between Shelley and Firth. Macario Oliva, 57, of Shelly, was traveling south on US Highway 91 in a 1995 GMC Manure truck when he attempted to turn left onto 1000 North road. Douglas Erickson, 59, of Layton, Utah, was also traveling south on US Highway 91 in a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. Erickson attempted to pass Oliva in the intersection where he struck the rear of his truck.
IDAHO FALLS â€” At 6:46 a.m. MST on Wednesday, Sept.
11th, 2013, the local â€śBugles Across Americaâ€ť team will play the first round of Taps honoring civilians, veterans and first responders involved in the series of coordinated terrorist attacks upon the United States in New York City and Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2011.
The public is invited to the event at the War Memorial on
the Greenbelt on Memorial Drive (west of the Bonneville County Courthouse).
A bell will be rung at the exact time of each of the crashes (MST), followed by the American Legion
Ardeena Nalder Sasser, of Pingree, passed away on Sept. 5, 2013.Â She was 94 years old.Â
Ardeena was born July 29, 1919, the daughterÂ of Archie and Clara Webb Nalder.Â She grew up in Holbrook, attending schools in Holbrook and Kaysville, Utah.Â
Â She married Blaine Sasser on Christmas day 1936 and they were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â She and Blaine settled the family farm in Pingree, where she has livedÂ for the past 74 years.
Our sweet little Conner returned home to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 after a tragic accident.
Â Conner was a special boy with a pure heart who loved his family.Â He loved to play with his brothers.Â Together they would jump on the tramp, throw footballs, play Mario Brothers, ride the four-wheeler, draw pictures, pop popcorn and watch movies.Â He loved dinosaurs, trains, Spiderman and rainbows.Â Conner was especially excited about the go-cart his dad just built for him.
Joseph Timothy Baldree Jr, 93, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 7, 1919 in Farmville, North Carolina, to Joseph Timothy and Nancy Horton Joyner Baldree.Â Joe was raised and attended school in Farmville, North Carolina.Â He has lived in various places in North Carolina, Blackfoot and Salmon.
Joe enlisted in the Army in 1943, during World War II with 5 children at home, he served in Rhineland, Northern France and Normandy Beach.Â He was honorably discharged in 1945 after being wounded.
BLACKFOOTâ€”The sound and smell of revving engines filled the air Saturday night at the Eastern Idaho State Fair [EISF] Grandstand Arena during the infamous Demolition Derby.
"I've been coming to the derby since I was three years old; it's in my blood," said Dakota Chavez of American Falls.
This year officials added two events to the traditional lists of divisions, including the truck and the figure eight division. Because a truck division was added, there were also k-rails set up a few feet from the grandstand walls as a safety precaution.
Despite pesky storms on and off throughout the week, officials at the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) are celebrating record-breaking attendance.
EISF manager Brandon Bird said that rainstorms early in the week slowed attendance; however, the fair finished strong with sold-out grandstand shows country star Chris Young on Thursday, Celebrity Apprentice winner/country star Trace Adkins on Friday the ever popular Demolition Derby on Saturday.
"The concerts were the best ever. Amazing entertainers." said Angie Wheeler of Pocatello. "I'd go see them both again anytime."
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and residents across Idaho have reason to be proud of Fort Hall native Alexandria Alvarez, 25, who was crowned Miss Indian Nations XXI in Bismarck, North Dakota on Saturday.
The "Miss Indian Nations" is a nationwide pageant hosted by the the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck and is an ambassador leadership program created to promote goodwill and representation of all Native tribes and nations throughout the United States and Canada.
This is Alvarez's second attempt at winning the title.