Archive - 2013
Melvina Lee Barnes Belnap, 86, of Moreland passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sept. 1, 2013 at her sisterâ€™s home from a brief illness.Â
She was born Aug. 28, 1927 to Forrest Walker and Ruth Elzada (Sanders) Barnes in Idaho Falls and later moved to Oklahoma and then back to Hamer.Â She graduated from Roberts High School and Ricks College (Brigham Young University-Idaho), and taught at Rigby Elementary for two years.Â Later she attended Utah State University to receive a bachelorâ€™s degree in Elementary Education.
Having lived a long and fulfilling life, our Heavenly Father has called our Mom home to be reunited with her husband of 61 years, Earl Anderson, her son Barry, daughters Earline, Luana and Vickie. Her Sister Norma (Lawrence Lewis), three cousins that her parents raised, Bill, Florence & Rose and her parents John and Virginia Parsons.
Jason Claire VanOrden, 26, of Pingree passed away Thursday, Aug.29, 2013 in Pocatello.Â
Jason was born Sept. 16, 1986 to Julie Ann Tsukamoto and Garth VanOrden in Pocatello.Â He lived his lifetime in Pingree, and attended schools in the Snake River School District and in Loa, Utah.
In October of 2011, Jason married Camille Hogue in Pocatello.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He loved working with his family on the family farm.Â In his free time he enjoyed snowboarding, fishing and playing the violin.Â
Dean E. Ferrin, 82, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.Â
Dean was born Jan. 1, 1931 in Burley to Alta J Lyons and Clovis Ferrin.Â He was raised in Burley and graduated from Burley High School.Â He lived in California, Washington, Soda Springs, Pocatello, and the past 55 years in Blackfoot.
He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from August 1950 to August of 1954 in Korea.
On Nov. 7, 1953 Dean married Betty Sibbett in Soda Springs.Â Their marriage was solemnized April 28, 1967 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
POCATELLO â€” Bingham County residents Hero Shiosaki of Blackfoot and Jose Antonio Quezada, along with Idaho Governor Butch Otter, were among 11 medal recipients honored at the 3rd Annual â€śIdahoâ€™s Hometown Heroâ€ť Medal Ceremony held at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello on Friday.
It was not the start the defending 3A state champion Shelley Russets wanted, but the end result turned out to be just what the Russet faithful wanted.
Â After surrendering a 65-yard touchdown in the third play of the game the Russets outscored visiting West Jordan 28-0 to earn a 28-6 win in the second game of the Rocky Mountain Rumble Friday in Holt Arena.
After shutting down the Jaguars on the first two offensive plays of the game, West Jordan quarterback Colton Mickelson found a wide open Chandler Frischknect who beat the Shelley secondary for a 65-yard touchdown.
By DENNIS HIGH â€¨For the Morning News â€¨ST. ANTHONY- When you think of the Panthers from Snake River, you think of tough, gritty farm kids. The Panthers showed their resilience Friday night as they outlasted the Cougars of South Fremont 20-16.
The Panthers start this season returning only two starters from last yearâ€™s squad, so they expected some growing pains as they played the opener.
â€śMost of these kids havenâ€™t ever played in this situation; we have a lot of young kids, and I am really proud of the way they stepped up for us tonight,â€ť said coach Jeff Dalley.
Clayton Powell sealed Idaho Falls' 40-35 non-conference victory over Blackfoot when he intercepted Taylor Pearson's pass with 10 seconds remaining on Friday night.
Down 40-14 entering the fourth quarter, the Broncos finally got their offense untracked and scored three times to make things interesting.
With the Tigers (1-0) trying to play conservatively to protect their big lead, the Broncos (0-1) got an 11-yard touchdown run from Austin Capson, a 10-yard run from Kylar Haddon and an 11-yard pass from Pearson to Matt Peterson and three points-after-touchdowns from Gabe Botello.
BLACKFOOT â€” Working as the head maintenance man for the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF) may not be the most glamourous job in the world, but it is an important one and a job that Barry Adams has enjoyed for over 20 years.
As a Blackfoot native, Adams grew up enjoying the EISF. These days he sees it from quite a different perspective saying, " As maintenance manager, it's my job to make sure that everything at the fair operates smoothly and there's a lot more to it than people think. The fair couldn't operate without us [the maintenance department]," he exclaimed.
James "Jim" Lee Dial of Shelley lost his battle with cancer August 28 2013.Â
James was born in Blackfoot, July 17, 1951 to Bob and LaVaun Beasley Dial. His early years were spent on Cedar Creek Ranch. Â At the age of three the family moved to Firth where he resided till moving to Shelley in 1989.
Â Â Â Â In August of 1974 he met the love of his life and soul mate Kristina Johnson and they were married April 19, 1975.