Archive - 2013
BLACKFOOTâ€”Retired Army Lt. Colonel, Paul Marion Loomis, has hopes of continuing a life of service as Blackfoot's new mayor.
Loomis joins fellow candidates Dan Cravens, Rick Bigler, Carlos Mercardo, Carlos Marinez and John Hoobler in his quest to replace current mayor Mike Virtue who will not seek reelection in November.
Loomis' decision to run for mayor is based upon his belief that "service is important in the community," as demonstrated in his 26 years of service in the United States Army.
BLACKFOOT â€” When the Blackfoot and Pocatello High School boys soccer teams met in Pocatello last year it took just five minutes for the Broncos to put up five goals on the way to a 15-1 win.
YAKIMA, Wash. â€” Aloha Gean Harvey was born Oct. 1, 1920 in Salmon to K.E. and Lucille Powell Brown. Aloha Gean had one brother, Kenneth Brown.
She rode her horse Runt to the one-room school house on Lee Creek. She graduated from Leadore High School in 1938. She was raised and went to school there until she met Urban Kluesner. They eloped and got married Oct. 6, 1940 in Dillon, Mont.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Hansen, 93, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at his sonâ€™s home in Idaho Falls.Â
He was born on Oct. 27, 1919 in Blackfoot, to Melvin and Veda Peterson Hansen.Â He was raised on a farm near Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School, class of 1937.Â He served in the Army in World War II as a corporal.Â
He married Velma â€śTillieâ€ť Anderson on Feb. 24, 1948, in Butte, Mont.Â Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â
He owned Bob & Dales Restaurant and also worked as a postal carrier.Â After retiring he ran a taxi service in Blackfoot.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Ed and Kaylynn Gorder, familiar faces in the Blackfoot business community, became the new owners of Stan's Restaurant on Friday. The Gorders are the owners of successful local businesses Downtown Bread and Gorder's Honey. Kaylynn has managed the bakery/eatery [Downtown Bread] at 111 W. Bridge St. for the past 7 years, while Ed has run the honey business on Highway 39 for 25 years.
THOMAS â€” Nursing a one goal lead with 10 minutes remaining in the game the Snake River LAdy Panthers knew they were going to face some pressure from visiting Teton.
What they did not know was just how much pressure they would be under in those final minutes.
Ruth Marcum, 89, of Rexburg and formerly of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born in Victor on March 8, 1924 to Ulysses Grant Daniels and Delilah Wardle Daniels.
Â She was raised and attended school in Victor and Jackson Hole, Wyo.Â She graduated from Victor High School, attended Ricks College and Idaho State University receiving her bachelorâ€™s degree in Elementary Education.Â She taught school in Teton Valley and the Snake River School District for 25 years.
BLACKFOOT â€” Three weeks ago the Blackfoot and Skyline boys soccer teams took to the pitch of the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex and for 75 plus minutes battled to a 2-2 tie.
But a late Skyline foul set up the Broncos with a penalty kick, which won the game for Blackfoot 3-2.
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."