Archive - 2013
Elvira Packer Adams Jeffs, 96
Elvira took her first mortal breath in Virginia, Idaho, Nov. 8, 1916.Â She was the second of nine children born to Nessie Mecham Packer and Edsel Hyrum Adams.Â Her brothers and sisters include Una (Tate), Dean, Hyrum, Raymond, Edna (Manwaring), Norma (Furniss), Donna (Springer), and Darrell.Â She has spent most of her years in the Idaho Falls and Blackfoot area.
Times were hard, yet happiness and love radiated from the Adams home--wherever that home may have been.Â Her life has been filled with memorable eventsâ€”which are just as vivid today as they were then.Â
IDAHO FALLS â€“ Two Bingham County women have spent the past two weeks teaching visually-impaired and blind children in the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program.
The day camp went from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for two weeks. Classes were in the Parks and Recreation building in Idaho Falls. The camp ended last Friday.
Â â€śWe help children become more confident in what they do,â€ť said Vicki Bateman from Shelley.
â€śWith more confidence comes the understanding that itâ€™s O.K. to be blind,â€ť said Sandy Streeter from Blackfoot.
ABERDEENâ€” Aberdeen Athletic Director, Cody Park, states that head football and basketball coach, Cory Hollingsworth, has stepped down as of Thursday.
More to come in tomorrow's paper.
The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) has scheduled five world-class concerts for the 2013-2014 concert season.
"This is the best season we have been able to present so far," said Susan Mann, BPAC's programming director. "We are so excited to present concerts of this caliber. It's definitely a season that will have something for everyone."
The seasons concerts include:
-Sept. 26 Ricky Nelson Remembered: A multi-media event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs perform by his twin sons Mathew and Gunnar.
James â€śJimâ€ťÂ Allen Harrington, 60, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at his home.
Jim was born Aug. 28, 1952 to Cleo Clifford Harrington and Vernetta Mae Campain in Idaho Falls.Â He was raised in Blackfoot from sixth grade on, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1970.
On June 8, 1971 Jim married Karen M. Lowe in Blackfoot.Â They have been married for 42 years.
Dorothy L. Martin, 99, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Aug, 9, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Dorothy was born March 6, 1914 in Riverside to Ole William Peterson and Effie May Goold.Â Dorothy attended school in Riverside, then transferred to Blackfoot when the family home burned down and forced the family to relocate.Â She graduated from Blackfoot High School.
She was raised in the Riverside area and moved to McCammon in 1945; to Santa Maria, Calif. in 1960 and returned to Blackfoot in 1965 and lived there ever since.
Neil A. L. Sterr, 83, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at his home in Pocatello due to complications associated with age.Â
Neil was born in BelĂ©n, New Mexico, on Aug. 1, 1930, the youngest son of Joseph and Gertrude Nelson Sterr.
He attended elementary school in Wheeler, Mont., and attended high school in American Falls where he graduated from American Falls High School in 1948.
At the age of 21 Neil was drafted into the US Army and served his country in Korea.Â
The Bingham County Historical Society (BCHS) will celebrate 30 years in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Blackfoot's train depot and the 25th anniversary of the Blackfoot Potato Museum. The triple celebration, will be held on Friday at noon at Depot Park behind the old train depot/Idaho Potato Museum.
According to local historian Lois Bates, a group of area residents met in 1983 in the John Brown home (currently the Bingham County Historical Museum at 190 N. Shilling) to discuss the importance of preserving Bingham County's History.
POCATELLO â€“ At the end of Saturdayâ€™s first practice Idaho State volleyball head coach Chad Teichert asked his team who was going to win the Big Sky Championship.
The response, a resounding â€śwe areâ€ť.
Escorted by Fort Hall Tribal Business Councilman Nathan Small, Taylor Thomas, 20, of Fort Hall was crowned the 2013-14 Miss Shoshone-Bannock Queen in front of hundreds of spectators at the festival arbor in Fort Hall Friday.
The annual crowning of Miss Shoshone-Bannock is a tradition at the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival, this year being the 50th anniversary of the highly anticipated event.
Thomas, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe, grew up in Fort Hall learning the traditional Native dances and studying the history of the tribe.