Archive - 2013
MONTPELIER â€” For the Blackfoot Broncos Thursday's doubleheader with Bear Lake was the final games of the regular season.
But it will not be the last time the players on the team will don the Blackfoot uniform as the Broncos will be the top seed in next weeks Area C 'A' district tournament in Pocatello.
A buffalo stew feed, sponsored by the American Legion Riders, is open to all comers. The meal will be served from noon to 8 p.m. today at Jensen Grove in Blackfoot.
The buffalo meat is fresh, said organizer Dave Breshears. So is the fry bread that will be served with the meal.
The cost is $10 per person. All proceeds will go to the American Legion Legacy Fund.
BLACKFOOT â€” Two Blackfoot area youth are spending part of their summer at a prestigious National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Boston, Mass.
Joslyn Phillips and Davian Martinez, both incoming sophomores at Snake River High School, were invited to attend and each received a $500 scholarship from the program.
Shirley Ann Mecham, 74, of Blackfoot slipped away peacefully on a bright sunny Saturday morning, July 13, 2013 with her little companion, Sheba, by her side.
Shirley was born July 7, 1939 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Kenneth C. Mecham and AnetaÂ Jensen Mecham Lawrence. She was raised in the Blackfoot and Firth areas.
Shirley was a hard worker and never went without a job; she retired from Basic American Foods after 20 years.Â She decided retirement just wasnâ€™t for her, so she became a Foster Grandparent and loved it!Â All the kids called her grandma, and that is what she was to them.
Mellissa Yellowhair, 26, a lifetime Fort Hall resident, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at home surrounded by family following an illness.
Mellissa was born June 2, 1987 in Blackfoot to Rick Yellowhair and Donna Devine. As a child she attended Blackfoot Elementary and Junior High. Mellissa graduated as valedictorian from the Sho-Ban High School in 2005.
She was a member of The Native American Church.
Mellissa worked as a supervisor at the casino and then was the banker at the Fort Hall Casino.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Local veterinarians are reporting that it's a bad year for ticks in East Idaho and while the little bloodsuckers will latch onto just about anything, dogs seem to be their main victim of choice, followed by humans.
Laddie Curran, who purchased a home on Riverton Road three years ago, said he was shocked when just in the past couple of weeks he found two ticks on himself and a total of seven between his two dogs. Two of the ticks on his dogs had already filled up with blood.
BLACKFOOT â€” Stories of Bingham Countyâ€™s history have been compiled into a book entitled â€śBingham County Memories Volume II.â€ť Local historian Lois Bates compiled it.
Her passion is history.
â€śI remember climbing into my grandmotherâ€™s lap and begging her to tell me stories about our family,â€ť Bates said.
Her grandmother came from Switzerland.
â€śThere is so much history that has got to be preserved,â€ť she said. â€śStories will go away if they are not preserved.â€ť
â€śIâ€™m excited about this book,â€ť said Bates.
BLACKFOOT â€” After a long hot summer of baseball the American Legion baseball season entered its final week of the regular season with questions remaining on who will qualify for next week's district tournament in Pocatello.
Larry Tissidimit, 65, a lifetime Fort Hall resident, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Â Larry was born Aug. 25, 1947 in Pocatello to Charles S. and Rose Snipe Coby Tissidimit. As a child he loved riding horses and swimming in the canals.Â He attended school in Blackfoot and graduated from Fort Sill Indian School in Lawton, Okla. He attended post-grad in Chillacco, Okla. where he earned a degree in engineering.
He was a member of The Native American Church.
Â In 1970 he married Marianne Watson in Fort Hall.Â
KerriÂ Lynn Spraktes, 45, of Arco, Idaho passed away peacefully in her sleep of diabetes complications on July 13, 2013.Â
She was born December 7, 1967 in Blackfoot, Idaho the daughter of Robert Burroughs and Nancy Lott.
She was a graduate of Mackay High School class of 1986, and spent her working years in the nursing field.Â Her bright spirit and loving heart will be missed by many.
Kerri was preceded in death by her older brother, Jeff Burroughs, whom she adored.Â