Archive - 2013
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
BLACKFOOT â€” Singer Christina Christensen, an â€śAmericaâ€™s Got Talentâ€ť
finalist, was in Blackfoot Tuesday to raise funds for and promote awareness of cystic fibrosis (CF).
â€śCF is a disease where mucus builds up in the lungs and/or pancreas,â€ť
said Christina. â€śEach day treatments can take from 10 to 45 minutes. There are multiple pills and multiple medical treatments.â€ť
Christina and her three sisters all have CF.
â€śPeople have asked why our parents had any more children after our first sister was diagnosed with CF,â€ť she said.
The Blackfoot City Council unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution to work with the Blackfoot Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) and expand the Downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District to assist Glanbia Foods with some improvement projects.
Jason Moulton, a representative of BURA, addressed the council, asking for the "expandability to help businesses which in turn helps local tax revenues."
POCATELLO â€” Five Blackfoot tennis players competed at Scott's Tennis Tournament last week. Four brought home hardware.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Amid the hype of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case involving the death of Trayvon Martin, we asked our Facebook friends for their thoughts on the case.
"It's not isolated, but we are emotional beings, so we won't let it go and keep focusing on it. He may not be in prison, but he will not live a comfortable life because he had the worst juryâ€¦ the jury of public opinion," said Chris Werth of Blackfoot.
Nicolas Matthew Funk, 27, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday,Â July, 11 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Nicolas was born on June 14, 1986 in Pocatello, the son of Randy Line and Patricia Detwiler; He was their only child together.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue said that the stories going around about swimmer's itch at Jensen Grove are out of control and that there is much misinformation getting out to the public. Virtue said that visitors to Jensen Grove are afraid to go in the water after recent stories and social media postings about swimmer's itch bites with black worms embedded in the skin.
"The swimmers are freaking out. There are no black worms at Jensen Grove that can get into your body and eat your brain," he joked.
BLACKFOOTâ€”A few weeks ago we asked our Facebook friends about their financial experience with an emergency Life Flight; due to the response on Facebook, we decided to do some research.
LifeFlight Network's(LFN) main goal is to save lives. They have been striving to achieve that goal by transporting over 75,000 patients over the course of the past 35 years.