Archive - 2013
Christine Ann Nelson Sirstins, 43, of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away July 12, 2013 after a brave battle with cancer. Christine was born on March 11, 1970, in Provo, Utah, to Wayne and Sue Nelson. She was the oldest of four children. She grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho, graduating from Blackfoot High School. She continued her education and graduated from BYU. She served a mission for the LDS Church to the Netherlands.
FORT HALL â€” Catholics from throughout the region gathered at the Saint Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Church in Fort Hall for mass and the first Feast Day celebration in honor of the recently canonized Saint Kateri Tekawitha.
More than 300 years ago, Kateri lived in what is now the state of New York. Her mother was Catholic and her father a member of the Algonquin tribe.
By JASON ENES
BLACKFOOT â€“ Heading into the bottom of the ninth inning trailing by 14 runs the Blackfoot American Legion team needed to get something going.
Their opponent on Saturday, a team made up of Blackfoot American Legion Alumni which made the deficit even more embarrassing.
BLACKFOOT â€” Camdon Chidester, son of Scott and Linnea Chidester, traveled to Nadi, Yavusania, Fiji for a Humanitarian Experience for Youth (HEFY) trip to assist in building outdoor bathrooms for villagers in need.
HEFY is a nonprofit humanitarian organization for youth ages 16-19. It was established in 1999 to provide LDS teens with humanitarian service opportunities.
HEFY has grown into a vibrant volunteer organization led by a nation-wide advisory council that organizes humanitarian programs for hundreds of volunteers in countries around the globe.
Barbara Joyce Hatten, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, was born to Gertrude and Jack Hill in December 1936 in Santa Cruz, California, and passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013.Â She raised her children in California but in later life relocated with her husband, Christian Hatten, up to his native Idaho.Â Barbara loved animals and instilled that love in her children.Â She always had a dog and cat in her home and her lap was a favorite resting place for her pets.Â Her living room was always graced with a piano and Barbara often filled the house with her wonderful playing.Â She had a beautiful
Pedro Ramirez Jr., 60, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at his home.Â
Pedro was born April 14, 1953 in Ft. Morgan, Colorado to Pedro Ramirez and Lucia Garza.Â He has lived most of his life and attended school in Blackfoot, Idaho.
On February 2, 1974 Pedro married Elva Hernandez in Coachella, California.Â They have four children, Lucia â€śLucyâ€ť, Juan, Roy and Stephanie.
Vicki Lynne Wheeler Wilson Weeden, 71, peacefully passed away, Saturday, July 7 2013 at Kaweah Delta District Hospital in Visalia CA.Â Born February 16, 1942 in Blackfoot, ID to Dean E. Wheeler and Geraldine Jones.Â Married to David L. Wilson on June 5, 1964 in theÂ Idaho Falls Temple.Â She was a teacher for theÂ Jordan School District.Â She served faithfully in the Riverton 8th Ward in various church callings.Â She was very musically talented and blessed with a beautiful voice.Â Her husband David L.
Francis Kay Wildenhaus, 76, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Ridge Wind Assisted Living in Pocatello.
Kay was born April 21, 1937, in Ferron, Utah, to Ernest S. Mower and Pearl Swenson Hancock.Â She attended school in the Snake River School Dirstrict.Â Kay has lived in Northern California and Pingree, Idaho.
In 1955 she married Thomas Wildenhaus at Pingree, Idaho.Â Thomas preceded her in death in 1995.
Kay was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Â
She worked as a salesclerk for J. C. Penney Co. for 30 years before retiring.
BLACKFOOTâ€”The Blackfoot school board is now complete after new trustees Dewane Wren and Derek Preece along with longtime trustee Mary Jo Marlow were sworn in at a special board meeting Thursday afternoon.
Wren replaced former trustee Peter Lipovac in Zone 2 and Preece replaced Taylor Johansen in Zone 4. Lipovac and Johansen officially resigned from the board at the end of June.
Mary Jo Marlow, who has served on the board for 16 years, was reelected in May for a four year term representing Zone 5.
THOMAS â€” On Wednesday Students moved quietly about their tasks, moving sprinkler pipe, pulling weeds, doing other things farmers do daily.
They are participants in the crop science class at Snake River High School.
Joining them were members of Crop Production Services, which provides
â€śWeâ€™re excited to help because weâ€™re in the fertilizer business,â€ť said Leon Anderson of CPS.
â€śMost crop consultants average about 55 years old so weâ€™re trying to get
kids interested in farming,â€ť Anderson said of CPSâ€™ participation in the class.
â€śThereâ€™s going to be a whole bunch of openings,â€ť