Archive - 2013
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
BLACKFOOT â€” Patients and staff at State Hospital South (SHS) can now enjoy a water fountain in the flower garden thanks to Idaho State Universityâ€™s College of Technology nursing students.
The students dedicated the fountain Wednesday afternoon in memory of a
beloved employee, Marvin Welch, who served as psych tech at the hospital
and helped nurture the garden, making it a special place.
He died in 2004.
â€śHe [Welch] helped change the culture here,â€ť said Amos Grim, assistant
director of nursing at the hospital.
BLACKFOOT â€” Sometimes during the long hot American Legion baseball season a team is going to take some lumps and have a performance that was less than stellar.
The Blackfoot Broncos experienced just that in Shelley on Monday when they were swept by their Bingham County rival Russets.
Jeanne Kay Strickland, 63, of Moreland, passed away Thursday July 4, 2013 after a long brave battle with ovarian cancer.
Jeanne was born on Feb. 10, 1950 in Marietta, Ohio to William H and
and Anna Kathryn Edwards. She was the second daughter of six children.
She was a graduate of Sheridan High School in Thornville, Ohio. She continued her education at Ricks College in Rexburg.
Jeanne was married to Thomas Keith Strickland on June 26, 1970 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â Together they had five children:
July 7, 2013, our beloved LaDean Hendricks was released from her mortal mission and passed from this world into the association of waiting relatives and the God who gave her life.Â During her 89 years she experienced a full rewarding life through service dedicated to our Heavenly Father, her family and others.Â She always tried to follow the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ and left a legacy of loving memories for all who knew her.
BLACKFOOT â€” The highly acclaimed bluegrass duo "Otter Creek" will perform at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) on Friday, offering bluegrass and country music fans an entertaining and unique "backstage" experience.
BPAC programming director Susan Mann, explained, "In a backstage event the audience sits right on the stage surrounding the performers in a circular seating arrangement. There is a lot of interaction between the performers and the audience. If you've never been to a backstage concert before you will absolutely love it."
SHELLEY â€” As the Shelley Russets enter the final week and a half of the American Legion season the team finds itself playing its' best baseball of the summer.
Coming into the district doubleheader with the Idaho Falls Bees on Tuesday, the Russets have won their last four games and sit near the top of the district standings at 6-8.
Stanâ€™s Restaurant on Main Street in Blackfoot has been a gathering place in Blackfoot since 1951.
So when the longtime, family owned eatery closed its doors rather abruptly last week, the word got out fast, leaving patrons and vendors asking â€śwhy?â€ť
Attempts were made by the Morning News to reach the longtime restaurant owner,Gregory Richardson, for comment on the closure of Stanâ€™s last week.
Family spokesman Tom Richardson (Gregoryâ€™s brother) offered to shed some
insight on the closure and the history of Stanâ€™s.
Ronald D. Aldous, 67 of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at his home.
He was born Jan. 4, 1946 in Blackfoot, the son of Charles and Mable Aldous.
He lived his life in Grandview and Blackfoot,. He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1964.
Ron served in the Air Force from 1965-1969 at various bases in the USA and in Thailand.
He married Kay Shelman and they were later divorced.
He worked for 20th Century after serving in the Air Force, Spudnik for 20 years and drove truck for Eagle Rock Timber. He was one of the best mechanics in Bingham County.
SHELLEY â€” It was a Bingham County battle Monday at Shelley High School as the Shelley and Blackfoot American Legion baseball teams took to the field for their only meeting of the season.
Shelley came into the game having been off for six days, while Blackfoot played in the Jackson Hole Tournament over the Fourth of July weekend before coming home a day early after rain needed the tournament Saturday.