Archive - 2013
Dona E. Wheeler Sanford Belnap, 94
1918 â€“ 2013
Dona Eliza Wheeler was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Moreland, the oldest daughter of Austin and Lurlean (England) Wheeler.
She died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the home of her granddaughter/son Julie and Todd Jorgensen.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Paul LDS Stake Center, 424 Ellis, with a viewing an hour prior to the service. A viewing will also be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Morrison Payne Funeral Home, 321 E. Main St., Burley. Burial is at noon Tuesday, May 28, at the Paul cemetery.
Â Peggy A. Sjostrom, 69, passed away Monday,Â May 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital from natural causes.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Peggy was born September 25, 1943 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Ken Mecham and Anita Jensen.Â She spent time in Seattle, Washington as well as in Blackfoot.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â She is survived by one daughter, Cindy (Alan) Krause; four sons, Jessie (Danny) Mitchell, Terry (Marie) Hoskins, Troy (Juanita) Hoskins and Jerry (Bernie) Bunce; five sisters, Shirley Mecham, Bonnie Evans, Deone (Max) Anderson, Tina (Conci) Mejia and Chris (Ken) Buck; many grandchildren; and great grandchildren.
Key Bank personnel spent Wednesday afternoon doing volunteer service at Stalker Elementary in Blackfoot.
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BLACKFOOT â€” The season is over. The stats have been compiled and the votes are in for the 2013 High Country Conference softball All-Conference team and as expected, the 23-3 Blackfoot Lady Broncos have several selections to this years team.
"Honestly, while we are happy with the all-conference selections that we got, we felt that we could have had even more," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "Our top eight hitters in our lineup each hit over .400 this year and when you are hitting at those levels, regardless of what league your playing in, that's pretty special."
Ted Waine Kinney, 86, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully, Monday, May 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â He was born November 2, 1926 in Blackfoot, Idaho the son of Norma Seamons and Waine Vernon Kinney.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ted enjoyed growing up on a farm just east of Blackfoot.
The election results were decisive in each contest.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In Blackfoot School District Zone 5, Mary Jo Marlow garnered 146 votes to Lori Kitzmillerâ€™s 66 votes.
The breakdown by voting precinct follows:
Blackfoot 1â€”Kitzmiller 14; Marlow 27
Wapello 19â€”Kitzmiller 14; Marlow 58
Blackfoot 23â€”Kitzmiller 13; Marlow 22
Absentee 31â€”Kitzmiller 25; Marlow 39
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In Shelley School District Zone 5, newcomer Sharlene Jolley defeated incumbent Vicki Johnson. It was Jolley 133; Johnson 29.
By voting precincts, the count was:
Shelley 13â€”Johnson 3; Jolley 12
Shelley 14â€”Johnson 14; Jolley 87
The study of kidneys brought a doctor of nephrology and a kidney transplant recipient to Elaine Asmusâ€™ science class at Snake River High School last Wednesday.
To bring the study of the kidney into real life, SRHS junior Taylor Crumley, a student in the class, arranged the visit of nephrologist Dr. Michael Haderlie, M.D., and kidney recipient Peggy Hansen.
In a question and answer session with the students, Dr. Haderlie spoke about his educationâ€”13 years after high schoolâ€”and his school debt--$300,000.
A half a point. That was what separated the Blackfoot boys tennis team from winning a state tennis title as they finished second in the team race with 27.5 points. Century won the team title with 28 points while Columbia was third with 25.5 points. On the Girls side of the tournament Blackfoot finished in sixth place with 19.5 points while Skyview were crowned the champions with 29 points.
Items of note from April 17-24.
Bingham County Sheriff
BUSH MAN: April 21, 7:05 p.m.: A caller at the Porterville Boat Dock reported that there is a man laying in the bushes.
CHILD ABUSE: April 22, 12:37 p.m.: A woman reported finding five cigarette burns on her two-year-old son. She said she left the boy with her boyfriend and there are other people that live at the residence.
DYING TREES: April 18, 11:02 a.m.: A man said he just realized that someone has drilled holes into the trunks of several of his trees and they are beginning to die.
Two Blackfoot men were the top winners in the marathon and half-marathon at the Tommy Vaughn's Marathon and More competitions on Saturday.
Defending champion John Taberna repeated his marathon victory while Kohl Bingham won the half marathon.
"There was a headwind the whole way," Taberna said of his race, which he completed in 3 hours, 11 minutes and 5 seconds. "But the volunteers did great and the officers were great.