Archive - 2014
The U.S. Army Rangers were organized in 1943 as a light artillery unit.
Edward (Eddie) Krumenacker, father of Blackfoot Fire Department Captain Dave Krumenacker, was in an artillery unit before transferring to the Rangers in 1944. He was a Tech 5th grade, a radioman, with the 5th Rangers.
The first military action the Rangers saw was on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. There were six Ranger divisions. The 2nd and 5th saw action at Normandy in northern France. The 1st, 3rd and 4th were stationed in Italy and the 6th division was assigned to the Pacific Theatre.
Dallas Hone, 57, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2014 surrounded by loved ones, in Salt Lake City, Utah.Â Dallas was born August 18, 1956 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Lynn and Eva Frasure Hone.Â He graduated from Blackfoot High School and continued his education at ISU, receiving an Associate Degree in Diesel Mechanics.Â As a young man, he married Noi Kofoed and had two sons, Ladd and Shawn.Â Eventually, he made his way to Salt Lake City and worked for Warner Trucks, National Lease and various companies.Â Later on, he met Donna, the love of his life and spent 20 wonderful years with
ROCKFORD â€” Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day when American, British and Canadian troops hit the five beaches of Normandy in northern France.
Early on the morning of June 6, 1944, 7,000 ships of all sizes approached the coast of Normandy. This was the largest flotilla the world had ever seen, and has never been surpassed.
On D-Day, Americans were assigned to attack the beaches of Utah and Omaha. The British attacked Gold and Sword Beaches; the Canadians attacked Juno Beach.
Edward â€śTedâ€ť Charles Cook, 92, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
Ted was born March 12, 1922 in Paris, Idaho to Eldon W. Cook and Florence Shirley Cook. During his early life, he lived in Pegram, Idaho; Paris, Idaho; Provo, Utah; and Snowflake, Ariz. Â
POCATELLO â€” There is something about Halliwell Park that does not agree with the Blackfoot Broncos.
Last summer the Broncos saw their American Legion season come to an end in the 'A' district tournament on the field in Pocatello. The Broncos also saw their 2013 season begin with a doubleheader sweep by Wednesday opponent the Pocatello Razorbacks.
The Broncos hit the road for the first time in the 2014 season and made the short drive down I-15 to take on the Razorbacks and the bug a boo of Halliwell Park got the Broncos again in game one of their doubleheader Wednesday afternoon.
IDAHO FALLS â€” From free entertainment including Lady Houdini and Blackfoot spray can artist Matt Sorensen to concerts from Big and Rich and Credence Clearwater Revisited, the Eastern Idaho State Fair will "Feed Your Need For Fun" this year.
"This year will be 112 years of food, family and fun," said fair manager Brandon Bird as he announced the theme and headline acts on Wednesday.
The fair will run from Aug. 30-Sept. 6. Gate prices will remain the same as they have been for the past five years â€” $6 for adults and $2 for children 6-11. Senior admission is $4.
Be good to your work, your word, and your friend.â€ťÂ â€¨â€•Â Ralph Waldo Emerson
â€śWaste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.â€ťÂ â€¨â€•Â Marcus Aurelius,Â Meditations
Earl Eugene Farmer, a great man, departed this world on May 31, 2014. He was attended to in his final moments by his wife Evelyn and grandson, Ethanâ€”both of whom took the sudden medical emergency with the same strength and calm he had always shown in his own life.Â
Ask any of the fifth graders from Blackfoot School District who were awarded a free bike from Phil Meador Toyota in Pocatello for their perfect attendance and most will say that it was a "piece of cake."
Nearly 80 student from the district received a free mountain bike, helmet, and an award certificate, while they and their families were treated to a pasta dinner from Villano's Italian Restaurant at the finale of Phil Meador's "PASS" (Perfect Attendance Spells Success) Program on Tuesday evening.
Dianna Gayle Olsen Justesen, 69, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at her home after a long battle with cancer.
Dianna was born July 30, 1944 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Darwin Olson and Lela Rodgers.Â She was raised in the Blackfoot area, attending Blackfoot schools.
She worked at Basic American Foods for 14 years. Â
She was a strong and independent woman who maintained her own home and raised sheep for many years.Â Her yard and gardens were always pristine and she took much deserved pride in both.
Gary Dean Ward, 74, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at his home.
Gary was born Feb. 22, 1940 in Marysville, Idaho to James Wood Ward and Glennavon Wirick.Â Gary was the fourth child of 14, five of his siblings dying at or shortly after birth.Â He was raised in the Riverside area and attended Snake River schools.
He worked as a mechanic on farm equipment, cars and trucks.Â He was also a logger, working in many areas, including Island Park, making post, poles and firewood.Â In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.