Archive - 2014
Helen Merkley Madsen, 87,Â left our world to be with Dad, the love of her life, on September 23, 2014. Â
Born on February 1, 1927 to Chauncey and Rosella Merkley in Blackfoot, Idaho, she was the youngest of four children.Â She grew up on the family farm northeast of Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School.Â After graduation, she took a job with the Bingham County Extension Agent. Â
Adell (Minton) Gilton, Corgatelli died peacefully at the home of her daughter, Janie Secrist, surrounded by loving family on 12 October, 2014 in Arco, Idaho at the age of 93.
Bertha May Butler, 83
Bertha May Butler, 83, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
She was born November 12, 1930 in Salmon, Idaho, to Waldemar Alexander and Verna May Brown Halton. She was raised in Salmon and attended school there. Following graduation, she attended Albion State Normal School, and then went to Ricks College to obtain her teaching certificate.Â
The Honorable Robert Claude Brower died Sunday, October 12 at the University of Utah Medical Center from cancer. Brower was best known as Magistrate of the Seventh District Court of Idaho, serving in Bingham County from 1975 to 1996.
BLACKFOOT â€” The annual "Scouting of Food" drive begins this week. Scouts with the Grand Teton Council of the Boy Scouts of America have distributed door hangers to local residences.
Starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 18, Scouts will go door-to-door collecting the canned goods and non-perishables for donation to local food banks to help feed the area's hungry.
Citizens are asked to put their donations of food on their doorsteps.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â With the 4A District 5/6 volleyball tournament being played on their home floor next week, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos were looking to close out the regular season with a big conference win over a scrappy Pocatello team that was looking to ruin senior night.
After one set the Bronco faithful were excited as the team cruised to a 25-14 win.
But it was the second set that showed just how far the Broncos have come this season.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) â€” Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.
Larry Schubert and his team from Schubert's Packing Co. in Millstadt used about 120 pounds of meat to make the brat, which volunteers grilled Sunday, the final day of the city's bicentennial celebration, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.
A few days earlier, a saloon hosted a half-size practice run for grilling the mega-bratwurst.
BLACKFOOT â€” There was a festive feeling in the air on Monday afternoon as Community Dinner Table (CDT) volunteers, community leaders and Bingham County residents gathered at what will soon be a new permanent food pantry inside the old Kirkhamâ€™s Auto Parts warehouse (245 W. Sexton) in Blackfoot.
Tours were given of the â€śwork on progressâ€ť as CDT board members were officially presented with a check for $25,000 from ALSCO officials. The CDT is made up of over 20 faith based group with a mission of helping to feed those who are hungry throughout Bingham County.
THOMAS â€“ Walking into the gym at Snake River High School on senior night for the Lady Panthers volleyball team last Thursday there was one lone name spelled out on the gym wall.
Under the painted Panther on the wall in black letters was the name Josey and the number 19.
In pregame warms Snake River senior Josey Carter came out in a grey t-shirt with a wolf on it to signify Carter being the lone wolf of the senior class for the Panthers as they look to repeat as 3A state volleyball champions.