Archive - 2014
Bonnie â€śVerleeâ€ť Mangum, 80, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.
Verlee was bornÂ July 31, 1934 in Monmouth, Illinois, to Arthur Flora Thornburg and Fay Cleo Shellabarger.Â She was raised in Illinois and Salt Lake City, Utah, and finished her schooling in the Snake River School District when she moved to Idaho to live with her aunt and uncle, Gayle and Ruby Williams.
On May 4, 1955 Verlee married Lynn R. Mangum in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â They had four sons, Lloyd, Ron, Barry and Blaine.
If there are no more rude interruptions by Mother Nature, Blackfoot city officials say that the Ash Street construction project should be complete by "fair week." The Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot is Aug. 30 thru Sept. 6.
The summertime road project, which has been underway for over two months now, is a much needed overhaul of the worn out and "pot-hole riddled" Ash Street from Francis to Grant streets.
Workers are currently doing what is called, "blue top," the final step in the road grading process.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â In cities the size of Blackfoot the youth baseball leagues serve as a feeder system for the high school program.
But what is more often than not the case in the local leagues is that the players are not coached by the same coaches from the time they start playing until they reach the high school level.
Local business owner and baseball coach Kevin Hayes with the help of the Next Level Baseball Academy in Pocatello is looking to change that.
Angela T. Flores, 87, of Blackfoot, passed away, Sunday, Aug.10, 2014 at Bingham MemorialÂ Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born May 31, 1927 in McAllen, Texas, to Anacleto Trevino and Priciliana Gutierrez.Â Angela was raised in Texas.Â Her parents were migrant workers and as a result, her family moved around as needed to work in the fields.Â In 1952 they moved to Blackfoot to work in the potato harvest and she has resided here since.
In 1940 she married Jose Maria Flores in McAllen, Texas.Â He preceded her in death in 1987.
Angela was a member of the Catholic Church.
Annette Scott, 51, of Blackfoot, returned to her Heavenly Father Sunday, Aug.10, 2014, after a two-year battle with cancer. With her children by her side, she passed away peacefully at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.Â
Kelly Stombaugh of Pocatello, who now works for the Girl Scouts, was a victim of a layoff at the Idaho National Laboratory years ago.
"I was excited to hear they are hiring again," Stombaugh said after hearing Amy Lientz, a communications specialist at the INL, during Wednesday's Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Lientz gave an update of happenings at "the site" and related facilities.
The man with the larger than life personality, most affectionately known to so many, as Heavy Macfarlane, passed away at the age of 69 on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, from complications of esophageal cancer.
He was born on July 26, 1945 to Robert Walter â€śBobâ€ť and Harriet Elizabeth Taylor Macfarlane in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Tanda Kay Pratt, 60, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, near Baker City, Oregon, from injuries sustained in a wildlife-caused traffic accident. Â
Tanda was born on May 15, 1954, in Boise, Idaho, to David and Wilma Ogle.Â She was the oldest of four children and the first grandchild on both the Ogle and Waite sides of the family.Â Her two sisters and brother always looked up to her as their strong, brave big sister who inspired them and looked out for them.
Beverly Joy Goodman, 84, of Groveland passed away at her home on Aug. 6, 2014.
Beverly was born on Oct. 18, 1929 in Provo, Utah, to John Glen Olsen and Ellen Bendall.Â
She attended and graduated from Provo High School. After graduation she married S. Dale Goodman on Sept. 10, 1949, in Provo, Utah. Theirs was a classic tale of love at first sight. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 13, 1950.
Over 90 students attended the first Snake River Health Career Expo Tuesday morning at the Snake River High School.
The day was to begin with the arrival of Life Flight out of Pocatello, however, the helicopter was down for maintenance and could not fly.
"I didn't know they were not coming and I'm a LIfe Flight nurse," said presenter Taunya Horn.
"I've had a love of flying," she said. "I was a nurse for 19 years before I got a spot on Life Flight.
"It's very competitive for spots," said Horn. "The configuration of medical personnel on the helicopter is pilot, nurse and paramedic.