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August 15th

Ex-BMH IT director enters Alford plea

August 15, 2014

The former Bingham Memorial Hospital IT Director Jack York entered a change of plea Friday morning before Sixth Judicial District Judge David Nye.
York entered an Alford plea to Count 1: Interception and Disclosure of Wire, Electronic or Oral Communications, a felony, a violation of Idaho Code § 18-66702(1)(a), as set forth in the Grand Jury Indictment filed June 19, 2013.
In an Alford plea, the defendant maintains his/her innocence but agrees that a jury would probably find him/her guilty.

Bonnie “Verlee” Mangum, 80

August 15, 2014

Bonnie “Verlee” Mangum, 80, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.
Verlee was born  July 31, 1934 in Monmouth, Illinois, to Arthur Flora Thornburg and Fay Cleo Shellabarger. 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. They had four sons, Lloyd, Ron, Barry and Blaine.

August 14th

Ash Street construction may be done by Fair Week

August 14, 2014

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 Baseball Club holding camp next week

August 14, 2014

BLACKFOOT — 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

August 14, 2014

Angela T. Flores, 87, of Blackfoot, passed away, Sunday, Aug.10, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born May 31, 1927 in McAllen, Texas, to Anacleto Trevino and Priciliana Gutierrez. Angela was raised in Texas. Her parents were migrant workers and as a result, her family moved around as needed to work in the fields. 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. He preceded her in death in 1987.
Angela was a member of the Catholic Church.

Annette Scott, 51

August 14, 2014

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. 

August 13th

Chamber members get INL update

August 13, 2014

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.

William Robert 'Heavy' Macfarlane, 69

August 13, 2014

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 “Bob” and Harriet Elizabeth Taylor Macfarlane in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Tanda Kay Pratt, 60

August 13, 2014

Tanda Kay Pratt, 60, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, near Baker City, Oregon, from injuries sustained in a wildlife-caused traffic accident.  
Tanda was born on May 15, 1954, in Boise, Idaho, to David and Wilma Ogle.  She was the oldest of four children and the first grandchild on both the Ogle and Waite sides of the family.  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

August 13, 2014

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. 
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.

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