July 17th, 2014
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Blackfoot city leaders are just in the early stages of putting together a budget for the upcoming fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2014 thru Sept. 30, 2015); however, they are already bracing for a projected shortfall of about $1 million.
Blackfoot City Treasurer Heather Schild said that the shortfall boils down to "expenses being more than the revenue."
"So many of our costs have gone up. Our medical insurance took a huge jump this year," Schild said. "The council is going to have to take a detailed look at everything and see where we can cut back."
Jean Marie Giest, 67, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.
Jean was born April 27, 1947 in Yakima, Washington to Clyde Russell Kingrey and Ruby Jean Schonewill.Â She lived her entire lifetime since her youth in Blackfoot, attending grade school in Idaho Falls and graduating from Blackfoot High School.
On April 16 1971, Jean married Bruce Giest in Blackfoot, Idaho. Â
Jean was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, and was actively involved in the faith unit, church council and helping with the fair booth and blood drives.
Blackfoot city officials approved an amendment to allow Bingham Memorial Hospital interns to ride and train with the city's ambulance and fire crews during a special meeting at City Hall on Tuesday.
Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis said that BMH officials originally instigated a program to have the city's "ambulance service employees" work with the interns at the hospital - giving the city an opportunity to earn up to $60k with the program. However, Loomis said it became difficult to find ambulance employees who could cover at the hospital for the hours needed.
Bryce O. Nelson, 85, of Burley, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away July 12, 2014 in Burley.
Bryce was born September 20, 1928 in Preston, Idaho to Lula Violet Olson Nelson and Laretts Walter Nelson.Â Bryce was the eighth child of ten.
He grew up in Thatcher, Idaho.Â Bryce also lived in Blackfoot and Seattle, Washington prior to joining the Navy. Â
Lorraine Anthony, our beloved and beautiful mother, passed away from lingering illnesses on July 13, 2014, at the age of 86. Â
She was born Mary Lorraine Nichols on September 6, 1927, in Rexburg, ID, to Jack Nichols and Felicia Ann (Jones) Nichols.Â She was very close to her parents and spoke of them throughout her life with love and fondness.Â Her maternal grandfather, T.R. Jones, was a prominent Blackfoot businessman whom she also spoke of fondly.
Troy Blaine Davis, 65, returned to his Heavenly Father on July 12, 2014 in Idaho Falls, Idaho; he passed away at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.Â He was sent on life flight when he was placed on life support.
Paula Anderson, 65, Thomas resident, our angel wife and mother returned home to her Heavenly Father and other friends and family on Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Promise Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, following a lingering illness.Â
Paula was born September 20, 1948, in Logan, Utah to Lewis Clenneth Anderson and Olla Maria Jenson.Â She attended grade school in Millville, Utah and graduated from Sky View High in 1966.Â Paula then went on to continue her education at Utah State University and graduated with a bachelorâ€™s in Elementary Education.
Stacy L. Jackson, 55, of Pingree, ID returned home to the loving arms of his Savior on Friday, July 11, 2014.Â He was born on May 11, 1959 in Hood River, Oregon to Leslie LaMar and Julett Fackrell Jackson.