November 19th, 2014
BLACKFOOT - The Blackfoot Pool Committee passed a resolution on Wednesday night to invest approximately $2 million into the existing swimming pool within the next five years. The investment would pay for the needed repairs to bring the pool back up to top standards. The pool, built in the 1970s, is in dire need of repairs and is currently draining the city of around $200,000 every year.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Lady Broncos are going to definitely go through some growing pains this season as new head coach Dallan Parker installs his new offense and gets a new group of players.
After losing to Hillcrest to start the season on Saturday, the Lady Broncos took to the floor the second time against former district foe Bonneville.
The Lady Broncos got off to a fast start after a steal and layup by Brookylnn Adams, but the Bees offense was too much for the Broncos to handle as the Bees earned a 59-38 win at Blackfoot High School Wednesday night.
Items of note from May 30 - June 7.
Bingham County Sheriff
WELFARE CHECK: May 30, 9 p.m.: A caller in Pingree requested a welfare check for 5-6 children who have been screaming at a residence for the last 15 minutes.
FIRE CALL: May 30, 11:58 p.m.: A caller said there is a fire at someone's residence but they aren't close enough to see what is burning.
MISSING WREATH: May 31, 9:53 a.m.: A woman at the Groveland Cemetery reported a wreath stolen from her husband's headstone.
POCATELLO (AP) â€” Pocatello officials say they're concerned that campus security officers at Idaho State University have been overstepping their authority.
The concerns stem from several instances, including one in September, when the city says security guards delayed calling police about an accidental shooting, the Idaho State Journal reported. Assistant chemistry professor Byron Bennett shot himself in the foot when a gun in his pocket went off during a lecture, and by the time city police arrived, the scene had been cleaned up.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) â€” Officials say there's no danger despite the smell of a gas leak near a northern Montana city. The only thing that leaked is the chemical that gives the gas its odor.
NorthWestern Energy says about 300 gallons of mercaptan spilled near the company's gas-gathering operation near Cut Bank. Natural gas is naturally odorless, so utilities add the chemical to give the gas its sulfuric smell that alerts people to a leak.
Craig Ellis Peterson, 64, passed away Nov. 14, 2014, at his home in Firth, Idaho, surrounded by family.Â His battle with pancreatic cancer was courageous.
He was born April 27, 1950, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Ellis Peterson and Dorothy Tressl Peterson.Â He was raised in Kimball, attended Firth High School, and graduated from Idaho State University with a master's degree in Nuclear Engineering.
Jewel Eldean Christensen Smith, 86, a lifetime resident of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Â
Jewel was born on Jan. 6, 1928 to William Dewey Christensen and Elva Catheren Nelson Christensen in Blackfoot, Idaho.Â Jewel graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1945 and attended one year of college at Idaho State University. Â
Cyprien â€śCypâ€ť Gentillon, 95, of Pingree, Idaho passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
Cyp was born Dec. 28, 1918 in Firth, Idaho to Cyprien and Marie Josephine Palany Gentillon.Â He spent his youth in Firth, attending grade school and high school in the Firth School District.
On Sept. 1, 1939,Â Cyp married Marjorie Daw in St. Anthony, Idaho.Â Later in his life Cyp was a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and shortly thereafter he and Marge were sealed together and to their family in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Darrell Burgoyne 55, of Bakersfield, California died Oct 19, 2014 from a fall at home.
Darrell was born Sept 20, 1959 to Donald and Virginia Burgoyne in Pocatello, Idaho. Darrell was raised in Blackfoot where he attended school. After high school he entered the U.S. Navy. After the Navy he moved to Bakersfield to work in the oil fields, which he has spent the last 30 years. He has one daughter, Shannon, who blessed him with five grandchildren who were the joy of his life.
Although only two people received the hardware, Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce board member Burke Kunz praised all the nominees at Tuesday's installation dinner.
"We feel that all of you deserve the award," Kunz said of the nominees for the Best Foot Forward award, given to the person who best exemplifies service to community.