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August 20th, 2014

Ila Kathy Kunz, 68

August 20, 2014

Ila Kathy Kunz, 68, of Moreland, Idaho was taken to her heavenly home by angels on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer surrounded by her loving family at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Kathy was born Oct. 30, 1945 to Charles Skinner and Ila Mae Cummins.  She was raised in Lava Hot Springs and attended elementary school there and then attended North Gem High School in Bancroft.
On June 6, 1964 Kathleen married Thayne Kunz in Bancroft. Following their marriage they made their home in Blackfoot

Ila Kathy Kunz, 68

August 20, 2014

Ila Kathy Kunz, 68, of Moreland, Idaho was taken to her heavenly home by angels on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer surrounded by her loving family at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Kathy was born Oct. 30, 1945 to Charles Skinner and Ila Mae Cummins.  She was raised in Lava Hot Springs and attended elementary school there and then attended North Gem High School in Bancroft.
On June 6, 1964 Kathleen married Thayne Kunz in Bancroft. Following their marriage they made their home in Blackfoot

Robert “Bob” Allen Blair

August 20, 2014

The loving son, Robert “Bob” Allen Blair, of Richard Allen Blair and Hailey Nicole Steed passed away at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center following an unfortunate accident.

Bonnie “Verlee” Mangum, 80

August 20, 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 19th

Property owners to see tax increase

August 20, 2014

As was feared, the City of Blackfoot's tax levy will increase in the coming fiscal year. However, city leaders made a move Tuesday night, following a public hearing on the city's proposed budget, that will help make the increase "less" than what was anticipated.

Sheriff's officers investigating homicide

August 19, 2014

The Bingham County Sheriff and his deputies are following leads in a murder case.
About 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, sheriff deputies were dispatch to 1954 West Tabor Road for a male subject with a gunshot wound.
When the officers arrived, they found Miguel Davalos, a 21-year-old Hispanic who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bingham County/Blackfoot Detectives are currently investigating this as a homicide.
No name of a suspect has been released.

August 18th

Vandals hit Shelley school

August 18, 2014

Shelley School District has an unexpected expense because of unknown persons who vandalized the old Goodsell Elementary School, now called the District Service Center.
It is thought three individuals gained entrance to the school on Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening.
"All the fire extinguishers were set off and they trashed the place," said Special Education Director Jeff Brandt. "Sixty to 100 fluorescent bulbs were broken; glass was all over the place."
The vandals also upended 50-gallon jugs of water for the water cooler.

August 17th

Catholic celebration draws a crowd

August 17, 2014

Hundreds gathered at Jensen Grove in Blackfoot on Sunday for the annual Kermes/Festival fundraiser sponsored by the local Catholic churches (St. Bernard's and St. Kateri) and the local Hispanic community.
There were food booths serving up traditional Mexican food, treats, live music, dancing, games and an overall festive feeling in the air. It was one that could take not take the smile off the face of grandmother Rosie Gomez of American Falls as she watched her five grandchildren (ranging in ages from 3 to 15) laughing and playing.

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.

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