March 16th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” Jacob Harris of Troop 235 knew what he wanted to do for his Eagle Scout project.
"I wanted to do something for kids," he said.
He found the ideal project when Neils and Susan Anderson, who are serving an LDS Church mission in Guam, told him the school children needed books.
So, with the help of family, friends and some fellow Scouts, he began collecting books. "I wanted children's books, but I got some young adult books for older kids."
Those books came from collection boxes at the Morning News, the Blackfoot City Library and the Snake River Library.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot High School's state championship We The People competition government team showed about 35 community members its skills on Thursday.
Fourteen of the 16 students who have qualified for the national competition in Washington, D.C., next month answered questions about the U.S. Constitution from a panel of judges including Mayor Mike Virtue, assistant prosecuting attorney Mark Cornelison and Independence Alternative High School teacher Dan Grimes.
Blackfoot and the Idaho Potato Museum got a brief mention on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" recently. Follow this link to watch the video. The Blackfoot mention is about 2 minutes, 53 seconds in.
BLACKFOOT â€” Lawrence James Crow, age 25, pleaded guilty to attempted murder Wednesday when he appeared before Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson.
Crow was arrested July 22, 2010, and charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of batteryâ€”domestic violence. On that date, the Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Blackfoot Police Department responded to a shots fired call in the Groveland area. After arriving, officers learned of a gunshot victim with a wound to the lower left arm.
The victim was transported to Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Marianne Harward Wall passed away on March 1, 2012, after an unexpected illness, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA.Â She 79 years old.Â For the complete obituary and to share memories & condolences please go to www.edwardsmemorial.com
PRESTON â€” Beth Christiansen Olsen was born March 12, 1925 near Moreland. Beth was the third of nine children born toÂ Gerald Christiansen and Florence Wheeler Christiansen.Â BethÂ loved growing up on the family farm and delighted in her father telling her brothers that she was his best worker.Â Beth attended Moreland schools and was the valedictorian of the Moreland High School Class of 1943.
BLACKFOOT â€” After nearly two hours in executive session on Tuesday, members of the Blackfoot School District board of trustees returned to open session long enough for vice chairman Peter A. Lipovac to admit he did not have permission of the full board to attend an Indian education conference last year.
His attendance at that conference, without permission of the board, is at the crux of a recall petition which has been certified by Bingham County director of elections Marlene Jensen.
Items of note from March 1-5.
STABBING: March 1, 1:38 a.m.: A caller said a male has been stabbed in the neck. An arrest was made.
HOSTAGE SITUATION: March 1, 2:41 p.m.: A woman said a man is refusing to return her vehicle and the parts. She said he got into her face and yelled at her that he was going to "hold her truck hostage."
GAS THEFT: March 1, 7:10 p.m.: A caller at White Eagle reported a vehicle leaving without paying for $35.40 in gas.
Oaklie Rose Oler, was silently delivered into her parents' arms on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Marcus and Shylo Oler reverently returned their precious angel into her Heavenly Fatherâ€™s loving arms.
Oaklie Rose is loved by her parents Darrell Marcus and Shylo Rose Jensen Oler of Blackfoot, Grandparents, Darrell â€śBuckâ€ť and Cindy Oler, Kenny and Denise Jensen, both of Blackfoot, great grandparents E. â€śBudâ€ť and Janice Jensen and Richard Dee and Rosemary Sandau, all of Blackfoot.
Oaklie Rose was preceded in death by great grandparents, Darrell and Lillian Oler and Arlie and Bonnie Hebdon.
Clair E. Blaser, 88, of Rexburg, died at home Friday, March 9, 2012.
He was born March 23, 1923, in Plano, Idaho, to Margaret and Ernest Blaser, the eldest son and fourth child in family of eight children. He attended school at Edmunds and graduated from Edmunds High School and then from Ricks College in 1942.
It was at Ricks that he met his lifelong sweetheart, Rosemary Polson of Shelley. He served three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and while on leave, he and Rosemary were married in the Logan, Utah, LDS temple Nov 9, 1945.