October 20th, 2011
THOMAS â The Snake River School District received a grade of A plus in its audit report Wednesday night.
Auditor Tim Folke with Folke CPA in Payette presented the audit report to the trustees.
"When doing a school audit, auditors look at two sets of figures," Folke said. Under compliance, an auditor looks to see all covenants are met and the school has maintained its testing. Folke normally looks for the school district's compliance in June.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â A 7th District Judge has scheduled death row inmate Paul Ezra Rhoades to be executed next month. He would be the first person put to death in Idaho since 1994 and the state's second execution since 1957.
Rhoades, who was convicted of killing three people in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot in 1988, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Nov. 18. Seventh District Judge Jon Shindurling issued the death warrants Wednesday.
The inmate executed in 1994, Keith Wells, voluntarily gave up his appeals and asked to be put to death.
Jewel K. âKittyâ Bolinder, 62, of Firth passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 22, 2011 at the Firth Stake Center (823 North 675 East) in Basalt.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley and Saturday from 9:30-10:40 a.m. before the services. at the church. Interment will be in the Firth Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Robert âBobâ Jay Wilkes, 83, of Springfield passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at his home.
Arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced in a full obituary.
Walter âVernâ Inskeep 77, of Aberdeen passed away Monday Oct. 17, 2011.
The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 149 W. Central, Aberdeen.
The visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Davis- Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls and at the church an hour before the funeral. Interment will be at Aberdeen Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
Gerald (Gerry) Frank Ramsey of Los Alamos, N.M. passed away on Oct. 17, 2011, in Santa Fe at the Beehive Assisted Living Home after a long and courageous battle with Parkinsonâs disease.
He was born to Frank and Beatrice Joyce Woodford Ramsey on July 12, 1938 in Missoula, Mont. He grew up in Ames, Iowa, and graduated from Ames High in 1956. Gerry received a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1965. He later attended Idaho State University and graduated with his MBA in 1981.
THOMAS â There's an ages old coaching cliche that says we play them one point at a time. On Tuesday night, that statement couldn't have been more profound as the Snake River Panthers literally took it to the Bear Lake Bears one point at a time down the stretch as they advanced to the fifth district title game with a thrilling come from behind victory 25-23, 25-12, 24-26, 21-25 and 16-14..
"That was it. That was never say die," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said. "I'm so happy and proud of these girls. They never quit playing and fought all the way through to the end."
BLACKFOOT â Planning and Zoning (P&Z) commissioners worked on completing the final details on the Bingham County Proposed Zoning Ordinance last Wednesday.
They discussed three points. These included commercial wind turbines, transmission lines and animal units.
BLACKFOOT â Â A little over a week ago, Mountain View Middle School teacher Bekki Mangum and Blackfoot artist Willie Preacher were touring the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.
âItâs a trip I would never have gone on without Bekki,â Preacher said.
Mangum said the adventure started last May when Preacher won two airline tickets to anywhere in the United States. After some discussion, the couple settled on a trip to the Memorial.
The Memorial is a national tribute of remembrance and honor to the 2,983 people killed in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and Feb. 26, 1993.
BLACKFOOT â The community of Blackfoot is hosting a welcome home celebration for the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team of the Idaho National Guard from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the parking lot between Wooton Way and Royal Street. There will be a bonfire and free chili, cookies and beverages for all soldiers, their families and community members.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue said the event will be very informal to allow the returned soldiers to spend time with family and friends without obligation.