February 8th, 2012
Jonah Mink, 79, of Fort Hall, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at his home.
He was born Nov. 8, 1932 in Salmon, Idaho to Joseph Mink and Cora Pegoga.
Jonah attended school in the Blackfoot School District. He was a truck driver at the Gay Mine and a rancher.
He has been with his companion, Ardith Peyope, for 33 years.
He enjoyed breaking horses, traveling to and singing at Pow Wowâs and Sun Dances. He also enjoyed making Indian saddles.
Golfers are going to have to put out just a little more green this year to play at the Blackfoot Golf Course.
The Blackfoot City Council unanimously voted to raise golf fees at their meeting Tuesday night. Rates for 18 holes will increase one dollar, with the rate for nine holes increasing 50 cents. A weekend round of 18 holes will now cost $24, with Monday-Thursday rounds at $22.
The cost for an adult season pass increases to $600.
City residents receive a discount, and get $2 off per round or $35 off the season pass.
(AP) A 911 call recording reveals a social worker's attempts over a more than six-minute call to get a dispatcher to send authorities quickly to the home of Josh Powell after he locked himself and his two sons in the home he then set ablaze.
The social worker seemed to try repeatedly to relay the gravity of what was going on to dispatchers. Josh Powell was scheduled for a supervised visit with his sons Sunday. Authorities said he locked the door, used a hatchet on his kids, and lit the house on fire, killing all inside.
BLACKFOOT âÂ Basic American Foods donated 92,000 pounds of food Tuesday to the Dump Hunger food drive, a substantial contribution to help meet the goal of 300,000 pounds for the campaign.
Dump Hunger, a local food drive sponsored by Western States Equipment, Albertsons and Wells Fargo, seeks to secure enough food to fill the bed of four CAT 730 dump trucks, which hold 75,000 pounds each. The food and donations are distributed to food banks throughout Southeast Idaho.
The food drive began in January and ends Friday. The donation from Basic American Foods has provided a substantial boost.
BLACKFOOT â Bingham County high school students had the opportunity to explore career and college options at the Bingham County Career Exploration Fair Tuesday at Blackfoot High School.
Fifty-three representatives from employers, higher education, armed forces and trade unions were in attendance at the event. High school students from schools throughout Bingham County attended the event, which is designed to allow students to explore potential career opportunities and to discuss with employers the training and education they may need.
Items of note from Jan. 30 - Feb. 6.
PORNOGRAPHY: Jan. 30, 10:03 a.m.: A woman said she believes there is sexual pornography going on in her daughter's boyfriend's home and his parents are aware of the activity in the home.
RUNNING WITH THE BULL: Jan. 30, 12:12 p.m.: A caller said a truck driver let a bull run loose and they need assistance getting the bull back to the livestock.
Buford M.Cornelison, 90, of Blackfoot died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his home from causes incident to age.
Services will be conducted Wednesday, Feb.8, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Blackfoot Idaho Stake Center, 1650 Highland Drive with Bishop Dale Cunningham officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening in the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling, Blackfoot, and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot.
BLACKFOOT â Katherine L. Churchill, 46, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, unexpectedly following a brief illness at a local hospital.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, 238-8000. Condolences may be sent to her family online at www.wilksfuneralhome.com.
Donner âRustyâ Houtz, 88, passed away at the Idaho State Veterans Home on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. There will be no services at this time, but we will have a memorial at a later date.
Friends can offer online condolences to the family by visiting www.colonial-funeralhome.com.
Christopher W. Seratt, 23, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover.
Chris was born Oct. 11, 1988 in Blackfoot to Richard Wayne Seratt,II and Sirrinda Lee Gerstlauer. He was raised in the Blackfoot area and attended schools in the Blackfoot and Snake River districts.