February 7th, 2012
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.
Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson had a full calendar Monday.
BRIAN KEITH BLACK, age 45 from Gillette, Wyo., was sentenced to at least four years and no more than nine years in the Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC) on a felony charge of burglary. He will pay an $800 fine, court costs of $225.50 and $36.86 restitution to WalMart.
Black was credited 120 days served on this charge.
In Blackâs case, Judge Simpson had rejected the plea deal agreed to by the state and the defense.
BLACKFOOT â The Latino Economic and Development Center was granted a charter from the Boy Scouts of America as the sponsoring organization for Venturing Crew 256.
Venturing is a Boy Scouts of America youth development program for young men and women who are 14-20 years old. Students from Blackfoot High School, Independence Alternative High School and Mountain View Middle School currently participate in the after-school program.
There are several aspects to the venturing program including leadership development, service, outdoor adventures and citizenship.