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August 30th, 2011

Commissioners approve county budget

August 30, 2011

BLACKFOOT – The Bingham County Commissioners approved the county budget on Monday. Commissioner Whitney Manwaring was excused from the hearing because he was out of town.
The county’s budget for fiscal year 2012 totals $27,250,412 as compared to the 2011 budget that totaled $26,416,692. The increase is $833,720.
This amount includes an increase of $199,857 for a 2 percent salary increase for full-time county employees. Elected officials did not receive a salary increase this year.
The cost of medical insurance provided to employees increased by $256,785. This is a 5 percent increase.

District 55 has new teachers, administrators

August 30, 2011

BLACKFOOT — There are several new administrators and teachers in the Blackfoot School District this year.
At Blackfoot High School, John Pearce has taken the reigns as principal and Lori Kay has been hired as an assistant principal alongside Wes Jensen. Counselor Vicki Johnson will also serve as dean of students.
Pearce comes to Blackfoot from Arkansas where he was most recently principal at Maumelle Middle School. Kay recently served as the director of the Flexible Learning Center alternate high school program in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.

August 29th

Blackfoot wins 1-0 nail biter against Snake River

August 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The largest soccer crowd of the year welcomed the Blackfoot Broncos and the Snake River Panthers to the pitch on Saturday afternoon and not one of them left disappointed with the play on the field as the two teams put on a marvelously played game, with the home standing Broncos earning the 1-0 victory.

Ross Cameron Sydenham, 82

August 29, 2011

Ross Cameron Sydenham, son of Charles and Leona Paulina (Dimmit) Sydenham, was born in Broken Bow, Neb., on March 19, 1929, and died in Lehi, Utah, on Aug. 26, 2011.
The span of his life was 82 years, 5 months, and 7 days, and it ended peacefully in the midst of his loving family. In the days preceding his death, Cameron had expressed the desire to be relieved of his suffering and reunited with his eternal companion, Sadie Beth (Gardner).

Kim Vance Nakamura, 27

August 29, 2011

Kim Vance Nakamura, 27, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. in Blackfoot.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Lloyd Blair Brower, 86

August 29, 2011

Lloyd Blair Brower, 86, of Moreland, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at the Moreland LDS Church. A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling in Blackfoot, and again for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be in the Moreland Cemetery where final military rites will be presented by American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23.

Wyc John Beasley, 33

August 29, 2011

Our beloved son, brother and father, Wyc John Beasley, departed our world to join his mother on August 25, 2011.
Wyc was born on Christmas Day, 1977 to William “Bill” and Sharon Sheepskin Beasley. Wyc grew up and spent the majority of his life in Fort Hall with a brief time away in Colorado during his elementary years.

William Verl Larsen, 88

August 29, 2011

William Verl Larsen, 88, of Ammon, Idaho, died August 24, 2011, at his home. He had been under the care of Hospice of Eastern Idaho.
 
He was born January 1, 1923, the fourth child of five to LaVera Fullmer Larsen and James Peter Larsen Jr. in Groveland, Idaho.  He was educated in Groveland and Blackfoot, and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy Air Crops from 1943-1946.
 
Verl attended Idaho State University where he learned the trade of welding and in 1972 earned a degree in education.
 

Bobbie Harris Dawson Merrill, 69

August 29, 2011

Bobbie Harris Dawson Merrill, 69, of Longview, Texas, passed away peacefully on Thursday August 18, 2011, at her residence after a short battle with cancer. She was born on March 15, 1942, in Sash, Texas to Loney Clyde Harris and Fannie Bell Cook.
Bobbie grew up in Honey Grove and Longview, Texas, the only girl in a family of boys. She was a loving sister to those boys – competitive, but loving. She graduated from Longview High School in 1960. She married Robert Dawson in 1961, later divorced.

Deanna Marie Boyer Whitehead, 46

August 29, 2011

Deanna Marie Boyer Whitehead made her journey back to the creator Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
She was born October 24, 1964 to Dennis Boyer and Sherry Daniels in Pocatello, Idaho. She grew up in Fort Hall and Blackfoot Idaho. And for a short time at a young age in California. She attended school at Snake River High School and graduated in Pullman Washington.

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