William Jay Phillips, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday Dec. 11, 2011 surrounded by loving family. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the Aberdeen LDS Chapel with Bishop Keith Phillips and Pastor Dean Lifshay officiating.
Interment will follow the services at the Aberdeen Cemetery with veteranâ€™s honors by the Aberdeen American Legion Post 59. A reception will follow at the LDS Chapel. Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 18, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary, American Falls and at 10 a.m. before the funeral at the church.
Adelina Marquez, 81, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at the Bingham County Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Blackfoot.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
The Blackfoot Lady Broncos fell to the Rigby Lady Trojans at Rigby on Thursday night. For stats and the game story pick up Friday's edition of the Morning News.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â The "Ceremony of Candles", a Christmas and Advent Cantata will be presented by the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist choir Sunday at 7 p.m.
Randi Lemieux has directed the choir for over 30 years. Lemieux, who has a minor in music and choral directing, says she enjoys the presentation every year.
BLACKFOOT â€” When Hero Shiosaki, a former commander of Blackfoot's Veterans of Foreign Wars post, saw Holly Kartchner teach at Blackfoot High School, he knew she was someone special.
"She amazed me with the way she taught," Shiosaki said. He noted that when a student answered a question incorrectly, Kartchner repeated it, then gave the correct answer in a non-threatening way.
"The students learned something that day," Shiosaki said. "I saw that she's getting through to all those kids.
"She's a dedicated person who wants her kids to learn something," he added.
BLACKFOOT â€” Boy Scout
Troop 201 from Riverside
delivered 11 bikes to Toys for
Tots. This project is sponsored
by the Marine Corps Reserve.
â€śWe wanted to give back
to the less fortunate,â€ť said
scout Caden White. â€śWe are
thankful for what we have; we
just wanted to make someone
The scouts also donated
two bikes to the Bingham
People living in the
Riverside contributed the
bikes, said scoutmaster Steve
Fullmer. The scouts put them
Seven scouts and five leaders
worked for four weeks
preparing the bikes.
The scouts who worked
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” The canvass
of the Blackfoot city council
runoff election was approved
by the Bingham County commissioners
Butch Hulse received 450
votes which was 57.8 percent
of the vote. Clair Broadhead
received 328 votes which was
42.2 percent. The votes cast
for both candidates totaled
The number of absentee
ballots issued totaled 207. The
number of returned absentee
ballots totaled 177. This was
almost 23 percent of the total
â€śWhat interests me is that
22 people took advantage of
The Blackfoot Broncos broke open a 21-21 halftime tie with a huge third quarter leading to a 66-49 win over Century on Wednesday evening. For game stats and complete game story pick up Thursday's Morning News.
REXBURG â€” An Amber Alert has been issued from Rexburg. According to the report, ex-wife Heather Fisher has kidnapped two girls who were in the custody of Justin John. She came to the girls' school and removed them from the school at 9 a.m., police say. They also said the mother, who has no rights to the children, took them after not seeing the girls for two years. The custodial parents called in at 2 p.m.
Descriptions of the girls: Dezirae Ann John
* 9 years old
* 55 lbs
* brown hair
* hazel eyes
* Levi jeans
* brown coat
Rhoda Virginia Keele, 75, of Pingree, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at her home following a struggle with cancer.
She was born May 24, 1936 along with twin brother, Robert,Â in Pocatello to Ray Parkinson and Lexie Sundstrom.
She grew up in Tyhee and Riverside and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
Rhoda married Robert Roddam and they were later divorced. Forty years ago on July 17, 1971, she married Ronald Blain Keele. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â They lived in Blackfoot for a short time before moving to Pingree.