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August 3rd, 2011

Jason A. Wood, 42

August 3, 2011

Jason A. Wood, 42, a lifetime Blackfoot resident, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at his home.
He was born in Blackfoot on Sept. 15, 1968, to Dale and Edith Mae Wood. He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School.
On Sept. 15, 1990, he married Charee L Cowden, in Blackfoot. They had two sons, Justin and John.
Jason had worked for Nonpariel, raised cattle and driven truck. He currently owned and operated Wood Recycling.
He enjoyed riding street bikes, fishing, camping and being outdoors.

Lana Nicole Rosalez, 39

August 3, 2011

Lana Nicole Rosalez, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011, as the result of a fall in Caribou County. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Eva June Vogt Bell, 82

August 3, 2011

Eva June Vogt Bell, 82, a retired secretary and 49-year resident of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Thursday May, 5, 2011.
She was born June 9, 1928, in Groveland to Fredrick H. And Mary Farnces Bingham Vogt. She graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1945 and attended the University of Idaho and Idaho State College.
June’s hobby was playing Bridge.
She is survived by her daughter, Pauline Bell, Las Vegas, Nev.; and nieces Kathy (Greg) Mercille, Federal Way, Wash.; and Claire (Rufus) Clark, Wauna, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ruth Jeanne Vogt Mercille.

Cattle Kids crown champions

August 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Cattle Kids took the show ring Tuesday at the Bingham County 4-H Fair.
The kids in the program were divided into two flights—one for kids who have been part of the program in previous years and the second for first year Cattle Kids.
Emma Harris won champion showman honors in the veteran Cattle Kid division. Hannah Adams took reserve champion honors.
In the first year category of Cattle Kids, Marlee Kofoed was champion showman; McKenzie Later earned reserve champion.
"I like having animals I can take care of and I like the opportunity," said Harris.

Blackfoot may join insurance consortium

August 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The City of Blackfoot intends to join an independent medical insurance cooperative among Idaho cities in an effort to control costs and rate increases.
The City Council voted Tuesday night to sign a three-year joint powers agreement with the Idaho Independent Intergovernmental Authority, a cooperative of numerous Idaho cities to create a self-funded medical insurance program. The council members will take the next week to review additional information about the program, and if there are no objections from the councilmen the agreement will be signed Aug. 10 by Mayor Mike Virtue.

4-H kids show off pigs

August 3, 2011

August 2nd

Police make big pot bust

August 2, 2011

MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot Police arrested a California woman early Sunday after a traffic stop revealed she had 10 pounds of marijuana in her trunk.

4-H sheep show a family affair

August 2, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County 4-H Fair opened Monday morning with farm animals and their handlers taking center stage.
The Jensen and Carpenter families took six of the 10 top awards in sheep showmanship.
In the intermediate class, Jacee Jensen was the champion; Ashley Carpenter was reserve champion. Jacee also was named the overall champion showman.
In the junior II class, Braxton Jensen was the champion; his cousin, Tanneyce Jensen was reserve champion.

August 1st

Dancers share their culture at care center

August 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Confined to wheelchairs and unable to go many places, residents of the Bingham Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility could be left to watch television or to read.
But director of activities Lori Packer and assistants Chanel Quirk and Julie Wallace instead work to bring entertainment and other events to them.
"We just like to do things special for our residents," Packer said on Saturday as approximately 30 of them watched a performance from Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl, a local troupe in native costume.

Leslie Owen Bailey, 65

August 1, 2011

Leslie Owen Bailey, 65, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, at
Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello after suffering a major heart attack.
Leslie was born Sept. 1, 1945, in Van Buren, Mo., to Ralph Roy Bailey and Margaret Helen Liebst Bailey. Leslie was raised in Van Buren and lived throughout Missouri until moving to Blackfoot in 2001.
On Nov. 10, 1967, Leslie married Shirley Faye Trammell in Randolph, Mo. Together they had seven children.

 

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