January 4th, 2011
Kristen Joy Foster Brooks was born in Blackfoot on Sept. 12, 1947, to Cluff and Barbara Johnson. She spent much of her childhood in Great Falls, Mont. Later she attended BYU where she received a bachelorâs degree in Business in 1970.
In 1969 she married Robert âClydeâ Foster in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Clyde was a member of the U.S. Army, so Kristen spent many years traveling around the country and lived for several years in Germany. During these years, Kristen and Clyde were blessed with two daughters and six sons, who each brought much joy and adventure to Kristenâs life.
Rex Lynn Anderson, 82, of Ammon, passed away Dec. 31, 2010, at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls.
Lynn was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Idaho Falls to Rex Milo Anderson and Annie Rebecca Peterson Anderson. He graduated from Aberdeen High School.
He married Theone Pappas on Nov. 24, 1961, in Elko, Nev. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Nov. 24, 1973. They lived in Pingree for 29 years, then moved to Shelley in 1997. Lynn worked for Bingham County Road and Bridge. In 2005, the couple moved to Ammon.
Clara Harman Scott, 87, a former Firth resident, who had been living at her daughterâs home in Pocatello for the past 10 years, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010.
She was born on Jan. 24, 1923, at Thomas to Raymond Mathias and Martha Drucilla Williams Harman. Clara attended schools in Wilson and Pingree, graduated from the eighth grade in Rockford and also from Thomas High School.
She married Eldon Scott on Sept. 20, 1942, in Pingree. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Nov. 23, 1942.
FORT HALL â David Hooste was sworn-in Monday morning as a Tribal Court Judge at the Justice Center in Fort Hall.
Judge Marina Race Horse swore Hooste into his office.
Hooste has entered into an open contract to be a specialty judge dealing with domestic abuse cases. He will be reviewing protection orders, doing protection order hearings and handling domestic criminal cases.
Hooste started work as a judge immediately after being sworn in. His first case is one from which all other judges in the Fort Hall jurisdiction have recused themselves.
BLACKFOOT â Teaching practical life skills, this is the second year Angelen Parrish has taught family and consumer science at Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot.
âMy students ask, âWhy should I learn how to set a table?ââ Parrish said. âMy reply is, âIt can make you employable.'
âI share with kids a different perspective because I work in the business world,â Parrish said.
Parrish and her husband, Eugene, own and operate the Shilling House and the Shilling Reception Center. The Shilling Reception Center is up for sale.
BLACKFOOT â With "the wonderful draft lottery number of 22," Kenyon Kofoed knew he was going to serve in the military during the Vietnam War era. He just didn't know his military experience would last nearly 40 years. Or that he would retire as a lieutenant colonel.
With that draft number, "I knew I was going to go one way or another," said Kofoed, who now lives in Riverside.
His journey began in 1971 when he joined the Idaho National Guard. He received training as a field wireman, stretching communications cables from pole to pole.
December 30th, 2010
ST. ANTHONY â The Snake River Panthers shook off a sluggish third quarter and mounting foul trouble, coming from behind for a big 50-47 road win over South Fremont on Thursday evening.
"We were able to hit some big free throws at the end when we needed them," Snake River coach Kendall Keller said. "You know, anytime you can get a win on the road it's a big win."
Playing in the middle of the holiday break can always be an adventure but Snake River came out strong, taking a 23-16 lead into the locker room at the half.
FIRTH â It is a rarity when a wrestling tournament comes down to the final match of the day but that is exactly how the Firth Invitational Tournament came to an end as the final team tally wasn't decided until the final match was over.
For the Firth Cougars, that match was huge as Ben Cornia came through with a first period pin of his Challis opponent to give the Cougars a 2 point win in the team standings 169 to 167 for Challis.
BLACKFOOT â The nations best shooters descended upon the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs over the weekend of December 3-6. Among them was Blackfoot High School graduate Marianna Molinari, a rising star in the shooting ranks.
Molinari, shooting in the rifle event, spent three stressful days competing against the toughest competition that the nation had too offer, including current Olympic team members, just a little of a step up in competition for the talented Molinari.
BLACKFOOT â Bingham County residents proved generous in their donations to the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign.
More than $4,200 in donations were collected from the kettlesâ$1,700 more than last year.
The Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency's Bingham County office is the local Salvation Army service extension. SEICAA coordinates volunteers for the kettles and collects and distributes the funds collected to the local community.
"My goal was to go over $4,000," Bingham County SEICAA Program Coordinator Bobette Jackson said. "Next year we would like to hit $5,000."