February 16th, 2011
John Thomas Clark, known among his friends as â€śJohnâ€ť, â€śTomâ€ť, â€śJohnnyâ€ť and â€śJ.T.â€ť to his railroad buddies, passed away at his home after a short illness with a cancerous brain tumor.
He was born Oct. 16, 1926, in Moreland to Harold Adams and Mary Edna Bunn Clark, joining his older sister Jeanne Siddoway, brother Keith Harold Clark and later a younger sister, Audrey Randall.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Russets drilled 11 three point baskets, 4 of those from the hot shooting Chad Leckington, as the Men in Red disposed of the Bonneville Bees 72-52 in the first round of the sixth district tournament at Shelley High School on Tuesday night.
BLACKFOOT â€” The trials for two of the five former Blackfoot High School athletes charged with various misdemeanors stemming from incidents that occurred last year during the basketball season will not be moved, pending the outcome of a jury selection scheduled for today.
Jury voir dire will occur today for Nathan Walker's trial. Walker is charged with five counts of misdemeanor false imprisonment and one count of aiding and abetting.
"We already have 100 prospective jurors coming in," Roos said. "I think it's best, since we have already summoned those people in, we make the attempt."
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Members of Boy Scout Troop 202 in Blackfoot took part in a flag retirement ceremony Tuesday evening.
Michael Prudhomme headed this project to complete his Eagle Scout project.
"When flags are no longer in any condition to be displayed, a flag retirement ceremony is conducted," Prudhomme said.
Prudhomme explained the design of the flag.
John Thomas Clark known among his friends as â€śJohnâ€ť, â€śTomâ€ť, â€śJohnnyâ€ť and â€śJ.T.â€ť to his railroad buddies, passed away at his home after a short illness with a cancerous brain tumor.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at the Moreland LDS Chapel, 740 W. 175 N. in Blackfoot, with Bishop Keith Keller conducting.
The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and again for one hour prior to services at the church.
George Robert Ney, 79, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home.
George was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Decatur, Ill., to Carl Winter Ney and Pearl Susan Dunkel. He was raised and educated in Decatur.
George served in Japan during the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy, his ship, the USS Preston, went throughout the world during his service. After serving in the Navy, he lived in Southern California from 1958 to 1972, until he relocated to Blackfoot in 1972. He has lived here ever since.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot City Council plans to discuss a new synthetic drug called â€śbath saltsâ€ť at tonightâ€™s meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Councilman Chris Jensen said he plans to discuss a possible ban on the new drug, which is starting to be seen in Blackfoot.
The Idaho Legislature is seeking to ban â€śbath salts,â€ť but Jensen said he would like to see a pre-emptive strike against the substance in Blackfoot. The House bill was introduced Feb. 8, but has been in the Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee since. If passed, the ban would go into effect immediately.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Community Center is asking for volunteers to help prepare and move into their second facility.
Community Center Executive Director Ashlee Howell said they recently secured a second facility at 257 S. Broadway, the former Dannyâ€™s Auto building. The second location is located less than one block away from the existing facility.
They plan to convert the space into a youth center with pool table, air hockey, ping pong and a big screen television. The space will also be used for various activities, including a Zumba class to begin this week.
George Robert Ney, a 79-year-old Rose area resident, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home following an illness.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at the Rose LDS Church, 403 N. 150 W. under the direction of the Hawker Funeral Home. The family will meet with friends at the church on Wednesday for an hour prior to services.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Stewart Hoover Post #23 of the American Legion.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Blackfoot High School (BHS) Spanish teacher Paula Maldonado loves her job.
â€śI say itâ€™s the best job in the world,â€ť Maldonado said.
â€śNot one dayâ€™s the same,â€ť she said. â€śThere are a lot of eager students who want to learn Spanish and work hard.â€ť
Maldonado has been teaching 13 years. The first three years, she was taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School and Mountain View Middle School. For the past decade, she has taught straight Spanish classes to Blackfoot High School students.