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March 22nd, 2011

Second-grader injured in collision with car

March 22, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Ridge Crest Elementary second-grader Enid McMahon was transported by ambulance to Bingham Memorial Hospital Tuesday after she was hit by a car near the school.
McMahon darted into traffic on Airport Road when walking home from school and hit the back end of a vehicle. According to her family, she sustained a compound fracture of the leg and was being prepared for surgery Tuesday evening.
"We encourage parents and everyone to slow down and be careful in school zones," said Ridge Crest Principal Colin Folsom.

New Scouts learn first aid

March 22, 2011

RIVERSIDE – New Scouts participated in extended first aid instruction Saturday. The 11-year old Boy Scouts worked on their First Aid Merit Badge and First Aid requirements for rank advancements.
Kevin Heiner, district leader over New Scouts, says he has worked nearly every day for the past several months organizing the event. He had expert instruction available for the boys including doctors, EMT’s, firefighters, educators and “Scouters.”

Walter Taylor Greaves, 94

March 22, 2011

Walter Taylor Greaves, 94, of Pocatello passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, at the Idaho State Veteran’s Home in Pocatello.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011, at Grove City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Randy Lee Snell, 55

March 22, 2011

Randy Lee Snell, 55, passed away March 20, 2011 in Blackfoot.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Grantsville, Utah, LDS Stake Center, 550 East on Durfee Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to family members to help with the funeral expenses.
Condolences may be sent online to Arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Clint Brooks Buxton, 85

March 22, 2011

Clint Brooks Buxton, 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Arco on March 17, 2011.
Funeral wervices will be  held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Arco LDS Church. A viewing will be held Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to service. Services are under the direction of Anderson Family Funeral Home 2555 N. Highway 93, Arco.

Steven Carroll Holmes, 56

March 22, 2011

Steven Carroll Homes, 56, of Idaho Falls passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Franklin J. Colson, 80

March 22, 2011

Franklin J. Colson, 80, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at South Davis Hospital in Bountiful, Utah, of Lou Gehrig’s disease.
He was born March 1, 1931, in Sterling, the son of Byrd Franklin Colson and Afton Ileen Cooper.
Frank was raised and educated in the Snake River School District and was the first student body president of the Snake River High School. He was one of the first to graduate from Snake River High School.

Gerald James Oats, 60

March 22, 2011

Gerald James Oats, Chief Standing (Center Pole), 60, of Pocatello, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello from complications due to lingering illness.
Jerry was born on Jan. 9, 1951, in Fort Belknap, Mont., to Dan and Flora (LaMere) Oats. He grew up in Pingree and graduated from Blackfoot High School. He participated in baseball and other sports and was very athletic. He received a bachelor’s degree in Government and Computer Science from Idaho State University.

James Zundel, 86

March 22, 2011

James Zundel, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot.
He was born July 5, 1924, in Huntsville, Utah, to Jacob A. Zundel and Emma Jean Dial.
James served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was trained as an x-ray technician for the military.
James married Lillian Mae Martin on Sept. 18, 1950, in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge and professionally played golf and baseball. James also enjoyed fishing and metal detecting.
He is survived by his brother-in-law, Max (Mary) Martin of Moreland.

Firth man shot, killed in Idaho Falls

March 22, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls police say an argument in a motel parking lot led to a chase and shooting that left one man dead. Officers are seeking two persons of interest.

Sgt. Phil Grimes said 24-year-old Anthony Keith Camp of Firth was shot in the back while he was driving and his car struck a parked car and then crashed into a house at about 3 a.m. Tuesday. Camp died at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. His female passenger had minor injuries.

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