March 27th, 2014
Darlene Martha Daniels Cornelison Orgill, 92, left us to be with her family members she has missed for a long time.Â They are having quite a reunion to be sure.
Â She was born December 29, 1921 to John William Daniels and Mildred Mary Berdensey in Shoshone Idaho. Â She had eight siblings, six brothers, one sister and a half sister she found much later in life.
In 1941 Darlene married Andrew Cornelison and moved to Fort Hall, Idaho. They were later divorced.
In 1954 she married Joseph Clifford Orgill. Â He preceded her in death in 1972.
On March 19, 2014, the world is a little less bright with the passing of Albert Erramouspe, age 90 of Blackfoot, Idaho.Â Albert was a wonderful, man, husband, father, grand-father, great grand-father and friend.Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Albert was born April 9, 1923 to John and Jeanne Erramouspe in Malad, Idaho.Â He was the third, of three boys, brother to John Jr. and Mike.Â Albert graduated from Malad High School in 1941.Â He then attended the University of Idaho, graduating in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry.Â
Gloria Ella Pubigee Valdez, 69, of Cedar City, Utah passed away March 14, 2014.
Gloria was born to Elias and Alice Brown Pubigee in Malad, Idaho on Aug. 4, 1944.Â She lived in Washakie, Utah.Â She went to grade school in Garland, Utah, then to Bear River.Â
Sixth-grader Tracen Mangum received recognition for his volunteer service during a school assembly at Snake River Middle School on Wednesday.
Tracen and his eighth-grade brother, Braden, were recognized by Prudential Financial, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, as two of the four Idaho youth who have made a difference in their communities.
The Mangum brothers volunteered at the Blackfoot Animal Shelter and developed a Facebook page that helped to decrease the euthanasia of dogs and cats from 800 animals in 2012 to 35 in 2013.
RIVERSIDE â€” Coming into Wednesday's game with Preston the Snake River Lady Panthers had not scored less than 10 runs in each of their three wins to start the season.
The Lady Panthers had also got stellar pitching from Raegan Martin and Sara Goodwin, so the visitors from Preston were going to have their hands full just to get hits as Martin was in the circle.
Mother Nature also made it difficult on both teams as a steady wind over 25-30 mph made fly balls an adventure and throws across the diamond tough to make.
With Preston ace Megan Porter on the mound, the Panthers knew it was going to be a challenge to score runs and when the opportunities presented themselves the Panthers were going to need to cash in.
In third inning they did just that.
Snake river scored all four of their runs in the inning and held of two Preston bases loaded opportunities to earn a 4-1 victory at Riverside Elementary School.
City officials are asking the public's help at Jensen Grove.
Scott Hays, director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Blackfoot, is asking the public to report any suspicious activity there.
"There has been a lot of vandalism this spring, worse than normal," he said. "We need people to report if they see anything out of normal and call the police at 785-1235 or parks and rec at 785-8622.
"Fortunately, the vandals didn't break the door in the women's restroom but we did need to reset the anchorsâ€”putting anchors in the block wall to rehang the door," said Hays.
THOMAS â€” For the first time this season the Snake River High School baseball team took on someone other Bingham County rival Shelley.
After a big first inning in a victory on Saturday, the Panthers and head coach Rich Dunn were looking to put together their first complete game of the season.
The Panthers jumped out quick with four runs in the first and closed out the game with seven runs in the fifth on the way to a 14-4 five inning win over the visiting Cardinals Tuesday afternoon at Snake River High School.
Twenty-five volunteers spent four hours on Sunday cleaning up a two-acre area at the end of McDonaldville Road.
"This is all BLM land," said Jerry Wallace, Sunday's clean-up organizer. "It's close to town so a lot of people use it.
"People just trash it," he said. "It's mostly used for target practice so there is glass everywhere."
Wallace posted this project on Facebook. Twenty-five people responded and showed up to help. People came from as far as St. Anthony, Rexburg and Idaho Falls.
ABERDEEN â€” At the end of February, Leland Sorensen resumed a journey which had begun on a hilltop in Laos on March 17, 1969.
That's the day Sorensen, a U.S. Air Force pararescueman, tried to rescue F-105 pilot 1st Lt. David Dinan, who had bailed out of his aircraft after attacking an enemy position perhaps as little as 20 miles away.
Sorensen had found the pilot's body but was unable to bring it home.
Last year, after a search of records turned up his name as the one who had seen the pilot last, military officials invited Sorensen to aid in another search.
THOMAS â€”Â With runners on first and second and two outs and facing a one run deficit Shelley's Colt Johnson came to the plate with a chance to tie the game with a base hit.
Two days after losing a close game to Shelley in a crazy windstorm, the Panthers and senior Brad Coombs had a chance to notch their first win of the season if Coombs could retire Johnson.
Coombs jumped out to a quick 0-2 count putting Johnson in a hole. With a tight breaking pitch Coombs struck out Johnson looking to preserve the Panthers 6-5 win Saturday at Snake River High School.