June 30th, 2014
Michael Thomas Jamison, 67, of Pocatello, Idaho passed away June 25, 2014 at his home. Â
Mike was born May 10, 1947 in Pocatello, Idaho to Arthur G. Jamison and Nola Stewart.Â He was raised in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1965 (he was affectionately called â€śJesseâ€ť), where he played football, ran track and was president of Hi-Y.Â Many good times were shared with his wonderful circle of friends.Â Few friends have ever had more fun, hilarity and camaraderie than that bunch of nuts from the BHS Class of 1965.
An annual grand fireworks show to honor the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 will take place at dusk on Thursday at the Rodeo Grounds in Fort Hall. Â
There will be free parking on the rodeo grounds for all who would like to participate.
The treaty was signed July 3, 1868, at Fort Bridger, Utah Territory.
It reserved rights for tribal members that include self-government as well as hunting and fishing rights.
The two tanks on display at Veterans Memorial Park near the Blackfoot Airport are getting new paint jobs.
Cameron Hansen of Boy Scout Troop 209, friends and family were on the job Friday, covering the historic vehicles with olive drab after putting on primer a week ago.
"This started when my dad told me to call the city and ask if they had any suggestions for Eagle projects," Hansen said.
"They told me the tanks need repainted," he said. "That sounded pretty interesting."
Supporters of two employees whose contracts were not renewed packed Wednesday's Blackfoot School Board meeting.
A handful addressed the release of Merle Smith as girls' basketball coach at Blackfoot High School. A larger group addressed the release of Allen Tripp as manager of the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center and plans for the center's future.
"The BPAC has been doing a tremendous job," said superintendent Chad Struhs. "We want it to continue to grow."
Bingham Co-op presented a check for $16,705 to the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) on Wednesday.
The annual Harvest for Hunger food drive started in February and ended in March. The food drive is sponsored by Bingham Co-op and its parent company, Cenex Harvest States.
"This is $2,000 more than we gave last year," said Jeff Nii, Bingham Co-op's marketing director. "It's better than we've done before.
"I want to thank the community and the Chamber of Commerce," he said. "A lot of people sent in money.
"I hope we can grow with this," said Nii.
Darrell John Wallace, 33, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at home.Â
Darrell was born Aug. 12, 1980 in Pocatello, Idaho and spent most of his childhood in Blackfoot, Idaho playing sports. He particularly loved baseball and football. He was a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Daryl Strawberry, the Atlanta Hawks and Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Red Wings. He coached his younger siblings in every way possible to make sure that they never made any of the mistakes he made in sports and in life.Â
Annette Stephenson, 71, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Annette was born Jan. 24, 1943 in Ogden, Utah to John Barron Edward and Donna Malan.Â She attended grade school in Sumatra, Mont. and high school in Melstone, Mont.Â She went on to continue her education at Brigham Young University and Idaho State University and received her bachelorâ€™s degree in Education.Â She lived most of her life in the Blackfoot area, including Tabor and Wapello.
Annette married Kay Verl Stephenson.Â They were later divorced.
BLACKFOOT â€” After battling back to tie the second game of their doubleheader with the Pocatello Rebels on Tuesday at Blackfoot High School, the Broncos needed to score three runs in the bottom of the eighth to avoid a sweep.
But after getting one run on an sacrifice fly by Kyle Scott, the Broncos were unable to get the tying run across as they stranded the tying and winning runs on base to end the game.
Pocatello earned the doubleheader sweep with a pair of late rallies wining game one 8-4 and game two 8-7.
Donna Marie Crabtree, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at The Syringa Chalet.
She was born October 1, 1932 to Arnold James Glassner and Carmen Zabach in Sanger, California.
She was a California native spending her youth in Sanger, California.Â Later, she and her mother moved to San Francisco, CA.Â
On February 12, 1955, Donna married Charles Crabtree.Â
Blackfoot School District officials assured a good-sized group of patrons, many of whom are Blackfoot Band Boosters, that eliminating the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School's band program "never entered their thoughts."