Archive - Jan 2013 - Latest News
Retired Blackfoot resident Laurence J. "Jack" Doering, 82, who has been wintering in the Yuma, Ariz. area with his life Leah, has been missing since Jan. 17. According to [Leah] Doering's daugher, Sandra Chamberlain, [Jack] Doering has suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the past four years and is likely "lost and confused."
The Yuma County Sheriff's Office reports that [Jack] Doering was last seen at the Foothills Plaza Shopping Center near Yuma on Thursday at approximately 9:45 a.m.
Activities for the Eastern Idaho Ag Expo begin today.
The Ag Expo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at Holt Arena.
Over 125 exhibitors are participating. On display are the latest in farm equipment, products and services. This is one of the largest equipment shows in the nation.
The Idaho Seed Potato Grower's Seminar, sponsored by the Idaho Crop Improvement Association, is from noon to 5 p.m. today at the Clarion Inn. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to noon and costs $30 for person.
Scott and Melissa Merrill wanted a business/product they could involve their children in.
Eventually they settled upon a Murphy bed company which a Utah man had decided to sell.
"It's something we could do together," Scott said of building and selling the wall beds often seen in old movies.
"They're better than anything on the market and priced better than anyone else, too," he said.
According to Wikipedia, a Murphy bed is also called a pull down or fold-down bed. It is a bed that is hinged at one end to store vertically against the wall, or inside a closet or cabinet.
A Blackfoot man is in the Bonneville County Jail charged with murder following the death of an Idaho Falls woman on Saturday.
According to Sheriff Paul Wilde, about 12:50 p.m. deputies responded to call that a woman had been shot and two men were running from the scene in the 5100 block of East Lincoln Road.
When deputies arrived, they found 21-year-old Kristy M. Aschliman just off the road. They rendered first aid but paramedics determined that she was dead. Her vehicle was stuck in the snow 50 yards from the scene.
Former Blackfoot School District Superintendent Scott Crane issued a brief (but vague) statement following Thursday night's meeting where the board voted to reinstate the $220,000 separation agreement between Crane and the district. Patrons in the district are, again, asking, "Now what?" in what has been a long and drawn-out ordeal for the community.
Items of note from Jan. 2-14.
INCOMING: Jan. 2, 11:15 p.m.: A woman said an unknown object just hit the side of her residence.
THEFT: Jan. 3, 6:38 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop said a man left with alcohol that was not paid for and there are cameras and a customer witness to the incident.
COOKIES: Jan. 5, 10:23 p.m.: A caller said some teenagers are doing cookies in the parking lot between Taco Bell and Ridley's and there is a female on top of the car.
SHOTS FIRED: Jan. 7, 7:27 a.m.: A caller on South Pendlebury said she heard five shots fired.
Patrons were not happy at Blackfoot School District's, standing room only board meeting Thursday night when, in another strange twist of events, former superintendent Scott Crane's quarter million dollar separation agreement with the district was "reaffirmed and ratified." Board members voted 4-1 that the the terms of the agreement will continue to be honored.
Annis Williams was appointed Snake River trustee representing Zone Two. She will complete the term of Julie VanOrden who was elected to the legislature.
Her position comes up for election in May 2013 when she will have an opportunity, should she desire, to run for this office.
Snake River trustees unanimously approved asking their patrons to approve a $900,000 supplemental levy in their January meeting on Wednesday evening.
Bannock County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man who shot at them during a standoff near the Fort Hall Indian Reservation on Wednesday.
Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen confirmed that officers shot and killed Boede Paul, whose hometown or age he didn't list, about 7 p.m. to end a standoff which had begun about 1:30 p.m. that day.
Nielson said Paul told detectives that he had killed Angeleah "Leah" Schultz, a Pocatello woman who was reported missing on Jan. 6. Police found the 23-year-old mother of two's car at Pine Ridge Mall in Pocatello two days after she disappeared.
BLACKFOOT â€” Waterâ€¦we use it every day. It is at our fingertips with the turn of a faucet. We wash our dishes, clothes and take showers in the beautiful substance we often take for granted until suddenly, it is gone. Water has the chemical ability to turn to a gas when it is hot and freeze solid when it is cold. Freezing water is great for ice cubes and snow but when it comes to frozen plumbing, we would rather it not.