Our mother, Eva Lair Wray, quietly slipped away in the early hours of Tuesday morning on Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 101.
She was born Eva May Lair in the town of Lompoc, Calif. on Sept. 17, 1912.Â She was the second oldest child of Edgar and Mabel Hodges Lair.Â Eva was raised with five siblings; two sisters, Edna Barr and Lena â€śBabeâ€ť Short and three brothers, Clarence, Walter and Don.
Mother was a precious child who enjoyed all forms of activities, particularly dancing.Â She graduated from Lompoc High School in 1929.Â
Marjorie passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2013 in Austin, Texas.Â
She was born on Nov. 15, 1919 to Joseph C. Osguthorpe and Mary Mable Smart Osguthorpe in Salt Lake City, Utah.Â She married her lifelong friend Otto H. Tschanz Jr., on Oct. 24, 1941 in Blackfoot.
She was preceded in death by her husband Otto, her parents and two sisters.Â
She is survived by her sister Bonita Painter; sons, Otto H. (Skip) Tschanz III, Roger K. Tschanz, Larry C. Tschanz and daughter Pamela Michelle Flanders.
About 200 Mexican Catholics from throughout the region gathered at the Eastern Idaho State Fairground on Sunday for the annual tradition commemorating "Our Lady of Guadalupe," led by Father Jose de' Jesus Gonzalez of Blackfoot's St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
The official feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Dec. 12 - is a hugely celebrated religious holiday in Mexico and in Hispanic communities throughout the United States. Catholics contend that on Dec. 9 in the early 1500's that an apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared to the poor indigenous Mexican man named Juan Diego.
THOMAS â€” Coming of an emotional win over rival Blackfoot the night before, the Snake River boys basketball team took the floor again Saturday night against another Bingham County rival and a team that was coming of an emotional rivalry game win as well in Aberdeen.
And while emotion was high on both sides, it would be the size and shooting of Snake River that proved to be too much for the Tigers to handle as the Panthers earned a 60-34 win.
THOMAS â€” When Blackfoot and Snake River meet regardless the sport anything can and does happen.
That was the case again Friday night as the Panthers and Broncos boys basketball teams battled to the very end with the Panthers coming back for a 43-40 lead in front of a packed house at Snake River High School.
A Chubbuck man is in the Bingham County Jail after he was arrested on suspicion of burglary on Thursday.
Blackfoot Police arrested 32-year-old Tyler James Wasia about 4:30 a.m. on Thursday. He is a suspect in several recently reported burglaries in Blackfoot as well several other crimes in surrounding counties.
Wasia faces four counts of grand theft and one of being a persistent violator. He has a $50,000 bond.
He may face additional charges after the other agencies involved complete their investigations.
NBCâ€”He was just going to pick up bicycles for a charity event. Instead, this real-life Santa turned his stop at a central Florida Wal-Mart into an early Christmas delivery for 76 strangers.
Greg Parady, 40, was at The Villages Wal-Mart last Saturday to pick up the bikes for a Toys-for-Tots drive held by his financial planning firm, when he overheard a woman saying she didn't know if she could afford her layaway this year and might have to cancel her order.
Planning & Zoning (P&Z) commissioners approved the requests of both applicants on Wednesday.
P&Z commissioners unanimously recommended approval of a four-lot preliminary plat for the New Meadows III Subdivision. Clem Yancey made this request. The plat is in a residential zone approximately 135 N. 365 W.
The P&Z commissioners also unanimously approved a six-foot variance to setback requirements for a communication tower at 138 N. 740 W.
SHELLEY â€” When the Shelley and Snake River girls basketball teams met last Saturday in Thomas it was a third quarter run by the home team that earned the Panthers the victory.
The teams met again in Shelley Thursday night and the outcome was much different than six days earlier.
HOUSTON (AP) â€” "Affluenza," the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, experts said Thursday.