February 5th, 2014
JoAnn F. Van Orden, 78, of Thomas, Idaho passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 peacefully in her home following a fall.
She was born May 15, 1935 to Burton and La Priel Furniss.Â She was one of five daughters.Â JoAnn attended school and graduated from Snake River High School. Â
It was there in the seventh grade that she met her future husband, Glenn Van Orden.Â She married Glenn, the love of her life, on Nov. 6, 1953 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â They have five children; 22 grandchildren; and 29 great- grandchildren. Â
Linda Broncho, 53, of Gibson passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.Â
She was born Sept. 8, 1960 in Pocatello, the daughter of Bert Broncho and Eva Hardy Broncho.
Linda received her GED at Washington State and then went to AGC Teamster Truck Driver Training in Weiser.Â After working in these non-traditional fields, Linda went to college at ISU where she received her license as a nail technician and ultimately earned her associateâ€™s degree in Marketing and Management. Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Golfers will pay between 2 and 4 percent more to play at Blackfoot Golf Course this season.
That's because the members of the Blackfoot City Council approved the increases at Tuesday's meeting.
Head PGA professional Mike Dayley said, "this fee increase will generate roughly $12,000-$15,000 in additional revenue.
"The increase will help to plug a continuing hole," Dayley added, noting that nearly all costs related to operating golf courses are rising. "Thank goodness the city is proactive. Last year, 157 golf courses shut down nationwide; only 14 opened."
BLACKFOOT â€” With less than three minutes to go in the game the Blackfoot Lady Broncos found themselves in a three-point hole to the visiting Bonneville Bees and their hopes of competing for a district championship was dwindling away.
But a running layup by Morningrose Tobey sparked a 9-2 game ending run as the Broncos won their first 4A District 5/6 game in years and advanced to take on top seeded Century with a 61-57 win over the Bees.
BLACKFOOT â€” When the Morning News asked readers to submit love stories of longtime married couples, such as their parents or grandparents, Lindsey Spanbauer quickly took advantage.
"My sweet little grandma, Zola Sorensen, at the time was 19 years old and my grandpa, Thomas Lavere John was 23 years old," she said of their marriage.
"He knew he wanted to make her his wife, so he asked her and she didn't hesitate for a second before saying, "yes!" Spanbauer wrote.
"He knew she was excited when she said, 'I will tell my parents tonight that we are getting married!'
Librarians at the Blackfoot Public Library, 129 N. Broadway, are inviting patrons to take out a book on a blind date.
Each wrapped book has been selected by the librarians and has a staff endorsement.
By way of introduction, each book features its date of birth (when published), its gender (genre-fiction, adventure, romance, etc.), the number of pages and a short description.
"We wrapped 50 books; we figured that amount would last all week," said Library Director Lisa Harral. "The books are almost gone on the first day.
"We will all be wrapping books tonight," she said.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. â€” They shut down Peyton Manning and shut up their critics.
And then, in the happy celebration of the Seahawksâ€™ first Super Bowl title in their 38-year history, defensive end Red Bryant stood up in the locker room and issued a challenge to everyone within earshot.
â€śThis team has got to go down as one of the best defenses of all time,â€™â€™ Bryant yelled after Seattleâ€™s 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. â€śItâ€™s got to. And the best thing about it is they called us misfits, overachievers, said that nobody wanted us. But now weâ€™re the best.â€™â€™
BLACKFOOT â€”Â A complaint against Blackfoot School District No. 55, Blackfoot High School, former Superintendent Scott Crane and former high school principal Blaine McInelly has been dismissed in a hazing case which originated in 2012.
Plaintiffs in the case are Logan Chidester, Tyson Katseanes and Nathan Walker. The case was filed in Bingham County.
Plaintiff John Doe filed a civil rights case in U.S. District Court. At the time of the charges in the hazing case, Doe was a minor under the age of 18.
Darin Alan Park, 49, of Kimberly and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the University of Utah Hospital, following a valiant battle with Antiphospholipid Syndrome.