July 15th, 2014
Stacy L. Jackson, 55, of Pingree, ID returned home to the loving arms of his Savior on Friday, July 11, 2014.Â He was born on May 11, 1959 in Hood River, Oregon to Leslie LaMar and Julett Fackrell Jackson.
Representatives of the Idaho Fish and Game were at Jensen Grove Monday evening to help Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council try their hand at fishing. Since rainstorms were making their way through Blackfoot, the girls and their friends split their time between fishing on the piers and gathering together in the amphitheater.
"This is my first time [fishing] ever," said Aeris Curtis, age 9.
Byllie Baxter explained how to bait a hook.
"Cover above the barb," she said. "Fish only have a little mouth. You don't want them to take only the bait and not the hook."
Colleen Ricks Wren Wood, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at a local health care facility surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Blackfoot, Idaho, the daughter of Theron F. Wren andÂ Eltha Maria Ricks Wren.
She grew up in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School. Â
She was married to Merlin Eugene Wood who preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2010.Â She was an endowed member of the LDS Church and also a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Marilyn, 63, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, after a battle with cancer.Â â€¨Marilyn was born Feb. 10, 1951 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Ross and LaFay Chandler.Â She spent her childhood years in Sterling until the family moved to Wapello.â€¨She married Robert Walters on July 25, 1968, and they had two children, Ricky and Connie.Â Robert passed away on Sept.
Pearl Poog, 85, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at her home.Â
Pearl was born Dec. 13, 1928 in Fort Hall, Idaho to Peter Poog and Alice Deepwater. Â
She attended school at Tyhee Grade School.Â Then she was hospitalized in Gooding for 10 years and got her education there.
She worked at Lamb Weston, the Fort Hall Blouse Factory and as a pen assembler for Bic Pen Factory.
In her free time she enjoyed traveling, going to the casinos in Wendover, being outdoors having picnics and watching sports.Â She loved watching her grandson, Devon, play basketball.
Paul Hamilton Kelly, 76, of Idaho Falls, passed away on July 8, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.Â He had been residing at The Gables of Ammon Assisted Living Center.
Worshipers recited The Lord's Prayer out loud in at least three different languages as them gathered in at the Saint Kateri (Tekawitha) Catholic Church in Fort Hall on Sunday for a Feast Day Celebration. The event was in honor of the church's namesake, one of the few Native Americans to be declared a saint by the Catholic Church.
The event drew people of all races and religions from throughout the region.
Some of the most anticipated events of Pride Days such as the free airplane rides, the snowmobile races across Jensen Grove Lake and the Ping-Pong ball drop are happening today along with two new events: the mini "Color Run" and live entertainment by local, seasoned performers at the Jensen Grove ampitheater.
The free airplane rides will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for people 8 and up. Participants need to go to Jensen Grove and a pick up a ticket prior to the flights. A shuttle will take people to the airport.
FIRTH â€” Firth High School graduate Layton Wasia has had quite the year.
He won the state wrestling championship in February after going undefeated, he then followed that up with a solid rodeo season leading District 4 as the all-around cowboy.
His success on the back of bulls during the spring earned Wasia a spot at the National High School Finals Rodeo that begins Sunday in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Wasia will compete in the bull riding event this week and is one of three Bingham County cowboys who will be making the short drive east to Rock Springs.
Worshipers of all faiths are invited to join the area's Catholic Community on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the St. Kateri [Tekawitha] Catholic Church (Sheepskin Road) in Fort Hall for a special mass and "Feast Day" Celebration in honor of St. Kateri Tekawitha.