January 23rd, 2014
Richard B. Welch, 84, of Blackfoot lost his battle with cancer and passed away at his home on Jan. 18, 2014.
Richard grew up in Bancroft on the family farm.Â He attended schools in the Bancroft area and was valedictorian of his graduating class, then he went on to serve four years in the U.S. Navy Air Force and served his country in Korea and Japan.
He was married to Janis Genta until her passing in 1989.Â Three children were born from this marriage, Richard D., Brenda Jayne and Carl.
Adrian Vernon Grimaud, 87, of Idaho Falls, passed away on Jan. 18, 2014, after a brief but hard-fought battle with cancer.
Â He was born on March 3, 1926, in Pocatello to Adrian Pierre Grimaud and Emma Elodia Higby Grimaud.Â He attended schools in Pingree and graduated from Thomas High School.Â He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. He continued his education at the University of Idaho and Idaho State University where he received a bachelorâ€™s degree in Physics and Math.
Laura Jean Marriott Cramer, 77, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Life Care Center in Idaho Falls.
Laura was born June 27, 1936, in Roberts to Lynn Fay and Ruth Kinghorn Marriott.Â She attended schools in Roberts and graduated from Roberts High School.Â
She married Harold â€śHalâ€ť Eldon Cramer Oct. 27, 1954, in Lewisville.Â Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â She lived in Roberts, Riverside, Paul and Idaho Falls throughout her life.
BLACKFOOTâ€” Blackfoot's classic bar Cowboy Haven, now has rock-n-roll in its name and rock-n-roll playing inside. Musician, businessman and ex-cop Cole Johnson took over the bar in November and changed the name to CJ's 'Rock n Roll' Cowboy Haven.
Johnson, a retired police officer from the Seattle area, took over the bar in November with the intention of turning it into fun, clean and safe place for live music, dancing, karaoke, darts and pool - geared around classic 'rock n roll.'
FIRTH â€” Entering the fourth quarter the Firth Cougars held a 12-point lead and were in control of their game with South Fremont.
But a 13-2 run by the visiting Cougars in the final three minutes of the game cut a 14-point Firth lead down to three with less than a minute left in the game.
But in the final 37 seconds Firth outscored South Fremont 6-3 to earn a 49-45 victory Wednesday night.
In a brief noontime meeting called by Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis on Wednesday, city leaders unanimously passed a resolution supporting a construction project for Shilling Street to the state highway.
The city will submit the project request to the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) in hope of getting federal aid for the project which is estimated to cost about $1,835,000. The city will be required to pay matching funds of $134,690.
POCATELLO â€” Two words describe the Blackfoot Lady Broncos 68-55 loss to the top ranked team in 4A the Century Diamondbacks.
Those words, foul trouble.
From the opening tip the Lady Broncos struggled defending the paint and dealing the with Diamondbacks 6-foot-2 post Henny Hearn.
Last Saturday evening, a Blackfoot police officer conducted a routine traffic stop on Interstate 15 that resulted in seizure of approximately 150 pounds of marijuana.
"This is the largest single seizure of marijuana by the Blackfoot Police Department in 30 years," said Capt. Scott Gay. "With a street value of about $1,000 per pound, the drug seizure is valued at approximately $150,000."
At 6:21 p.m. Cpl. Chad Braswell made the traffic stop near Blackfoot. Arrested at the scene was the driver, Pao Xiong Xiong, a male, 29 years of age, of Sacramento, Calif.
(CNN) â€” A woman who says a female teacher from middle school sexually abused her for years decided to confront the teacher â€” and post video of the exchange on YouTube.
Within hours, the educator resigned from her job at another school in California. Police launched an investigation. And the former student, who once felt powerless, now says she feels vindicated knowing the ex-teacher is no longer working with children.
The video (scroll to the bottom of this post to watch)
The former student, who calls herself â€śJamie,â€ť said the abuse started when she was 12 years old.
(Reuters) - One person was shot to death on the campus of Indiana's Purdue University on Tuesday, and a male suspect was in custody, authorities said.
The shooting took place around noon local time (1800 GMT) in a basement classroom of the university's electrical engineering building. The shooter seemed to have had only the victim as his intended target, leaving the building immediately after the shooting, said Purdue University Police Chief John Cox.
"It's just a tragic situation," Cox said, adding that the shooter was taken into custody without a struggle.