September 19th, 2012
By BOB HUDSON
BLACKFOOT â€” Virginia Townsend has a few secrets.
The Stalker Elementary first grade teacher's 'bet you didn't know' is, "few people know I was born in the back seat of a taxi."
They probably don't know she comes from a family of nine siblings who were born all over the Western United States.
With that kind of a start in life, it's not a surprise that she likes to travel.
"My goal is to visit all the United States," she said. "I only have six more to go (last time I counted)."
Items of note from Sept. 6-18.
DOGNAPPING: Sept. 6, 7:12 p.m.: A caller said all the windows were shut when they left and when they came back home the windows are all open and her dog has been stolen.
BURGLARY: Sept. 7, 12:33 p.m.: A caller said a storage unit has been burglarized.
SMOKING MARIJUANA: Sept. 7, 8:43 p.m.: A caller said there are 6-8 people smoking marijuana.
FULL MOON: Sept. 8, 3:32 p.m.: A caller said a group of juveniles is going door-to-door and if nobody opens the door, they moon the door.
Almo Bud Womack, 88, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Sept.17, 2012 at his home.
He was born October 3, 1923 in Riverton, Idaho, to Walter Nathaniel Womack and Julia Ann Teeples.Â He attended school in Blackfoot and Ashton.Â Almo served his country in the Army in World War II, spending time in Texas and San Francisco, Calif.
On Oct. 8, 1942 Almo married Doris L. Wallace in Blackfoot.Â Together they had nine children, Wesley, LaVerl, Barry, DeRay, Lavon, Brice, Teddy, Dianna and Dorena.
Almo was a farmer, mechanic and logger.Â In his free time he enjoyed gardening.Â
FORT HALL â€” Chrislene (BadHawk-Tyler) Toane, 52, passed away at home in the arms of her husband Harvey on Sept. 16, 2012.
Chrislene was born to Eva Tyler and Gene Bad Hawk on Feb. 25, 1960, in Pocatello. She was an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe. Her father was a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Poplar, Mont.
CHUBBUCK â€“ Edwood L. Bullock, 70, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Sept.15, 2012
Ed was born June 8, 1942, in Murray, Utah, the first of five children born to Woodrow Vance and Lorraine (Meacham) Bullock.
He was raised and educated in the Grace and Soda Springs area. He held a state high school track record for the mile for many years. During his high school years, he ran a trap line to raise money to purchase sporting goods.
BLACKFOOT - Entering Tuesday evenings non-conference soccer match with Idaho Falls the Blackfoot Bronco soccer squad has not tasted a defeat in nearly a year but for seventy minutes on their home pitch it looked as if that unbeaten streak was coming to an end. That is until the Broncos awakened with a trio of goals from Andy Garcia, including a sweet header in the final seconds of play, as the defending state champions celebrated a thrilling come from behind 4-3 victory.
BLACKFOOT â€” The mother of a disabled Blackfoot High School student has expressed frustration that a handicap access elevator at the school is broken and has been since the start of school two weeks ago.
Blackfoot High School principal John Pierce said the elevator was not used over the summer.
â€śWe were not alerted to the situation until one week before school started,â€ť Pierce said. â€śThe elevator is currently out of service.
â€śWe are in touch with the company [that repairs elevators],â€ť the principal said. â€śWe want the part appropriately fixed and installed properly for student safety.
Â Â Â Robert Allen Troumbley, 79 of Blackfoot passed away September 15, 2012 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â He was born September 3, 1933 in Fort Ann, New York, the son of Warren and Ethel Elizabeth Brayman Troumbley.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Robert attended school in New York in his early years. He later moved to Orem, UtahÂ Â where attended Utah Valley Community College for a few years.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Robert married Sharon Layne Oâ€™Neil on December 23, 1958 in Hudson Falls, New York.
Firth, IDÂ Gene â€śFat Boyâ€ť Taylor, 43 year Idaho Falls resident and former Blackfoot resident, died on Friday evening, September 14, 2012,Â from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident after colliding with a deer on Highway 91 on the out-skirts of Firth.
Kelly K. Thomas, 68, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at Kimballâ€™s Residential Care Facility in Blackfoot.
Kelly was born April 13, 1944 in Pocatello to Robert K. Thomas and Mable Thomas.Â He attended school in Pocatello, graduating from Highland High School.Â He then attended and graduated from Idaho State University's Vo-Tech program in Merchandising Management and Auto Body.Â He worked a number of years in auto body and at Idaho State University.
He made his home in Blackfoot at Kimballâ€™s Residential Care Facility.