August 14th, 2012
While there have been no confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in East Idaho so far this summer, residents are urged to take precautions after mosquitoes collected in a trap during a routine test by the Fort Hall Reservation's Mosquito Abatement Program tested positive for the virus recently. Randy'L Teton, public affairs manager for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes reported that information on Tuesday.
The virus, which is spread through a mosquito bite, impacted three Idahoans last year, and one woman in Twin Falls County has contacted it so far this year, according to a press release.
It may not be the iconic yellow taxi seen on the streets of New York City, but it is the one and only taxi service in Blackfoot and taxi driver Rob Beebe said his new business, B-B Taxi, is filling a need in the community and that his gray '92 Honda Accord works just fine as a taxi cab.
Beebe, a Blackfoot native who was born in the original Colonial Inn, definitely knows his way around the area and has plenty of experience behind the wheel as he worked as a long-haul truck driver for 35 years and drove for Country Coach for nearly five years.
Arthur T. â€śArtâ€ť Jordan, age 87, of Laurie, Missouri,Â passed away Friday, Aug.10, 2012, at the Laurie Care Center.Â He was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Moreland, a son of Elijah A. and Mary S. Tanner Jordan.
On Aug. 23, 1946, he was united in marriage to Freda C. Goodall, who preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 1995.
Art worked in accounting and was a United States Navy veteran, serving from July 1944 to July 1946.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was an avid bowler.
Ethel May Clement, 98, of Pocatello, and formerly of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Hillcrest Haven.
She was born Nov. 25, 1913, in Miniota, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of John George Baldwin and Ethel Porter. She attended school through the ninth grade.
On May 29, 1957, she married Hilbert Clement in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1994. Ethel was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Â She served as Relief Society president and served a mission in 1950 in the North Central Mission in Rochester, Minn.
Appearing before Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson, Jeremy Robert Andrus, age 30, received a continuance because he has a new defense attorney.
Defense attorney John Souza from Pocatello asked for a new trial date so he has time to prepare for it.
In June, Andrus plead not guilty to aggravated assault, attempted second degree kidnapping (the victim was not held for ransom) and attempting to elude a police officer.
Andrus was arrested May 2 after a pursuit and standoff on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, during which he threatened to commit suicide.
Back-to-school shoppers have hit the Bingham Crisis Center Thrift Store pretty hard recently and the store could use some donations. The thrift store is a subsidiary of the Bingham Crisis Center run solely by volunteers with proceeds from the store going to help the crisis center, a shelter for adults and children.
"We always need clean, gently used clothing," said Steffanie Beasley, thrift store volunteer. "We especially need clothing for men and young boys right now."
The Blackfoot Saddlemens Posse won the state competition last Saturday. The 13-member posse placed first in drill, third in parade, first in the most first places and first in the most overall points won.
The Blackfoot Saddlemens Posse competed against eight other posses.
"This win was way cool," said posse drill mistress Sheri Nickerson. "I am so proud of everyone.
"It's a lot of work, a lot of talent and a lot of effort," she said.
"I don't remember the last time we won the state competition," Nickerson said.
John was born to Harrison and Eva England McKnight, Dec. 21, 1931 in Moreland. He was number 11 of 14 children. He grew up in Moreland, where he attended school and helped on the family farm.
During his high school years he met his lifelong sweetheart, Lois DeLone Taylor. After graduating from Snake River High School, John attended BYU for a semester, however, his time at college was quite brief as he could not be apart from his beautiful DeLone. They were joined in marriage on Jan. 18, 1951, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
The day was picture perfect and organizers could not have been more pleased with the first annual "Grand Slam Skate Jam" held at the new skate park in Fort Hall Saturday as part of the Shoshone-Bannock Festival activities.
"It started off with a lovely ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. and then we had the 'skate jam,' " said Mildren Manulito, organizer for the event. "Everything was ready...the competitors were excellent...the emcee Brad Beech did a great job...what a success!"
Organizers commented that "there were no dark clouds over the 49th annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival"- literally or figuratively speaking - as the week's festivities wrapped up Sunday with rodeo finals and a closing Grand Entry and Pow-wow.
"We've had quite a crowd; the weather was great and I've heard no complaints from the vendors," said festival coordinator Delbert Farmer.