August 7th, 2012
Erma Susan Wolfley, 67, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at her home in Blackfoot, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Erma was born on April12, 1945, in Blackfoot to Evan Lyon and Evelyn Iris Scheiss Mecham.Â She was raised in the Blackfoot area, attending Blackfoot schools and graduating from Blackfoot High School.
Rick Merle of Boise, a former Blackfoot resident, passed away peacefully at home July 24, 2012 in the arms of his daughter after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 14, 1950 in The Bronx, New York, the oldest child of Frank and Audrey Merle. He grew up on the East Coast, graduating from Rumson Fairhaven High School in Rumson, New Jersey.
He moved to Manhattan, Kansas, attending Kansas State University where he met and married Vickie Rader. They then moved to Blackfoot, where he began a long and storied career as a master of all things mechanical.
LeRoy Don Edwards, 79, formerly of Idaho Falls, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at his home in Blackfoot.
Â LeRoy was born March 4, 1933 in Firth to Donno L. Edwards and Chloe Thornton Edwards. He grew up and attended schools in Osgood and Pocatello.Â He also lived in Washington.
Â LeRoy served in the United States Army as a corporal during the Korean War. He was a farmer.
Â He married Karen Hoylman in June of 1956. They were later divorced. On Nov.8, 1968, LeRoy married Maxine Jane Hunt in Rigby. Maxine passed away April 21, 2011.
While local authors Rachel McClellan and Linda Gatewood were busy signing copies of their books at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Idaho Falls Saturday, both authors agree that the electronic book age has changed the traditional book business.
Sales were brisk for McClellan, a Rigby native, as she signed copies of her young adult novel "Fractured Light," the first in a trilogy about a teenager who has the ability to manipulate light.
McClellan was inspired to write when she traveled to Ireland in 2007, fulfilling her mother's dream of visiting the land of her ancestors.
The Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival has grown to be the biggest Indian Celebration on reservation land in Idaho It begins Wednesday in Fort Hall with the PBR Rodeo featuring Wiley Petersen and will conclude on Sunday with a spectacular pow-wow...and festival coordinator Delbert Farmer says "there will not be a dull moment in between."
Blackfoot Police Captain Kurt Asmus has confirmed that a 35 year- old male crane operator was life-flighted to Portneuf Medical Center Monday afternoon after a crane accident at a construction sight near Walmart.
Asmus said the operator was attempting to load the crane onto a flat-bed when the boom fell, pinning him to the trailer.
Asmus said emergency workers responded to the scene where they were able to free him from the trailer while Life-Flight was waiting.
The name of the crane operator is not being released at this time and his condition is not known.
BLACKFOOT â Although the start of school is still a few weeks away, teachers and parents have already begun making preparations.
Teachers and school district patrons are among those who can benefit from participation with the Blackfoot Education, the Snake River Education Foundation or similar organizations in their school districts.
Billie Cullimore of Blackfoot is a woman of many talents: an internationally acclaimed poet, designer, author and artist...and, she said she's not a bad cook either.
Cullimore, whose work can be found in Germany, Holland, France, Australia and throughout the United States, has a studio called 'Billie's Originals' within the walls of the Artistic Spirit Gallery in Blackfoot featuring her $10,000 original painting titled 'Pioneer's Dream.'
Action in the Little Buckaroo Rodeo continues today.
A cowboy breakfast is served from 7-10 a.m. in the Firth City Park. The âCowboys and Indiansâ Parade begins at Firth High School and ends at the Firth City Park. The Community Orchestra, ice cream, soda, two free bounce houses and vendors await all comers in the park.
The Little Buckaroo Rodeo round two begins at 7 p.m. tonight.
This is the largest number of buckaroosâ385âregistered for the rodeo, said Registrar Dixie Finck.
Obituary for Kenneth Parks
Â Kenneth Rulon Parks, 87, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.Â He was under the care of Idaho Home Health and Hospice.