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August 28th, 2012

Beulah Trebilcock, 93

August 28, 2012

Beulah Trebilcock, 93, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at The Willows in Blackfoot.
Our beloved mother and grandmother was born in Wagoner, Okla., Aug. 11, 1919. She was the fourth child born to George D. and Adolpha Standlee Martin. She was reared and educated in Tulsa, Okla. 
Upon graduation from Tulsa Central High School she attended Tulsa Secretarial School. She wrote for the advertising and society department of the “Tulsa Tribune” and then the “Tulsa World.”

Carol Inez Vogler, 63

August 28, 2012

Carol Inez Vogler, 63, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at her home from cancer.
She was born Sept. 25, 1948, in Santa Cruz, California to Renaldo J. Egbert and Yvonne Hale Egbert.
Carol and her family lived in Santa Cruz, Calif., until she was through the sixth grade at which time the family moved to Oakley, Idaho. She graduated from Oakley High School in 1966.

Spencer J. Nilsson, 13

August 28, 2012

Spencer J. Nilsson of Sterling returned to his Heavenly Father Aug. 25, 2012.
Spencer was born on Aug. 28, 1998 to his parents Ron and Yolanda Nilsson.
Spencer is the little brother to Lacie, Trevor, Riley and Suzanne. During his stay on this earth Spencer had many talents. He enjoyed snowboarding, hunting and riding his motorcycle. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and was very proud when he could play the song “Smoke On Water” by Deep Purple which was taught to him by his father.

Gary Grant Hames, 64

August 28, 2012

Gary Grant Hames, 64, of Mackay passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at his home following a battle with cancer.  His final days were spent surrounded by family.
Gary was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Vernon and Luella (Porritt) Hames.  Gary, the seventh of 10 kids, was a rambunctious boy who maintained his spitfire attitude throughout his adult life.  Gary’s childhood and the family’s travels provided many great memories that he loved to reminisce about and share.  His greatest friends throughout his life were always his siblings and their spouses.

August 27th

Taxes decrease in 2013 Bingham County budget

August 27, 2012

The 2013 budget for Bingham County is lower than the 2012 version and the levy is also lower. In the upcoming budget, taxpayers will pay $15.53 less per $100,000 taxable value.
Taxable values in the county have increased.
"Levies are down because [taxable] values went up," said Bingham County Clerk Sara Staub.
Bingham County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2013 budget.
There is a $35,943 decrease in the 2013 budget. In 2012, the budget totaled $27,250,512. Next year's budget totals $27,214,469.

Zone 1 voters to cast ballots on Lipovac recall

August 27, 2012

Only electors living in Blackfoot School Zone 1 can vote in the recall election of trustee Peter Lipovac from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.
Electors living in Precinct 6 will vote at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. Electors living in Precinct 4 will vote at Stalker Elementary and electors living on the reservation will vote at Fort Hall Elementary.
The reasons for the recall and Lipovac's comments about the recall are printed on the ballot.

Local man sentenced for lewd contact

August 27, 2012

On Monday Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson sentenced Robert Arch Sims, 47, of Blackfoot for one count of lewd conduct with a child under the age of 16.
Simpson denied probation to Sims saying that "denying probation would diminish the seriousness of his crime." He went on to sentence Sims to six years (fixed and determined) in the Idaho Department of Correction (with 15 years undetermined). Sims was given credit for the 77 days that he has already spent in jail.
"This means no less than six years and no more than 15 years," Simpson explained.

Former principal sentenced to prison

August 27, 2012

Christopher Charles Cox, 39, the former principal at the Snake River Junior High School, was sentenced Monday for one count of sexual abuse of a child under 16-years-of-age.
Seventh District Judge Gregory Moeller sentenced Cox to not less than three and not more than 18 years in the Idaho Department of Correction.
Cox was given credit for the 54 days he has already served in jail.
Cox was also fined $10,000. He must pay court costs of $150.50 and make a $375 payment to the victim's relief fund.

August 26th

Local musicians create Hambone's undefinable sound

August 26, 2012

With the voice of a smooth and mellow middle-aged man and the acoustic stylings on the strings of a guitar from a 28-year-old, Bart Bradford and Steven Muldenhauer create a sound that is undefinable. Bradford said, "I wanted to be more like Metallica but it comes out more like Simon and Garfunkelesque."
Bradford and Muldenhauer create an unlikely duo which came together after both were in the musical "Brigadoon" which The Blackfoot Community Players presented at the Nuart Theater.

Rockford Elementary gets new principal

August 26, 2012

David Kerns is the new principal at Rockford Elementary in the Snake River School District. He is also the federal programs director.
He brings lots of experience to these positions in that he is entering his 30th year in the education profession.
Kerns grew up in Potlatch.
“I grew up surrounded with dry land farming,” Kerns said. “This is like going home to me.
“I see it out my window every day,” he said.
Kerns attend the University of Idaho before going on an LDS mission to Bolivia.

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