July 23rd, 2012
Pioneer Day is the celebration of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints coming to the Salt Lake Valley July 24, 1847. That was the day the first group of saints crested the mountain and saw their first glimpse of the valley. Since that time Latter-day Saints throughout the West have celebrated the occasion by remembering their ancestors and the trials they faced while crossing the dusty plains and rocky mountains.
Items of note from July 13-18.
MARKED CARS: July 13, 2:39 a.m.: A caller said someone is writing on vehicles in the parking lot at the Briarwood Apartments. They said every back windshield has a circle with an arrow pointing up.
GAS THEFT: July 13, 2:50 p.m.: A caller at Maverik said a vehicle left without paying for $92.52 in gas.
SEX OFFENSE: July 13, 5:57 p.m.: A caller said a male and female are making out on the grass and asked for an officer to respond because they are beginning to take their clothes off. An arrest was made.
Our dear mother, grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully at her home, where she loved to be, on Friday, July 20, 2012.Â She was 89 years young.
Betty Idona Wadsworth was born April 24,1923, to Fonda Idona Pierce and Roy Elliot of Princeville, Ore.
Lola Mae Summers, 76, of Blackfoot, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012, at her home in Blackfoot following extended illness, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.Â
Lola was born on June 8, 1936 in Firth 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.Â She also attended classes at ISU in her later years.
On July 12, 1954, Lola married Boyd Summers in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â They were later divorced.Â She raised four daughters and made her home in the Blackfoot area.
Charlene Ann Armey Manwaring, 72, of Blackfoot passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah, as the result of an aneurism.
She was born on March 18, 1940, to Rex Carlile Armey and Laura Elda Olsen Armey in Silverlake, Ind.
She graduated from school in May 1958.Â In the 1970's she graduated from cosmetology school and began her own beauty shop in Aberdeen Md.Â Charlene worked hard her whole life and only had one speed, fast and furious.Â If you couldnâ€™t keep up, get out of her way!
Members of the Shelley School Board set themselves in order by re-electing the same officers. All were unanimously re-elected by 4-0 vote. Trustee Jamey Higham was excused.
Ken Kearsley will again serve as chairman. Scott Fredrickson was re-elected vice chairman. Loren Lund as treasurer and Vicki Johnson as the clerk.
The meeting date remains the same. An executive session begins at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Hobbs Middle School. A public session follows at 8 p.m.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot American Legion baseball squad closed out their regular season on Friday afternoon as they welcomed the Eastern Division leading Madison Cat's to town for a non conference tilt on the diamond.
At the end of the day, Blackfoot finished with a split as they picked up a 5-3 win in game one and then came up just short in their comeback efforts in game two as they fell 9-7.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panther American Legion squad returned to full strength for their regular season ending double dip with Madison on Friday afternoon. Needing a pair of wins for a shot at next weeks district tournament the Panthers got just that as they pulled a sweep with a pair of victories 7-5 and 7-4.
"I'm pretty happy with how it turned out today," Snake River head coach Tom Strickland said. "We told the kids that if they wanted to play next week that they would need to come out focused, play hard and play like they have for most of the year."