July 2nd, 2012
Proud to be an American is Marjorie Mecham from Groveland. A flag flies in her yard and she has flag and patriotic decorations in her home.
About her flag collection, she said, "It's something I've done for a long time.
"My daughter sends me flags when she travels and I pick flags up from places when I travel," Mecham said.
The flags spurred many a story.
Holding a flag featuring a blue star on a white field with a red border, Mecham said, "I have this flag because my husband served during World War II."
Those eager to see some great fireworks (and even light some of their own) can do so in a safe and controlled environment tonight starting at dusk at the Fort Hall rodeo grounds. The firework show is in celebration of Shoshone-Bannock 'Treaty Day' and Independence Day.
According to Randy 'L Teton, public affairs manager for the Sho-Ban Tribes, 'Treaty Day' is in recognition of a peace treaty signed on July 3, 1868 in Fort Bridger (which at that time was in Utah Territory) between the Shoshone and Bannock Indian tribes and the United States government.
Erwin Henry Lass, 97, passed away at his Blackfoot home on July 1, 2012, surrounded by his loving wife and children.
Erwin was born on Oct. 26, 1914 in Emerson, Neb., the third child of Ernest Heinrich and Dorothy Margaret Dohrman Lass.Â Erwin served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, spending much of his service time in Honolulu, Hawaii, at Hickam Field near Pearl Harbor.
Juanita â€śNitaâ€ť Andrews Ainsworth, 89, of Blackfootpassed away on Friday, June 29, 2012, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Nita was born on June 18, 1923, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Gus and Mary Napier Morgan.Â She was raised in the Salt Lake area and attended West High School.Â
Nita married Warren â€śGabbyâ€ť James Ainsworth on Sept. 20, 1941, in Salt Lake City.Â Together they raised two children, Craig and Peggy.Â
Ida Maria Koski Butler passed away in the morning on the June 29, 2012, at the family home in Woodville, Idaho.
Connie Chadbourne, 74, of American Falls, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
She was born Dec. 18, 1937 to Elmer and Ella Richardson in American Falls. She married Amos Alcorn July7, 1954 and they made their home in Chicago, IL, until 1977, when they moved back to American Falls. They had two children, Edna Fay Alcorn (3/5/1955- 1/28/1962) and Elmer Edward Acorn.
Amos Alcorn passed away on Dec. 29, 1982. Connie later married Elwood Charles "Chuck" Chadbourne on Aug.14, 1983. Chuck Chadbourne passed away on Nov. 12, 2007.
The first Intermountain Equifest at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds concluded Sunday evening.
The Equifest featured horses, trainers, vendors and concessionaires. Trainers came from Colorado, California and Coeur d'Alene.
Trainer Aaron Ralston from Silt, Colo., demonstrated bridleless horsemanship. He worked with a 4-year-old Appaloosa stallion named Chief who had been ridden 20 times.
FORT HALL â€” One man is dead following a one-car rollover near Fort Hall about 1:10 a.m. Saturday.
Cullen Fights Over, 19, of Fort Hall died at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello of injuries he suffered in the rollover, according to an Idaho State Police report.
Fights Over and Danae Jimmie, 19, of Blackfoot were passengers in a 1999 pickup which Kendall Perry, 21, of Blackfoot was driving on Philbin Road when Perry lost control and went off the road. The vehicle rolled into a field.
Jimmie and Fights Over were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
ROSE â€” The Wild Adventure Corn Maze has a new owner and location with the old price, said owner Richard Johnson.
The new location is one-quarter mile west of Exit 98 on Interstate 15 (the Rose-Firth exit). Coming from Rose, the maze is located east of the Rose corner.
Last Wednesday, Shawn Stolworthy and Chayce Whitworth were at the corn maze doing some trim work.
The Rose corn maze was planted with the insignia for the 75th anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission. The corn maze covers 10 acres with five miles of trail.
Shawn Stolworthy designs and cuts mazes into field corn.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Jesse William Allen Whipkey, 67,Â accepted a plea agreement to aggravated assault with an enhancement for use of a deadly weapon in committing a felony Thursday afternoon.
He faces a maximum sentence of five years for aggravated assault with an additional 15 years for using or attempting to use a firearm in commission of a felony.
The aggravated assault charge states Whipkey intentionally tried to do violence to another person, namely his daughter, Amy Mayer, when he aimed a .22 pistol at her and pulled the trigger.