June 6th, 2012
On a blustery Wednesday morning, officials from State Hospital South recognized the donations of family and community members which has enabled them to memorialize 30 people who are buried in their cemetery.
"We placed 30 headstones in the last month, bringing the total to 48," said assistant hospital administrator Diane Yarrington. She pointed out that approximately 1,000 people were buried in the cemetery east of the main campus from 1886 to the early 1980s.
Donna Jane Lott Johnson was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Wellsville, Cache County, Utah.Â Her parents are Roy Neal Lott and Elizabeth Ardell Yonk Lott.Â She passed June 2, 2012 at The Gables of Blackfoot, Bingham County, the widow of Whitney Owen Johnson.
Marley Reianna Tubbs Chatterton, 29, of Pocatello returned into her Heavenly Fatherâ€™s embrace Thursday, May 31, 2012.Â Â
Â Marley was born May 8, 1983 in Palmer, Alaska, to Sid and Tina Tubbs.Â She was raised in Firth where she graduated high school in 2001.Â After high school, Marleyâ€™s love for learning continued as she received her bachelor's degree in Business from Idaho State University in 2011.
Â At the time of Marleyâ€™s passing she was the state of Oregon marketing director for Farmerâ€™s Insurance Federal Credit Union.
The East Idaho Credit Union at 418 W. Fir St. in Shelley was robbed around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The suspect is one male subject. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black hat, red hoodie and sunglasses. He appeared to in his late teens, early 20s.
There were no weapons, Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson said.
Shortly after the credit union was robbed, a stolen vehicle was reported.
"We assume the two incidents are tied together," the sheriff said.
Police later reported that they had recovered the stolen vehicle in another part of the community.
Wednesday's Blackfoot City Council meeting was primarily informational in nature.
Mayor Mike Virtue received final approval for an airport lease agreement with NezGro Aerial Applicators. The company has paid the city $3,600 to use a hangar for one year.
Virtue also pointed out that the city and its fire fighters have realized there is no benefit to renegotiating their contract at this time. So the council approved extension of that pact for one year.
The rain, wind and unseasonably cold temperatures didn't damper the spirits of 85 fifth grade students from Blackfoot and Fort Hall as they each wheeled away a brand new 21-speed Diamond Back mountain bike Tuesday evening, a reward from Phil Meador Toyota for having perfect attendance this past school year.
The second half of the 2011 property tax is due by Wednesday, June 20, 2012, according to Bingham County Tax Collector Janice Lawes.
If you are coming into the office to pay, bring your tax bills with you.
If you are mailing your payment, include the appropriate payment stub to facilitate proper credit. Early payment is encouraged, to avoid long lines or unexpected circumstances that might prevent you from making payment on the due date.
Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payments may be mailed to 501 N Maple #210, Blackfoot ID 83221.
AMMON â€” As the Snake River Panthers entered the bottom of the sixth inning of play on Tuesday night at Hillcrest leading 6-1 and as the rains began tumbling down the command decision was made that the scheduled double header was to become just a single game.
That was just fine with the the frigid fans in attendance and at the time it looked as if Snake River were in line for their first American Legion win of the season. Oh, how the plans turned south however as Hillcrest rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the ball game, eventually sending the game into bonus cantos in which the Royals wound up prevailing as they up ended the Panthers 7-6 in 11 innings of play.
BLACKFOOT --Â With recent concerns raised by Stalker Elementary parents after the hiring of a uncertified teacher, officials in the Blackfoot School District spoke out to clarify the process.
Hiring procedures used in the Blackfoot School District aim to have a level playing field for all applicants.
Superintendent Dr. Scott Crane said, â€śThe process tries to be fair and consistent.â€ť
"We try to hire the best qualified candidate who best meets the needs of the district and the school.
Â Estella Fowler, 84, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, June 1, 2012, at her home in
Blackfoot surrounded by her family.
Estella was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Darlington, Wisc., to Marcelious Stoddard and Mary Isabele Brown.Â While in Darlington, Estella was raised by her grandmother.Â When she was 18, she moved to Idaho to take care of an uncle, and other than a short time in California, she spent the rest of her life in Idaho.
On Aug. 18, 1952 Estella married Leslie LeRoy â€śBudâ€ť Fowler in Elko, Nev.