April 2nd, 2012
Voters in the Shelley-Firth Fire District will be asked to approve a $1.7 million bond to build a new fire station in Shelley and to renovate the existing Firth fire station on the May 15 ballot.
The cost to property owners in the fire district depends on the tax value of the person's property.
If your home is worth $100,000, the rate for fire protection will increase $7 each year. This is a cost of 58 cents each month.
If your home is worth $200,000, the rate will increase $21.86 for a monthly increase of $1.82.
The installments for the bond will not extend over 30 years.
Items of note from March 21-24.
TRAPPED ANIMAL: March 21, 12:44 p.m.: A caller said there is an animal that appears to be trapped under a camper shell that is upside down in someone's yard. They said it looks like a small dog.
HARASSMENT: March 21, 6:05 p.m.: A caller said they are being chased by some bullet bikes in front of the high school and one of the subjects has threatened to kill someone. An arrest was made.
SHATTERED WINDOWS: March 22: Dispatch received multiple reports of windows being shattered and shot out.
Norma Jorgensen Woods, 92, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Norma was born November 29, 1919 in Groveland, Idaho to John E. Jorgensen and Mary Ann McCracken.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† In 1937 Norma married Thomas Harrison Woods.¬† Together they had five children, Nedra, Sara, Sandra, Thomas and Dennis.
Elizabeth Kay Sequints, 72, of Fort Hall, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children and loved ones, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at her home.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† She was born July 19, 1939 in Owyhee, Nevada to Raymond Warren¬† and Mary Stanley. She attended school Owyhee and moved to Blackfoot when she was a teenager.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Elizabeth loved traveling to pow wows and watching sports. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. She also enjoyed going out to eat with her family and friends.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Tina Marie Signs Cummings, 44, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho from heart failure.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Tina was born on March 6, 1968 in San Diego County, California to Denny Signs and Patti Harris.¬† She attended school in California, graduating from high school in San Diego County.
Fort Hall ‚ÄďThe Department of Public Safety, along with the Tribal Emergency Response Organization, have planned and prepared for an 8-hour scheduled power outage by Idaho Power on Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Thursday.¬†
The Snake River Distinguished Young Women announce the winners of the scholarship contest. Kimille Furniss, second alternate (left) Paige Watt, first alternate (right) and Janalyce Turpin 2013 winner.
SALT LAKE CITY ‚ÄĒ Saturday morning well over 20,000 stood in unison as the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Thomas S. Monson entered the church‚Äôs conference center for 182nd Annual General Conference of the Church.
Visitors to the gathering in Salt Lake City are diverse coming from many nations and cultures. Steven Blaine from Edinburgh, Scotland traveled to the meeting without a ticket to the meetings. He hoped that someone would have an extra ticket to give him.
He said, ‚ÄúI want to hear and see the Prophet and our leaders.‚ÄĚ
The Blackfoot Broncos and the Snake River Panthers battled it out on the diamond on Friday afternoon. View photos from the first of the two games.
As he prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of what started as Vaughn's A&W, Kevin Rupe pondered on the key to success.
"Dad set a high standard that I still try to uphold," said Rupe, who has operated Rupe's Burgers since 1987.
"You have to like people and be friendly," said Kevin's mother, Carol, as she watched him visit with the customers. "They were both like that."
Vaughn Rupe worked for Challenge Dairy back in 1962 when the previous owner suggested that he buy the business.
"I didn't see how we could afford to do it," Carol recalled. "He was making good money where he was.