November 8th, 2010
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Is your teacher the biggest Bengal fan? If you have ever sat in a class or played on a court with Dan Hale, the answer is yes.
Hale has proudly supported the Idaho State Bengals for the last 39 years and, win or lose, rain or shine, in good years and bad he can be found cheering with his family beside him. He was recently awarded third place in the Syringa Wireless â€śIs Your Teacher the Biggest Bengal Fan?â€ť contest. Hale was presented a check for $150 on the field at an ISU football game.
Farris I Wixom, 77, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
Farris was born January 28, 1933 to Irvin Wixom and Hannah Butt in Blackfoot, Idaho.Â He attended school in the Snake River School District graduating from Thomas-Moreland High School.Â Other than living in different towns due to construction jobs, he lived his entire life in Blackfoot.
On March 10, 1956 Farris married Mary Joyce Anderson in Elko, Nevada.Â Together they had five children, Cheryl, Bryan, Serena, Lauri and Dana.Â Farris and Mary were later divorced.
Florien Van Sickle, a 76-year-old Blackfoot resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Pocatello.
She was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Peter Misch and Florence Roggie Misch.
She moved to California at age 8 and in 1952 at the age of 17 married Harold Van Sickle, in Reno, Nev. They moved to Jefferson, Iowa after Harold was discharged from the Navy and moved back to California in 1970. They lived there until 1992 when they moved to Southeast Idaho and have lived here since.
Jane Lucille Pack Lundberg, the angel that Heaven lent to us for 74 years, peacefully returned to the Saviorâ€™s arms on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was a humble, noble and loving soulâ€” she was simply â€śawesome, awesome.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” The special use permit requested by the Blue Ribbon Energy LLC to build a wind farm in a natural resource/agriculture zone on the Goshen bench will be continued to Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Discussion on this wind farm started at 10 p.m. Wednesday and ended at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. P&Z commissioners heard testimony from all the people present. The wind farm decision was continued until Wednesday, Nov. 10.
At the meeting on Nov. 10, P&Z commissioners will present their rationale for there decision, then vote on approving or denying the special use permit.
BLACKFOOT â€” An agreement to allow ambulance service employees to work at Bingham Memorial Hospital was finalized earlier this week and may be enacted later this month.
â€śEverything is pretty much ready to go,â€ť Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray said.
The agreement was signed by Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue in October, and was finalized by the Bingham County commissioners this week. The agreement has also been agreed upon by BMH.
WENDELL â€” For the first time since 1972 the Snake River volleyball team will be adding a state championship trophy to the schools trophy case. The Panthers earned the title of state champions with a pair of 3-1 victories on Saturday, first taking out South Fremont 25-27, 25-22, 25-11 and 25-9 in the semi-finals and then knocking out the defending 3A state champion St. Maries Lumberjacks 17-25, 26-24, 25-22 and 26-24.
THOMAS â€” Mistakes nearly ended the Snake River Panthers football season on Saturday afternoon. Five turnovers will normally lead to defeat but the Panthers found a way to overcome that with a strong running game and some timely passing for a 32-26 comeback victory over Salmon in the first round of the state football playoffs.
SHELLEY â€” The Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office is seeking the publicâ€™s help in identifying three suspects involved in a burglary Oct. 16 at the old Shelley Sugar Plant.
On Oct. 16 approximately 11:50 p.m., three subjectsâ€”two males and one femaleâ€”broke into the facility and buildings at the old Shelley Sugar Plant. The area and building currently houses items owned by the Army Surplus store. The individuals took several items including water bags with US in black lettering, brush block relay, three pairs of black overshoes (size 3) and half a box of 20-millimeter dummy rounds.
Joan Marie George, 65, formerly of Idaho Falls and Pingree, died at her home on Aug. 14, 2010, in Lincoln, Missouri.