January 6th, 2012
The January/February issue of Bingham Magazine is now available. Magazines are available in the Morning News office and at select businesses around Bingham County free of charge.
Here are a few of the articles you will find:
â¢Â Shirley Brumfield takes the reigns as the new Chamber of Commerce president this month. Brumfield, along with new members of the Chamber board will be introduced at the President's lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
â¢ You've probably seen him wearing green. Blackfoot's Biggest Fan, Ralph Hulse, is featured in our "Faces in the Crowd" section.
BLACKFOOT â The Bingham County Commissioners approved changes to the commissioner district boundaries Thursday, moving Precinct 4 from Commissioner District 2 to District 3.
The moveârequired by Idaho Statuteâensures the population in each of the three districts is no more or less than 10 percent of the other two districts based on the 2010 Census.
The change only affects 2,701 people living in Precinct 4, which is the area of Riverton Road west of Blackfoot. Precinct 4 is now part of District 3, which includes nearly all of western Bingham County.
Photos from Wednesday nights Blackfoot/Snake River wrestling match.
BLACKFOOT â Local Idaho Power employees give back each year to various local non-profit organizations, including the Bingham Crisis Center.
Regional Idaho Power employees donate to an employee community service fund throughout the year. Those funds are then matched by Idaho Power and distributed to various non-profit agencies throughout the region from Pocatello to Salmon. The fund is employee-governed and gives to various organizations providing health and human services to individuals.
Venice âVinceâ Pratt, 76, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Vince was born Jan. 21, 1936 in Blackfoot to Joseph Adelaar Pratt and Alta Adel Hagen. He attended school in Blackfoot, Shelley and Salmon. He spent some time in California, moving back to Blackfoot in 1968.
Vince served his country in the United States Marines stationed most of the time in Japan.
On June 3, 1976 Vince married Karen Scott in Blackfoot.
Ronald Wilburn Marlow, 88, of Payette, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at The Cottages, Weiser.
A viewing for family and friends will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2012 at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 5 at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1712 W. Idaho Ave., Ontario, Ore.
Burial with military honors will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Payette. Condolences may be made to Ronâs family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.
Kim Dallin Watt, 59, of Blackfoot passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
Donna Belle Reed Benson, 90, died Jan. 2, 2012, with her family by her side at her granddaughterâs home in Stansbury Park, Utah.
Donna was born on Oct. 30, 1921 in Iona to Albert C. and Ivy Bernice Scoresby Reed.Â Her father was the only person in his family to join the LDS Church, and after moving west from Pennsylvania, he met Ivy.
Lowell A. Dance, former Bingham County Assessor and former judge for the State of Idaho Ad Valorem Tax Court of Appeals, died in his sleep Jan. 1, 2012.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1926 at Thomas, the son of William Dance and Mary Anderson Dance. He attended Wilson Grade School, Moreland High School and Ricks College. His education at Ricks College was interrupted by World War II. He entered the United States Army in 1944. After heavy artillery and radio repair training, he served in the 985th Signal Service Company in Italy during the closing months of the war.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â Mitt Romney eked out a minuscule 8-vote victory over Rick Santorum in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, the state party chairman said early Wednesday, ringing down the curtain on an improbable first act in the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama in the fall.
Appearing hours after the caucuses had ended, Matt Strawn said Romney had 30,015 votes, to 30,007 for Santorum, whose late surge carried him to a near win.