September 2nd, 2011
Paul Joseph Happel, Jr., 71, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 in Pocatello at the Ridge Wind Assisted Living after a long illness.
Paul was born in New London, Conn., on March 20, 1940, to Paul Joseph Happel Sr. and Bessie Ann Doherty Happel.
The family lived in Mystic, Conn., and Paul attended school there until the family moved to Blackfoot for Paul Sr. who worked for Electric Boat. Paul attended schools in the Blackfoot area. The family returned to Connecticut and then back to Blackfoot where Paul Sr. worked for Westinghouse Electric NRF and the INEL.
SHELLEY â€” There were plenty of scoring opportunities during the Blackfoot and Shelley boys soccer game on Thursday afternoon. In the end, Blackfoot converted a pair of those chances to remain unbeaten on the season with a 2-0 win on the Russets home field.
"Some time you get three chances and you score on all three and other times you get fifteen chances and you score one, it's just how the game goes," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said.
SHELLEY â€” With the game tied at 1-1, late in the second half of Shelley and Blackfoot's conference tilt on the Lady Russets home field, Shelley's Megan Jensen pulled out her sand wedge and then lofted a perfect shot over the Blackfoot goal keeper for the eventual game winner.
Raymond Jensen, 87, of Blackfoot passed peacefully away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 with his home caretaker, Nita Teton, by his side at his home in Wapello.
Marley Lynn Fackrell, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Aug, 30, 2011 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Marley was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Pingree to Robert Lynn and Coral Leone Marley Fackrell.Â
He spent his early years in Pingree and Riverside and moved to Arimo when his father bought a store. Arimo is where he met his sweetheart, Ezma B. Welch, when they were seventh graders.Â
After graduating from Arimo High School in 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a tailgunner on a B-17.Â He always said that they ended the war when they heard he was coming.Â
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Youth from the Blackfoot LDS Stake hit their neighborhoods Tuesday night on a scavenger hunt and food drive. Their efforts resulted in approximately 7,000 items that were donated to the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA).
Blackfoot High School senior Lindsay Turpin began organizing the activity for a youth conference originally scheduled for June. However, due to the flood risk in Bingham County youth filled sandbags for their service project.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County commissioners elected to send solid waste generated in Bingham County to the Bannock County Landfill this week. The tipping cost to haul to Bannock is $26 per ton. The contract is for the next five years.
The previous week the commissioners had received non-qualifying bids for the service. The county did not ask for specific parameters, so there was lots of information to consider, Commission chairman Cleone Jolley said.
BLACKFOOT â€” As fairgoers enter through the north gate near the West Events area they will pass by a new feature of the Eastern Idaho State Fairâ€”a community garden demonstration. The Eastern Idaho State Fair begins Saturday and continues through Sept. 10.
Master Gardener Jon Lyksettâ€”who coordinated the new Blackfoot Community Garden near Airport Road and Teeples Driveâ€”has been working in the garden at the fairgrounds for months in preparation for next week.
Kim Vance Nakamura, 27, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, due to medical complications.
Kim was born March 3, 1984, to Vance K. Nakamura and Elizabeth Marie Jimenez in Blackfoot.Â He attended school in the Blackfoot School District, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 2002.Â Except for a short time in California he spent his entire life in Southeast Idaho.