April 19th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” The City of Blackfoot plans to draft an ordinance to ban texting while driving.
Speaking at the Blackfoot City Council Meeting Tuesday, Blackfoot Police Chief Dave Moore said because the Idaho legislature failed to pass a texting while driving ban for the second year, local cities must take action to promote public safety in their communities. Twin Falls and Meridian have already banned texting while driving. Rexburg is considering a ban.
"The issue we have is one I feel should have been taken care of by the Idaho legislature," Moore said. "I am frustrated."
Lorenzo John Hennefer, 80, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello following an illness.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHUBBUCK â€” Carlyle Raymond Bassett, 84, of Chubbuck passed away peacefully at his home with family on Saturday, April 16, 2011.
He was born in Howell, Utah, on Dec. 4, 1927, to Ernest and Lily Bassett.
He served in the Army during World War II.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Betty Jo Bassett, and 11 children, David Blair, Alan Cates, Gary Cates, Randal Cates, Cheron Knight, Darla Cates, all of Fort Hall; Vicki Cervantes of Phoenix, Ariz.; Carol Sanchez of Pocatello; Paul Bassett, Joe Bassett and Kaylene Smith, all of Grand Junction, Colo.
Stewart Lionel Mettz, 69, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Arpil 16, 2011 at his home.
He was born Jan. 12, 1942 in Lake Charles, La. He was reared by two wonderful parents, Vernon and Ruth Mettz. He had one brother, Bill Mettz (Becky) and two sisters Sharon Minor (Durr) and Connie Jurischk (Ed).
He loved his grandparents, Jack and Allie Stewart. After graduation from Beaumont High School he went to live with his grandparents and helped his grandfather (Jack Stewart) on his rice farm in DeRidder, La.
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BLACKFOOT â€“ Bingham County Commissioners rejected the latest proposal from MSW Green Energy to build a waste-to-energy plant at the Bingham County Transfer Station.
Officials from MSW Green and the president of GGI Energy from Plano, Texas, were in Blackfoot last week to present their latest proposal to the Bingham County Commissioners.
After listening to the proposal from GGI Energy, Bingham County Commissioner Cleone Jolley said, â€śIâ€™m not going to negotiate any project with MSW Green.
â€śIâ€™m going to court; Iâ€™m going to get this settled.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” The water level on the Snake River near Blackfoot continues to rise as the combination of additional precipitation, snowmelt and reservoir releases adds to the water's volume.
The Snake River near Blackfoot is expected to crest at 9.34 feet early Wednesday morning before slowly subsiding through the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service. Action stage is 9.5 feet, with flood stage at 10 feet.
"Right now it's at 9.02 feet," Bingham County Emergency Management Director Craig Rowland said.
Stewart L. Mettz, 69, of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011 at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Norma Byington, 81, Long time Blackfoot resident, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at The Gables in Idaho Falls from natural causes. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home.