June 1st, 2011
Jack Edwin Merritt, 77, longtime businessman and resident of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011 at his home from a lingering illness.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Blackfoot 1st Ward LDS Chapel, 187 N. Ash St.,Â with Bishop Tad Pearson conducting.
The family will meet with friends on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho. and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARCO â€” June Talbot Williams, 85, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, in Idaho Falls.
She was born June 2, 1925, in St. John, Idaho to Andrew Melvin and Miriam Monson Talbot. June was raised and received her elementary education in St. John. In 1943 she graduated from Malad High School. She spent the next several years working for the soil conservation offices in Malad and Pocatello.
Dora Darthella Leavitt, 80, of Firth passed away May 25, 2011, at the Gables in Shelley under hospice care.
Funeral servicesÂ will be at 11 a.m. Thursday June 2, 2011, atÂ the Firth Ward Chapel (744 North 600 East).Â The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 West Oak Street in Shelley, and Thursday from 9:30- 10:40 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Marguerite Y. King, 95, of Firth passed away May 23, 2011, at her home under hospice care.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday May 31, 2011, at the Firth Ward Chapel (744 North 600 East).
The family will receive friends Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 West Oak Street in Shelley, and Tuesday from 9:30-l10:40 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Firth Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Lori Elizabeth Hammond, 55, of Blackfoot returned to her Father in Heaven on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello surrounded by her family, after a long fight with her health challenges.Â
She was born Sept. 14, 1955, in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, to Dale LaRoy Still and Agnes Marie Bourne Still, the eldest of four children and many foster brothers and sisters.
THOMAS â€” Into a gymnasium filled to capacity with proud parents, families and friends marched 134 graduating seniors at Snake River High School Wednesday evening.
Speaking to her classmates, senior class president Kylee Hale said, "The world is so much bigger than high school."
She continued, "Be a best friend. Overuse 'I love you.' Don't outsmart yourself. Whatever you do, be a good one."
The 2011 graduating class at Snake River has two valedictoriansâ€”Sarah Asmus and Jake Arbon. Katie Mathis is the salutatorian.
"Learn, laugh, love," said Asmus. "Experiences provide challenges."
MORELAND â€” Mill Creek Metals, LLC, is a recycling center serving Southeast Idaho. Steve Peterson, his wife Kittie and their sons Lex, Trevor, Hans and Cooper â€” are the owners and operators of the business. They have been in business since 2004 and are on 10 acres at 182 N. 760 W. in Moreland.
The business started out as a metal salvage business but has expanded significantly in the last seven years.
Mill Creek is currently under contract with Bingham County to run the transfer station. At the transfer station, cardboard and some plastics are recycled along with all metals.
BLACKFOOT â€” It's an interview that I both loathed and loved to have. On one hand my favorite high school teacher and coach is riding into the sunset, leaving a void that the flooding Snake River could never fill.
On the other hand, a man among men is entering into the best times of his life. He is free as he says and now embarks upon yet another chapter in the life and times of Brian Barlow.
Here is a few words from the man. The myth. The legend.
Mark High - Coach you've spent 30 years in the same district both coaching and teaching. Did you ever consider leaving during that time?
BLACKFOOT â€” When their children were at home, Lamar and Barbara Robertson of Blackfoot planted a large garden on their two-plus acres of ground.
But when the children left and their tiller broke, they lost interest in gardening for a time.
Today the Robertsons are among a growing group of people who participate in what is known as four-square gardening. They have four raised beds in the area behind their house.
"I heard some ladies talking about it at the temple one day last year," Barbara recalled. "So I bought the book (Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew).
BLACKFOOT â€” Due to flooding conditions in eastern Idaho, Governor C.L. â€śButchâ€ť Otter has declared a State Declaration of Emergency in support of Bingham and Jefferson Counties. The State Declaration, approved by the governor today, brings the availability of state support to the impacted areas.