April 5th, 2011
Memorial services for William John "Jack" England will be Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Moreland 1st Ward at 1 p.m.Â He passed away Jan. 27, 2011, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The family will meet with visitors from noon to 12:45 p.m.
Yukiko Matsuura (left) and June Cannon display thousands of origami cranes made by residents of a senior assisted living center in Shizuoka, Japan, where Cannon's parents live. "They want to be part of this relief effort," Cannon said.
Folding origami cranes is an ancient Japanese tradition and symbolizes healing prayers. One thousand cranes are folded for the wish of the maker, Cannon said. Mr. Yoshioka from Japan folded 2,000 cranes and donated them for this evening's relief concert for Japan.
FIRTH â€” A barn burned to the ground Monday afternoon near Firth.
Firemen with the Shelley-Firth Fire Department were able to contain the fire at 537 E. 700 N.
"With the wind blowing, we were able to stop the fire from spreading to other structures that were nearby," said Firth Fire Chief Bruce Anthony.
The fire was contained to just the yard near Steve Holzclaw's home.
What burned was an open barn where cattle were fed.
"It was not used at the present time," Anthony said.
Two pumpers, one tanker and three brush fire trucks responded to the fire.
John Leonard Nation, 84, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home of Blackfoot and will be announced.
Everett Dean Shipley, 70, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the Moreland LDS Church, 740 West 175 North in Moreland.
The family will greet friends Wednesday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling in Blackfoot and again Thursday morning from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be in the Moreland Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Leone Broadhead, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away, April 2, 2011 at the High Gate Manor in Yakima, Washington.
Services are pending and will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Thelma Lou Adams Wolfley 89, of Riverside, Idaho passed away April 3, 2011 in Blackfoot, Idaho at The Willows Assisted Living Center.
Thelma was born March 12, 1922 in Riverside, Idaho to Maurice William and Ellen Melissa (Homer) Adams. She attended school in Blackfoot and Moreland. She graduated from Moreland High School in 1940.
SHELLEY â€” Shaun Messick had plenty of time to think about 10 years ago.
His daughter Kylee was battling leukemia at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City and he and his wife were traveling there from their Bingham County home on a regular basis.
"This is a story that popped into my head as I drove back and forth from Salt Lake City," said Messick of his book, "Worlds Without End: The Mission."
The science fiction book is the first in a series of four Messick plans to write over the next few years.
THOMAS â€” The sun came out and the Panthers shown brightly as they swept a double-dip from the visiting Sugar-Salem Diggers on Friday afternoon 18-11 and 4-3.
"We were able to hit the heck out of the ball in the first game and in the second game they threw a really good pitcher but I was proud of the way that our kids hit off of him and got some runs early," Snake River head coach James Carter said. "We had some timely hitting and all in all it was a great day."
BLACKFOOT â€” "The Music Man" rolled into Blackfoot for a one-night performance Friday night.
Twenty-five volunteers from Blackfoot were on hand to help set up props for this musical.
"We started at 8:15 Friday morning," said Blackfoot High School (BHS) junior Kiah Brown. "We do whatever they want us to do."
"I learned that putting a Broadway show together is very difficult," said Logan Lindholm, a junior at BHS.
"It's a lot of work," said BHS junior Cesilio Silveira.