November 2nd, 2011
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) â€” Roads to most of Yellowstone National Park's popular tourist spots, including Old Faithful, are scheduled to be closed Monday for the winter season.
After the roads are closed, park staff are expected to begin preparing for limited, commercially guided snowmobile and snow coach travel during the winter season, which begins Dec. 15.
Erma Gay Gunnell Higgins, 61, of Idaho Falls, passed away Oct, 27, 2011 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.
Erma Gay was born Sept.19, 1950 in Preston to Parley Mitton Gunnell and Doris Wilcox Hobbs Gunnell. She grew up and attended schools in the Linrose and Burley areas and graduated from Burley High School. She continued her education at Ricks College in Rexburg and at BYU in Provo, Utah.
On March 26, 1976, she married Douglas Eugene Higgins in the Logan Utah LDS Temple. Together they raised two children.
Dolly Elizabeth Chandler Seipert, 93, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, October 31, 2011 at her sonâ€™s home in Idaho Falls.
Dolly was born on May 10, 1918 in Bancroft, Idaho to William Henry Chandler and Sara Zweifel. She lived in the Spencer and Dubois area in her youth, graduating from Dubois High School.
Glen Fred Sohm passed away Oct. 28, 2011 in Provo, Utah.Â He was born Nov. 25, 1930 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Fred Charles Sohm and Cora Jane Baggs.
James I. Dain, 69, of Bowling Green, Mo and formerly of Chambersburg, IL passed away Saturday, October 29, 2011 at his residence. James was born in Meadville, PA on January 19, 1942, a son of Wibirt C. and Alberta L. Marcy Dain. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the James Dain Family. Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
BLACKFOOT â€” Organizers of a public charter high school expect their petition to be heard by the Idaho Public Charter School Commission in December and are moving forward with their effort to open the school next fall.
The Idaho STEM Academy, a proposed charter high school focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, brought their petition to the Blackfoot School Board of Trustees in September. The board waived the decision during their October meeting to the state Charter School Commission, who will meet Dec. 15.
BINGHAM COUNTY â€“Â The November/December issue of Bingham Magazine is now available in the Morning News office and around Bingham County free of charge. In this issue you will find a tribute to our troops, holiday recipes, community features, local perspectives and more.
You can also view Bingham Magazine online at www.am-news.com under Special Sections.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Here is a listing of events happening in and around Bingham County this week. Check our online calendar at http://www.am-news.com for updated information during the week. If you have an event you would like posted please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
â€˘ Solo auditions for the community performance of Handelâ€™s â€śMessiahâ€ť are from 4â€”6 p.m. at the Snake River High School.
â€˘ Bingham County Historical Society final meeting of the year tonight at 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Roast beef dinner--please bring a salad or dessert. Speaker Gene Womack.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) â€” Big East Commissioner John Marinatto says the conference will begin extending invitations to potential new members as the league tries to rebuild after losing four schools.
Marinatto declined to say which schools will receive invites to the Big East. He did say the league will hand out invites for football-only and all sports and the league is looking to expand westward.
The Big East's plan is to add Boise State, Navy and Air Force as football-only members and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports.
BOZEMAN, Mont. â€” Leona-Ruth Vadnais Fechter Long, 69, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 following a valiant battle with cancer.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service 113 S. Wilson Avenue, Bozeman, Mont.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.dokkennelson.com.
Memorial services for those who knew Leona from the Pocatello and Blackfoot areas are pending and will be announced at a later date.