April 28th, 2011
ALBANY, Ore. â Don C. Lyon of Albany, Ore., passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the age of 84 surrounded by his family.
Don was a longtime resident of Albany where he owned and operated OK Novelty Service and where he and his wife of 62 years, Bonnie, raised their three children.
Don was born and spent his early years in Blackfoot graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1945. He worked shearing sheep, ranching and working for U&I Sugar Company.
THOMAS â After a dreadful start the Snake River Panthers tried to mount a comeback on Wednesday evening but in the end came up short as they fell 13-8 to American Falls in the final home game of the seniors collective careers at Snake River High School.
A trio of fielding miscues in the first two innings proved costly indeed as American Falls took advantage of those with a collection of well hit balls as they scored 8 runs in the opening frames, 7 of those unearned.
RIVERSIDE - The present and the future were both showcased Wednesday afternoon as the Snake River Lady Panthers celebrated senior night with a solid 8-1 victory over American Falls in softball.
The seniors led the way offensively and sophomore hurler Alyssa DeLaney pitched a complete game, one hit masterpiece, shutting down the Beaver offense.
"Our seniors set the tone right from the start," said Coach Kay Martin. "Courtney and Bailey had back to back doubles in the first inning to get us started and all the seniors hit the ball real well today."
Â FIRTH â âRamona and Joel,â a Wild West spoof on Shakespeareâs âRomeo and Julietâ rides onto the stage at Firth High School (FHS) Saturday and Monday.
Itâs the Montgomery family versus the Cabot family in this production written by August Mergelman.
In âRamona and Joel,â FHS sophomore Michelle Tucker plays Ramona, the female lead. Senior Caden Portela plays Herman and senior Daniel Withers plays Joel.
Tucker said what she likes best about the play is âthe hick accents.â
âI get to be a complete idiot on stage and have an excuse to do it,â she said.
BLACKFOOT â The Boy Scouts Spring Camporee will be Friday and Saturday at the North Bingham County Park west of Shelley. It is open to all members of the Grand Teton Council.
Retired Blackhawk helicopter pilot Nic Transtrum will speak Friday evening.
Transtrum was born and raised in Blackfoot. He enjoyed Scouting growing up and is an Eagle Scout. He earned his Eagle in 1991 by helping to improve the ball fields by State Hospital South.
FORT HALL â Leaders of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking on their new hotel and events center Wednesday by touting the economical benefits of the project.
The $47 million, 164,000 square foot project will consist of a five-story hotel with 156 rooms and an 1,400-seat events center with meeting, conference, banquet and entertainment venues. The project is being funded by a loan through the Bank of Albuquerque. The hotel will be located just off Interstate 15 at the current location of the Trading Post Grocery Store and Clothes Horse.
Wanna Mae Williams, 87 of Blackfoot, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Shelley, the daughter of Lawrence Spencer âDickâ and RDella Mae Johnson Plant.
Wanna was raised and educated in the Blackfoot area.
She married Paul Maurice Williams, Sr. on Nov. 23, 1940, in Reno, Nev.
Wanna was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a visiting teacher.
She enjoyed making quilts and visiting with people, especially her family.
Joe Trent Caldwell, 30, of Pingree, died Monday, April 25, 2011, as a result of complications due to asthma.
He was born Dec. 17, 1980, in Idaho Falls, the son of Brent and RaNae Caldwell. He attended Snake River schools and graduated from Snake River High School in 1999, where he was a member of the FFA. He attended college at Idaho State University and studied mechanical engineering. Joe was employed by S.M. Stoller where he was a teamster for the Idaho CERCLA Disposal Facility.
BLACKFOOT â The Blackfoot tennis team welcomed conference rival Hillcrest to town on Tuesday for a blustery day on the courts that witnessed a split between the two teams. In the girls match up, Blackfoot got a huge 4-2 win over the Knights while in the boys side of the ledger, Hillcrest returned the favor for a 4-2 defeat of the Broncos.
BLACKFOOT â Jake Berry wants nothing more than to be able to go to the movies or to spend time with friends and family. But for the past five years, Jakeâwho has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchairâhas only been able to go to school and doctor's appointments.
That's why his family is organizing a fundraiser to help Jake's mom purchase a van large enough to transport Jake in his wheelchair. They will be having a "Wheels for Jake" yard sale May 13-14 at 37 S. Thompson Ln. and are currently accepting donations of items for the sale.