June 27th, 2011
Barbara Jane Poole Fowers Pendlebury, age 89, died on June 25, 2011, at home in Blackfoot following a lingering illness.
She was born on May 16, 1922, in Rexburg, the daughter of Leslie E. and Leona Hoopes Poole. She attended two years of elementary school in Rexburg, then finished her education in Idaho Falls, graduating from Idaho Falls High School in 1940. She also attended the University of Idaho. She cherished the memories of the years she spent with her beloved grandparents in Rexburg, and had many friends throughout her life who touched her deeply.
BLACKFOOT â Last years defending champion Steve Tarkon is going pro. He has stated this on many occasions and local golfers would like nothing better than to see the spry young 24 year old pack his bags and head out onto the professional tour because over the weekend, Tarkon successfully defended his Von Elm championship by firing a two day total 139 en route to the 2011 title.
BLACKFOOT â The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center now has a piece of fine art adorning one of its walls thanks to the generosity of a local man.
L. DeWayne Young commissioned a painting from Blackfoot artist J. Ken Spencer and then donated the painting to the BPAC in memory of his late friend Dr. Donald E. Silvius, who died Dec. 24, 2010. Spencer and Young were at the BPAC Saturday to meet with community members during an open house and unveiling of the painting.
IDAHO FALLS â The ultra-relay race, To Bone and Back, was last Saturday. In this event, runners race to the small farming community of Bone, 20 miles from Idaho Falls. The teams then complete the race by retracing their path to Idaho Falls. Bone is east and south of Idaho Falls.
A small bone is exchanged between teammates at each checkpoint.
Reasons for running vary.
âItâs a blast,â said Allison Boyer from Firth. âItâs an endorphin rush to the max.
BLACKFOOT â Thirteen tornados have hit Bingham County in the past 50 years, with more than half of those occurring since 2000, according to storm data from the National Climatic Data Center.
On Wednesday night, an F0 tornado touched down 1.5 miles southwest of Moreland along Pioneer Road. Four homes received damage from the tornado.
That was the first tornado to touch down in Bingham County in five years. The last reported tornado was Oct. 4, 2006, 5 miles southwest of Atomic City. That tornado was over open land and caused no damage.
BLACKFOOT â The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees approved the budget for 2011-2012 at their meeting Thursday night.
District 55 saw a $1.3 million cut from the general fund in 2010-2011 and $4.64 million since 2008-2009. The budget cuts proposed at the May meeting were factored into the budget and will be made.
"We have a large reduction, once again," Assistant Superintendent Chad Struhs said.
BLACKFOOT â Longtime Blackfoot residents Susan Jensen and Colleen Morgan have found a cause close to their hearts and they are going full throttle to make "Rollin' for a Cause" a success. All money raised will go directly to children in Bingham County living with juvenile diabetes.
Jensen's oldest daughter, Camille Coles--best known as Cami-- was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when she was seven years old. Then, at just 12 years of age Cami died from complications.
Crews responded to Gale Lim Construction, 301 North 700 West, for a fire Thursday morning. The fire began on a hot plant used to mix asphalt and was near a gas tank and propane tank in the gravel pit.
Firefighters quickly doused the fire and remained on scene. No one was injured.
Read Friday's Morning News for more information.
BLACKFOOT âÂ High winds and rain pummeled select areas of Blackfoot Wednesday night around 7 p.m.
The City of Blackfoot confirms that at least 19 trees are down in Jensen Grove. A large tree blocked Airport Road for a short time and Tana Lane was hit causing trees to fall and a metal flagpole to bend.
Photos are available to view on the Blackfoot Morning News Facebook page.
Walter Tschikof died on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Meridian at the well-seasoned age of 90.
We hope all those wishing to honor Waltâs life will attend a memorial celebration planned for 4 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.