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November 5th, 2010

Florien Van Sickle, 76

November 5, 2010

Florien Van Sickle, a 76-year-old Blackfoot resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Pocatello.
She was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Peter Misch and Florence Roggie Misch.
She moved to California at age 8 and in 1952 at the age of 17 married Harold Van Sickle, in Reno, Nev. They moved to Jefferson, Iowa after Harold was discharged from the Navy and moved back to California in 1970. They lived there until 1992 when they moved to Southeast Idaho and have lived here since.

Jane Lucille Pack Lundberg, 74

November 5, 2010

Jane Lucille Pack Lundberg, the angel that Heaven lent to us for 74 years, peacefully returned to the Savior’s arms on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was a humble, noble and loving soul— she was simply “awesome, awesome.”

Wind farm talks ongoing

November 5, 2010

BLACKFOOT — The special use permit requested by the Blue Ribbon Energy LLC to build a wind farm in a natural resource/agriculture zone on the Goshen bench will be continued to Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Discussion on this wind farm started at 10 p.m. Wednesday and ended at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. P&Z commissioners heard testimony from all the people present. The wind farm decision was continued until Wednesday, Nov. 10.
At the meeting on Nov. 10, P&Z commissioners will present their rationale for there decision, then vote on approving or denying the special use permit.

Ambulance staff to work at BMH

November 5, 2010

BLACKFOOT — An agreement to allow ambulance service employees to work at Bingham Memorial Hospital was finalized earlier this week and may be enacted later this month.
“Everything is pretty much ready to go,” Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray said.
The agreement was signed by Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue in October, and was finalized by the Bingham County commissioners this week. The agreement has also been agreed upon by BMH.

November 2nd

State Champions!

November 2, 2010

WENDELL — For the first time since 1972 the Snake River volleyball team will be adding a state championship trophy to the schools trophy case. The Panthers earned the title of state champions with a pair of 3-1 victories on Saturday, first taking out South Fremont 25-27, 25-22, 25-11 and 25-9 in the semi-finals and then knocking out the defending 3A state champion St. Maries Lumberjacks 17-25, 26-24, 25-22 and 26-24.

Panthers advance with win over Salmon

November 2, 2010

THOMAS — Mistakes nearly ended the Snake River Panthers football season on Saturday afternoon. Five turnovers will normally lead to defeat but the Panthers found a way to overcome that with a strong running game and some timely passing for a 32-26 comeback victory over Salmon in the first round of the state football playoffs.

Sheriff seeks suspects’ information

November 2, 2010

SHELLEY — The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects involved in a burglary Oct. 16 at the old Shelley Sugar Plant.
On Oct. 16 approximately 11:50 p.m., three subjects—two males and one female—broke into the facility and buildings at the old Shelley Sugar Plant. The area and building currently houses items owned by the Army Surplus store. The individuals took several items including water bags with US in black lettering, brush block relay, three pairs of black overshoes (size 3) and half a box of 20-millimeter dummy rounds.

Joan Marie George

November 2, 2010

Joan Marie George, 65, formerly of Idaho Falls and Pingree, died at her home on Aug. 14, 2010, in Lincoln, Missouri.

Jane Lucille Pack Lundberg, 74

November 2, 2010

Jane Lucille Pack Lundberg, the angel that Heaven lent to us for 74 years, peacefully returned to the Savior’s arms on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was a humble, noble and loving soul— she was simply “awesome, awesome.”

4-H leaders recognized

November 2, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Casey Rosin from Firth and Kathy Ternus from Blackfoot were recognized for their leadership at the Bingham County 4-H Open House Monday evening.
Rosin received the Spirit of 4-H award and $200. This is the third year Randy and Julie Wilmot have sponsored this award.
Randy Wilmot said the Spirit of 4-H award goes to “the youth member who goes beyond what they need to do; they put in that extra effort.”

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