October 27th, 2010
Raymond Spencer, a 74-year-old Blackfoot resident, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, in Blackfoot from natural causes. Arrangements will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home.
BLACKFOOT â€” Carson Hall is going to Disneyland.
The five-year-old Blackfoot boy was selected by the Make-a-Wish Foundation to go to Disneyland to make his wish of meeting Mickey Mouse come true.
Carson was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects brain and nervous system functions such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing and thinking. He is the son of Lisa and Steven Hall of Blackfoot.
â€śHeâ€™s had a hard start,â€ť Lisa said.
BLACKFOOT â€” A train traveling from Idaho Falls to Pocatello spilled dry fertilizer on the tracks as it traveled through Blackfoot Tuesday morning.
The fertilizer, a nitrogen-based dry product often used for commercial purposes, spilled primarily near the crossings at Bridge and Judicial approximately 11 a.m., according to Union Pacific Western Region Director of Media Relations Aaron Hunt. The train carrying the fertilizer is a local one that primarily travels between Idaho Falls and Pocatello with stops along the way in Firth and Blackfoot.
Juanita Gladys Reynwald Gruvman, 96, of Blackfoot, passed away Oct. 24, 2010, at her daughterâ€™s home.
Gladys was born Nov. 1, 1913, in Idaho Falls to John Henry Reynwald and Juanita Sarah Reed Reynwald.Â She attended schools in New Sweden and Dewey.
She married Anton Ivan Gruvman on Aug, 10, 1932, in Logan, Utah.Â Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on May 26, 1942.Â They lived in Idaho Falls; Sloat, Calif.; Vallejo, Calif.; and Pocatello.Â Gladys worked at the Westbank Motel and Roger Brothers Potatoes. Ivan preceded her in death on March 26, 1983.
Carl Andrew Johannesen, 90, of Blackfoot passed away at his home Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, from causes incident to age.
He was born Nov. 7, 1919, to Julius Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Rice Johannesen in Rupert. He passed away on Oct. 22, 2010, just a few weeks short of his 91st birthday.
He spent most of his younger years in the Idaho Falls area, graduating from Ririe High School and the University of Idaho.Â
Marvin Arnold Jess, 80, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Marvin was born Sept. 1, 1930 in Oreana, Idaho, to George Marvin and Zora Cable Jess.Â Marvin was raised and educated in Grandview.Â He continued on to Idaho State University and graduated with a bachelorâ€™s degree.Â He spent time in Grandview, Gooding, Twin Falls, Caldwell and Blackfoot.
Marvin served his country with the United States Navy in the Korean Conflict.
Braeden Shae Mortensen was a sophomore at Shelley High School. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where he was recently ordained a priest.
He enjoyed sports and played football and basketball. He loved the outdoors enjoying camping, hunting, fishing and anything that would let him be in the mountains.
Thurl Bailey autographs his picture for Firth High School students Adrian Campos (left) and Justin Walker. Bailey was a professional basketball player from 1983 through 1999. He played for the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
By LESLIE MIELKE
Â FIRTH â€“ Former NBA basketball player Thurl Bailey spoke to the student bodies of Firth High School, Firth Middle School and A. W. Johnson Elementary in Firth Monday morning.
FORT HALL â€“ Educator Brenda Honena has worn many headpieces in her 18 years working in the Blackfoot School District.
In her years with the district, Honena has worked as a teacher, principal and Indian Education Program Director. This is her first year as the principal and her sixth year as the Indian Education Program Director.
Each role has a different emphasis, Honena said.
Marvin Jess, 80 of Blackfoot passed away October 24, 2010 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Services are pending and will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.