March 11th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” Seventy years ago, a group of students began kindergarten at Groveland Elementary School.
On Friday five of those people â€” three from Idaho, one from Utah and another from Lithuania â€” got together to enjoy one another's company once again.
"We have known one another for a long time," said Darla Solinsky of Groveland. "We have a lot in common."
"This is more fun that a class reunion because we all came out of the same area," said Joyce Bateman Adams of Orem, Utah. "Groveland was a wonderful place to grow up. We're just drawn to each other. We love each other."
The Morning Newsâ€”Melanie Moore
Last year's Distinguished Dude Beau Hoskins, center, is surrounded by candidates vying for this year's title. Seventeen juniors showcased their fitness, talent and self expression in search of being named Distinguished Dude. The event is a fundraiser for Blackfoot's Distinguished Young Women program, which will be March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
Colleen Patricia Rovig, 69, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her family, from complications due to Alzheimer disease.
She was born May 30, 1941. in Blackfoot to Charles Faye Kelley and Orpha Louella Dowdle.
She married Howard E. Rovig on Sept. 27, 1957.Â They had four children, Steve, Kellie, Nicole and Greg.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and sharing her knowledge of Jehovah, God.
Larry J. Young, 62, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Larry was born Dec. 13, 1948, in Rexburg to Melvin J. Young and Gayle Evelyn Nave.Â He lived his early years in Idaho Falls until he moved to Blackfoot where he attended junior high and high school.Â He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1968.Â
Tom Lynn Tracy, 36, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011, at his home after a courageous seven-year battle with cancer.
He was born April 10, 1974, in Blackfoot to Johnnie H. Tracy and Loretta George.
Tom has lived his entire life in the Blackfoot area and graduated from Sho-Ban High School. He was a member of the Native American Church and a member of the Sons of American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23.
He worked as a skilled laborer for Sho-Ban Tribes.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mechanic work on cars and watching movies.
BLACKFOOT â€” Voters approved all supplemental and plant facility levies in Bingham County Tuesday by big percentages.
Electors approved the Blackfoot School District No. 55 two-year supplemental levy for $1.975 million by 81.8 percent. The raw totals were 863 yes votes to 214 no votes. A simple majority was needed to pass.
Snake River School District No. 52 had asked voters to convert $375,000 of a previously approved $500,000 school plant facility levy to a supplemental levy for two years. This passed by 448-95 which is an approval of 82.5 percent. A simple majority was needed to pass.
BLACKFOOT â€” Often when inventors come up with ideas to make a certain industry process easier, they need the help of others to bring their ideas to life.
During a couple of generations and over five decades, Earl M. Tanner and sons Dave, Max and Harvey did just that for many of Bingham County's potato farmers.
"It was solving their problems," Dave said of the role the four Tanners had in growing the county's potato industry into the world power it now is. "Sometimes I think we asked too many questions."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Bingham County Prosecutor's Office said they have reached a plea agreement in the case regarding Nathan Walker, one of five former Blackfoot High School athletes charged with various misdemeanor offenses.
Walker was charged with one county of principal to battery and five charges of principal to false imprisonment, all misdemeanor charges. The charges were amended last week to identify Walker as principal in all the charges.