March 27th, 2014
Lois Larson, 96, of Firth died at her home on March 18, 2014 of natural causes.
She was born on April 1, 1917 in Shelley, Idaho.Â She was the third of three children and the only daughter of Peter H. Catron and Alice Christine McBride Catron. She grew up in Shelley, where she attended elementary school and graduated from Shelley High School.
She married J. Warland Larson, in his parentâ€™s home in Basalt, on Nov. 17, 1936. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Wanda Florentine Lutz, 84, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center of natural causes.Â
Wanda was born March 19, 2014 in Hebron, Neb. to Martin L. Holtzen and Meta Aufdenkamp.Â She attended school in Nebraska, Twin Falls and Filer.Â She graduated from Filer High School in 1948.
On Feb. 4, 1951, Wanda married Bob Lutz in Clover, Idaho.Â They were later divorced.
James O. Sorensen, 58, of Firth was reunited with his parents on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at his home from natural causes.
Â Jimmy was born on June 25, 1955 in Shelley, Idaho to Verdal O. and Edna Emma Lyon Sorensen.Â He was born with a rare syndrome called Rubinstein-Taybi.Â Children with this syndrome usually pass away from a heart defect around the age of 20.
Jose De Jesus Romero, also known as Joe Brown, 59, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital after a valiant battle with brain cancer.
Jose was born Dec. 25, 1954 in Guadalajara, Mexico to Fredrico Romero and Irene Fackrell.Â His father died at a young age and he was raised by Irene and Arliss Fackrell. He moved to Blackfoot, Idaho as a child and spent his lifetime in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1974.
He married Trina Chapman and they had two sons, Tony and Ryan.Â They were later divorced.
On March 19, 2014, the world is a little less bright with the passing of Albert Erramouspe, age 90 of Blackfoot, Idaho.Â Albert was a wonderful, man, husband, father, grand-father, great grand-father and friend.Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Albert was born April 9, 1923 to John and Jeanne Erramouspe in Malad, Idaho.Â He was the third, of three boys, brother to John Jr. and Mike.Â Albert graduated from Malad High School in 1941.Â He then attended the University of Idaho, graduating in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry.Â
Gloria Ella Pubigee Valdez, 69, of Cedar City, Utah passed away March 14, 2014.
Gloria was born to Elias and Alice Brown Pubigee in Malad, Idaho on Aug. 4, 1944.Â She lived in Washakie, Utah.Â She went to grade school in Garland, Utah, then to Bear River.Â
Sixth-grader Tracen Mangum received recognition for his volunteer service during a school assembly at Snake River Middle School on Wednesday.
Tracen and his eighth-grade brother, Braden, were recognized by Prudential Financial, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, as two of the four Idaho youth who have made a difference in their communities.
The Mangum brothers volunteered at the Blackfoot Animal Shelter and developed a Facebook page that helped to decrease the euthanasia of dogs and cats from 800 animals in 2012 to 35 in 2013.
RIVERSIDE â€” Coming into Wednesday's game with Preston the Snake River Lady Panthers had not scored less than 10 runs in each of their three wins to start the season.
The Lady Panthers had also got stellar pitching from Raegan Martin and Sara Goodwin, so the visitors from Preston were going to have their hands full just to get hits as Martin was in the circle.
Mother Nature also made it difficult on both teams as a steady wind over 25-30 mph made fly balls an adventure and throws across the diamond tough to make.
With Preston ace Megan Porter on the mound, the Panthers knew it was going to be a challenge to score runs and when the opportunities presented themselves the Panthers were going to need to cash in.
In third inning they did just that.
Snake river scored all four of their runs in the inning and held of two Preston bases loaded opportunities to earn a 4-1 victory at Riverside Elementary School.
City officials are asking the public's help at Jensen Grove.
Scott Hays, director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Blackfoot, is asking the public to report any suspicious activity there.
"There has been a lot of vandalism this spring, worse than normal," he said. "We need people to report if they see anything out of normal and call the police at 785-1235 or parks and rec at 785-8622.
"Fortunately, the vandals didn't break the door in the women's restroom but we did need to reset the anchorsâ€”putting anchors in the block wall to rehang the door," said Hays.
THOMAS â€” For the first time this season the Snake River High School baseball team took on someone other Bingham County rival Shelley.
After a big first inning in a victory on Saturday, the Panthers and head coach Rich Dunn were looking to put together their first complete game of the season.
The Panthers jumped out quick with four runs in the first and closed out the game with seven runs in the fifth on the way to a 14-4 five inning win over the visiting Cardinals Tuesday afternoon at Snake River High School.