February 12th, 2014
Erma Jorgensen Whiting, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Feb. 10, 2014, at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Blackfoot.
Erma was born March 2, 1931, in Blackfoot, to John E. Jorgensen and Mary Ann McCracken.Â She was raised in the Groveland area and was a member of the 1949 Blackfoot High School graduating class. Â
On Nov. 9, 1949, Erma married Jesse J. Whiting in Idaho Falls.Â They had two children, Lucinda and LeeDel. Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Braden Mangum,14, an eighth grader at Snake River Junior High, has been named one of Idaho's top two youth volunteers in the 19th annual National Awards Program, sponsored by Prudential Financial.
He will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., from May 3-6.
"Service projects help people and things that are in need," said Braden.
Braden and his brother, Tracen, started as volunteers at the Blackfoot Animal Shelter in June 2013.
The boys wanted a dog; their parents wanted them to learn responsibility.
POCATELLO â€” All season long Snake River Lady Panthers head coach Rich Dunn has said he wanted his team to fly under the radar after winning last season's 3A state title.
To return to this season's state tournament the Panthers would have to defeat an American Falls team that came into the game with nothing to lose.
The Beavers and their fans made Highland High School feel like it was a home game, but in the end Ivy Goff and Makena Shelley each hit a pit of big shots as Snake River defeated American Falls 45-42 in overtime to win the 3A District 5 championship and earn the automatic berth to state.
About 30 students from Ridge Crest, Moreland and Arco elementary schools were honored Tuesday evening for their award-winning artistic endeavors in this year's regional Reflections Program.
Sponsored by the school's PTA, Reflections gives students an opportunity to create works of art through dance choreography, film/video production, visual arts, music composition, literature and photography - based around a designated theme. This year's Reflections theme was "Believe, Dream, Inspire." The entries are then judged by community volunteers requested by the PTA.
Florian Eugene Wernette, 95, passed away in Pocatello Sunday morning,Â Feb. 9, 2014
Florian was born May 5, 1918, on the family farm near Firth to Eugene Poe and Florence Martina Wernette.Â He attended St. Margaretâ€™s Catholic Boarding School in Blackfoot and later graduated from Firth High School in 1963.Â During World War II, he was employed for a short time at the Willamette Shipyard in Portland, Ore., but he soon returned to work on his parentsâ€™ farm and ranch.Â
Elden Duane Rabuck, of Blackfoot, stepped into Glory, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.Â He was born in Darien, Wisc. to Joseph Orville Rabuck and Lena Ester Clason on March 20, 1930.
After graduation with his class of 12 students at Darien High School, he served in the U.S. Army. During his service he was deployed to the Korean War as an ambulance driver/medic.
Letha Spaulding, a 93-year-old Blackfoot resident, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2014, from natural causes.
She was bornÂ May 26, 1920, in Blackfoot, the daughter of George Hofer and Clara Noack Hofer.
She has been a lifetime resident of the Blackfoot area where she received her education. Â
Martin Rodney Mickelsen, 59, of Blackfoot, passed away on Wednesday Feb. 4, 2014 in Wright, Wyo. from heart failure.
He was born on July 21, 1954 in Blackfoot. Martin was the fifth of six sons born to Lawerence and Jean Mickelsen of Groveland. After six boys were born to the Mickelsens, they welcomed Martinâ€™s sister, Carrie.
Mona Katherine Bailey Taylor, 94 passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Marie Taylor of Spokane, Wash., where she had been living for the past 14 years.
She was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Lyman, Idaho to Alfred Glen Bailey and Clara Lavina Fransen Bailey.Â She had five brothers, two older and three younger; Alfred Udale, Glen LeRoy, Jack Fransen, Clair Bryce, and JuelÂ Garth. They have all preceded her in death except her youngest brother, Juel Garth of Warren, Ore.
The standoff in Firth on Saturday afternoon started after a man was stabbed.
"We were first alerted by an anonymous caller who reported there was a fight," said Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland.
The man who was the center of the standoff, 59-year-old Roger Vincent Arellano, was arrested on Saturday.
Arellano has been charged with aggravated battery for use of a deadly weapon and causing great bodily harm. The maximum sentence is up to 15 years and/or $50,000 fine.