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August 20th, 2014

More food wanted

August 21, 2014

BLACKFOOT — As the growing season reaches its peak and folks begin to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables from fields gardens and orchards, organizers of the Community Food Pantry are hoping that growers will donate their excess produce to help feed those in need.
"There's always an ongoing need for food; and recipients at the food pantry really appreciate the fresh produce, because many of them don't have gardens," Ronda Cheatham said.

Kathy “Shorty” Palmer, 64

August 20, 2014

Kathy “Shorty” Palmer, 64, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital from causes due to cancer.
Shorty was born May 6, 1950, in Boise, Idaho to Volna Colyd Olsen and Viola Ruth Terry Olsen, the third oldest of five children. She grew up in the Leslie and Mackay area. Shorty attended Mackay High School and graduated in 1967. After graduation she moved to Salt Lake City to attend the LDS Business College.

Armstead Joseph Evans Jr., 92

August 20, 2014

Armstead Joseph Evans Jr., 92
Armstead Joseph Evans Jr., formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho and recently of Rogue Valley Manor, Medford, Oregon, passed away at 92 of natural causes Aug. 7, 2014.
AJ was born March 12, 1922 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, to Armstead Joseph Evans Sr. and Thelma Alma Mitchell. He was the first of four children.  As a young boy, he moved to a farm near Valley Falls, Kansas where the Evans clan was well established. While in college at Kansas State Jack enlisted in the US Army Air Force and served as a B24 pilot and squadron leader in the South Pacific during World War II.

Alta Deawn Herbst, 85

August 20, 2014

Alta Deawn Herbst, 85, of Groveland, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family.
Deawn was born Jan. 1, 1929 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Byron and Mildred Matilda Samuelson Jackman.  She attended Rose Elementary School and Moreland High School.  She is a lifetime Blackfoot resident.
On Feb. 26, 1946 she married Glenn William Herbst in Blackfoot.  Their marriage was further solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Aug. 12, 1978.  Glenn preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1998.

Ila Kathy Kunz, 68

August 20, 2014

Ila Kathy Kunz, 68, of Moreland, Idaho was taken to her heavenly home by angels on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer surrounded by her loving family at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Kathy was born Oct. 30, 1945 to Charles Skinner and Ila Mae Cummins.  She was raised in Lava Hot Springs and attended elementary school there and then attended North Gem High School in Bancroft.
On June 6, 1964 Kathleen married Thayne Kunz in Bancroft. Following their marriage they made their home in Blackfoot

Ila Kathy Kunz, 68

August 20, 2014

Ila Kathy Kunz, 68, of Moreland, Idaho was taken to her heavenly home by angels on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer surrounded by her loving family at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Kathy was born Oct. 30, 1945 to Charles Skinner and Ila Mae Cummins.  She was raised in Lava Hot Springs and attended elementary school there and then attended North Gem High School in Bancroft.
On June 6, 1964 Kathleen married Thayne Kunz in Bancroft. Following their marriage they made their home in Blackfoot

Robert “Bob” Allen Blair

August 20, 2014

The loving son, Robert “Bob” Allen Blair, of Richard Allen Blair and Hailey Nicole Steed passed away at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center following an unfortunate accident.

Bonnie “Verlee” Mangum, 80

August 20, 2014

Bonnie “Verlee” Mangum, 80, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.
Verlee was born  July 31, 1934 in Monmouth, Illinois, to Arthur Flora Thornburg and Fay Cleo Shellabarger. She was raised in Illinois and Salt Lake City, Utah, and finished her schooling in the Snake River School District when she moved to Idaho to live with her aunt and uncle, Gayle and Ruby Williams.
On May 4, 1955 Verlee married Lynn R. Mangum in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They had four sons, Lloyd, Ron, Barry and Blaine.

August 19th

Property owners to see tax increase

August 20, 2014

As was feared, the City of Blackfoot's tax levy will increase in the coming fiscal year. However, city leaders made a move Tuesday night, following a public hearing on the city's proposed budget, that will help make the increase "less" than what was anticipated.

Sheriff's officers investigating homicide

August 19, 2014

The Bingham County Sheriff and his deputies are following leads in a murder case.
About 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, sheriff deputies were dispatch to 1954 West Tabor Road for a male subject with a gunshot wound.
When the officers arrived, they found Miguel Davalos, a 21-year-old Hispanic who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bingham County/Blackfoot Detectives are currently investigating this as a homicide.
No name of a suspect has been released.

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