September 23rd, 2014
William â€śBillâ€ť D Curtis, 78, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at his home.
Bill was born June 18, 1936 in Blackfoot, Idaho, the son of James and Lela Leona Burell Curtis.
He attended grade school in Pingree and graduated from Snake River High School in 1955.
Bill married NeAnne Hales Sept. 27, 1958 in Ely, Nevada, and they wereÂ laterÂ sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
He joined the National Guard in December 1955 and served for 40 years.Â Bill was trained as a radio repairman and worked as mechanic for the National Guard.
Robert Michael Turner, 44, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at his parents' home in Blackfoot.
He was born Aug. 4, 1970 in Blackfoot, Idaho, the son of Charles Michael Turner and Della Marie Goss Turner.
He attended Blackfoot and Snake River schools.
On Sept. 28, 2012, he married Laura Lynn Branscum in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Robert was a member of the Pocatello Model Railroading Club.Â He worked for the veterans' home in Pocatello and Bingham Extended Care Facility.
He enjoyed shooting skeet, hunting, fishing, video games and collecting John Deere memorabilia.
Boyd Irvin Stallings, 87, of Blackfoot, passed away Sept. 20, at the Emerald House in Blackfoot, Idaho.
He was born March 5, 1927, in Lewisville, Idaho, the son of Irvin S. and Iva Lords Stallings. He attended schools in Lewisville and graduated from Midway High School in 1945. He was a World War II veteran and served in the United States Navy in San Diego, California.
Richard Lee Scherbel, 52, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away doing the thing he loved most, fishing in the Blackfoot Reservoir by the family cabin on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.Â
His parents are Hazel Mae Cohen Heth (deceased) and Richard O. and Mary Joyce Scherbel.Â He was born Dec. 21, 1961 in Pocatello, Idaho.
Richard graduated from Snake River High School.Â While there a group of his friends and he formed a band.Â He wrote a lot of the lyrics for many of the songs. Â
He served a mission in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Â When he returned, he moved to Austin, Texas where he worked for awhile.
Mary Gerrard Fitch, 99 of Chubbuck, Idaho and formerlyÂ of Dell, Montana, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at the Ridgewind Assisted Living in Chubbuck.
She was born March 26, 1915 in Robin, Idaho, the daughter of Robert Powell Lawrence and Christina Gerrard Lawrence.
She grew up and received her education in Robin, Idaho.
In 1935 she married Albert Harold â€śAbâ€ť Fitch.Â They spent their early married life in Southeastern Idaho and then moved to Dell, Montana in 1967 where they resided for many years.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County commissioners approved the budget for the Bingham County Ambulance District on Monday.
The fixed amount for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 is $851,084.
Projected revenue comes from property taxes for a total of $743,376. Other revenue is anticipated to come from the PacifiCorp Judgment ($7,268); Ag Replacement Monies ($23,886); Personal Property Replacement ($10,554) and Sales Tax/Other Revenue ($64,000).
The project revenue total is $851,084.
BLACKFOOT â€” Prior to Monday's 4A District 5/6 match-up with Pocatello Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope laid out two goals for his team, score and early goal and keep a clean sheet.
By the time the 80 minutes were up the Broncos had achieved both of their goals.
Cesar Oseguera scored the in fourth minute and the goalie duo of Jorge Lopez and Daniel Pelayo kept the Indians out of the net as Blackfoot kept their district record perfect with a 5-0 victory over the Indians at Blackfoot High School.
The Bingham County Volunteer Council wants the community of Aberdeen to know that "they are here for them and have resources to help if there is a need."
The small agricultural community has taken an economic hit with the closure of the Simplot potato processing planet which affected about 200 workers in the area.
PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) â€” A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna.
Billy Jones had to sit on a pillow to see out the windshield Tuesday, but she took off with flight instructor Kurt Schneider by her side and landed some 30 minutes later at Flagler County Airport.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the flight wasn't out of the ordinary for the 5-foot-tall Jones. For her 80th birthday, she went skydiving. When she turned 85, she flew a glider.
Jones has been taking flying lessons with Schneider for months "just for the fun of flying."
THOMAS â€”Â It was not the start Snake River volleyball coach Shelli VanOrden was hoping for as her team dug themselves a very early 12-2 hole to visiting American Falls.
But the defending stat champions did not let the early struggles get to them, instead they regrouped and refocused and ended up taking down the visiting Beavers in straight sets25-19, 25-10, 28-18 at Snake River High School on Saturday afternoon.