June 5th, 2012
Wednesday's Blackfoot City Council meeting was primarily informational in nature.
Mayor Mike Virtue received final approval for an airport lease agreement with NezGro Aerial Applicators. The company has paid the city $3,600 to use a hangar for one year.
Virtue also pointed out that the city and its fire fighters have realized there is no benefit to renegotiating their contract at this time. So the council approved extension of that pact for one year.
The rain, wind and unseasonably cold temperatures didn't damper the spirits of 85 fifth grade students from Blackfoot and Fort Hall as they each wheeled away a brand new 21-speed Diamond Back mountain bike Tuesday evening, a reward from Phil Meador Toyota for having perfect attendance this past school year.
The second half of the 2011 property tax is due by Wednesday, June 20, 2012, according to Bingham County Tax Collector Janice Lawes.
If you are coming into the office to pay, bring your tax bills with you.
If you are mailing your payment, include the appropriate payment stub to facilitate proper credit. Early payment is encouraged, to avoid long lines or unexpected circumstances that might prevent you from making payment on the due date.
Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payments may be mailed to 501 N Maple #210, Blackfoot ID 83221.
AMMON â€” As the Snake River Panthers entered the bottom of the sixth inning of play on Tuesday night at Hillcrest leading 6-1 and as the rains began tumbling down the command decision was made that the scheduled double header was to become just a single game.
That was just fine with the the frigid fans in attendance and at the time it looked as if Snake River were in line for their first American Legion win of the season. Oh, how the plans turned south however as Hillcrest rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the ball game, eventually sending the game into bonus cantos in which the Royals wound up prevailing as they up ended the Panthers 7-6 in 11 innings of play.
BLACKFOOT --Â With recent concerns raised by Stalker Elementary parents after the hiring of a uncertified teacher, officials in the Blackfoot School District spoke out to clarify the process.
Hiring procedures used in the Blackfoot School District aim to have a level playing field for all applicants.
Superintendent Dr. Scott Crane said, â€śThe process tries to be fair and consistent.â€ť
"We try to hire the best qualified candidate who best meets the needs of the district and the school.
Â Estella Fowler, 84, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, June 1, 2012, at her home in
Blackfoot surrounded by her family.
Estella was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Darlington, Wisc., to Marcelious Stoddard and Mary Isabele Brown.Â While in Darlington, Estella was raised by her grandmother.Â When she was 18, she moved to Idaho to take care of an uncle, and other than a short time in California, she spent the rest of her life in Idaho.
On Aug. 18, 1952 Estella married Leslie LeRoy â€śBudâ€ť Fowler in Elko, Nev.
Floyd Roland Wells, age 74, and his wife, Karen Marie Erickson Wells, age 73, of Queen Creek, AZ (formally of Mesa) passed away on May 30, 2012, in Fillmore, Utah, following an automobile accident.
Floyd was born in Springfield, Idaho, to Heber and Lucy Wells. Karen was born in Glendale, Calif., to Ervin and Viola Erickson. The couple attended and met at Brigham Young University. They were married in the Los Angeles LDS Temple for time and all eternity.Â They celebrated 45 years together.
Aneta Jensen Lawrence, 89, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab surrounded by her family.
She was born June 13, 1922 in McDonaldville, the daughter of James Mathias Jensen and Ann Emily Findlay.
Aneta lived her lifetime in this area including McDonaldville, Riverside, Sterling and Blackfoot where she received her education.
Louis Fernelius Hunt, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away Monday May 28, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was born May 15, 1929 in Evanston, Wyo., the son of Charles Thomas and Lillie Irene Fernelius Hunt. Â He was the youngest of six children (Charles Hunt, Bernice McKinnon, Afton Rex, Delma Howe and Helen Marie Champlain).
When he was 19, Louis joined the United States Navy where he served for four years as an electronics technician during the Korean War. Â
Arvilla Jean Fox 89 of Idaho Falls and formerly of Aberdeen, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Jean was born Sept. 1, 1922, the daughter of Bert and Annie Walker of Aberdeen.
Jean married the love of her life Francis Fox on May 18, 1940. They lived happily together for 64 years raising a family of seven kids on a small farm on the edge of town.