January 27th, 2012
Wendell England Stander, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at his home.
Wendell was born Dec. 31, 1925 in Thomas to George Henry Stander and Alta Delila England.Â
On Nov. 14, 1946 Wendell married Mary Olsen in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â Together they had six children, Delwyn, Marian, Lowell, Celia, Lyle Dewey, and Elaine.
Lovell J. Callister, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at his home.
Lovell was born August 21, 1923 in Moreland to Orson Pratt and Annie Francella Jones Callister. He attended Groveland Elementary and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
He has lived in the Blackfoot area most of his life, living a few years in Merced, Calif.. He attended the University of Idaho in Moscow for two years and then transferred to Utah State, earning a degree in Ag Economics.
Randy Brady, Snake River School District band director, received a check for $8,486 from CenturyLink for technology in his classroom.
"Wow!," was Brady's response as Jim Schmit, CenturyLink General Manager, handed him his check. "I'm super excited; this is awesome.
"I thank CenturyLink and the Idaho Department of Education for giving me the opportunity to get this," Brady said.
With this grant money, students in Snake River will be utilizing SmartMusic, drill design software and Roland Rhythm Coach to take their musical talents and marching shows to new heights.
A family's mission to honor the memory of their 18-month-old son who died in 2010 has resulted in the donation of 2,400 books to area hospitals to provide comfort to other children during hospital stays.
David and Amy Saville, whose 18-month-old son Gabriel Grant Saville died July 12, 2010, started the book drive last year as a way to honor the memory of their son. Students at Stoddard, Stalker and Wapello Elementary schools donated 563 books to the project.
The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees plan to gather additional input from parents, teachers and students before making a decision on the 2012-2013 school year calendar.
At issue is when to start and end the school yearâ€”in August or September and before or after Memorial Day.
A survey conducted in November that was emailed to parents only received 127 responses. The same survey will be distributed at elementary parent teacher conferences in the coming weeks and to students at secondary schools in February.
Marian E. Packham, 83, a lifetime resident of Blackfoot, passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital, with her loving husband by her side. Marian was born Jan, 12, 1929 in Blackfoot to Delynn Hepworth and Gladys Chamberlain. She attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School and then spent one year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
On Dec. 28, 1948 Marian married Charles â€śBudâ€ť Packham in Blackfoot. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Wendell Stander, 87, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at his home.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at the Thomas 4th Ward LDS Chapel with Bishop Tracy Hawker conducting.Â Family will meet with friends and relatives from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church.Â Interment will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.Â
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLACKFOOT â€” Erik Matthew Nava, age 27, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in the Idaho State Penitentiary by Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson. Nava's sentence is for not less than five years and not more than 12 years in the state penitentiary. He can seek help in the penitentiary if he asks for it.
Nava was also fined $1,000. He was given credit for 81 days served in the Bingham County Jail.
The felony charge of attempted strangulation against Nava was because Nava choked/ strangled his girlfriend for an hour to an hour and a half, said Chief Prosecuting Attorney Randy Smith.
Editor's Note: The BYU Ballroom Dance Company returns to Blackfoot at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC). This year they bring the world champion showcase, Capture the Magic!, to the BPAC stage. At 2 p.m., a free one-hour ballroom dance workshop, taught by the dancers, is open to all ages. No pre-registration is required.
SHELLEY â€”Â Nowadays, ballroom dancing is long past Viennese waltzes. Included in ballroom dancing are lifts, gymnastic moves, like splits and cartwheels, as well as waltz steps.
FORT HALL â€” Local law enforcement officers are investigating a reported altercation that took place on the side of Interstate 15 near Fort Hall.
A passerby called 911 and reported that she saw three peopleâ€”two men and one womanâ€”in an altercation on the side of the road, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes spokesperson Randy'L Teton said.