March 6th, 2012
Claude Theron Wren, 96, of Blackfoot passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at The Willows Care Facility in Blackfoot.
Claude was born on May 27, 1916 in Sugar City.Â He was the second of 12 children born to Theron Field and Eltha Marie Ricks Wren, He was raised in the Ririe area and later moved to the Blackfoot area with his family.Â Claude graduated from Blackfoot High School and later took some classes through the VoTech Program at Idaho State University.
Viola Belnap Collard Stuart, 95, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at The Gables Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
Viola was born June 17, 1916, in Kilgore to Edith and George Belnap.Â She attended school in Sugar City, Pocatello, and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
Â Â On Nov. 7, 1934, she married Jarrold Edward Collard in Blackfoot and then was sealed in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on Dec. 19, 1934.
Cinthia Chandler, 53, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 2, 2012.
Cinthia was born Aug. 24, 1958 in Blackfoot to Ross and LaFay Chandler.Â She spent her childhood in Firth, graduating from Firth High School in 1976. She later attended Idaho State University in Pocatello. Throughout her life she lived in Spokane, Wash., and Blackfoot.
Who would have guessed a young man growing up on a farm and ranch operation in Idaho would be one of seven members on the U.S. Polo Association (UTPA) team.
Meet Lucas Reid.
Reid grew up in the Wolverine Canyonâ€”Preston Bench area and learned horsemanship on the farm.
About a month ago, Reid returned from training camp for the U.S. Polo team. The weekâ€™s training was in Wellington, Fla., the polo capital of the U.S. It was a busy week.
On Monday evening, presidential hopeful Ron Paul spoke to a large crowd of Southeast Idaho residents in the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium. Before Paul arrived, the enthusiastic crowd filled the auditorium with chants of "Ron Paul, the solution! Bring us back the Constitution!" and "End the Fed!" Former military man George Marriott led the pledge and Paige VanderSloot began the meeting with a prayer. When Paul and his wife Carol arrived, the crowd cheered emphatically. Paul said it was one of the best welcomes he ever experienced.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Idaho State Republican Caucus is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Doors at the caucus sites will open at 5 p.m. to allow people to register.
People wishing to participate in the caucus must be in line by 7 p.m. After that time, no more people can come in to participate in the caucus.
Bingham County is offering Republicans four caucus sites. These sites are:
Â· In Blackfoot at the Blackfoot High School old gymnasium
Â· In Thomas at Snake River High School cafeteria
Â· In Shelley in the Shelley High School gymnasium
BLACKFOOT â€” Detectives from the Bingham County Sheriff's Office are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident in the Rose area last Wednesday.
Sheriff Dave Johnson said, "we don't know what really happened. It involved a shotgun at the parents' home."
Nineteen-year-old Dakota Oleson received shotgun pellets to his abdomen and left arm after a shotgun went off in a bedroom at the home of Justin and Christie Oleson.
The alleged shooter is a younger brother.
NAMPA â€” The Snake River Panthers came up just short in their bid for a 3A boys state basketball championship on Saturday afternoon as the defending champion Fruitland Grizzlies were able to hold off the Panthers by a 57-51 tally.
"Fruitland needs to be congratulated," Snake River head coach Robert Coombs said. "They are a good team, made plays and did a good job of controlling the tempo on us."
Violet Fern Sullivan, 84, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at Bonaventure in Idaho Falls.
Violet was born Sept. 4, 1927 in Fort Hall to Henry Hansen and Erma Brown. She lived in Fort Hall, Blackfoot, Nampa and Yuma, Ariz. She graduated from Pocatello High School and continued her education at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah.