February 13th, 2012
A steady stream of people flowed through the Meridian Center on Monday, buying goodies for their favorite people during SweetFest.
SweetFest is a fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Blackfoot, a women's service organization.
Linda DeRoche, president of the local chapter, noted that they conduct a few fundraisers a year so they can award scholarships to deserving women.
Alan Blake Chadwick, 53, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
He was born June 28, 1958 in Blackfoot to Ralph Lorenzo Chadwick and Karen Marie Keller.
Blake received his education in California, graduating from Hemett High School.
On April 21, 1979, he married Denise Ritchie in Heber, Utah.
Blake farmed for many years and the past four years he had worked at Bingham Coop as a repairman.
He was very talented in woodworking and also enjoyed skeet shooting with his family, collecting and selling guns, and riding dirt bikes with his kids.
LaRue Youd, 87 of Aberdeen passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at The Willows in Blackfoot.
LaRue was born July 2, 1924, in Aberdeen to Paul Dean King and Sabra Norean Kendall.Â She attended grade school in Aberdeen and went on to college at Albion State Normal School.
LaRue married Byron Andreason, June 16, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Â He preceded her in death in 1945.Â She later married James Keith Clayson, Nov. 1, 1948 in Bend, Ore.Â They were later divorced.Â She married Garth Youd, Jan. 17, 1958 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Minerva Osborne, 80, of Gibson, Idaho passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012 in Pocatello, Idaho.
A Traditional Native American Burial will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Gibson Cemetery. Minerva will be taken to her residence on West Ferry Butte Road at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2012 and remain there until her funeral service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and family until 8 p.m. after the funeral service.
Marvin Roy Denning, 84, of Blackfoot passed away on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at his home from Lou Gehrigâ€™s Disease.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at the Blackfoot 4th Ward LDS Chapel, with Bishop Les Cook conducting. Family will meet with friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow at the Groveland Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Renshaw Solem, 91, of Blackfoot went behind the veil on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
Paul was born Jan. 28, 1921 in Springfield, Illinois, to Paul Gerhart and Lutie Viola Renshaw. He was raised in Illinois. His father was a fur coat salesman, so he did a lot of traveling with him, which was Paulâ€™s passion.
Paul was known as the â€śFlying Saucer Prophetâ€ť and held several lectures throughout his life all over the Western states. Paul lived with and was accepted by the Hopi Indians of New Mexico for several years.
A power outage Monday morning affected nearly 1,100 customers in west Blackfoot for approximately 30 minutes.
The outage occurred at 10:24 a.m. Monday. An Idaho Power representative said they believe something hit a power line causing the outage, but the cause was not immediately determined. A crew responded, checked the line and restored power at 10:53 a.m.
The outage affected 1,100 customers from Broadway to Riverside Plaza including the Jensen Grove area. The areas impacted include Meridian Street, Parkway Drive and Jensen Grove Drive.
BLACKFOOT â€” Former Blackfoot resident Martha Bean wanted to find a position where she could have many opportunities, meet interesting people, and work on stimulating projects. That is why she applied at Google. Much to her delight, Bean obtained the job and now works for the multinational internet corporation.
(AP)Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48.
Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told KABC-TV that Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. in her room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton. Her body remained in the hotel and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating.
Houston's publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the cause of her death was unknown.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot celebrated senior night on Friday evening and the Bonneville Bee's proved to be inhospitable house guests as they swarmed all over the Broncos for a 66-56 High Country Conference victory.
On a night in which Blackfoot paid a fond farewell to Trae Pilster, Jaron Katseanes, Gabby Maldonado and Keith Moore it was a trio of Bonneville sophomores who wound up stealing the show as Jared Stutzman, Tanner Smith and Chance Reese combined for 50 points to spoil Blackfoot's evening.