October 18th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â The community of Blackfoot is hosting a welcome home celebration for the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team of the Idaho National Guard from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the parking lot between Wooton Way and Royal Street. There will be a bonfire and free chili, cookies and beverages for all soldiers, their families and community members.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue said the event will be very informal to allow the returned soldiers to spend time with family and friends without obligation.
BLACKFOOT â The Blackfoot City Council passed an employee policy at their meeting Tuesday defining employee recreation discounts at the Blackfoot Pool and Golf Course.
Councilman Rich Woodfin said city employees have been receiving discounts for several years but there is no policy defining what the discount is and who is eligible to receive the discounts.
"It's been brought to my attention from a number of people," Woodfin said. "Really there is no policy at this time."
Herman Aikele, 87, of Moore passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at his sonâs home in Blackfoot surrounded by family.
Herman was born March 11, 1924 in Moore to Andreas Johannes Aikele and Josephine Partington. He attended school and graduated from Moore High School. He then went on to attend the University of Idaho and Idaho State University. He served his country in the U. S. Navy in World War II.
Brenda A. Young, 54 of Pingree was called back to heaven on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a friend to many who all loved her. She will be missed.
Brenda was born Feb. 28 1957 in Burley. She married the love of her life, Owen Young, on Aug, 19 1972 in Blackfoot at the home of Owenâs parents.
She was a mother of four children, then later in life she went to work at J.R. Simplot for 18 years in Aberdeen. Due to health reasons, she retired.
Jewel K. âKittyâ Bolinder, 62, of Firth passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 22, 2011 at the Firth Stake Center (823 North 675 East) in Basalt.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley and Saturday from 9:30-10:40 a.m. before the services at the church. Interment will be in the Firth Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Jamie Peery Warren is doing just fine, thank you.
Speaking from her home in Norman, Okla., the former Blackfoot woman excitedly noted that she and her donor's lungs completed their first five-kilometer race in mid-September.
Four years ago, thanks to the help of the Blackfoot community, Warren traveled to Pittsburgh, Penn., and had a double-lung transplant.
Shortly thereafter, Warren and her husband Bryan moved to Phoenix, Ariz., so he could become a motorcycle technician.
FIRTH â The proposal of the Firth Cemetery District highlighted the October Firth School Board meeting last Thursday.
School trustees met in executive session to discuss the cemetery proposal. Coming out of executive session, no motion was made.
"The trustees are still thinking about," said Superintendent Sid Tubbs.
Board member Cheryse Hooste said the Firth Cemetery needs to expand.
"There are no more plots available to be purchased," Hooste said.
BLACKFOOT â Cass William Tendore appeared before District Judge Darren Simpson Monday to face charges of possession of a controlled substance--marijuana-- with intent to deliver and possession of meth.
On the first charge regarding marijuana, Tendore could face a maximum sentence of five years in the Idaho State Penitentiary and/or a $15,000 fine. He could also be required to pay the cost of prosecution and 100 hours of community service.
Norman James âPeteâ Atkins of Blackfoot passed away on Oct. 13, 2011 at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
He was born in Delta, Colo. in 1928 and grew up in Paonia, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father, James Perry, mother, Lura May and brother, Dale M. Atkins.
Pete has five children: Shannon Lamb, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; Shelley Atkins, Arvada, Colo.; Dan Atkins, Bend, Ore.; Cindy Walsh (Joe) Groton, Conn. and Perrie Atkins, Blackfoot. He also has seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Brenda Young, 54, of Pingree passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in Soda Springs. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at the Pingree First Ward.
Family will visit with friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot and one hour prior to services at the Church. Burial will follow the services at the Springfield Cemetery.