September 7th, 2011
FORT HALL â€” Desmond Craig Weiser, 47, passed away due to injuries received in an automobile accident on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.
Traditional Native American teepee viewing will be held from noon Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Karen Weiser residence on Pokibro Lane, Gibson, until burial in the Gibson cemetery on East Ferry Butte road, Fort Hall Reservation.
A full obituary is forthcoming. All funeral arrangements are under the care of the Weiser family.
Scott A. Campbell, 59, of Blackfoot,died unexpectedly in Custer County on Aug. 26, 2011.
He was born Nov. 8, 1951, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to Charles Edward Campbell, Jr. and Kathryn Erdmann Campbell. His family moved to Idaho Falls when Scott was 11 years old.
He graduated from Skyline High School in Idaho Falls in 1970, after which he joined the US Army. In 1978 he graduated from Idaho State University. He worked for Idaho Transportation Dept. from 1982 until his retirement in 2008.
Idaho State Police Press Release
On September 07, 2011, around 08:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on SH39 at mile marker 48.5, west of Blackfoot.
THOMAS â€“Â Idaho State Police officers responded to a crash involving a school bus this morning just east of Snake River High School.
The accident happened around 8 a.m. and involved a school bus and another car.
One eye witness reports "that it looked like the bus may have rear-ended the car."
Northbound lands of U.S. Highway 39 were blocked temporarily, but are now open.
We will post more information as it becomes available.
BLACKFOOT â€” Friends and family of local tattoo artist Kim Nakamura are raising funds to honor his memory with a headstone.
Nakamura died Aug. 28 of complications from a medical illness. He owned and operated Til Death Tattoo at 1010 W. Bridge St. Ste. A.
His longtime friend Juan Soltero of Salty's Ink Tattoos in Pocatello is offering tattoos at Kim's shop today. All proceeds will help purchase a headstone, with any additional proceeds going to Kim's five-year-old daughter. T-shirts and CD's of Kim's rap music are also for sale.
Garth Lee, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. at his home in Moreland.
Funeral services will be at 11a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at the Hawker Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Family will meet with friends one hour prior to services at the Funeral Home.
Mary Louise Chapman, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away on June 20, 2011, with her family at her side. She will be remembered as a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
Mary Louise and Lorna Faye Morse were born on Sept. 8,
1919, in Cedar Hill, Idaho. During their formative years, the twins were inseparable. Being a twin was very special to both of them and they cherished their special relationship throughout their lives.
BLACKFOOT â€” Nine-year-old drivers of Shire and Belgian draft horses competed Monday morning at the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF).
Kirsten Barney, age 9, won first place driving two Shires. Zoey Olaveson, age 9, won second place driving two Belgians.
The girls put the draft horses through their paces. On command, they put the horses into a trot, walked them, turned them a different direction and backed them up.
Kirsten said this was the second time she has driven the team.
"She rides horses so she knows how to handle them," her mom said.
BLACKFOOT â€” Lyle Albertson and his Strait Country Band will perform as the backup band for the local winners of the KUPI Texaco Country Showdown from 7â€”8:30 p.m. tonight on the West Events Free Stage at the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF).
Albertson and his band have been performing up and down the valley and in surrounding states "for about a hundred years," he said.
Albertson and his band have produced three cd'sâ€”"Cowboys Like Us," "Just for Friends," and "My Own Stuff," that is made up of Albertson's original songs.
BLACKFOOT â€“ The antique department at the Eastern Idaho State Fair invites everyone to view the impressive array of Depression era shakers and canisters in an exhibit honoring the kitchen of the Depression era.
The display features hundreds of items from John Warren's personal collection.
Warren, the exhibit coordinator, has been collecting items for years and says he is happy to have a venue where they can be viewed and shared with others.