March 30th, 2011
Melvin M. Martin, 72, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the home of his daughter, Jenny Hong, in Blackfoot.
Mel was born on April 18, 1938, the son of Earl and Neva (Murphy) Martin in Moab, Utah.
FORT HALL â Construction is scheduled to begin next month on the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes' new hotel and events center, and a job fair in Fort Hall Tuesday attracted hundreds of local Native Americans seeking to work on the project.
The $47 million project is expected to employ 300 labor and trade employees between now and the expected completion date in May of next year.
BLACKFOOT â Blackfoot native Marianna Molinari will leave bright and early this morning for a 9 hour road trip to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Molinari, a Blackfoot High School graduate will join approximately 600 other Olympic hopefuls in the Junior Olympics.
Molinari will be competing in the air rifle competition where her and her coach believe that she has a great shot at progressing into the finals.
BLACKFOOT â It's personal why June Cannon is sponsoring a relief concert for Japan.
"I want to help the people of Japan," she said.
Cannon's parents and brother live in Japan.
The relief concert, featuring Cannon and local talent, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday, April 5, at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC). Admission is free.
A silent auction featuring Japanese items starts at 7 p.m.
All proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross to help people in that nation recover from the earthquake and tsunami hit earlier this month.
BLACKFOOT â Cindy Reese, wife of county Republican chairman Scott Reese, pinch-hit for him at the central committee's Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday.
"It's an honor to be in a room with so many great people, patriots," Reese said as she began her remarks to the Bingham County Republicans.
Using President Abraham Lincoln's "House Divided" speech as her theme, she noted that he and the nation faced many of the same type of challenges our leaders now face.
"As Republicans we must find leaders who are today like Lincoln," she said.
BLACKFOOT âÂ Tenisha Schild of Blackfoot is one step closer to performing her dance "Gravity" with a hula hoop at the Stadium of Fire show in Provo, Utah, this year. To move forward, she needs your vote.
Schild was just notified that she is in the top 40 talents remaining. Anyone interested in voting for Tenisha can go to http://www.freedomfestival.org/events/stadium-of-fire-talent-search/. Tenisha is contestant number 33.
SHELLEY â About 1,000 people took advantage of the Emergency and Preparedness Fair at Shelley High School Saturday.
âAttendance was beyond our expectations,â said organizer Terrill Christensen. âWeâre tickled about the turnout.â
This is the third year Shelley has hosted a preparedness fair.
Terry Johnson demonstrated the Aqua Pour-Niken Water Purification System.
âI expected to be sitting a lot but there were so many people--Iâm wearing better shoes next year,â Johnson said.
âA lot of people were helped today,â said Barbara Morrison from Shelley.
BLACKFOOT â A day after a road loss at Bonneville, the Blackfoot Broncos returned home, looking for a season split with the Bees.
After an early start time on the diamond and a slow start at the plate, Blackfoot rebounded for a nice 5-3, come from behind victory.
"It really feels good. The boys came out today a little slow to get started but once they did I was really impressed," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said.
Melvin Martin, 72, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Jennie Hong.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Walter L. Tschikof, 90, of Meridian, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at a local care center.
Arrangements are pending through Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel.