May 10th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” There are two candidates for the Blackfoot School Board Zone 3 trustee. Elections will be May 17. Bingham County will be running the elections and electors will vote in their regular precinct location from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
R. Scott Reese, who was appointed to fill the Zone 3 position in January, is running against Marilyn R. Cottam.
Irma V. Tyre Taylor, has gone to be with her Maker. Irma was 84 years young. Her wonderful wit and great sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her.
She was born April 5, 1927, in Boxley, Georgia, to Benjamin L. and Agnes Lona Thornton.
Irma loved the outdoors. Her interests were fishing, cooking, reading Louis Lâ€™Amour books and watching her family grow as the years passed. To be able to see her great-grandchildren was a gift she always cherished.
Kenneth â€śWoosieâ€ť Dixey, 80, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, at Pocatello Care and Rehab Center.
Traditional visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Kenneth Dixey residence off Highway 91 just south of Blackfoot. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling in Blackfoot. Traditional burial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011, in the Gibson Cemetery where final military rites will be presented by the Fort Hall and Blackfoot Veteran Honor Guard.
Penny Gentillon, 35, of Pingree passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Madison Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.
The family will meet with family and friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and again for one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Ammon Cemetery.
FIRTH â€” Because of the reduced funds from the state, the Firth School District trustees are asking electors to approve a supplemental levy for $300,000 each of the next two years.
These funds are necessary to meet the increased requirements from the state and to continue to provide academic excellence and meets the needs of students, Superintendent Sid Tubbs said.
FIRTH -- Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the grocery store â€śStop n Shopâ€ť in Firth. Clarence (Shorty) and Pearl Neihart opened Stop n Shop on May 9, 1961.
In its 50 year history, the grocery store has served the Firth community in two locations.
It was first located on the corner ofÂ the 200 block on South Main, across the street from Colletts. Â
After the Teton Dam broke in June 1976, the business moved to its present location in 1977 at 409 S. Main, Firth.Â Â Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Elections for the Blackfoot School District Board of Trustees will be May 17. Voters will decide two of the five seats on the board. Electors will vote in their regular precinct. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In Zone 2, incumbent J.D. Tolman is running against Jenny Hong. Zone 2 encompasses a large portion of east Blackfoot including Blackfoot High School, Mountain View Middle School and Stoddard Elementary.
THOMAS â€” The search for a new varsity girls basketball coach has come to a conclusion as the Snake River High School announced the hiring of Rich Dunn to the position.
Dunn, who has been the junior varsity coach and assistant varsity coach for the past three seasons will take over the helm from Steven Morton who resigned last month.
ARCO â€” Carol Ann Baird, 73, passed away peacefully at her home in Moore on May 6, 2011.
She was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Moore to Mark K. and Beulah Bever King. Carol Ann spent her childhood in Moore where she received her education, graduating from Butte High School in 1955. She married Arthur Nile Baird in September 1955. She lived variously on both coasts and most of the states in between.
Aaron Pubigee, 40, of Fort Hall passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Portneuf Valley Rehab and Extended Care in Pocatello with his family by his bedside.
Aaron was born June 11, 1970, in Pocatello to Verla Batt Pubigee Farmer of Ross Fork and the late David Leslie Pubigee of Arbon Valley. He was raised in Bannock Creek and Fort Hall in his younger days, and the remaining adult life in Ross Fork. He attended school at American Falls Elementary, in the Blackfoot School District and graduated from Sho-Ban Jr/Sr High School.