August 17th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” Canal company representatives met with Bingham County commissioners Wednesday to ask if there is money available to help repair the banks and the headgates of the various canals.
Representatives from Parsons, United, Lavaside, People's, Watson and Blackfoot Irrigation canal companies attended this meeting.
"There is damage to the main gates, the trees have piled up and the river is still running above normal," said one irrigator.
Claudon Lilya from the People's Canal said, "Right now, the reservoirs are full.
THOMAS â€” An open house for K-6 students and their parents in the Snake River School District is from 2:30â€”4:30 o'clock today at Moreland, Riverside, Rockford and the Snake River Middle School in Thomas.
Snake River trustees appointed Bill Martin to fill the Zone 3 trustee position.
Monte D. Call, 74, of Rigby, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at his home.
Monte was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Blackfoot, a son of Sydney Call and Vera Swensen Call.
Monte was raised and attended school and graduated from Blackfoot High School. He married Bonnie Landon on Nov. 14, 1958. They were later divorced. He married Cherlyn Kay Leavitt July 18, 1975, in Elko, Nev.
Monte worked as a core driller in California for seven years, then at Cushman Drilling and H K Construction as a truck driver until he retired in 1999.
Calvin Theodore Jarmin, 87, of Riverside passed away Aug. 16, 2011, at his home.
Calvin was born June 24, 1924 in Grandy, Neb., to Herbert William Jarmin and Emma Blanche Moore.
On Aug. 28, 1945 Calvin married Una Hitchcock in Pocatello. Their marriage was later solemnized on May 20, 1960, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Calvin was the owner of a trucking company, farmer, rancher irrigation pipe mover and fence builder extraordinaire.
He was a very hard worker, devoted husband and father, and a loving grandfather.
Agnes E. Larkin, 88, of Fort Hall passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at
her residence surrounded by her loved ones.
Rosa Gilbert Rindlisbaker, 95, of Blackfoot, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital and Extended Care in Blackfoot.
She was born Oct. 11, 1915, in Whitney to James Harris Gilbert and Jennie Swainston Gilbert. She was raised and attended schools in Bancroft, graduating from Bancroft High School.
On Nov. 9, 1934, she married Fredrick Christian Rindlisbaker in Logan, Utah; their marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on Nov. 10, 1942. She worked along with her husband on the family farm in Hatch where they raised their family.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Organizers of Cattle Kids would like to continue the Cattle Kids program during 2012.
Cattle Kid organizer Neil Anderson, veterinarians David Stanley and Tony Parsons, Bingham County commissioner Ladd Carter, 4-H Extension Educator Scott Nash and Eastern Idaho State Fair manager Brandon Bird met Monday to discuss the 2011 program.
On average, each calf gained about 100 pounds in six weeks.
The top weight gains among the calves follow:
Â° Zach Laterâ€™s calf gained 2.79 pounds per day.
Â° Taylor Diazâ€™s calf gained 2.71 pounds each day.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot City Council approved the budget for the 2012 fiscal year, set to begin Oct. 1. The council passed the budget on a 4-1 vote Tuesday night.
The total amount budgeted for 2012 is $14.57 million. The amount decreased slightly due to a decline in the short-term disability rate, resulting in decreases across city departments.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County District Attorney Scott Andrew has proposed an ordinance that would be enforceable between Bingham County and the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. He presented it to the Bingham County Commissioners Monday.
Andrewâ€™s proposed ordinance incorporates Bingham Countyâ€™s existing policies and defers enforcement of P&Z matters, specifically land matters on the reservation, to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
The county commissioners took Andrewâ€™s proposal under advisement. No decision has been made.