July 21st, 2011
LEWISTON â Bill McKinster of Lewiston passed away on July 6, 2011, at the age of 76 at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, Wash.
Bill was an investigator in animal health for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1989; then returning to animal health for the Idaho Department of Agriculture, retiring in 2004.
WASHINGTON â A Fort Hall Marine injured in Afghanistan last month received a special visit from Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Larry EchoHawk Tuesday at the Bethesda Naval Hospital near Washington, D.C.
Cpl. Phillip Baldwin of Fort Hall lost both legs in an Improvised Explosive Device incident (IED) June 18. The incident occurred while Baldwin was on foot patrol near the Hemland Province in Afghanistan.
ABERDEEN â Landowner rights and possible transmission lines crossing farmland are subjects that need to be included in Bingham County's Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Proposed Code Revisions according to five Aberdeen farmers who met with P&Z Acting Zoning Administrator Allen Jensen on Wednesday.
Private property rights and right-of-way for transmission lines are, as yet, not included in the P&Z Proposed Code Revisions Final Draft.
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.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.Â Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gwenevier âGwenâ LuDean Fisher, 59, of Fort Hall passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011. at the Southwest Idaho Advanced Care Hospital in Boise surrounded by her family.
She was born May 13, 1952, to Edison Dixey, Sr. and Adeline âEldeanâ George in Blackfoot.
Gwen attended elementary and junior high school in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1970. She later attended Idaho State University, taking secretarial classes.
On Nov. 5, 1982, Gwen married the love of her life, Glenn D. Fisher.
Gwen Fisher, 59, of Fort Hall passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the Southwest
Idaho Advanced Care Hospital in Boise.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Sindy Higley, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away July 16, 2011, at her home in Kuna after a five-year battle with cancer. Sindy was the wife of Scott Higley, also formerly of Blackfoot.
Funeral services will be held July 19 at 11 a.m. in the Kuna 3rd Ward building on Deer Flat Road in Kuna. The family will meet with friends at 10 a.m. before the services. A burial service will be on Wednesday, July 20, at the Mountain View Cemetery in Pocatello at 11:30 a.m.
Chester Wahlen, 90, of Aberdeen passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25, 2011, at the Lakeview LDS Chapel in Springfield.Â Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, and from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday prior to services at the church.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.Â Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq â Spc. Crystal Gregan, a driver and gunner assigned to Golf Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and a native of Blackfoot does not mince words regarding why she is stationed at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
âThis deployment is my patriotic duty. Iâve always been proud of my country,â Gregan said.