April 18th, 2011
Rual Fullmer Campbell, 83, of Idaho Falls passed away peacefully Friday, April 15, 2011, in Shelley. He was under the care of Hands of Hope Hospice.
He was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Tetonia to Anna Almedia Fullmer Campbell and Bryant Garr Campbell. He was the sixth of 11 children. His family moved from Providence, Utah, in 1900 to homestead the Tetonia dry farm.
He attended schools at Tetonia Elementary, Driggs Junior High and Driggs High. Rual loved sports, especially playing baseball. He began working at a very young age and was a hard worker and a devoted family man.
Wilford Ballard Sr. (aka Wolfie), 79, of Pocatello, died at a local hospital following an illness.¬†
He was born March 22, 1932 in Fort Hall to Julius and Katie Hill Ballard.¬†
He married Leota Amy Ponzo in Fort Hall.¬†He worked as an auto mechanic with Johnson‚Äôs Auto.¬†He then went to Fort Worth, Texas, where he took training to become a certified welder in 1959-60.¬†
Upon returning to Idaho he worked for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes as a certified welder working in the Soil and Moisture Department until he retired.¬†
Tobie Kade Robinson, 23, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born March 1, 1988, in Pocatello to Ronald Kay and Rhonda Kim Murray Robinson.¬†Tobie was the third of four boys.¬†He lived in Pocatello and Boise until the age of six when his family moved to Blackfoot.
Gary M. Gay, 67, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Gary was born May 7, 1943, in Pocatello to Walter Scott and Blanche Viola Davis Gay.¬† He has lived his entire life in Southeast Idaho, primarily in Blackfoot, graduating from Snake River High School in 1961.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†On June 15, 1962, he married his one and only love, Joan M. Rossi, in Pingree.¬† Gary was a member of St.
ABERDEEN ‚ÄĒ Tierney Warren won the title of Aberdeen‚Äôs 2012 Distinguished Young Woman Saturday evening.
As the master of ceremonies said, ‚ÄúThe DYW title winner is not just a competitor but a winner from a group of winners.‚ÄĚ
The eight Aberdeen High School juniors were judged on interview, fitness, talent, self-expression and scholastics. They performed before a crowd that nearly filled the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium.
Tierney not only won a $1,200 scholarship for the 2012 DYW title, she also won scholarships for interview, fitness and talent.
BLACKFOOT ‚ÄĒ Approximately 90 men, women and children walked a mile through downtown Blackfoot on Saturday to speak out against sexual assault and gender violence in the first "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event. Participants raised and donated more than $3,600 for the Bingham Crisis Center.
BLACKFOOT ‚ÄĒ Blackfoot High School students swept the cabinet-making competition in the Idaho Skills USA competition April 7 and 8 in Boise.
Senior Dallin Evans placed first; senior Taylor Sandow placed second and Cody Cunningham placed third.
This is the ninth year in a row that a BHS cabinetry student has placed first at state. The top winner in each category qualifies to compete at the national level of Skills USA June 20-25 in Kansas City, Mo.
At the national level, Evans will be competing against 45 or 46 state winners, said BHS vocational cabinet teacher, Pete Golinveaux.
BLACKFOOT ‚ÄĒ The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees held a special meeting Friday to address district policies that conflict with newly-passed state laws.
The board approved a resolution on a 3-2 vote revoking portions of 18 board policies regarding personnel now in conflict with laws passed and enacted during the legislative session. The policies include suspension of employees, recruitment of certificated employees, employment contracts, extra-duty assignments, and the release, evaluation and probation of certificated employees.
BLACKFOOT ‚ÄĒ Idaho's legislators had plenty to consider during the recently completed session of the state legislature. Trying to wrap up their accomplishments isn't an easy task.
But Sen. Steve Bair and Reps. Dennis Lake tried to do so for those who participated in the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce's legislative breakfast on Thursday.
"We revisited the Right to Farm bill," Bair noted. He pointed out that the bill exempts bigger farms from being declared nuisances so long as their owners remain compliant with existing regulations.
FIRTH ‚ÄĒ Behind the strong arm of freshman hurler Conner Montgomery, the Firth Cougars remained unbeaten on the year with a solid 9-0 conference win over West Jefferson on Thursday afternoon.
Montgomery set the tone early as he needed just 10 pitches to sit down the Panther hitters in the first two innings combined.
That dominance continued throughout the contest as the talented youngster picked up a complete game win as he scattered just 3 hits on the afternoon.