May 7th, 2013
As was expected, Blackfoot Police Captain Kurt Asmus was officially appointed the city's new police chief by the Blackfoot City Council Tuesday evening.
Asmus will take over as police chief on June 1, replacing Police Chief David Moore, who will retire at the end of the month. Moore recommended Asmus to the council as his replacement in March when he turned in his resignation letter to Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue.
By BOB HUDSON
THOMAS â€” Bret Parkinson drove in five runs and Cash Cardona added two in support of Zane Stephenson's pitching as Snake River downed Marsh Valley 10-4 on Tuesday. The win gave the Panthers the Fifth District baseball title and earned them a spot in the state Class 3A tournament next week.
"Do not dangle a championship in front of these Snake River kids and challenge them," a happy coach Rich Dunn said.
He praised Stephenson, who scattered six hits and struck out eight. Both teams had plenty of defensive problems on the windy day. Each team committed six errors.
POCATELLO â€” The regular season champion Blackfoot Lady Broncos opened their conference tournament on Tuesday as they squared off with the Century Lady Diamondbacks at OK Ward Park. By games end, Blackfoot had advanced to today's title game as the bottom of the line up came through with 8 of the Lady Broncos 11 runs in a 11-3 victory.
"Huge, just huge," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said of his lineup. "The girls came through with big hits when we needed them just like they have all year long. I think that this wasn't our best game this year but we did enough to get the job done."
Darrel Wayne Abrahamson passed away peacefully on May 1, 2013, on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. He was an enrolledÂ member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, as well as the Spokane and Coeur dâ€™Alene Tribes.
He was born at home in Spokane, Wash. to James Abrahamson Sr. and Violet Friedlander Abrahamson.
Jose Cruz Najar Sr., passed away on May 1, 2013 in Blackfoot.
He was born on May 25, 1940 in Mexicali, Mexico.Â He was preceded in death by his parents Santos and Loreto Ortiz, and a beloved nephew Andres DeLira Jr.Â He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Maria Elena Rodriguez, and his six children.Â Jose Cruz Najar Jr., Christine Stewart, Edward Najar, Norma Gibson, Joseph Najar, and Grace C. Reynolds.Â He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Â
Judith H. Lingmann Snow left this world on a bright sunny morning, May 2, 2013.Â She had moved to the Spring Creek Retirement Center in American Falls, Idaho just 5 months before, due to increasing health problems.Â Her kids like to think if she couldnâ€™t bowl or golf any more why bother trying to feel better.Â Death was due to her readiness to join her husband Leo and daughter Kay on the other side of the veil.
Joseph Archie Grover, 63, of Moreland, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in an accident.
Joe was born Sept. 12, 1949 in Blackfoot to Samuel B. Grover and Gwendolyn Cheney.Â He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1968 and attended Idaho State University in Pocatello.
Â On April 11, 1969 Joe married Lena K. Michelson in Springfield. She preceded him in death in MarchÂ 26, 1995.Â On Jan. 8, 1999 Joe married Rebecca Otteson in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Peggy Susan Hermansen, 71, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 8, 1941 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Robert Harker Cook and Mildred Lucille Hopla Cook.
She graduated from Snake River High School in 1959.
On Dec. 16, 1960, she married Martin Hermansen in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Peggy was raised in Thomas, and has lived in Massachusetts; Philadelphia; Hampton and Norfolk, Va.; and Great Lakes, IL, all while Martin was serving in the Navy.
Eugene Van Orden, 71, of Pingree passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home.
He was born Feb. 5, 1942 in Pingree, the son of Edmond Orlando Van Orden and Mae Irene Liljinquist Van Orden.
Eugene graduated from Snake River High School in 1960.
On June 17, 1960, he married Carolynn Furniss in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in a bishopric, as High Priest group leader, various other callings and was currently serving as a temple ordinance worker until his health declined.
Today is teachers' appreciation day.
Third grade teacher Tammi Dayley teaches at Stoddard Elementary. This year marks her 32nd year teaching there.
Dayley started teaching at Stoddard Elementary in January 1986 when she took the place of a teacher who left for maternity leave. She has taught first grade, Title 1 and third grade.
"I love the kids," said Dayley. "I love to see them progress.
"Third graders are like little sponges and they still really like their teacher," she said.