March 19th, 2014
Mary Catherine (Molly) O'Rourke Peters, 89, beloved mother and grandmother peacefully passed away in her sleep surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter in Pocatello, Idaho on March 16, 2014.
Molly was born June 10, 1924 to John T. O'Rourke and Mary C. Hanratty O'Rourke in Pocatello, Idaho. She grew up in Pocatello, attended St. Joseph's Catholic School and graduated from Pocatello High in 1942. Molly worked for several years at Scowcroft & Sons, a product shipping company in Pocatello.
A Blackfoot woman and two of her children are safe after officers from Fort Hall Fish and Game found them inside a cabin on the reservation Tuesday.
On Monday the Bingham County Sheriff's office was notified that Sarah Hjelm and two of her children were missing.
At that time, an attempt to locate was issued for the vehicle that Hjelm was driving.
Through the investigation, officers learned that no one had heard from her or the children since Sunday around 12:30 p.m.
Two of the original wooden beveled glass doors, that once opened to travelers at the stone train depot in the early 1900's (now the Idaho Potato Museum and Blackfoot Chamber), have been given new life as display cases, thanks to the handiwork of local cabinetmaker and businessman Mason Sandow.
Sandow, who owns MHS Custom Cabinets, has built a career cabinet-building. It is a skill he has honed since he was a woodworking student at Blackfoot High School five years ago, winning a national championship cabinetmaking competition.
BLACKFOOT â€” It may have taken a little longer than the team may have liked, but the Blackfoot High School baseball team finally opened its 2014 season at home against Minico.
And after waiting and extra four days to finally get the season going, seven innings was not going to be enough.
After battling to a 1-1 tie through seven innings the visiting Spartans scratched two runs across in the top of the eighth inning to earn a 3-1 victory.
Earl Cecil Brewster, 91,Â of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his home.
He was born April 22, 1922 in Sacramento, Calif., the son of Cecil Joseph Brewster and Ida Clara Woods Brewster.
He graduated from Myrtle Creek, Ore. High School
Earl served his country during World War II in the Navy and was injured, but later re-enlisted in the Army Air Corp.
On May 8, 1945, he married Afton Millar in Denver, Colo.Â Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
They moved to Blackfoot in 1953.
Stephanie Thompson, 34, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 15, 1979 in Blackfoot, Idaho, the daughter of Bernita E. Gallegos and Steven James Thompson.
She had lived her lifetime in the Blackfoot area and attended Snake River through her junior year and then graduated from Blackfoot Second Chance School.
Stephanie worked for Blackfoot Collection and the Morning News as a receptionist.
She loved her dogs and anything to do with computers.
Violinist Cindrie Lowder, a senior at Aberdeen High School, performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City at the beginning of February.
Twelve hundred young adults from six countries applied to perform in the "2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall."
The applicants were narrowed down to 200 in the choir; 100 in the band and 100 in the orchestra.
"I met a lot of kids and made a lot of new friends," said Cindrie Lowder.
"We practiced from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for three days," she said.
In the early morning hours on March 15, 2014, the world lost a brilliant light when Evelyn â€śABâ€ť Ceryce Dixey Tendore-Surdam was called home to Heaven after a 12-year battle with cancer.
Evelyn was born on Jan. 29, 1935 in Fort Hall, Idaho to Florence Pearl (Kate) Osborne-Butou and Edison Darrell Dixey, Sr.
Terry Grant Jensen, 62, of Blackfoot passed away peacefully Feb. 27, 2014 at home of cancer.
Terry was born in Blackfoot Dec. 21, 1951 to Grant D. and Virginia Jensen. He lived in Blackfoot his entire life except during his military service.
Terry graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1970 and served in the US Marine Corps from 1971 to 1973. He married Margaret "Peggy" Oliver on Nov. 28, 1971. He worked as an automotive machinist for a total of 34 years, working for Don's Auto Parts, Billmeyer's and Kirkham Auto Parts. He was well known for his excellent machine work.
Mary K. Hauser, 78, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from Parkinsonâ€™s disease.Â She died peacefully in her sleep, her husband at her side.Â She would have been 79 in April.
Encompass (of Pocatello) provided excellent hospice care, which includes Susan Barkus, Director; Dr. Travis Nielsen; RN Camie Christensen; Terri Bascom, Home Health Aid; and Miranda â€śCarmen â€ś Hedges, Social Worker.