July 28th, 2014
Arthur James Jones, 92, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2014, in Idaho Falls.Â He was born March 15, 1922, in Sandy, Utah, the oldest of nine children of Evan Arthur and Edna Evans Wood Jones. Â
POCATELLO-A bike ride across the state by Mattie Mulick and Norah Parkinson, two friends and former teammates of the late Jackie Poulson (Blackfoot resident and Idaho State University track coach), came to an end at ISU's Davis Field on Saturday afternoon.
Poulson was tragically electrocuted two years ago in the Groveland area. Her future father-in-law Keith Tarpley and friend Lance Hicks also died in the accident.
BLACKFOOT â€” After serving the Blackfoot and Fort Hall communities since 2011, Father JoseÂ´ de Jesus Gonzalez was officially installed as the pastor of Blackfoot's St. Bernard's Catholic Church and Fort Hall's St. Kateri's Catholic Church at a special mass at St. Bernard's on Friday. This means that the church's bishop [Michael Driscoll of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise] has entrusted Gonzalez with the two parishes and that he [Gonzalez] will serve in the area for at least six more years.
BLACKFOOT â€” The distinctive Castle Pre-School and Day Care, north of Blackfoot, has been sold to the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC) on Hunter's Loop. The two facilities share a common 174 foot boundary.
The Castle Pre-School and Day Care will be open through Thursday, July 31. BCCLC will take over ownership on Friday, Aug. 1.
Ryan McNeil â€śMacâ€ť Martin, 39, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical CenterÂ from injuries sustained in a fall.
William (Bill) F Hill passed away peacefully, after a long illness, surrounded by family, on July 5, 2014, at his home in Montpelier, Idaho.
Bill was born July 23, 1936 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Frank L. and Lena Mae Hill.Â
Bill joined the Army in 1953 and served in Korea until 1956, when he returned home and was honorably discharged.Â
From March 6 through July 21 of this year, the Snake River School District has spent $57,846.08 on legal advice. This figure is 723 percent above the budgeted amount for legal services.
The Snake River District budgeted $8,000 for the 2013-2014 school year, said business manager Chris Nelson.
Much of that money went to conduct hearings into the case of Elaine Asmus, a science teacher who was charged with harassment following a disagreement with another teacher in January. When she was not offered a contract for the 2014-2015 school year, Asmus sought a public hearing.
Deborah Lynn Taylor, 54, of Blackfoot passed away July 20, 2014 at her home under the care of Encompass Home Health & Hospice.
She was born Aug. 3, 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas to John H. Burroughs and Vera M. King Burroughs. She was raised in Texas, Florida, California and Idaho. She was a Navy Brat and as a young girl she followed her dad in the Navy. She attended schools in California and Idaho. She married William Eddie Taylor on Aug. 19, 1977 in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Josh William Lentz, 31, of Blackfoot, died Saturday July 19, 2014 at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.
Josh was born Dec 21, 1982, in Spokane, Washington, to Robert and Sheila Lentz (Hendricks). Josh was raised in Blackfoot, Idaho by his mother, Sheila and Errol Hendricks.
He is survived by his wife, Lyndsi Lentz, and son Xander B Lentz, age 6; Sonja Christensen, daughter Tatjana A Lentz, age 12; son Taylor W Lentz, age 10; son Trey D Lentz, age 8; mother, Sheila (Errol) Hendricks; father, Robert (Jan) Lentz; sister Jaimy (Joseph) Swanson; and brother, Jason R Lentz.
In a brief meeting on Tuesday, Blackfoot School District officials moved to rebid 10 of 16 bus routes. The special meeting was called after Teton Stage Lines owner Donavan Harrington appealed the decision originally made by the district in June denying their bid for the routes and giving them to Miles Bus Company even though Teton Stage Lines was the lowest bidder.