July 23rd, 2014
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 The special meeting was called after Teton Stage Lines owner Donavan Harrington appealed the decision originally made by the district in June denying their bid for the routes and giving them to Miles Bus Company even though Teton Stage Lines was the lowest bidder.
Carol Nielson Sagers, 90, passed away peacefully at The Willows in Blackfoot, Idaho on July 12, 2014.Â She was attended by her daughters, Sandi, Jane and Lisa and her granddaughter, Abbe.
She was born at Manard, Idaho on the Camas Prairie October 21, 1923, the 3rd daughters of Elmer Walter Nielson and Jane Butler Nielson.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot native Darrell Jack Callison has been named Grand Marshal of this year's Eastern Idaho State Fair by the EISF Board of Directors. He will lead the annual parade down Shilling Avenue at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30.
Norman Arthur Mecham, 76,Â of Goshen, Idaho, passed away peacefully the afternoon of July 18, 2014 at his home.
He was born Jan. 28, 1938 in Firth, Idaho to Evan Lyon Mecham and Evelyn Iris Schiess, the third of 12 children. The family lived in Firth and Victor early on. Â Settling in the Blackfoot area, Norman attended Blackfoot schools for all of his education, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1956. While attending high school, he was the winner of the Idaho Cooperative Council Achievement Contest, winning a trip to the National Cooperative Convention held in North Carolina.
Verl Robinson Hatch, 87 of Rigby died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home in Rigby.Â Â
He was born Oct. 22, 1926 in Perry, Utah to Mark Holbrook Hatch and Hattie Leone Robinson Hatch.
Verl was raised in Teton Valley, Idaho.Â In the spring of 1945, he joined the US Army and received basic training at Fort Ord, California. He was about to be sent to Germany when World War II ended; he served in Alaska and was honorably discharged in 1946.Â
Raymond â€śDukeâ€ť Hammett, honored father, grandfather and friend to so many, passed peacefully in his own bed on 18 June 2014, just a few hours shy of his 93rd birthday.
He was surrounded by love from all. His youngest son, Douglas, was by his side while his eldest son, Lee and wife Debbie, as well as grandson, Tyler, were all electronically connected with him in the room.Â
Walker Samuel Gardner was silently born to his parents Samuel Joseph Gardner and Heidi Christine Jensen Gardner on July 19, 2014 at 1:46 a.m. Walker was returned to his Father in Heaven.
Walker is loved by his parents, Sam and Heidi, his sister, Kiera, and brother, Conrad, of Blackfoot. His grandparents are Samuel Dwight and Debra Ann Wray Gardner, Kenneth Bud and Evelyn Denise Jensen; his great-grandparents are Boyd Paulson and Patricia Gardner, Florence Valate Gardner, Richard Dee and Rosemary Sandau, Elden Bud and Janice Jensen and many uncles, aunts and numerous cousins.