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Verna Simons

POCATELLO – Our cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and sister was called home to her Heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. She left this Earth for a joyous reunion with her beloved husband, son, parents, siblings and loved ones. Verna…

Nellie Crowder

Nellie Luella Crowder “Nellie Blue”, 86, of American Falls, ID, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 in Payette, ID. Nellie was born in Rombauer, MO, to James and Laura Ethel on Feb. 2, 1928. She graduated from Wapato High…

Add the Words protest hits home

Gay rights activists in Idaho have been peacefully assembling on a regular basis within the halls of the Idaho Capital Building for a good part of this legislative session, without much notice or fanfare from our end of the state,…

Brent Wheeler

Brent Hulse Wheeler, 65, of American Falls, ID, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, after complications from pneumonia. Born in Preston, ID, on Aug. 28, 1948, Brent was the first of four children born to the late Washington Fay and…

Paul Howard Sjelin

In loving memory of Paul Harold Sjelin February 13, 1924-February 12, 2014 Paul Sjelin was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Feb. 13, 1924 of Swedish immigrants Carl and Alma Sjelin. After completing his eighth grade year in a one room…

Way too many cartoon mice

For some reason, when Walt Disney sat down at his desk to draw an animated figure that would endear itself to millions through sheer cuddliness, he did not draw a penguin. I don’t know why. Penguins have to be the…

Joyce Lambert

Joyce Elaine Strange Lambert, 66, American Falls, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center. She was born May 16, 1947 in Caldwell, ID, to Dean Strange and Jean Gardner Strange. There they raised her and her three…

Nabor Esparza

Nabor Esparza, 61, of Aberdeen, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. The visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with the Rosary starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, 667 S. 4th W. Aberdeen.…

Verla Rae Hartley Haskell

Verla Rae was born on August 28, 1930 in American Falls, ID, to James and Janie Hartley of Rockland, ID. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. Most of Verla Rae’s childhood…

Jalene Michaelson Phillips

Jalene Michaelson Phillips went to be with our Heavenly Father on January 30, 2014, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 15, 1960 in Pocatello, ID, to Robert and Doris Long…