Category: Power County Press

They don’t call me Johnny Appleseed

They don’t call me Johnny Appleseed for nothing. Well, actually, they don’t call me Johnny Appleseed at all. But they should. While I haven’t been living up to his legend of spreading apple tree seeds across the Midwest, I’ve certainly…

Donald Hendrickson

Donald S. Hendrickson, 81, of American Falls, ID, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. He was born Oct. 24, 1932 in Preston, ID, to Edith Esther Shaffer and Virgil Fremont Hendrickson. He grew up in Preston and West Yellowstone, MT,…

Thanks for help escaping from dubious behaviors

Driving down Harrison the other day, I realized that the new lampposts would decrease crime, but not just because criminals despise committing crimes in the light. No, I realized that, should he see the need to visit our fair city,…

Seed is planted, help it blossom

I was preaching to the choir when American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia asked me to speak during the grand opening ceremony for the downtown revitalization project Wednesday, Nov. 20. All those attending the ceremony, suffering through a cold and miserable…

Doris Lindley Stearns

Doris Lindley Stearns passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at the age of 95. She was born on June 21, 1918 to Helen Davie and Edwin Ferguson in American Falls, ID. A brother, Jack, was born in 1920. At…

Lunch with Kennedy

I was a little over two months away from turning eight years old when the Western Union telegram arrived for my dad. The telegram read: “It would be useful to me to have an exchange of views with you on…

Donna Heneke-Huff

Funeral Notice Donna Marie (Conrad) Heneke-Huff, 58, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at her home in Kennewick, WA. She was born in Liberia, West Africa and lived in Kennewick for 23 years. She was a homemaker. A memorial service will…

Pity party after sore round of golf

Late Sunday morning at the American Falls Golf Course looked like the makings of a regular season tournament, when word spread about potentially good weather and one last chance for a little friendly competition. The golf course was officially closed…

Elmer James Nerelli

Elmer James Nerelli, 94, went home with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. He was born Nov. 18, 1918 in Santa Margarita, CA. He was the fourth child of six children. Elmer graduated from Templeton High School in 1938.…

Marvelle Harwood

Marvelle Harwood, 80, of American Falls, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2013. She was born on Nov. 2, 1932 to David Marvin and Oneita Leishman Morris, in Kemmerer,…