Yesteryear History of Southeast Idaho

Back in Time: April 23, 2014

25 years ago April 23, 1989: Tom Whittaker, director of the Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group at Idaho State University, is the first person to use a prosethetic device. He and Jeff and Kelli Rhoads of Inkom are inching their way up Mount Everest. They reached base camp at 17,800 feet in the Khumbo Glacier. […]

Back in Time: April 22, 2014

25 years ago April 22, 1989: A Pocatello man’s quick action saved an F-16 pilot from a possible accident. AIC James Bell, 50th Aircraft Generation Squadron, saw smoke and fuel leaking from an aircraft. The plane came back to the EOR area with fuel leaking down the side of the plane. The mission was aborted. […]

History of Blackfoot: The Making of a Town
History of Blackfoot: The Making of a Town

(This article is from “Bingham County History, Written and Compiled by the People of Bingham County”. Taylor Publishing Company. 1985.) Blackfoot got its start as a cluster of buildings around the railroad tracks over a century ago — but its roots go back to the fur trade which thrived in east Idaho into the early […]

Four square gospel in a round building
Four square gospel in a round building

By Bill Ryan For the Journal Among impressive round structures of the world are London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Ford Rotunda in Michigan and the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe. Pocatello once had a Roundhouse where steam locomotives were repaired. But just 100 miles away, in Montpelier, is a circular building used for religious […]

Back in Time: April 21, 2014

25 years ago April 21, 1989: The Pocatello Mall has been sold by Knickerbocker, a New York development company, to Travelers Insurance. Grubb and Ellis, a Salt Lake City company, will manage the mall for Travelers. 50 years ago April 21, 1964: Mrs. U.S. Savings Bond, Pocatello’s Mrs. Adeline Lieberg, returned home to a warm […]

Idaho Technical Institute (ISU) in 1923
Idaho Technical Institute (ISU) in 1923

The campus of the Idaho Technical Institute, later Idaho State University, from Red Hill in 1923. Photo by Jay and Charlene Slaughter.

Back in Time: April 20, 2014

25 years ago April 20, 1989: Elzo White, superintendent a North Gem School District in Bancroft, is to become superintendent to Snake River School District in Blackfoot. White was selected from 28 applicants. He has a doctorate from Idaho State University. 50 years ago April 20, 1964: Fire destroyed a three-room house in Chubbuck. Chubbuck […]

Back in Time: April 19, 2014

25 years ago April 19, 1989: Troy Kunz and Jason Anderson combined at 152 to lead Highland to a five-stroke victory over American Falls at Highland Golf Course, 316-321. Kunz shot a 75 and Anderson had a 77. Highland’s junior varsity also came up winners, 325-382. 50 years ago April 19, 1964: Fred, 10, and […]

Back in Time April 18, 2014

25 years ago April 18, 1989: Airman Cindy K. Romriell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Romriell, 9250 S. Terrell Road, McCammon, graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas She is a 1984 graduate of Marsh Valley High School, Arimo. 50 years ago April 18, 1964: Pocatello City Councilman Earl Pond, during […]

Alameda neighborhood reunion set for July 26

POCATELLO — Did you grow up in Alameda? The annual Alameda Neighborhood Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 26 at noon at Alameda Park under the pavilion. Please come join us and get reaccquainted. Please supply your own place setting and a dish to share. Questions? Call Ranea at 237-1463.

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