Idaho Hall of Fame inducts locals

BY JOURNAL STAFF

Southeast Idaho is well represented in the Idaho’s Hall of Fame 2010 class of inductees.
Among the 24 individuals, businesses and organizations recently inducted by the Boise-based hall, seven are from our region, with four of those being from Bannock County.
The Southeast Idaho list includes Don Aslett, a founder/owner of Varsity Contractors Inc. in Pocatello; the POW*MIA Awareness Rally Corp. of Bannock County; Premier Technology of Blackfoot; and industrialist/ philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. of Bingham County.
The other three local inductees are deceased: Idaho State University football legend Babe Caccia, Idaho ag legend Masa Tsukamoto of Bannock County, and Gutzon Borglum, the Bear Lake County native responsible for sculpting Mount Rushmore, which he began in 1927 and finished the year of his death, 1941.
Induction ceremonies for some of the local honorees have been scheduled as follows:
POW*MIA Awareness Rally, July 30, during the group’s annual rally at the Bannock County Fairgrounds.
Premier Technology during a private event on Aug. 5.
Babe Caccia, tentatively set for September; exact date, time and location have not been announced.
Idaho’s Hall of Fame President Dallas Cox said, “Our 2010 Hall of Fame inductees are role models who prove that through hard work and perseverance, dreams do come true. They are inspirations for Idahoans of all ages, and all walks of life.”
The other inductees are: Bill Burnham, Ada County; Coldwater Creek, Bonner County; Ron Yanke, Ada County; May Trucking Co., Payette County; Dr. Millard Ickes, Canyon County; professor Louie Attebery, Payette County; Bruce Newcomb, Ada County; literary icon Ernest Hemingway; Tim Woodward, Ada County; Gen. Edward Parsons, Payette County; LeRoy “Abe” Maule, Payette County; Boise Rescue Mission; I d a h o Youth Ranch; Wildland Firefighter Foundation, Ada County; Walter Johnson, Washington County; Kenny Keene, Gem County; and Kristin Armstrong, Ada County.