Archive - 2010
BLACKFOOT âÂ Farmers brought potato products to the Irving Kindergarten Center in Blackfoot Tuesday.
"We're doing this because it's important to this community," said Irving Kindergarten principal J Thayne. "Students get to see where potatoes really come from.
"In the past, we would get students out into the fields but because of budget cuts, there are no field trips," Thayne said.
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) organized "Spud Day."
Students learned how potatoes are raised.
"Potatoes need soil dirt, rain and sun," said kindergartner Karson Lindsay.
BLACKFOOT â The Blackfoot Bronco soccer team took to the pitch on Tuesday afternoon for their last home conference tussle of the season as they welcomed the Hillcrest Knights to town for a critical game as far as district tournament seeding is concerned.
Blackfoot erupted from the gate, taking control of the game from the opening kick as Gera Bartolo found Walter Lopez for the games opening score just 5 minutes into the match.
ARCO â Patricia Ellen Guertin, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at the Lost Rivers Medical Center in Arco.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at noon at the Anderson Family Funeral Home, 2555 N. Highway 93, Arco, with Bishop Todd Perkes officiating.
MESQUITE, Nev. â Darrel John Saxton passed away Sept. 25, 2010 in Beaver Dam, Ariz., after an extended illness.
He married Dora Pyper on Dec. 15, 1962. He went to work for UPFE in Pocatello in November of 1966 and retired in November of 2001. Darrel loved to hunt, fish, go four-wheeling and being outdoors. His grandchildren were the light of his life.
BLACKFOOT â Two fires kept the Blackfoot Fire Department busy Sunday and Monday.
The first fire occurred at 10:05 a.m. at 342 E. 100 N. Sunday. The fire consumed approximately 500 tons of hay, sending smoke throughout Bingham County. The cause of the fire is unknown, but Capt. Dave Krumenacker said he believes the fire was unintentional and accidental. Total losses exceed $40,000. As of 5 p.m. Monday, the fire was still smoldering and the fire department continued to monitor its activity.
BLACKFOOT â While students at the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School will have a permanent school building next year, they will also get to enjoy grass and trees thanks to donations from a local business and area organizations.
The new school building is being constructed behind the existing school, which currently consists of modular buildings. The new school will have 11 classrooms, including a music room, media room, technology lab and a gymnasium. Now it will also have grass and trees.
Where has the fall sports season gone? On the pitch area teams will be wrapping up their regular seasons in the next two weeks. Volleyball and cross country are right behind them and, to be perfectly honest, the only thing that I know for a certainty is that I have no clear idea of who will emerge from their respective leagues for a state tournament trip.
Joe H. Rainwater, 87, Pocatello resident passed away at his home following an illness on Sept. 24, 2010.
He was born January 18, 1923 in Porum, Oklahoma to a family of four children, two boys and two girls. He attended school in Porum, Oklahoma, graduating from high school in 1940.
Joe attended Conners State Ag. College, Warner, Oklahoma and O.S.U in 1942 until graduation in 1944. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, Joe was drafted in to the Army and was immediately put into the Navy as a Seaman 1st Class.
BLACKFOOT â Blackfoot Community Center administrators are seeking the publicâs help in developing the programming and design of their proposed new facility.
The Community Center is hosting an initial interest meeting for anyone interested in serving on a Building Committee. The interest meeting will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Community Center at 157 W. Sexton.
Community Center Executive Director Ashlee Howell said the committee is an opportunity for the public to provide input on the new facility.
âWe hope to get a variety of people interested and involved,â Howell said.
BLACKFOOT âÂ Offer a kid an apple and he will run a lap? That was the plan at Ridge Crest Elementary Friday and it worked.
In order to promote healthy lifestyles, students at Ridge Crest have the opportunity to walk or run laps during afternoon recess with volunteers standing at a checkpoint offering encouragement and punching walking cards. The physical activity is meant to help establish healthy habits for life.
The turnout on the track was much higher Friday when students learned there was a free apple after walking the first lap.