Archive - Dec 2011
Blackfoot held off Snake River 57-56 on Thursday evening. For game story and stats pick up Friday's edition of the Morning News.
BLACKFOOT â€” Family and friends of Chris Gardner gathered at Blackfoot High School Thursday afternoon for the dedication of the new gym in his honor.
Gardner, who died in 2010 in an ATV accident, was a teacher, coach and principal in the Blackfoot School District before retiring in 2008. He also officiated high school football and basketball games for 30 years.
Neva Maxine Crowell Burks, 85, of Shelley passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at The Gables of Shelley.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot.Â Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday Dec. 26, 2011 and for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.Â Interment will follow at the Grove City Cemetery.Â
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arthur Hofstetter, better known as Uncle Artie, was born in New York City in 1922.Â He was a veteran, had a strong work ethic and valued family.Â
He enjoyed attending family school recitals and sporting events throughout his life.Â Uncle Artie was always up for an adventure, taking his nieces and nephews on excursions such as fishing and boating on the Hudson, trips to upstate New York, seeing the â€śgiant headsâ€ť in South Dakota and exploring the West to discover the worldâ€™s largest petting zoo.Â
The Blackfoot Wrestling team opened their home schedule in style on Wednesday evening as they beat both Minico and Rigby before an appreciative home crowd. For the full story, pick up Thursday's edition of the Morning News.
BLACKFOOT â€” Students in the Ridge Crest Limited English Proficiency (LEP) after school program celebrated Posadas with their families and teachers Wednesday evening. The Posadas, a Christmas tradition in Mexico, includes a reenactment of the procession into Bethlehem, culminating with a fiesta.
Approximately 25 students participate in the LEP after-school program Monday through Thursday. They receive help with their homework, work on special projects and get extra support from bilingual staff.
THOMAS â€”Â Russell Hammond, superintendent of the Snake River School District, is retiring July 31, 2012.
District trustees have begun searching for his replacement. The application period began Dec. 1 and runs through Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Applications must be received by the February date. To date, one application has been received.
"Are we working under a deadline?" asked trustee Steve Reader.
"Yes, you probably want someone in place by July 1," Hammond said.
HAMILTON, Mont. â€” Anina S, Johner, 80, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at home under the care of her daughter, Sherry Vetter and Aspen Hospice of Stevensville, Mont., after a short battle with leukemia.
She is survived by children: Sherry Vetter, Bruce, Paul, and Doug Johner and Tracy Wooldridge. She has 11 grandkids, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is survived by one sister, Claudia Bailey; and numerous extended family members.
She was born in Canada, grew up in Cashmere, Wash. and lived in the Yakima Valley, Seattle area, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
Shelley topped Sugar-Salem on Tuesday night. For story and stats pick up Wednesday's edition of the Morning News.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot City Council hired a subcontractor to assist with engineering responsibilities in the Public Works department at its meeting Tuesday night.
The city solicited three bids for engineering services from Harper-Leavitt Engineering, Keller Engineering and Fred Davies, a retired engineer.
Davies submitted the lowest bid of $24,960 annually. The position is part-time, at-will and has no benefits. Davies is a licensed engineer.
The city has been without a Public Works engineer for more than two years.