Archive - Mar 11, 2011
By LESLIE MIELKE
POCATELLO â€” Two Boy Scouts and a Snake River senior will be honored tonight at the National Wild Turkey Federation local chapter's annual fundraising dinner.
In the past three years, 1,225 hybrid oak and crabapple trees have been planted on the Snake River south of Blackfoot down to Preston, said Ed Bullock, president of the Southeast Idaho National Wild Turkey Federation. Ten Boy Scouts' Eagle projects have also been completed by planting a number of these trees,
BLACKFOOT â€” A new teacher in Blackfoot has been awarded a classroom start-up grant to help establish her classroom.
Ms. Debbie Steele, a first grade teacher at Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center, has been awarded a grant for $250 from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the stateâ€™s only non-union professional teacher association. The grant will fund the purchase of new reading and science materials to provide students kinesthetic, audio, and visual learning strategies through hands-on experiments and real-life experiences.
BLACKFOOT â€” Seventy years ago, a group of students began kindergarten at Groveland Elementary School.
On Friday five of those people â€” three from Idaho, one from Utah and another from Lithuania â€” got together to enjoy one another's company once again.
"We have known one another for a long time," said Darla Solinsky of Groveland. "We have a lot in common."
"This is more fun that a class reunion because we all came out of the same area," said Joyce Bateman Adams of Orem, Utah. "Groveland was a wonderful place to grow up. We're just drawn to each other. We love each other."