Archive - Jun 2011
FIRTH â Firth School District will have a four-day school week starting this fall.
Firth trustees were able to keep the lid on a meeting that could have been explosive.
They approved the following changes:
Â° A four-day school year with Fridays off. Trustees approved this change by a 3-1 margin. John Monson voted in opposition.
The class hours will run from 8 a.m. to 3:51 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The number of days in school totals 146. This meets state requirements. (During the Firth school year 2010-2011, the number of days in school totaled 161.)
MORELAND â Moreland Grain & Seed Company elevator hosted a luncheon to celebrate the completion of the largest single steel grain bin in the state of Idaho.
It stands 70 feet high at the eves and 105 feet at the peak. Its diameter measures 105 feet. By comparison, a basketball court is 96 feet long.
The concrete floor was put in first and then the roof was built, said Ken Morgan, the company's grain merchandizer. The roof was jacked up as each layer of steel was added. The number of steel sheets that were used on this project totaled 914.
By MARK HIGH
BLACKFOOT â With the sixth district All-Stars clinging to a 24-17 lead with :02.2 showing on the clock the fifth district squad drew up their best play from the five yard line.
With a five receiver set Snake River signal caller C.J. Toulouse scanned the defense when the ball was snapped wide leading to a wild scramble for the ball. Toulouse got to the ball first, rolled to the right and lofted the ball towards an open receiver in the north end zone, only to see the ball batted away at the last second as the game ended with the sixth district victorious.
BLACKFOOT â Governor C.L. âButchâ Otter, as well as federal, state and county officials, toured areas affected by flooding or in danger of flooding in eastern Idaho Thursday.
âBingham County is more prepared for flooding than we were in 1997,â said Bingham County Commissioner Cleone Jolley.
Bingham County Disaster Services Director Craig Rowland said âat the Blackfoot site Thursday, the water level is at 11 feet. Thatâs one foot below flood stage.â
THOMAS â The new facilities at the Snake River School/Community Library opened with its summer reading program this week. The library is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday during the summer.
The summer reading program is at 10 a.m. and 12 noon each Wednesday and Thursday and lasts through June.
Activities are scheduled for younger children, said librarian Sherrilynn Bair. âFor kids in junior high and above, there will be video editing next week and photo editing the following two weeks.â
âSigning-up is not necessary,â she said. âJust come.â
Polly Heaney, age 87, A Long time resident of Aberdeen, passed away on June 7, 2011 at Spring Creek Independent Living in Boise.
A celebration of her life will be held June 25th at her home. A full obituary will follow.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POCATELLO â Lorraine O. Mecham, 84, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, June 7, 2011 at a local hospital.Â
Please note: Lorraineâs funeral will take place next week at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Holman Ward LDS Chapel, 4890 Whitaker Road, Chubbuck.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Rd., and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday.
Burial will follow the services at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens.Â
A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Morning News.
Joseph âJoeâ Oral Jacob, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho, died of a long-term illness Tuesday at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Joseph was born in Victor, Idaho, to Luella and Joseph Jacob. Joseph, known to his family and friends as Joe, served as a first lieutenant in the Air Force during the Korean War as a navigator instructor.
Joseph met and married the love of his life, Jannette Peterson, on Nov. 18, 1955, in the LDS Salt Lake Temple and lived in Albany. Joe and Jannette were happily married for 55 years at the time of his death.
THOMAS â Snake River School District trustees unanimously approved the 2011-2012 budget on Wednesday.
Chris Nelson, the district's business manager, noted that revenue for the district is down $730,000.
To make up some of this difference, the district has transferred $356,000 of previously dedicated funds. These one-time designated funds come from the state tobacco fund and from savings.
BLACKFOOT â Mother Nature showed her bi-polar personality on Wednesday afternoon and the Blackfoot Broncos were swept by Hillcrest as they battled the elements and the Knights falling 10-6 in the opener and then dropped the nightcap 8-6 in eight innings.
"It was a difficult day today," Blackfoot head coach Jeff Katseanes said. "We had our chances, especially there in the second game but we just didn't close it out."