Archive - Sep 16, 2011
Agnes Maxine Jones, 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Arco on Sept. 13, 2011.
Funeral services are pending under the direction of the Anderson Family Funeral Home.
THOMAS â€” It's been a grueling two week stretch for the defending 3A state champion Snake River Panther volleyball squad and on Thursday evening, that tough road got even tougher as the always tough Sugar-Salem Diggers came calling for a non-conference tilt on the court.
"Sugar and Bear Lake always bring their very best game against us," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said. "I was pleased with how the girls came out and played tonight."
IDAHO FALLS â€” Karen Huntsman, wife of industrialist Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., learned a valuable lesson early in their marriage.
"No matter who you are and what you're doing, you can give back to others," Huntsman told those attending the Idaho Community Foundation luncheon on Thursday.
As a young Navy wife, she recalled, she noticed that $50 from their paycheck was missing each month. When she asked her husband where that money was going, he told her it was in a special fund.
BLACKFOOT â€” Two employees at Premier Technology received a special bonus Thursdayâ€” full scholarships to Idaho State University to complete their degrees.
Rodney Jenks and Walker Jones were the recipients of the scholarships, which are fully funded by Premier Technology. The scholarships will fund tuition, books and fees until they receive their degrees.
Jenks is pursing a bachelor's degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting from Idaho State University with a minor in business. He expects to graduate in May of 2014.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â The Blackfoot Lions Club is working in conjunction with Blackfoot School District to administer free vision and hearing screenings to every elementary child in second and fourth grade within the district.
The Mobile Screening Unit was at Stoddard and Ridge Crest elementaries Thursday as they make their way through the school district. Principal Ryan Wilson said that by mid-morning they had already identified five second graders with potential vision problems.
BLACKFOOT â€” Voters will be asked to approve a permanent ambulance override rather than a supplemental one on the November ballot. Bingham County Commissioners unanimously approved this resolution on Thursday.
"This is not a tax increase," explained Bingham County Clerk Sara Staub. "It would have the same restrictions as all other county, city and district levies. Levy limits are set by state statute and have a 3 percent cap.
"Taxes should not increase," Staub said, "If approved, a new election would not be scheduled every two years for the ambulance override.