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September 20th

Wendell W. Gardner, 86

September 20, 2011

AMARILLO, Texas — Wendell W. Gardner, 86, of Amarillo died Sept. 16, 2011.
He was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Blackfoot.

Precinct boundaries change

September 20, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County commissioners approved changes to precinct boundaries in the county last Thursday. The precinct lines have been adjusted to more closely match the county's school districts, said Election Director Marlene Jensen.
A total of 318 people will be affected by this change.
If an elector's voting precinct has been changed, he/she will be notified by mail prior to Nov. 1, Jensen said.
Commissioners also voted to make Atomic City Bingham County's first mail ballot precinct.
A mail ballot precinct is consistent with absentee voting, Jensen said.

Mobile Food Pantry seeks volunteers

September 20, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Once a month, volunteers with the Mobile Food Pantry distribute food to those in need in the community—and more volunteers are needed.
The Mobile Food Pantry, sponsored by the Community Dinner Table, Blackfoot Community Pantry and the Idaho Foodbank, takes place the fourth Thursday of each month. The Food Pantry is currently operating at 340 W. Sexton St.
In July and August, the pantry served 160 families. They distribute between 8,000 and 10,000 pounds of food each month.

September 19th

Service projects keep community busy

September 19, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Service to community was the theme at several activities around Blackfoot on Saturday.
Members of various wards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and of Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church prepared corn for the Community Dinner Table.
Over 100 people participated in the Second Annual Buddy Walk to support families and increase awareness of Down Syndrome. And firefighters invited passers-by to Fill the Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Shelley celebration is spud-tacular

September 19, 2011

SHELLEY – Thousands attended the 83rd Idaho Annual Spud Day in Shelley on Saturday.
The oldest contest in this annual event is Spud Picking. Different age groups pick up different weights of potatoes.
Children as young as 4- to 5-years-old can compete for the prize money. At age 17, everyone competes in the adult category. Women pick up 400 pounds of potatoes; men pick up 500 pounds in this timed event.
This is the ninth year in a row that Chad Baker of Pocatello has claimed the title of male World Champion Spud Picker. This is also the 10th time Baker has earned the title.

September 17th

Broncos gallop to 49-21 win in River Rivarly game

September 17, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The return of the River Rivalry game is in the books as the Blackfoot Broncos posted a 49-21 victory over the visiting Snake River Panthers on Friday night.
The game was filled with big plays as the two teams combined for nearly 700 yards of offense and a pair of kick off returns for scores before a capacity crowd.
"We anticipated that there would be some big plays," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "We have some play makers and they have some play makers and it's exciting for the kids and exciting for the fans and it's fun to watch."

Shelley to conduct Spud Day festivities today

September 17, 2011

Shelley celebrates Spud Day today

SHELLEY — The 83rd annual Idaho Spud Day in Shelley is today. This year's theme is "All Buttered Up."
Activities begin with a parade down State Street beginning at 9:45 a.m. Highlights of the day include the Spud Tug at 3 p.m., free potatoes served at noon, the World Champion Potato Picking Contests and performances on the free park stage, all at Shelley City Park/Dawn Lloyd Field.

Stoddard celebrates Constitution Day

September 17, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Students at Stoddard Elementary School celebrated Constitution Day with a program on Friday.
"This is why I love education," said Principal Ryan Wilson. "It is programs like this that bring people together and we recognize and remember that we are all one nation, we are all Americans."

Shelley trustees reject church's effort to lease building

September 17, 2011

SHELLEY — Shelley trustees turned down the request of the Journey Church to lease the Goodsell building at the school board meeting Thursday evening.
"It doesn't fit into our current and future plans for use of the Goodsell building," said Superintendent Bryan Jolley.
Shelley school board members suggested the building could be remodeled to house the district office. Part of it could be developed into a training center for teachers or for more technology.
Currently, Goodsell is used for back-up technology, storage and during the winter, Junior Jazz basketball.

September 16th

Agnes Maxine Jones, 87

September 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.

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