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Community raises $13,000 for Hanson family

October 1, 2012

Friends and family of Brent and Emilie Hanson, with the support of Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Clubs, raised over $13,000 for the Hanson family through fundraising events in late September.
Emilie's husband, Brent, was killed in a motorcycle accident last month.
"It was inspiring to see the community pull together and do so much for one person," said Hanson. "I am grateful for the hard work and generosity, the giving hearts and love given from this community.
"We are really held up by the community and we are really grateful," she said.

Blackfoot City Clerk elected to statewide vice president post

October 1, 2012

City Clerk Suzanne McNeel, a Blackfoot native, has been elected vice president by members of the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers Association (ICCTFOA) for 2012-2013.
The ICCTFOA was formed to increase the professionalism of its members; improve city administration; advance the fullest measure of responsibility in local government and to cooperate with federal, state and local agencies, the Association of Idaho Cities, Idaho universities and other organizations to upgrade the efficiency of city government.

Teachers express views on pay-for-performance law

October 1, 2012

Pay-for-performance is a concept nearly everyone understands, but a group of Bingham County educators say they will never qualify.
They are those who teach and guide students at Independence Alternative High School, which serves all five districts in the county.
"People in the community are under the impression that good teachers will be rewarded" under the state's pay-for-performance or merit pay law," said Dan Grimes, who teaches government at IAHS. "But that's not true."

Kesler family all smiles following 'Feud' experience

October 1, 2012

The five siblings from Blackfoot's Kesler family were all smiles and their camaraderie and enthusiasm was evident over the airwaves as they took on the Iantello family from Woodstock, Ga., on the popular game show Family Feud Monday afternoon on KPVI (Channel 6).

Meals on Wheels needs drivers

October 1, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County Senior Center "Meals on Wheels" program is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens in the area on Mondays and Tuesdays from approximately 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pam Beus, executive director of the senior center, said she believes that one of the best offerings of the senior center is the meals that are provided at the center and through "Meals on Wheels."
"Volunteer drivers are provided with a vehicle and gas," Beus noted. "All that is donated is time."

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